Posts Vs. Pages
One of the key things to understand with WordPress is the difference between a Post and a Page. (read more from WordPress support) Posts are associated with a point in time, like the year you completed an artwork, an upcoming show, or a recent review. Pages are for information that is less associated with a date, like your résumé, your contact page, or your artist’s statement.
Posts also appear in your RSS Feed (Pages do not) and are organized into categories like artwork and news.
That’s basically it!
Creating a Post
- Please watch the video below and read Writing Posts in the WordPress documentation
- For WPFolio’s purposes, posts are where a specific work or project is displayed. You can think of each post as a gallery of a specific work. Be sure to categorize each post, so if your post is a painting you will place it in the Painting category, for example.
- The majority of the posts you will create will simply be a single or set of images with a bit of text about the work.
WPFolio uses a system to create a neat orderly presentations of your posts and image galleries. So follow these instructions…
Here’s a brief intro video into uploading images to wordpress. Watch it.
- First prepare your images. Large sizes should be up to 900px wide and 600px tall.
- When writing a post or a page there is a set of buttons to upload media in the upper right hand corner of the post form (see the video)
- Click the Add an Image button and navigate to the folder that has your images. Note: you can select MULTIPLE images to upload at once! You can edit the photo information, caption, and more within this interface.
- You can also change the order in which images appear through the user interface. Click on the tab at the top labeled “gallery” and enter in the order the photos should be displayed in the column left of “show”.
- Once the gallery is to your liking click Insert Gallery into Post – this adds the gallery shortcode to your post. (the shortcode is the word gallery wrapped in brackets. You can move it wherever you like with in the post body.
- When you preview or publish the post, your gallery will now appear as a set of thumbnails neatly arranged within the post or page.
- The Carousel feature in the Jetpack Plugin extends the functionality of the gallery by displaying images in a cleaner more dynamic way.
- WPFolio includes a function that will automatically make one of the images a thumbnail representing that post.
- There’s some advanced information on the WordPress Codex on how to further configure the image gallery like including or excluding certain images.
Selecting a thumbnail
Here’s a video on how to select a thumbnail. The narrator is talking about another theme, but demos the post thumbnail feature very well. (So ignore the details related to that.)
Writing and Editing Posts
Saving and Returning to Drafts
Editing Images within WordPress
Another video from vimeo on how to use the cropping, rotating, and other image editing tools within WordPress