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Using Image and File Attachments

In WordPress 2.5, media management has been vastly improved. You can manage your existing files, and upload new ones directly using buttons on the editor toolbar. This is a guide to using Image and File Attachments, about which there is some confusion as to functionality in WordPress 2.5. It is intended to answer the following […]

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Creating Horizontal Menus

Horizontal Menus are an excellent way to create a menu of categories or Pages, highlighting specific areas of interest within your website. Many web designers place a horizontal menu under the header, where they draw the eye. Horizontal menus are created with the HTML List feature. Yes, while they are horizontal instead of vertical, like […]

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Administration Panels

The Administration Panel provides access to the control features of your WordPress installation. Each Administration Panel is presented in sections, the header, the main navigation, the work area, and the footer. The top portion of all Panels, the header, is featured in light shading. The header shows the name of your blog as a link […]

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Styling for Mobile

Styling for Mobile devices (cell phones, some PDAs, etc) can be accomplished in much the same way as you can customize the style for printed pages. The main difference between the two is that instead of using a media type of “print”, you will use a media type of “handheld”. User agents (web browsers) decide […]

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Custom Fields

WordPress has the ability to allow post authors to assign custom fields to a post. This arbitrary extra information is known as meta-data. This meta-data can include bits of information such as: Mood: Happy Currently Reading: Cinderella Listening To: Rock Around the Clock Weather: Hot and humid With some extra coding, it is possible to […]

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Dynamic Menu Highlighting

ynamic menu highlighting is a way to give users a reference point with which to navigate. It is like the dot on the map that says “you are here”. WordPress.org has utilized dynamic menu highlighting. This image illustrates that the user is currently looking at a page under the menu “DOCS”. By looking at the […]

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Settings Discussion SubPanel

Settings Discussion The Settings Discussion SubPanel allows you to set the options concerning comments (also called discussion). It is here the administrator decides if comments are allowed, if pingbacks and trackbacks are acceptable, and what constitutes Comment Spam. On this SubPanel you also control the circumstances under which your blog sends you e-mail notification of […]

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Separating Categories

Your posts are filed in different categories. Category information is freqently displayed in the post meta data section near your post or under the heading title. Different WordPress Themes highlight the post meta data section in different areas. The display of the post categories is generated through the use of the the_category() template tag. And […]

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Post to your blog using email

WordPress can be configured to use e-mail to post to a blog. To enable this functionality, you need to: Create a dedicated e-mail account to be used solely for posting to your blog, Configure WordPress to access that account, and Configure WordPress to publish messages from the e-mail account You can blog by e-mail using […]

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Using Smilies

What Are Smileys? Smileys, also known as “emoticons,” are glyphs used to convey emotions in your writing. They are a great way to brighten up posts. Text smileys are created by typing two or more punctuation marks. Some examples are: To learn more about emoticons and their history, see the Wikipedia entry on Emoticons. How […]

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