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In this video I walk you through the Wordpress Editor and the functionality within it. Many people are confused by all of the "buttons" and I am going to be walking you through each and every one of them.

I also am going to explain the difference between a page and a post, something that is a unnecessarily confusing to many folks, so I will be adding some clarity to this.

If you have any questions about the content within this video, please do let me know and I will give you a hand.

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D-AnnTaylor Premium
Good information addressed on "Using Wordpress Editor."

I liked the fact you explained the difference between:

1. Posts, which are linked to content written for the writer's blog
and,
2. Pages are linked to content writtne for the writers menu, which
occurs by default.

To "Link" text or image to another page or post location on your website, while on Posts, Edit Post area:

1. Highlight text or image.
2. Click "link" icon image found on toolbar.
3. Enter your website URL within the data field found on the right
side panel area.
4. Ignore Title data field.
5. Click box to check mark so it will open in a new tab.
6. Click Add Link (the "link" isn't active or enabled until your post is
published).
7. Unlink text or image by clicking on unlink icon image, found on
toolbar.

Right Side of Panel in Edit Post (some actions you can perform)

1. You can change Post date.
2. Add Tags = keywords associated with your Post title and
content of your written Post.
3. You can add a maximum of five keywords. Doing so can
assist with boosting your ranking in Google but its a very
minimum.

The video discussed the All in One SEO Pack among other information. However, the noted information above, stood out the most to me.

Thank you Kyle.

D-AnnTaylor
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sukumarth Premium
This is a very good video. Many confusions got cleared. Only from this video did I come to know that the home page comes in a blogroll. I don't know if it's going to come in subsequent lessons but nothing much on the "categories" was explained. And I wanted to know why my posts and pages are written "uncategorized".
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spatz007 Premium
The video mentions a window that you should paste into from word documents. I don't see the button. Where is it? Was it a feature of a previous Word Press version? If so, what is the best option for word documents? I was thinking it might be helpful to paste into a "plain text" document and then paste over to Word Press.
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MBond Premium
That feature does not exist in this version of wordpress. You may paste things from word into your wordpress site without any problems. There are times when your theme will auto convert your pasted work into the themes font, but it seems to be theme dependent. If you don't want to retain the settings from Word, you can clear the formatting by clicking on the eraser button and it'll change it to the theme fonts and settings.
I hoe this helps.
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spatz007 Premium
Thank you very much.. I just wanted to know.. Perhaps the video should be updated
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N33 Premium
What a beautiful day! Thank you Kyle for not forgetting those who are at the beginning. I was working with word and inserting my content, not very practical. So explaining the basics to me the way you do, really is of such a value. Only now I understood the difference between page and post and I am realizing that the content of my pages should actually better be in the Posts.
Explaining how to undo or delete something also is very important, because you know exactly what you want and I don't, so I will be much more confident in trying something when I know how to come back.
So I couldn't remove an image from my page or change it.
I would also ask what is a tag ?
You see, where would I be without all of you. Thank you.
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littlemama Premium
To remove an image, you just on into edit mode of that page, click on the image and use delete button on your keyword. I don't know how more to explain this.

A Tag is something you can use to categorize your posts. Like a sub-category, you don't have to use tags if you don't want to.
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N33 Premium
Thank you, you fall in my Problem exactly at the right time. I will be able to finish that page, ..... at last.
Kind regards
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littlemama Premium
Great, glad it worked. :)
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Elbert1 Premium
Kyle, on second thought... I do have a personal issue about posting media, i.e. Pictures in my case. I have a real problem getting the picture formatted so the editor will accept it... With dogged determination, I usually get it done... But i should not have to spend an hour fixing this and still do not know what exactly I did to fix it... Any suggestions???
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nathaniell Premium
Are you using images that are too large?

Are you trying to fit your image perfectly within some text? Remember, everyone will see a slightly differnet version of your post/image because their screen sizes will be different. That's why I always center-align my images.

Or you can edit your image within the image editor:
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Sftat Premium
The video is clear and the editor is pretty intuitive. I find the process of creating and editing posts and pages pretty straightforward and clean. Unfortunately, after I place images, they look good in the editor but some of them get blown way up when viewed on the site after I publish (like this: http://failsafeisolation.com/choose-your-life-boat). This is frustrating, because there is no obvious fix, and tech. service has not been able to help. Any suggestions?
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TheBuilder Premium
I just have a look at your site, I see that the photos are fine.
May be it's not like this that you wanted it.
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Sftat Premium
Thanks for having a look and giving feedback. I can tell that people seeing the "problem" photos might get the idea they are meant to convey, even if they are a bit rough. They are not the size, position or resolution I would like even though I took the time and attention to edit them to get them to display in a way that makes the desired impression. I know this, because I did it, saw them displayed in the editor, and to others that is not clear. Turns out that the problem is a bug in the theme, "Engager". The tech service folks found it this morning, so I will be changing themes to fix the problem.

I'm doing this to market a high-ticket technical product, so the impression I make on my target customer is critical. I've seen many sites built at WA that are designed and executed flawlessly, so they are professional and beautiful far beyond most sites I visit. That is what I will accept, so Yes, the images are not what I like, not what I built, but they are also NOT "fine" as they don't meet my standards or my objectives. Fortunately, I now know how to fix them. Many thanks for your effort to help me do that.
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Stephen.

I would also suggest that you create a new free siterubix website where you can experiment on different themes and even plugins before you implement on your real website.

Through some research and development strategy as such, you'll definitely get all what you need very quickly without any mess on you real website.

All the best my dear friend.
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drlumsden Premium
Dear Sftat,

Are you using the right Word Press Editor?

