Quick edit

October 19, 2009

The WordPress editor is slow particularly for those with limited bandwidth. This is a problem if you don’t want to change the actual text of a post, only the attributes.

The ‘Quick Edit’ option can be a huge help as it allows editing of all the attributes of the post without having to download the actual text.

Quick edit to change the attributes of a post

Quick edit to change the attributes of a post

The attributes of a post include the title, slug, date, password, private post, category, tags, allow comments, allow pings and the status (published, pending and draft)

Attributes of a post can be changed with 'Quick Edit'

Attributes of a post can be changed with 'Quick Edit'


How to set up a blog

March 27, 2009

For those of you that STILL have not started a blog, here is a most excellent guide . . . short . . . sweet . . . and to the point. This post is hosted on another blog called the South Jersey Line presented by MBG Journalism

Click here to view

Custom header of the blog South Jersen Line

Custom header of the blog South Jersey Line


How to blog with WordPress

March 23, 2009

The website http://support.wordpress.com has a huge amount of information to get you going. Below is an excellent starter guide to WordPress.

http://support.wordpress.com/getting-started/

If you prefer to listen rather than read, WordPress.tv offers help in video format (http://wordpress.tv)

Another easy form of help in text format is to be found at http://faq.wordpress.com This frequently asked section (FAQ) is a great resource.

FAQ topics organised in categories

FAQ topics organized in categories

FAQs are also organized in easy to read questions like the ones below

FAQ topics in easy to read question format

FAQ topics in easy to read question format

If you cannot find what you are looking for there is always the trusty old search button

Search button on FAQ.wordpress.com

Search button on faq.wordpress.com


Learning WordPress in order to blog

March 21, 2009

Blogging with WordPress.com

WordPress has a series of online tutorials that will teach you all you need to know. The address is http://wordpress.tv (no www or com). Follow the ‘How to’ and ‘Blog’ items on the menu at the top.

Many topics from easy to very complex are covered in short, easy to follow tutorials. Start with the sections called writing, publishing and blog managment.  Each section has a ‘more’ link to additional material

Wordpress tv offers how to tutorials

Wordpress tv offers how to tutorials