WordPress is Easy

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WordPress is Easy – or is it?

WordPress is easy if you want to start blogging and where it gets difficult for you, there are plenty of places where you can learn about it or ask questions not least being the WordPress Codex and support forum.  If you are a little computer savvy, you should be able to find your way around installing the software (after you have your hosting set up), choosing a theme, making any theme-permitted adjustments and adding content.  After that, things can start to get a little complicated.

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Add Link Text to WordPress Post or Page

Tutorial Video: Add Link Text to WordPress Post or Page

Here’s a video that shows you how to insert links into the text of a WordPress post or page using two examples.  One to link to a page within your site and one to link to an external page.  That means that you could link to say, your contact page like that or link to another site to add some more information to the content of your page or post.  I used a link to a wiki page about WordPress but here I’ll link to the WordPress codex.

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WordPress Edit Options: the Icons

WordPress Edit Options Explained

In the following video, I will show you how to use the icons that sit above the edit pane when you are editing a page or a posts.  WordPress is by no means a  full blown word processor but there is a lot that you can do if you know how.  This includes making text bold or underlined or even creating a list that is nicely coded with HTML.

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Image Editing

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Some Images Need a Bit of Tidying Up: Image Editing

The image below is a photograph where the subject is happy with the outcome.  In terms of size, colour, exposure and so on, it is fine for the web but there are one or two distractions that could be removed.  It’s not the best bit of Photoshopping, but you’ll notice the difference.  Of course, the best thing to do is to think about your photo before you shoot and look for these little details.

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Schedule a WordPress Post

How to Publish a Post on a Future Date or Schedule a WordPress Post.

WordPress can add a post when you tell it to.  If you want to publish something in the future, it is quite easy to do and this short video will show you how to schedule a WordPress post.  You might use this to publish a post when you are away on holiday or to coincide with a particular date or anniversary.  In the case in the Video, Brighton Therapy Service did a series of posts titled “Twelve Days of Christmas,” and we set them up to publish one at a time on the particular days.

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Preview a Draft Post

Preview a Draft Post in WordPress

This is a short video to show how to preview a post in a WordPress site.  WordPress has quite a few options for you, just to do with saving and publishing a post.  If you aren’t ready to publish, you can save as a draft.  This might be handy if you haven’t got time to finish what you are writing or if someone else is collaborating or approving the text.

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