WordPress offers the ability to use tags and categories to sort and refine post data. Many advanced themes use tags and categories to display additional post information within pages or sidebars. Here are some helpful tutorials on using these functions within your WordPress site:
Using the Tags function in WordPress:
Working with WordPress categories:
Tomorrow: intermediate WordPress skills, such as working with pages, comments and versions.
As a self taught coder I’m always looking to polish up my skills, so I’ve signed up for Code Year, a service supported by Y Combinator, TechStars, Girl Develop It and Hack NY. They send a free weekly interactive lesson in coding via email which promises to have you up and coding quickly.
I may or may not chronicle it here, as I obviously already use this site for coding goodness (ok, mostly testing WordPress hacks and new plugins) but I want to spread the word about this project. Increasingly I re-quote Douglas Rushkoff to prospective clients and friends – learn to program or be programmed. As with making things that matter, I believe the more you know the more employable and happy you are.