Where to Find Stuff in WordPress 2010

  I’ve been getting acquainted with Word­Press; if you’re new to Word­Press too, this might help. The undo button. There doesn’t seem to be any, even though the Word­Press database keeps lots of backed up versions.  Preview your site frequently. Do your more serious editing in an external editor, and watch out for unintended line breaks. The uninstall/reinstall button.  There doesn’t seem to be any from Word­Press, and it’s surprisingly easy to totally trash the site. Unzip an extra backup copy of Word­Press for restoring individual files. Worst case, your ISP may have a repair/reinstall button for Word­Press. If not, you can use the uninstall procedures at tipsandtricks-hq.com and reinstall. Support for SEO meta tags. There isn’t any, but that may not be important.  The best SEO defense is a well-organized website; see Jim Westergren’s blog regarding SEO. Alternatively, there’s lots of downloadable SEO packs.

Here’s where to find specific site content, listed top-down and left-to-right on your main WordPress page:

Site Info Location of Content and Formatting
Background Color/Image Content: (lower left) Appearance → Background Format: (lower left) Appearance → Background
Site Title Content: (bottom left) Settings → General Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor  → (lower right) style.css → #site-title a {
Site Description Content: (bottom left) Settings → General Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor (lower right) → style.css (bottom of file) .site-description { ….
Banner Image Content: (lower left) Appearance → Header Format: edit to 940 × 198 pixels first
Menu Bar below Banner Content: (lower left) Appearance → Menus → Custom links Format: Appearance → Editor → #access a { ….
Blog Post Title Content: (upper left) Posts … Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor → .entry-title
Blog Post Text Content: (upper left) Posts → Add New Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor → .entry-content, e.g.
Right Sidebar Titles Content: (left) Appearance → Widgets Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor → .widget-container h3.widget-title
Right Sidebar Links Content: (left) Appearance → Widgets Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor → .widget-container li a { ….
Right Sidebar Categories Content: (upper left) Posts → Categories → Name Format: (left) Appearance → Widgets → (lower right) Categories
About yourself Content: (far upper right) yourself → About Yourself
Leave a Comment Format: (lower left) Appearance → Editor → .comments-link
Finally, I would be interested to know if someone could tell me whether buying ThemeDreamer reduces the need for the above kinds of information.

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