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Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
Wordpress getting-started-multimedia
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  • 1. Getting Started with Created by Mitzi Lewis Inspired by Barbara Nixon
  • 2. What is WordPress? <ul><li>WordPress is a free, open-source publishing platform originally developed for creating and maintaining blogs. </li></ul>
  • 3. What ’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? <ul><li>WordPress.com provides hosting and software management (i.e., FREE) </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress.org requires you to install and manage the software using a 3 rd party provider (or your own server) (i.e., $$) </li></ul><ul><li>More info about the pros and cons of each option can be found at http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org </li></ul><ul><li>The following steps focus on Wordpress.com </li></ul>
  • 4. Create an Account (1 of 3) <ul><li>Go to wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Sign up now” button </li></ul>
  • 5. Create an Account (2 of 3) <ul><li>1. Fill out this form </li></ul>
  • 6. Create an Account (3 of 3) <ul><li>2. Choose your domain name wisely – you cannot change it later! </li></ul><ul><li>3. Choose a blog title – you can change it later. </li></ul>
  • 7. Complete Registration <ul><li>While you wait for the activation e-mail, you can update your profile </li></ul>
  • 8. Now What? Log In!
  • 9. Go to “My Dashboard”
  • 10. Go to “Settings”
  • 11. 1. Change your tagline (or delete it) 2. Pick your time zone 3. Save your changes
  • 12. <ul><li>Select “Appearance” </li></ul>
  • 13. Pick a Theme You Like: 1. Preview 2. Activate
  • 14. <ul><li>Select “Widgets” </li></ul>
  • 15. Add Widgets: Search, Categories, Calendar, Links, Recent Posts (these are required – you may add others if you like) <ul><li>To add a widget, click and drag to the Sidebar </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Select “Categories” </li></ul>
  • 17. Add Categories <ul><li>Multimedia Class </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Personal (if you have any personal posts) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional categories of your choosing </li></ul><ul><li>Note: do not use the “Uncategorized” category – this is like saying “Reader, I don’t care enough about you to organize my blog” </li></ul>
  • 18. <ul><li>Select “Add New” </li></ul><ul><li>(under “Links”) </li></ul>Blogroll (a list of your favorite blogs)
  • 19. 1 4 3 2
  • 20. <ul><li>Select “Blog Stats” </li></ul><ul><li>(under “Dashboard”) </li></ul>To View Your Blog Stats
  • 21. What ’s the Difference Between Posts and Pages? Posts Pages Many WordPress posts can be on a single page One WordPress page at a time can can be on a single page For dynamic content For static content Can be categorized (posts can appear in multiple places on a website) Cannot be categorized Newest post shows at top (as info is added, older posts “sink down”) Accessible from anywhere in your blog (often shows up in header or sidebar)
  • 22. Add/Edit a Post
  • 23. Tips for Adding/Editing a Post <ul><li>Click “Save Draft” often </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Publish” when you are ready for the post to “go live” </li></ul><ul><li>If copying text from Word, use “Paste from Word” icon on toolbar – this prevents it from getting very messy </li></ul>
  • 24. Adding a Link FIRST: Highlight text for hyperlink SECOND: Click link button
  • 25. 1 2 3
  • 26. Add/Edit a Page
  • 27. Tips for Adding/Editing a Page (same as tips for adding/editing a post) <ul><li>Click “Save Draft” often </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Publish” when you are ready for the page to “go live” </li></ul><ul><li>If copying text from Word, use “Paste from Word” icon on toolbar – this prevents it from getting very messy </li></ul>
  • 28. Tips for Your “About Me” Page <ul><li>Stay professional </li></ul><ul><li>Include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University affiliation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to other places you can be found online (optional) </li></ul></ul>

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