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  • Lorelle VanFossen 12:02 am on March 28, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , , , wordpress basic guides,   

    Expanding Upon Learn WordPress 

    Learn WordPress at http://learn.wordpress.com is the guide for WordPress.com users as well as a great guide for new WordPress users. We’re working on expanding topics covered by Learn WordPress in the WordPress Lessons section of the Codex, taking the basics and digging in a little deeper to flesh it out, as is appropriate for our online manual for WordPress.

    Take a look and see what they have been covering and pick a topic and let’s see what we can do with it.

    Recent examples include: http://codex.wordpress.org/Comments_in_WordPress and http://codex.wordpress.org/How_to_Use_Gravatars_in_WordPress

  • Lorelle VanFossen 10:17 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: content, feedburner, feeds, rss,   

    Integrate Feeds into WordPress 

    There are several ways to use feeds in WordPress. The articles we have on the Codex need updating and maybe some additions. In general, feeds are used:

    • In sidebars from external sites
    • In sidebars from internal categories/custom post types/tags
    • Author feeds for internal use in sidebars, etc.
    • Category specific feeds for external use
    • Tag specific feed for external use
    • Author feeds for external use (and all the various feeds available)
    • Removing WordPress default feeds and replacing them with an alternative
    • Replacing content with feeds

    And variations thereof.

    Current articles are:

    Customizing Feeds
    Importing Content
    Using FeedBurner
    WordPress Feeds

    Someone up to date on feeds and WordPress want to take on a WordPress Lessons post to cover some of the missing bits and update the rest?

  • Lorelle VanFossen 9:59 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , embed, embeds, , , podcasting, wordpress content, , wordpress podcasts   

    Podcasting with WordPress 

    Article Wanted

    There have been a lot of changes to WordPress, but podcasting still remains a challenge to incorporate an audio player automatically and a template for a podcast show. We need an article on how to make this more efficient with WordPress.

  • Lorelle VanFossen 7:55 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: functions.php, themes, , wordpress themes   

    Simple How To for Functions.php 

    In WordPress Lessons, we need a very simple introduction of the basics of what functions.php is and how it works with WordPress Themes. Assume the person has little expertise on the subject, as well as HTML and CSS or programming. This is just to answer the question “what is it, why is it in my theme and should I do anything with it” kind of article.

  • Lorelle VanFossen 7:50 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: fonts,   

    How to Change Fonts in a Theme 

    One of the most requested simple things people want to know how to do is change the fonts in a WordPress Theme, to make them different, larger, or smaller (ha!). We need a really simple article in WordPress Lessons on how to do this, using the Theme Editor or FTP to the stylesheet. It can reference Web Fonts and any Plugins that might make this easier that are in the WordPress Plugin Directory.

    Anyone up for this?

    • Siobhan 9:45 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I can do this. It might take me a little while because life is so busy right now 😦 When would you like it complete by?

      I see you have this already: http://codex.wordpress.org/Playing_With_Fonts

      Want it more “lessons” style?

      • Lorelle VanFossen 9:49 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Perfect. That is exactly what we need.

        That article is really old, and probably includes inline fonts, which we can offer as what I call “blog bling” but we need to either change that or add another called something like “How to Change Theme Fonts” – oh, someone could come up with a better title, I’m sure. We can’t get too creative on titles, but we can be really specific. 😀

        You rock! You are our first volunteer and the project hasn’t even started yet. Good for you on jumping in with both feet, and thank you for helping!

    • Siobhan 9:55 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sure, no problem. I’m glad to help. Writing is my thing so it’s great to be able to contribute in that way.

      I’ll have a read through the documentation for contributing to the codex and get started 🙂

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