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Instructions and guides for creating and making changes to your WordPress site by Clark College WordPress students.

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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Difference Between Visual and Text Editor

There is a huge difference between the two editors in WordPress. If you are determined to be a serious blogger working with WordPress, you need to understand how both work, why you should use one over the other and when.

In general, if you are a novice blogger, then stick to the Visual Editor. If you wish to be a speed blogger or professional blogger and web publisher, then get comfortable with the Text (HTML) Editor – both editors in fact – because you will be able to publish at high speed. I’ll offer tips and information on both editors to help you learn more about how they work.
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Aligning Images in WordPress

This article is going to teach you the best ways to align your photos in WordPress.

You want to start by writing your article first. A lot of people think that it is better to have the images in first and then add the text around it, but that is actually not the best way. It is much harder to get around the images in the way you like if you do it that way. Continue reading Aligning Images in WordPress

Creating and Using HTML Jump-links

HTML jump links are a very handy trick for a developer or blogger to have up their sleeve.

Jump links behave just like regular links except instead of linking to a different page they link to a component of the page you’re already on. This is an invaluable HTML trick to know for situations where you have a long page or post that could benefit from a table of contents at the top of the page, each item of which jump links to a component further down the page. It aids the user experience tremendously and it’s quite easy to do, and here’s how. Continue reading Creating and Using HTML Jump-links

Using Sticky Posts in WordPress

This article provides information on how to create a sticky post in WordPress and in what situations you should consider using them. It also covers the pros and cons of using sticky posts. If you are unfamiliar with what a sticky post is, it is simply a post that will always appear at the top of the front page of your blog. WordPress posts are displayed in reverse chronological order by default. So sticky posts provide a way to stick a post at the top of the front page even if it is not the newest post.

This article assumes that you already know how to edit a post. If you are unsure of how to edit a post then I recommend reading How to Edit a Post or Page, by Jesse Byars.
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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 Make HTML Lists

HTML lists are obviously quite common on websites. People tend to shy away from them however because the code can seem a little complicated, especially when you get into nesting lists to make one or two sub-levels. Though I assure you coding a nested list it is quite an easy concept! We will be doing all of this within the WordPress text editor.
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How to Add Captions to Images in WordPress

When uploading an image to your post or media library, you are given an option to add a caption. You simply type in what you want your viewers to read below the image, and then you upload it, and everyone is happy.
But wait! You didn’t add a caption to that one picture, and now you want one. Oh, no! You’ve misspelled “The” in another caption and must fix it. Oh bother! One of your captions is no longer a trendy meme, and now you must remove it. But alas, you only know how to read tutorials instead of exploring the many ways of adding, changing, and removing captions on your own. Well, there’s good news: You’re here just in time, as I was just about to explain all of those things.

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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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