A brief overview of publishing a post (or a page) in WordPress 2.9.2. I go over selecting a category (or categories), adding the title, typing in content, pasting in content (from Microsoft Word), uploading an image, adding an image title, an image caption, choosing the thumbnail size and selecting to have that thumbnail open up the larger image. Also deleting a post or editing existing posts. Ten minutes never went by so quickly ... ;-)
If you paste from Microsoft Word directly into WordPress without using the "Paste from Word" button, you'll usually have some formatting issues. In this case, although the font seemed OK, the browser couldn't read some of the "fancy quotes" or em dashes and turned them into vertical bars of codey-gobbledy-gook. Here's how to manually clean it up and get rid of that nasty Word code.
Using Viper's Video Quicktags plugin, embedding a video from YouTube (or loads of other video storage sites) is easy. In this video, I also show how to paste PayPal donate code (a payment button) using the HTML editor.