WordPress, by default, provides two basic types of content: pages and posts. For the majority of users, that is all they’ll ever need. Every semester in my class, I notice a great deal of confusion when it comes to differentiating between pages and posts, and then categories and tags. So, in this article we are going to clearly define the differences, and show you when you should (and shouldn’t) be using each. As mentioned previously, WordPress offers two main types of content for your website, pages, and posts. These are the main methods by which your content is displayed to […]
Happy Tuesday from Chicago! I’m hanging out here for few days for some usability testing of a new application I worked on. Anyone in the Chicago area have some suggestions for places to eat or drink you can share? Anyways…you’re probably reading this for the plugins, so… There is a really great mixture of plugins today. I even see a few that are updated that we reported as new in a previous roundup. Here they are!
I’ll just say it: I think tag clouds suck. At one point in time they were definitely seen as the cat’s pajamas, the soup du jour, and a general icon of the Web 2.0 movement (remember that?!). But now I think they have very little place in our economy – their usage statistics and engagement statistics are terrible. And sadly I would know since I used them heavily when they first came out and yet their click-through rates were paltry, to say the least. Not to mention that they were ugly as sin, and still are. There has never been […]
Alright, you’ve installed WordPress, got your theme looking great, created a few pages, and now you’re ready to start blogging. Before you hit “Publish,” here’s one step you don’t want to overlook: setting up your categories and tags. Here we are going to take a closer look at how to use categories to help you and your readers get the most out of your blog. And we’re going to be sure to avoid a common mistake that most newbies make!