WordPress Help

October 22nd, 2014

Creating Your First Post

A post is different from a page in that it is time-dependent. Posts are archived and displayed chronologically. They are often transitory in nature and are seldom “updated”. You just write a new post. They are effective online discussion vehicals and are very popular in the opinion/philosophical areas of collaboration. Video: Adding a New Post Once you have added a new post, WordPress will display the Rich Test Editor:

RichTextEditor-650 Finishing your Post

Once you have completed the content for your post, you need to define TAGS and CATEGORIES for it. Categories Categories are a way to organize and identify your posts. They allow readers to search for posts on your site, and they enable search engines to “find” your content. All posts must have at least one category associated with them. The default is “Uncategorized” which you do not want. So create at least one category. Video: Creating a Category for your Post Posts can have more than one category, so you can create and assign as many categories as you want to any one post. Categories are used most often to provide organization to blog entries, which are by nature chronological. The categories for the CogBlog should be general topics – like “Memory,” “Language,” or “Attention.” More specific sub-topics or areas can be identified using Tags (see below). Tags Tags and Categories are actually the same thing. In practice, Tags have become those qualifiers that are more specific; Categories have become top level groupings. So, for example, “Pies” would be a category and “Strawberry, Mince, and Pumpkin” would be tags. The more tags and categories you use, the easier it is for readers and search engines to find your content. However, it is important to think out your organizational hierarchies before you start randomly assigning tags and categories. Tags for the CogBlog would be more specific things like “Aging,” “Automaticity,” or “Eyewitness Testimony.” Video: Creating Tags for your Post

 So jump in!

If you need assistance, someone to talk to, or a little more training, contact Adam Nielsen.

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