So, you’ve got your blog up and running, and now it’s time to understand the difference between pages and posts.
In terms of your site’s navigation, Pages stay in the same place all the time. Some themes make the links to Pages more prominent than other themes. Pages do no go out as part of your RSS feed. Links to your Pages are on every page of your blog. So, the Pages feature is best used for permanent information and/or information that you want to always be readily accessible.
Many of my clients, including clients who are putting up blogs, don’t seem to understand what RSS is.
In a nutshell, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. In fact, if you use WordPress or another blog that supports outgoing RSS, your posts are automatically available for syndication. Pretty simple.
So, what does that mean?
WordPress is an amazingly effective tool for allowing users to generate a cohesive, feature-rich web site very quickly and efficiently without necessarily knowing any kind of programming or coding.
Having said that, the manual installation procedure does require that you know how to upload files to your server, how to create a MySQL database using MyPhpAdmin, how to set the variables in the wp-config.php file, and in some cases how to set file and folder permissions on your server.
If you don’t feel up to what I’ve just described, you still have options. (more…)