Most of the websites I have worked on over the last couple years have been built using WordPress, one of the best Content Management Systems available. It is extremely flexible and powerful, with great tools for Search Engine Optimization already built in. For a new user, however, it can be a little overwhelming once they log in for the first time. The WordPress backend is a little bit heavy and offers so many tools that it can be confusing for those new to the system. At first I was spending a lot of time on the phone talking clients through the same basic issues over and over. How do I add a new post? How do I create a new category? While these were new issues for them, I had to repeat myself over and over. So I put together a document that provides basic instructions for using WordPress and I have
In Category: ‘Resources’
I thought I would start off the Resource section with a quick nod to some of the developers who provied free plugins for wordpress. I start every new wordpress install with these plugins. All in One SEO Pack - Great options for manipulating meta data and search engne robots right from the admin panel. By Michael Torbert. the_excerpt Reloaded - Allows small excerpts to be displayed instead the whole content of posts. By Kaf Oseo. WP Post Thumbnail - One of my favorites. You have to see in action to appreciate it. It allows you to upload, crop and name up to three thumbnails for each post and then use those thumbnails when you display posts in different situations. I use it for the big featured image on my home page, & the smaller images when I list recent posts. By Stanley Yeoh.