Blog About The Blog!

So, this first blog post is going to be about how wonderful the WordPress Blog feature is, and the things you can do with it.

The blog engine in WordPress can be used for various purposes, such as News items, Events, Anouncements, and of course Blog posts.

Blog Post Listings

When you write a post in WordPress the dashboard offers you options to display either a summary of your post (with ‘Read More’ button) or the post in full. These summaries and full posts can then be displayed in various places on your website as lists. For example, on this website a list of summaries can be found by clicking the main menu link ‘Blog’ and the latest posts also appear in the Sidebar. You have options to choose how many blog posts should appear in a list, and if you have many posts, how the lists should be paged (pagination).

Blog Summary Listing
Website Blog Pagination

Keeping It Tidy – Blog Subjects – Categories & Tags.

If you have lots of blog posts on your website you can create subject categories for them. Similarly, you can create or use multiple keyword ‘tags’ to relate your post to particular subjects too. These classification/filtering options can be placed in your website’s sidebar, allowing site visitors to read articles on subjects that interest them most. Also, categories and tags appear on each post.