DRL
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drlumsden Premium
Dear Sftat,

Good Day!
Thank you for your response.
I hope you were able to resolve your issue with Word Press Editor.

DRL
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Sftat Premium
Thanks DRL. Actually the problem was with the "Engager" theme, not with the editor. I've switched themes and resolved the problem fully. I owe thanks to the WA tech service folks, as they found the solution, and found a theme that I like better, even if "Engager" did not have a terrible bug. I'm pleased with the Word Press editor, and sorry that I ever had any doubts about it.

Steve
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drlumsden Premium
Dear Sftat,

I am happy for you.

DRL
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rhoffman7083 Premium
Ok so I can tag some keyword/phrases in my post but it's only recommended to do 5. So what is the difference between the keywords and the tags? And do I have to do anything to the keywords that I incorporated into my posts and pages or do they just automatically work as high traffic keywords? I don't know if that made sense.
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CM4523 Premium
Keywords are for crawl bots for search engines and tags I believe are for organization of your posts within your site if a visitor uses your search button.

As for key words its good to have them incorporated into your blog written material at least 5 times ( basing this on my SEO, yoast) . however don't make your post sound spammy or anything . You might even benefit from adding more paragraphs . also its recommended for blogs to be between 500- 1000 words for good SEO and incorporating your keywords

Hope this helps !
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cliffv Premium
hey kyle. when I click edit post , my editor looks nothing like the one you are using in the video.. I have tried to get the same editor but cant seem to find it. The editor that is coming up for me litearally has nothing on it for editing. I can enter words into my blog but have no options like you have. This is stopping me in my tracks and cant go any further could you pls have a look and please if you like send me a private message as this needs to be rectified asap... thanks cliff.
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JulieHarris Premium
This was very helpful. Earlier I wanted to change the color of my text and didn't know how to do that. Now I do! And, I was creating my posts and page content in Word and pasting it in, and I didn't know that could have a negative effect on my post, so I'll definitely watch out for that.
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Alyssa47 Premium
Great video! Well I was wandering within the posts category in my dashboard in WordPress, and I found categories. I figured pages acted as categories in the menu at the top of the webpage (horizontal). Soo I'm confused. What's the purpose of them? Is there a difference? What's their function?

Thank you
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BrigitteB Premium
Pages can be added to your top menu but are not categories.

Menus can be made up of Pages / Posts / Categories / etc...
This training will give you insight on this This might also help understand the difference between Pages & Posts Hope that helps :)
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sholidayjr Premium
Wordpress Editor is beginning to be like spreading icing on a cake... Editing is awesome as you can forever alter mistakes and/or modifications... Additionally, it is wise to take your time to get acquainted to Wordpress and venture out and explore all options at hand... This editor is very powerful, and it will definitely serve its purpose as your website matures and gain excessive traffic over time.
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renelmiller Premium
I have a question but I'm hesitant to post it here as there are questions that I never get answers to.???
I have noticed on other people's websites that they have used an entirely different font, size, and color within a post or on a page. How do I accomplish this? The only thing that I caught in this video is how to change the color. I know about the different Htags and that isn't what I refer to when I asked about the font size though.. Thanks.
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Alibear80 Premium
In the video it shows where it says "paragraph" on the left it also has a click down menu, that is where you can choose your font size. Hope this helps:)
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renelmiller Premium
No, I've seen the video and know what all of the HTags (that is what those different sizes and styles are called=HTags) do if used within my post or page. What I meant is that instead of a size 12 front in cambria, can I change it to a size 8 in gothic bold? Like you can do within a wordpad document?
I'm thinking that the only way to make these kinds of changes would be to make a screenshot of what you want in any given place and paste it into the spot where you want the changes to occur? I know this is alot of information to take in and understand if it makes no sense.
thanks.
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Alibear80 Premium
Ok yes, I see what you mean. That I don't know either. I hope to find out with you though.
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renelmiller Premium
I sent a direct message to Kyle for this information. Hope he answers us soon. Thanks.
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Alibear80 Premium
Hi, did you get a response?

I watched an older webinar the other day that touched on it a bit by Jay. I'll find the link and put it here if you are interested.
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renelmiller Premium
I am very interested since looking at the same old font and size and color gets a bit boring. Thanks.
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wmorgan205 Premium
Kyle I have a question about all in one seo editor. If i have affiliate links attached to a keyword.Should I use the no follow link option.
I remember reading somewhere Google will punish a site if it sends their robots to affiliate sites. Is There any truth to that?
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VeronicasLuv Premium
This video is good for a very quick lesson, but as one who has absolutely NO knowledge of WordPress, I'll need a lot more training, especially since this will be the foundation of building my website.

I borrowed "WordPress for Dummies" from the library recently; I may have to buy a used copy from Amazon.
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kristinepaul Premium
Hi Kyle, I just wanted to comment about the "Align Full" button. You've mentioned in the video you've never really used it so it seems useless. I frequented the Word Document, and the "Align Full" is actually called "Justify".

Now, what that does is it aligns the paragraphs from end to end so it doesn't have a trailing space on the right side of the page. Like how textbook paragraphs are aligned. It's from end to end, and to me it's really useful and it really helps get your page looking really neat and clean. Personally, this is neater to me than using the Align Center feature. If you want an example, you can visit my site thequibblerjournalist.com. All our posts there are aligned full (justified).
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Marlinda1 Premium
This was my guess. Nice to know what it does, tfs :)
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kristinepaul Premium
No problem. :)
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Steve1958 Premium
It's always helpful to have someone else walk us through how something works! I learned a couple of things.
There was one icon Kyle was not sure about what it does...the 3rd icon in on the second line...it's a justify button...if you select all your text and push this button all of your text will be sqare off...I think it makes things look a bit neater...it's a visual thing!
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