IN THIS CHAPTER
Customizing your workspace
Leveraging the elements of content creation
Hacking your experience: Getting the most out of writing
In the earlier chapters in the book, I focus on technical procedures and implementations to a good extent. Though technical application programming interface (API) instructions and processes are important for developers, most WordPress users blog just because they want to write. They don't consider themselves hackers or coders. They just want to write or publish video.
The folks behind WordPress have put a lot of effort into streamlining the user experience and making the WordPress software a natural fit for anyone. Vast configuration options enable writers to tweak preferences, and they can easily modify layouts to fit their style.
In this chapter, I discuss some of the user interface elements of WordPress and provide some context around how you would get around using the software from that perspective.
When it comes down to writing, having an intuitive layout is necessary for a productive writing experience. Every blogger has a specific need.
For example, in a newsroom-style environment with multiple writers and editors, the most important aspects of the Write Post and Write Page screens are the title, content area, and excerpt. Of secondary importance are categories and possibly custom fields for associated images or other related items.
A photoblogger probably ...