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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Creating Your Own Workspace for Writing

Back in Book III, Chapter 2, you can discover how to organize the Dashboard to create your own customized workspace by rearranging modules and screen options for your Dashboard. The Add New Post page, where you write, edit, and publish your post, has the same options available, allowing you to fully control the workspace arrangement to create your own custom, unique space that suits your writing needs.

To start customizing your workspace, open the Add New Post page by clicking Add New in the Posts drop-down list on the Dashboard. One of the first things we do when we visit this page on a new WordPress site is make the Post text box (where you write the content of your post) bigger. You just need to click your mouse in the bottom corner of the box, and while holding down your mouse button, drag it until it's the length you want, and then release your mouse button (conversely, you can make the box smaller by dragging it up, rather than down). Figure 1-8 shows a large Post text box on Lisa's Add New Post page.

Adjusting screen options

Several items appear on the Add New Post page, as described in the section, “Composing Your Blog Post,” earlier in this chapter. You may not use all these items, and in fact, you may find that simply removing them from the Add New Post page (and the Edit Post page) makes writing your posts easier and more efficient. To remove an item, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Screen Options tab at the top of the screen.

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