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Alright, you should have read the basics now but if not I suggest you do so before proceeding.

You are ready to publish your resume or portfolio site. You should have the Theme you selected  (if other then Twenty Ten) activated and some idea of your page layout.  Pages across the main navigation bar are called Parent pages.  Most can also have Children pages below them.  Likewise the children pages can have Grandchildren pages.  Think of this hierarchy as a corporate organization chart or even as a family tree.

Remember when I cautioned you about changing names and moving pages around.  You should have an idea of what pages you want to have and what order they want to be in.  Again, some of the articles under Resources can provide suggestions.

There is room for about 12 pages across the main navigation bar.  A second row is allowed but I personally do not like the look of a second row.  I suggest numbering them from 2 to 18 in order from left to right using even numbers only.  This allows you to slot in a page if you change your mind without reordering all of the pages.  If you will have a Blog (Comments, News, whatever you will call it) page, I always suggest it is the further right and therefore I reserve 20 for it.

Most resume sites do not have a blog (or posts) page as the home or landing page.  You probably want a static page, perhaps as this site is structured, with just a single column.  WordPressTV has the following video tutorial about setting up a static page as your landing page.  So please watch it.  Let me caution you that some of the information at the beginning is general to a blog and not a static site so bear with it.

Next let’s look at the Visual Editor and check out some of the icons and tools you have to publish your page.

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