WordPress Tutorial

Blogging Made Easy!

I thought I share some WordPress blogging information, to ensure that your blog looks the best it can be. I have been working on this blog for over a couple of years now, and I’ve had to fiddle about with it so much, and at times research the problem!

In no particular order, here are some things that you might want to know. Some of it is pretty self-explanatory, but you’d be suprised at how little some people do know about blogging, and every little helps! 

The shortcut for a new paragraph (if you’re post just isn’t getting the spacing correct) is < /br > WITHOUT the spaces, of course. IF this doesn’t work, and believe me I’ve had hell with this before, then paste this into the HTML coding section – < br/> < br/> < /div> < div> < div> < br/> WITHOUT SPACES.

Another tip, if that doesn’t work, or you find your paragraphs are double spacing, hold the shift key and enter button, to get a normal single spaces paragraph.

To add sub-pages, (pages under menu titles in a drop-down fashion) create a new page as normal. then in your settings, under menu’s, drag the page across so that it sits under the page you want it to be under.

To re-order menu pages, go to your settings, under menu’s, drag the pages up and down to the order that you want.

To create individual post-styles on a page other than the home-page, (which this particular theme doesn’t allow) then select the line button in the Toolbar Toggle above your new posts, to separate them, and add the date if you wish. Just like the line below.

To change picture sizes, when uploading it, click on the pencil icon, and choose from the list sizes, such as full, thumbnail, other.

To remove borders around images. After your image has been uploaded, go into the HTML code of it, and after where it states the height of it, e.g height=”300″  /> BEFORE the slash and arrow, add this code: style=”border:none;” /> It will then remove the border.

To add pictures, blog links, stats, Twitter, Facebook feed in the side-bar, go to your settings, select appearance, and widgets, and add them to the specific sidebars.

To add links to other pages, websites etc, write the title, highlight it, and select the ‘link’ button on your Toolbar Toggle of your post.

To add background colours to individual posts etc, go to your text HTML settings of your post, and insert the following HTML code – < div style=”background-color: #COLOURCODE;” > no spaces, and the correct colour code, which you can find online. I.E < div style=”background-color: #f2f2f2;” >

To add a block colour to text: <blockquote> <span id=”freeText238101613957731475″><strong>

To insert video’s into a post, as you would upload photo’s, select ‘add media’ of your post, and ‘insert YouTube,’ or ‘insert ULR’ instead.

To add an image in the sidebar where there’s no image widget, as some themes don’t have it, unless you install a plug-in, all you have to do is use a ‘text’ widget and enter this code. Remember to replace the ULR code with the ULR code of your image, which you can find by right clicking, and ‘save this image address.’ Replace the ‘title ‘me’ with your desired title, i.e Facebook.

<img src=”http://www.domain.com/image.jpg&#8221; title=”me” />

How to add links in the sidebar where there is no link widgets, as some themes don’t have it, unless you install a plug-in, all you have to do is insert this code into a ‘text/html’ widget and replace the link with the link you’d like, i.e. Facebook/Twitter etc.

<a href="http://www.google.com">This is now a link!</a>

To change your blog theme entirely, go to your settings, ‘appearance’ and ‘customise.’

How to show only A SHORT part of a blog post, instead of the whole content on the home page – Write a new blog post as normal. Click ‘Toolbar Toggle’ above the post, so it shows all of your options. There is a button which is two solid black rectangles with dashes in the middle, if you hover over it, it states ‘Insert Read More Tag.’ Place your cursor on your blog content, at the end of the paragraph where you want the sneak preview content to end, and click that button. When you click publish, the homepage will show part of your blog post, with an option to ‘continue reading more’ to see the whole content. Great for saving room, and not clogging up the homepage!

Home page problems? If you’ve changed your blog web address, like I did, and your homepage still links back to your old blog, instead of your new homepage, go to your settings, ‘menu’s’ and type in the new correct homepage web address into that page.

Is there anything else you’d like to know? If so, please comment in the box below and I’ll respond. 


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