Example Link

This is a post format that I’ve never used. Here’s a link to First Draft Fiction. Ooo! That’s cool – the title of the post becomes the link! I guess the body is supposed to be the description of where the link goes.

This is an example of a post formatted as an Aside. Different themes will display asides differently. They tend to be short, and without a title (at least in the main blog listing).

Adding Categories and Subcategories to WordPress

After you’ve written a few posts you will probably want to organize them so that visitors have an easier time finding things. WordPress has two mechanisms for this — categories and tags. Today I’ll be discussing how to create categories.

Here’s my take on the whole Category vs. Tag debate: I think of categories as classes, while tags are attributes. For example, you might have “Horse”, “Cat”, and “Dog” categories, and “Brown”, “Spotted”, and “Fast” tags. Get it?

Back to the “how to” discussion.

The “formal” way

There are two different ways to create a category. The first is via the Dashboard menu: Continue reading Adding Categories and Subcategories to WordPress

Post Pagination – A post spanning several pages

A question came up in the WordPress, SEO, & Internet Questions forum on Facebook recently, about ways to tell if your site visitors truly were part of your target market. One suggestion was to split a post into multiple pages and see who actually read the second (and later) pages. But how do you actually do this?

It turns out to be really simple. Just include <!–nextpage–> in your post. (You have to switch your editor into Text mode to do this, otherwise the < and > signs will automatically be converted to &lt; and &gt;.)

But there’s a catch: