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    WordPress good for those who don't know HTML?

    I am setting up a new blog and plan to hire non-HTML writers for it.

    I liked some CMS systems as they gave the user tons of options on adding images to their articles and formatting options.

    Does wordpress have the same thing or does each writer need to know html to insert images (and other formating) into their articles?

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    Nope - Wordpress has a completely code free interface option for those that need it.

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    You don't need to know any HTML to use wordpress, it has a nice WYSIWYG, but as hawk said, you can use a code editor if you so choose.

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    There are also some nifty plugins for WordPress that extend the WYSIWYG editor even more. I used to have one installed on one of my more image intense blogs that gave me more image management optopns.
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    If you could remember the names of helpful plug-ins that would be awesome.

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    Wordpress has the WYSIWYG editor, but if you're really concerned about code quality or whatever you can have the writers just send you a document and you mark it up and publish it to the blog instead.

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    I could do that, but I really want to be hands off on this one... not the role of editor. Sometimes it takes longer to edit, html, and add content than it does to write.

    I am doing that right now for my other site and it is a pain in the butt.

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    wysig plugin

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    If you could remember the names of helpful plug-ins that would be awesome.

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    Not sure if this is the one being spoken of but it is what I use WYSI-Wordpress and it can be downloaded at http://mudbomb.com/archives/2005/02/...for-wordpress/
    It includes advanced image handling, including on-the-fly thumbnail resizing and compression. It also includes Martin Chlupác’s excellent Iimage Manager v 1.4.1.
    Other than I use it, I have no affiliation with mudbomb and have only been to their site to download it.

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    It depends on the writer, if he/she familiar with wordpress then it's much easier for them to play with it. Otherwise you have to show them how...

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    As others have said, WordPress does have a WYSIWYG editor built-in. To add a bit more detail, the editor is TinyMCE with some of the buttons hidden by default. If you press Alt+Shift+v, then you get some additional options that your writers might find useful (e.g. Paste from Microsoft Word).
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    WordPress should be easy. Some basic PHP editing and FTP will be needed to set it up though. However, the instructions on the site make it easy to do.

    And yes, WP has WYSIWYG. You might get more functionality with the code option, though.

    If any of your bloggers are planning on embedding images or links from amazon, wp-amazon is great: http://manalang.com/wp-amazon/

    It lets you search Amzgon right from inside WP, and click and drag links and images into your post. Not sure if you need this, but I thought it would be worth mentioning if you ever plan on referring to Amazon in your blogs...

    The only problem I've found with wp-amazon is that it doesn't work in Opera.

    Hope that helps.

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    i use advanced WYSIWYG editor. it makes text formatting a snap (including headings), which is what prompted me to install it. has some other nice features too that might help you out a bit

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    wordpress is one of the top blog app, feel free to use it if you don't know html. For test you could open a free wordpress blog at wordpress.com!

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    This is a good list of plug-ins. I Use alot of these..

    http://www.johntp.com/category/wordp...press-plugins/
    Keyword Junkies
    Save Time, Money & Concentrate On What Matters Most.
    The Blog Feeder!
    Finally a WP Plug-in That Will Drip Feed Blog Posts!


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