Student Writing

Sometime what we write in blogs are very formulaic.  For example, you may participate in one of the daily memes that go around, you may get involved in a Blog Carnival or you may write reviews that have a standard format.  What this usually entails is finding the previous post, copying the text over to the new post and then making changes.

With Windows Live Writer and the Text Template Plugin, this whole process can be a thing of the past.

What this plugin allows you to do is to save the html text into a file which you can then choose to bring back every time you want to start a post using the same template.

In other words, you won’t have to go looking for the last time you participated in that carnival or did a review, you just instantiate the template and fill in the details!

Photo Student 1 used under Standard Restrictions from Stock Exchange.

One of the things that every technology blog needs is a way to show code.

So, I think I’ve found a plugin that should do this quite well.


printf("Hello World");

Did that work?

EDIT: It did!

The plugin I’m using for this is: SyntaxHighlighter Evovled.  Try it out if you want code in your WordPress blog.