Comprehensive Guide to a Professional Blog Site: A WordPress Example

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Comprehensive Guide to a Professional Blog Site: A WordPress Example , Table of Contents

  • I.INTRODUCTION …1
  • II.OTHER BLOGGING GUIDES …2
  • III. APPROACH AND DEVELOPMENT…5
  • Re-factoring of My Preparing to Blog Journal Diary…5
  • My Caveats…6
  • IV. PREPARING TO BLOG AND BASIC DECISIONS 7
  • Hosted or Own Site? …7
  • Picking Blog Software…7
  • Local Hosting …8
  • Name and Design…9
  • Do You Need or Want a WYSIWYG Editor? …9
  • Posts and Comments …9
  • Advanced Functionality …10
  • Word Docs to HTML …10
  • V. BLOG BASICS 101 …11
  • The Loop …11
  • The Stylesheet…11
  • Plug-ins…11
  • The Dashboard or Management Center…12
  • Pinging…12
  • Trackback …13
  • Should Trackback be Used?…14
  • Permalinks …14
  • Blogrolls (or –rolling) …14
  • External Credits and Thanks …14
  • VI. CREATING A LOCAL TESTBED …16
  • Local Install Difficulties …16
  • No Local Images …17
  • Site Transfer …17
  • VII. ADDING AND CONFIGURING TOOLS …19
  • Plug-ins…19
  • Example Code …19
  • The AI3 Plug-ins …21
  • WYSIWYG Editor….22
  • Better Comment Quicktags ….22
  • The WordPress Quicktags Facility…22
  • Alex King\’s Expanded Javascript Quicktags…24
  • Configuring and Testing Trackback….25
  • Displaying Trackback and Permalinks within Comments Section …25
  • Permalinks and Issues …26
  • Lost Images …26
  • Conflicts with ‘Most Popular Links’ …26
  • VIII. GETTING YOUR BLOG TO DISPLAY RIGHT….28
  • Styles …28
  • General References and Guides …30
  • In-line v. External Style Sheets …30
  • DIV v. SPAN…32
  • Reserved Selectors….32
  • Margins and Related…34
  • Custom Elements …35
  • Validate Your CSS … 35
  • Cross-browser Compatibility…35
  • Examples of the Challenge …35
  • Some Cross-browser Analysis …36
  • Font Treatment …37
  • Screen Resolution …39
  • What Others Have Found …39
  • Specific Changes to the AI3 Site …39
  • XHTML Validation…41
  • Why XHTML Validation?….41
  • What Initial Testing Showed …41
  • Efforts to Cleanup Errors …42
  • Resulting Testing and Validation of the Site …42
  • Use of Valid XHTML Icon…43
  • IX. SITE AND SOFTWARE UPGRADES …44
  • Major Upgrades …44
  • Version 1.5.1.3 Update …44
  • Use of the Local Testbed …45
  • Cautions About Hacking …45
  • X. CREATING ACTUAL BLOG CONTENT …47
  • Standard Site Content ….47
  • Content in Anticipation of Site Release …47
  • Other Minor Tweaks…48
  • XI. ORGANIZATION, CHECKLISTS, TIME ESTIMATES AND BEST PRACTICES50
  • Site Project Management and Organization..50
  • File Organization and Naming…51
  • File Naming…51
  • File Organization…52
  • Checklists …52
  • General Editing …53
  • Posts and Comments..53
  • Site Pages….53
  • Navigation and External Links …54
  • Wiki Integration …54
  • Other General ….54
  • Final Release 55
  • Stuff to Defer Until After Initial Release …55
  • Time Estimates ..55
  • Unusual Demands for AI3…55
  • Time and Effort Breakdowns …56
  • Observations and Guidance for the Serious Blogger 57
  • Best Practices…58
  • XII. KEEPING THE BLOG ALIVE …60
  • Time Commitments Relating to Style …60
  • Use of RSS Aggregators …61
  • “Hidden Page” Topic Listings …62
  • Posting Approaches …62
  • Re-factoring Into More Comprehensive Treatments …63
  • Getting Readers and a Community …64
  • APPENDIX A – WYSIWYG EDITOR …65
  • Xinha Integration …68
  • APPENDIX B – WORD DOCS TO HTML …70
  • When to Convert …70
  • First Conversion Attempts …70
  • Splitting Files …71
  • Problems with Composer…71
  • Problems with Xinha …72
  • Final Recommended Conversion Process…72
  • Create Original Word Document…72
  • Cleanup Word HTML …72
  • Edit HTML into Final Form …72
  • Prepare to Post …73
  • Post Final …74

List of Tables

  • Time Estimates by Task to Set-up a Professioinal Blog ..57
  • Comparison of Possible WordPress WYSIWYG Editors …66

List of Figures

  • Example WordPress Dashboard …12
  • Example AI3 Plug-ins …21
  • Example AI3 Comment Field w/ Formatting. ….24
  • Header for the AI3 style.css…31
  • Mozilla Display Before Cross-Browser Fixes….36
  • Internet Explorer Display Before Cross-Browser Fixes …36
  • Differences in Font Treatment Between Mozilla and IE …38
  • Blogline Monitoring Sample for AI3 …61
  • Example Xinha Editor Interface …67
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