Posts and Pages

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Creating a post

  • After you have signed in, go to Add New a Post
  • Create a title for the post and then enter the content
  • Select the format of the post
  • If you wish, categorize the post into an existing category or create a new category
  • Add tags to the post so that users can search for it using keywords
  • You can preview what the post will look like by clicking the Preview button on the right hand side of the screen
  • When the post is complete, click publish and the post will show up on the home page

Creating a page

  • After you have signed in, go to Add New a Post
  • Create a title for the post and then enter the content
  • If this is a sub-page of another page, select the appropriate parent page from the drop down menu on the right
  • You can preview what the page will look like by clicking the Preview button on the right hand side of the screen
  • When the page is complete, click publish and the page will show up on the main navigation pane

Adding links to posts or pages

  • Start by adding content to your post or page.
  • Highlight the text or picture you want to use as the link, and click on the chain link icon in the editor.
  • To link to an outside website, enter the URL address for the site and then click Add Link at the bottom of the window
  • To link to an existing post or page within your blog, click the drop-down arrow that says “Or link to existing content”. Select the post or page you want to link to and click Add Link at the bottom of the window
Inserting a table into a post or page
  • Activate the TinyMCE Advanced plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins)
  • Click on settings in the Left Hand menu and then select TinyMCE Advanced
  • Drag the table toolbar to one of the empty gray lines.
  • Create or edit a post or page.
  • Click on the insert table button and format the table as you want it.


Creating a PDF of all your Posts and/or Pages

  • Activate the Anthologize Plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins)
  • Click on Anthologize in the Left Hand menu
  • Add a New Project and give it a Title
  • Hover over the Project and then click on Manage Parts
  • Click New Part  and then select the posts and/or pages you want to add and then select Export.
    • You can organize your content in different parts if you wish to divide it up.  For example, you can create a different Part to differentiate between Posts and Pages.
  • Select the project you want and fill in any appropriate data.
  • Fill in the fields you want to and then select the file type for the export.
  • Select the final formatting options and then hit Export.
  • The file will then be created and downloaded through your browser.
  • The link will take you to a video cast that displays the steps described above.
  • Use Cases:
    • Bringing together class blogs from a course
    • Collecting individual student’s blog posts as a ‘takeway’ for students
    • As an assignment or class project, having students search and compile posts on a topic
    • For organizations, an easy way to compile news and updates from the year as a document for use in applying for, or continuing, grant funding
    • Using WordPress as a drafting space, then compiling the results as a TEI document for forther markup and processing (Your WordPress postings do not have to be publically posted: you can build Anthologize documents from drafts)
    • Teaching students the importance of creating their materials digitally, especially using standards like TEI. Digital, done right, means multiple opportunities for repurposing.
    • Pulling together blog postings for a quick ebook that can be downloaded to your ereader device for offline reading. Building course packs or readers of relevant articles
    • Building a CV or portfolio of your own work, or teaching your students to do the same for their own eportfolios
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