Organizing WP Pages with Page Parent Attribute

June 1st, 2011

Before you start building out your CMS site with WordPress you should give some thought to the pages you need to create and how those pages need to be organized.

In step 12 of the Development Process we created two pages (Home and Blog). For the sake of this explanation let’s say we want to also create 3 different service pages, an about, and a contact page.  Pretty straight forward, we go to Page > Add Page and create away. But how do these pages need to be organized? Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction to the WordPress WYSIWYG Editor Part 1

October 4th, 2010

Part 1 in a series of 2 video tutorials..  an introduction to the WordPress WYSIWYG Content Editor Toolbar.  The tools are pretty much self explanatory but not all minds think and operate alike. This video introduction to the WordPress WYSIWYG content editor covers the first row of tools and introduces the kitchen sink button which opens a second row to the editor / toolbar.

I hope this WordPress video tutorial isn’t too dry. If you have comments or questions, please post them below.

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Uploading Media (PDF) To WordPress

September 27th, 2010

Yet another media uploading tutorial for WordPress. Hope you enjoy… and please leave an comments or questions below. Thanks for visiting.

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Uploading Images To WordPress

September 25th, 2010

Another tutorial from my WordPress Beginners Series… uploading images and other media to WordPress and adding them into your pages and posts.

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Embedding a YouTube Video into WordPress Blog Posts

September 24th, 2010

Here is a short video tutorial I created on embedding YouTube videos into your WordPress blog posts. For the this tutorial I used my favorite video plugin… Vipers Video Quicktag.  Please note.. the playback is a bit on the loud side so check your volume settings.

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Hover Text on a Hyperlink or Image

January 20th, 2010

I was asked recently on how to make rollover or hover text appear when you run your cursor over a hypertext link .  The answer to this is quite simple, the title tag.

To create a link with a title tag in your WordPress page or post;

  • highlight the text you want to link.
  • click the the chain link in the first row of the visual editor.

A window will open where there are a couple of fields and a couple of drop menus.

  • insert the desired link into the link field
  • insert your search engine optimized hover text into the title field.
  • and if you want the link to open in a new window, just check the box.

The title tag also works in the img tag as well. Some think the ALT tag of the old days is what controls hover text on an image but that  really only pertains to Microsoft IE. If you notice in the image upload interface there are fields for both ALT & TITLE. You should always fill these 2 fields in for SEO reasons.