I’m kicking off the year with a number of WordPress refreshes to the Charlie Parker release (3.8). This means that many of you will log into your WordPress admin and see a whole new color scheme.
If you’d like to change your sidebar and dashboard colors, it’s quick and easy:
First, scroll up to your name in the upper right corner of your site and roll over your name to expand the options. Select the option to edit your profile:
You’ll now see a new array of choices: (click to enlarge)
When you select a color choice, you’ll see it immediately reflect in your sidebar.
Once you chose a palette you prefer, simply scroll down and press the Update Profile button. You can also chose to disable the tool bar or visual editor here, as well. Checking the box will banish both.
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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.