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Press This? What does that mean? Woodie knows WordPress

Woodie knows WordPress - Carrie Spencer Smart Ass RomanceYou know how sometimes you’re surfing the net and you think – hey! that’s super cool! I want to link to that/use that/quote that on my own blog!

Well, my little peeps, let Woodie show you how.

On your dashboard, under Tools, there’s a little bookmarklet called Press This. You’ve probably glanced at it a few times, thought what the heck? and then continued on your merry way.

Right? right.

Let’s put that puppy to work for you eh?

You’re going to put your mouse over the Press This button and drag it, yesssss I said drag it, up to your tool bar. It’ll settle in there quite nicely.

You’re probably asking…..”So? Now what?”

I’m here to tell ya. =) Pick a blog, any blog. Say, even this one. Now highlight the text in this paragraph, then click on your Press This button. A window will pop up with the text you just highlighted. So? Hang on, young padawan. If you look closer, you’ll also see that this is a post you can post on YOUR BLOG.

Here, I’ve selected a bit of Nancy Nicholson’s post, as you can see highlighted below the popup window. It appears right in my posting window, with credit to Nancy’s blog. I can choose a category and post it immediately, or save it as a draft and add more to it later. If I don’t highlight any text at all, the link will appear in my post.

I can ALSO add in photos, by going to the Upload Photos and waiting a few seconds. The pictures from Nancy’s post will appear, and I can choose to add one in.

This is perfect if you’re wanting to add in a recipe or a story. Yes, it can be used for Evil Purposes as well, so make sure you’re crediting the blog you’re linking from! But all in all, a handy tool!

There, now you’ve learned something new! Time for a little petunia for breakfast.

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