This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (so long as it is a top-level page). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:
This sample page is also used here to display various styles used in the theme. It’s magic time!
You can use headings to help organize your content on the page. Since the page title is a heading one already, it’s a good idea to only use heading two and lower within your actual page. This sample page shows you what all of those headings will look like. It’s helpful to note that the WordPress editor (where you actually create your post or page) does not show the styles as they will appear on your actual site. But this page does. Neat, huh?
This would be section of your page, perhaps called “My Background”, followed by information about that topic. For fun, let’s look at some lists.
Here is an unordered list.
- item one
- item two
- item three
And for you more orderly types, here is an ordered list.
- item one
- item two
- item three
You simply use the buttons in the WordPress editor to create these beautiful lists. Your theme does all the rest of the making-pretty-work.
Let’s use this area to talk about block quotes. These are great for quoting someone, or for ‘pull-quotes’ – where you want to call special attention to a section of your post or page. Here’s what they look like (text taken from the original WordPress install);
Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)
Just select your text and hit to button with the big quotes on it, and you get these pretty little things.
Heading Four is getting fairly low on the organizational ladder, but we’ve included it in the theme just in case. Let’s make it feel important here by giving it a pretty picture to play with.
This text is simply here to show what it will look like when the image is aligned to the left. This also demonstrates what happens when a smaller image links to the full size version of the image. Click on the image to try out that functionality.
This text is simply here to show what it will look like when the image is aligned to the right.
And this text? Well it’s here to show what an image looks like when aligned to the center, of course.
If an image is not aligned, the text will not flow around it at all.
What About Huge Images?
The largest image size you should use is 678pixels wide. That will fill the entire width of the content area, like this:
But if you DON’T follow this rule, you will not break your site. We have set a maximum width for all images in the content area, so you cannot break things. Relax. Don’t believe us? Here is an image inserted at 900 pixels wide. Real big.
An image with a caption
This one is rarely used, but should you need it, Heading Five is available, too. Let’s give it some love by trying out some more text styles.
A paragraph of text. With a smiley 🙂
"Preformatted" textText displayed using the Address style
And, just for fun, how about a table?
Really? I would say we’re getting a little carried away, wouldn’t you?