Brian O'Neill

Time to Publish in WordPress

  Time to Publish in WordPress When you have your post/page written in WordPress the next thing is a time to Publish it for the world to see. The publish meta box is on the far right hand side of the Add New Post / Add New Page page. There are several different ways that you can publish you post in WordPress. Status The options in the publish box are: Status - selecting this will give you the chance to take the post from a draft to a published post and other statuses in between. Pending review is used if [...]

How to Create a Post

Time to create a post There are several ways in WordPress to create a post. In the screen-shot you can see the main ways to create a post and listed below are the steps used by each option to get you to the main "Add new post" screen.   Option 1 Using option 1 clicking on the button will give you a drop down menu with various options that will change depending on which plugins you have on your site. If you are logged in to your admin and are looking at the site you will still be able to [...]

change your default post category

Change your default post category One of the first things you are going to  want to do in your WordPress blog is change your default post category. Categories are away of classifying your post so readers can find posts of interest to them. WordPress sets the default category to "Uncategorized" when it is installed, you need to change this to something that your readers can relate to. Before you can change your default category you will need to create at least one category - you can go to "How to Create a new category" to get the steps for creating a new [...]

how to create a new category

What are Categories? Categories are used in WordPress to divide your posts out into sections so as to make your blog easier to navigate. These sections are majors blocks in your blogs subject field. An example of how categories section off your blog would be - if you are writing about your local rugby club then your categories would be senior team, junior team, ladies team, under 20's, under 19's ... under 8's, fundraising, social events. This allows your readers to find articles related to a particular team or another aspect of the club. WordPress only has one category when [...]

How to create a page

Time to create a page There are several ways in WordPress to create a page. In the screen-shot you can see the main ways to create a page and listed below are the steps used by each option to get you to the main "Add new page" screen. Option 1 Using option 1 clicking on the button will give you a drop down menu with various options that will change depending on which plugins you have on your site. If you are logged in to your admin and are looking at the site you will still be able to see [...]
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