Everything but the kitchen sink

An earlier post described the basic Quicktags (formatting tools) available in the Add New Post screen. These tools are used to edit and format text in a blog entry. For example, you can bold or italicize text, change paragraph alignment, and run a spell check using these tools. More formatting tools are available but you […]

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Publish from Word 2007

Our Technololgy Teaching Tips & Tools site has a recent post describing how to publish  directly from Word 2007 to your WordPress blog.

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Post Publishing Options

Once you’ve written your post, you can preview it, save it for later as a draft,  publish it immediately to your site, or set a future date for publication. Here’s a rundown of your options.

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Edit existing posts or drafts

If you want to edit existing posts you can click the Edit link next to the article title on your blog itself. Depending upon the design theme you have applied to your blog, the Edit link will either be a word… or an icon…

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QuickPress

The QuickPress module on your Dashboard lets you quickly write a new blog entry without having to open the larger Add New Post window. The essential post editing tools are there so you can add a title, content, tags, images, audio or video. You have the option of either saving the post as a draft […]

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Add an image to your post

When you’re creating a new post, or editing an existing one, you have the option of adding more than just plain text. If you want to add any media — images, audio, or video — to your post, WordPress has easy-to-use tools available to help you do just that.

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Categories

Whenever you post a new blog entry, it’s a good idea to categorize it and tag it. A category is the general topic the post can be classified in. Readers can browse specific categories to see all posts in the category. Tags are keywords or phrases that help your readers find content in your blog […]

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Copy and Paste from Word

If you have Word document that you want to use as your blog entry, you may be tempted to simply copy/paste the content in to the WordPress post editing area. A better method is to use the Paste as Word quick tag button.

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