Learning WordPress – Posting Messages by EmailPosted: March 29, 2012 | |
One thing I dislike about instruction books is that they assume you know what the h*ll you are doing. It’s an instruction book…the reason I’m reading it is I don’t know squat.
Today is about the profile. As I looked at my Dashboard, and the book “Teach Yourself Visually WordPress” it took me a few minutes to find the spot where the Profile is located. Click on ‘Users’ on the left hand side and then ‘My Profile’. According to the book, it just has Profile at the top left. I have ‘My Public Profile’ and I did manage to do mine previously so I’ll leave it alone.
Chapter Three. I’m skipping because I’ve already set up the website. So, on to Chapter Four – which I’ve already done as well. I might need to keep this book as a reference in the future if I want to learn more about my blog’s settings.
Chapter 5 is about learning the Dashboard, which as you might have learned with the first paragraph, that I don’t know my way around that sucker. This might be the most valuable chapter of all. “You can change the content and the way it looks on the Dashboard as well as navigate behind the scenes at your site. Making adjustments and learning to navigate give you the information you want in the way that you want it.”
I really should hire myself out to be a tester. The next set of instructions concerning Incoming Links is not on the Dashboard. Guess I’ll skip that step until I stumble upon it. Can you see the problem here? My brain works in a linear process, and there is a brick in the road. On further reading, I think that is for the more advanced WordPress.org. I’m on the WordPress.com one. I’ll have to be careful in reading the book which one (com or org) it is discussing, as both are listed on the page.
Okay. I want to be able to post messages by email. The instructions in the book differ slightly from what I see on my screen. Here is what I did:
Dashboard: My Blogs: Post by Email: Click on the Enable button. And it gives you an email address. Mine starts with ‘vile’…LOL!
Copy that email address and add it to your Contact List in your email program. I used ‘WordPress – Pepper’…duh, anything else and I wouldn’t remember it. I used the ‘Pepper’ as I’m supposed to do another WordPress site for our business and I’ll use that name in my contact list. Finally, I’m thinking ahead.
That’s the lesson for today. Now I’m going to see if it works. I’ve been writing this as I’ve been going through the book so you’re getting my impressions of what I’m doing, while I’m doing it.