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Nearing the completion of an AAS from Clark College, Robb Crabtree is eager to learn more about WordPress so that he can use this knowledge to help manage his companies WordPress site.

Interview with a Professional WordPress User Jason Meister

I had the opportunity to sit down with the Network Administrator of my company and chat a little about the WordPress site that we currently have.

His name is Jason Meister, and he is in charge of maintaining and updating the site on a regular basis. Those updates not only cover the necessary WordPress updates, but also updates to the content and layout as well. Keeping it inline with the company’s focus and target market.

Although WordPress is not his core function at the company, he has to insure the site maintains a professional look and feel and works well with everything else we have in the company.
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How to Cite More than One Contributor on a Post

So if you have more than one author on your site, and more than one author working on a certain post, how do you give credit to multiple authors? When creating the post, there is only room to add one author. Well fear not, there is actually more than one solution making it as easy as “plugging in” the authors name.

As you can see below, there is only room to add one author into your post. Well that is about to change for good.
Only one line to select an author for a post
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Screen Options Feature in WordPress

So what is that Screen Options tab at the top of most pages in WordPress? It’s not really too intrusive, but what does it do exactly? Well, for those of you who have not been daring enough to click the little guy, I am going to cover what that little tab does.

Before I begin, I want to make it clear that different pages have different options inside the “Screen Options” tab. It only makes sense that you don’t have the same options in the Media window as you do in the Posts or Pages window. So keep in mind that we will be covering a lot of different options in different windows, but the only way to really know and understand what each one has, is to click it. Don’t worry, any changes you make can be changed back with a simple click of the mouse.
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How to Link to a Post, Page, Category, Tag, and Author in WordPress

Linking in WordPress can be an intimidating task at first, but this post will guide you through the steps and show you just how easy it can be. This post will also cover several different types of links, and the legal guidelines that must be followed when making these links. Soon you will be creating professional looking links that are neatly embedded in your own site.

The first thing you need to do is decide what it is that you want to link to. The methods are the same whether you are linking inside of a post or a page, but you must determine what you are linking to before creating that link.

Once you determine what you are linking to, there are a number of ways you can get the link information needed. The first is the most obvious, it is the address bar. You can just copy the information right from the address bar as shown below.
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