Thanks to Leif Singer at the WordPress.com Blog for the following advice. Because what blogger DOESN’T need help with their craft every once in a while?
Writing interesting blog posts, creating attractive pages, and interacting with your visitors — these are essential ways to help you build a body of work, a successful business, or a growing audience online.
Post Settings That You Can Hide
We’ve recently moved things around a bit in the editor. The settings for your post or page are now on the right — and can be hidden! Just click the cogwheel icon above your toolbar.
If you yearn for a more minimal experience, hide the post settings so you can focus on your writing.
Add Images in a Snap
Visuals make posts and pages more compelling. But going through the steps to add image files often takes time and interrupts your flow.
Did you know you can add images simply by dragging and dropping? Just drag an image file from your computer into the browser window and drop it in your post.
Many themes use featured images as header images or when displaying posts in lists. It’s an important image, if not the most important image, that you can set for your post.
A Visual Page Hierarchy
On WordPress.com, you can nest pages — a page can have a few “child” pages, and these child pages can have their own child pages, and so on. Many themes then use this information to display different levels of navigation. Super useful!
But until recently, it’s been a bit cumbersome to understand this hierarchy when working on your pages, and impossible to see at a glance. But not anymore!
At My Site → Pages, we now show the page hierarchy on the pages list (if you have fewer than 100 pages). This makes it much easier to scan your site’s structure and directly find what you’re looking for.
To read the full post, head on over to the (official) WordPress Blog.