Using Tabbed Windows to Manage Your WordPress Blog

Here’s a tip on managing your WordPress blog by using your browser’s tabbed windows.

For example, I maintain a page “Posts” that lists all my posts in the order they appeared, with the oldest first. Here’s how I update that list.

I go to My Dashboard and then do Manage->Pages. I then locate the “Posts” page and click on Edit. I will use this tabbed window to updated the Posts list.

I scroll down to the end of the page to see the last post I entered. I then make a few copies of the following line so I can enter the latest posts:

[a href=""][/a]

(Note that it’s hard to present text that looks like a URL without WordPress trying to interpret it as a URL, so I had to write [ and “]” above where the correct characters are of course “<” and “>,” respectively.)

I then open a second tab, go to My Dashboard and then do Manage->Posts.

I’m now looking at a list of my most recent posts. I find the first one written after the last one I had entered on the “Posts” page. I right click on the “View” entry and then left click on the “Copy Link Location” to grab a copy of the URL. I then go back to the first tab and paste the URL to come between the quotation marks in the href part of the link. I then go back to the second tab, find the start of the post title, moving and holding down the mouse until I have selected the title text. I then right click and then left click on “Copy” to copy that text. I then go back the first tab and past the title text into the text part of the link.

I continue in this fashion until I have created links to all the recent posts. I finish by clicking on the “Save” button to update the “Posts” page.

This can all be done very quickly and quite reliably. Knowing that encourages me to keep the “Posts” page up to date.

Sometimes I can even make use of a third tabbed window, as I did when writing this post, so I could view the contents of the other two windows as a reference.

Good job, WordPress Team.

You can put it on my tab.

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