Finally, the meat and potatoes. After all the information that deals with
setting up your site, adding new pages we've finally come to the center of
attention, the page content.
Page content is located in the center area of the page. Anything located in
the sidebars is a widget, and we dealt with those in Exercise 4-5.
This is where the majority of the action will take place, and where you'll
find yourself most often as you manage your website.
The Content Editor in Wordpress is by FAR, one of the best we've seen or
worked with. In our opinion, it beats our professional web editors such as
Adobe's Dreamweaver and Microsoft's Expression Web.
The content editing window is fairly straight forward and easy to use. Hover
over the buttons for a description as in this example:
As you hover over the icon, a short description of
that icon is displayed.
- The content 'Tool Bar' displays 20 buttons / tools for editing content:
( in order from left to right, top to bottom )
screenshot above, match the red number to the
function listed below!
4=Unordered Bullet List
15=Paste Plain Text
16=Paste Word Document
18=Insert Custom Character
- 2 buttons for editing hyperlinks: ( in order from left
to right )
- insert or edit link
- remove link ( unlink )
- 5 buttons for inserting images / media / flash files: ( in
order from left to right, top to bottom )
- Add an Image
- Add Video
- Add Audio
- Add Media
- Insert / edit embedded media
- Flash / Quicktime /
Shockwave / Windows Media / Real
- 1 button that 'hides' the majority of the buttons
- 1 button to toggle full screen
- 4 special 'Theme' buttons for inserting: ( in order
from left to right )
- Photo Gallery Component
- Product Catalog
- FAQs Component
- For a demonstration on how these buttons work, be sure to check out our video
on working with the Content Editor.