Category Archives: Posting

Wordpress-Saratoga #38 – February 12, 2015

01) Saratoga Meetup 2015

  • Jan: New To WordPress?: Here’s How to Get Started
  • Feb: Creating and Using Posts, Categories & Tags
    • POSTS are timely and can be categorized & assigned tags
    •  Let’s talk about not just how to post, but also how the PHP makes it happen.
    • And we’ll look at ways a theme influences the presentation of your posts.
    • If you have yet to install Version 4.1 from onto your server, experts will be standing by to answer your questions.
  • Mar: Creating and Using Pages & Templates
    • PAGES are organized hierarchically and are constructed to present the relatively timeless information of your website.
    • How to create pages and add links to them in the menu.
    • Templates are the files which take information from the database and in combination arrange the HTML pages to be displayed in the browser.
  • Apr: Using Themes
  • May: Using Plugins
  • Jun: Creating Child Themes
  • Jul: Permalinks & Other Settings
  • Sep: The MySQL Database: Overview & Details
  • Oct: Blog Design and Layout
  • Nov: Writing Plugins: All about the API and Resources
  • Dec: Profit from Documentation & Development

04) Add New Post

Add New Post in theme TwentyTen

Show on screen

  • Author
  • Categories
  • Comments
  • Discussion
  • Excerpt
  • Featured Image
  • Format
  • Likes and Shares
  • Revisions
  • Send Trackbacks
  • Slug
  • Tags
  • Writing Helper

Screen Layout

  • Number of Columns: 1 or 2
  • Enable full-height editor and distraction-free functionality.
Add New Post in theme TwentyThirteen

08) Cats & Tags


Arid Gardening

Categories are assigned to a post in a methodical, organized, and structured way.

Tags are a more casual way to relate these otherwise arbitrary posts to each other. Tags have no hierarchy; there’s no relationship from one Tag to another.

11) Theme Support for Formats

theme support

theme files twentytwelve

Theme Twentyfifteen only has the template for displaying link post formats. It is used for both single and index/archive/search. The styling in its CSS pertains to all of the formats:

2015 css
from style.css of theme twentyfifteen

Theme authors define what formats they support, and they should style those formats appropriately. Before version 3.1, categories were used in arbitrary ways to show different formats.

Some standardization by theme authors is expected. For instance, Asides should not display a title. Galleries should display a photo on the left hand side with the title shortened and to the right. Long format posts should have a double line underneath them.

If your theme takes advantage of these Post Formats, you will have any easy way to display each format with a unique style.