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LG and Scale
http://teacherpress.ocps.net/example/

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What is WordPress?
A publishing platform created by Matt Mullenweg
●A blog but much more
●An eMagazine
●An advanced websit...
Getting an Account
In order for us to create your TeacherPress account you
must complete the following steps:
1. Login to ...
Gathering Assets
● Pen Drive – make a folder
● Find pictures, documents etc. you want to use in your
site and copy them in...
Toolbar
Let’s you quickly access

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○Dashboard
○Site
○Common Actions
○Profile
○Search

Changes with Site and Dashboards

...
Front End:
what the public sees

Back End:
Dashboard
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Writes articles
Posts photos and videos
Moderates Comments
C...
Front End
Home Page
with 2011 Theme,
a single post and
single comment
●Sample page
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Back End
Dashboard
with Welcome
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Dashboard
is your landing page

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Screen Options
Uncheck items to simplify

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Settings
Privacy- site visibility = block search
engines or not
●General- Title,
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● tagline,
● email should be OCPS
● ti...
Themes
Tons of themes available that change look of site
●Not all themes have all the options
●More will be added
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Pleas...
Posts Vs. Pages
Posts

Pages

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Static content
●Individual
●Site information

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Time-based material
●Related informat...
Posts
Index based on
Publishing date –
(required)
●Author – (required)
●Category – (required )
buckets you put things in
●...
Create a Post
Give it a title
●Notice the permalink
●Save Draft
●Preview
●Publish
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● Visibility = Public, Password Priva...
Other Post Elements
Categories
●Tags
●Post formats
●Excerpt
●Featured image – the theme pulls image
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Create
Categories
a...
Pages
Presentation

Organized as
Static elements
●Parent/child relationships
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Home

Child 1

Grandkid 1

Child 2

Child ...
Editing Pages
Convey information about the site
●Sample Page different templates from Blog
●No categories and tags, just c...
Page Templates
Using different templates can vary the
way content is displayed. (Page Attributes)
●2011 Theme has
●

● Def...
Adding images
Add Media button
●Browse (Drag and Drop)
●Add Media window
●

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Title
Alt text
Caption is optional – ...
Media Library
Attached to a post or a page
●Image Editor (Edit Image)
●

● Flip
● Crop

Add documents – when you add to bl...
Organizing Page Hierarchy
Parent/Child Page
●Create pages
●All pages, find Child page and select Quick Edit switch
Parent ...
Themes
30 + available now and more to come
●Different themes have different options for page layouts
●

● Sidebar
● Showca...
Front Page/ Blog Page
Change the Sample page to be the Front page
●Create a new page and call it Blog
●Dashboard
●Settings...
The Events Calendar
Dashboard > Plugins > The Events Calendar > Activate

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Widgets
Widgets are independent sections of content that can be
placed into any widgetized area provided by your theme
(co...
Links
URL outside your site – open in new window
●URL within site – opens in same window
●Link to post or page - permalink...
Ultimate Tinymce
Settings
●Ultimate Tinymce
●Adds additional features to the Text Editor
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NextGen Gallery
Gallery in Dashboard
●Add a New Gallery Button
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Upload pictures > select gallery
●To insert Gallery use ...
Things to do:
Create a blog post sharing a link with your class.
●Create a homepage that has a title, at least one graphic...
An OCPS version of WordPress

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Component #: 3003025
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Introduction to TeacherPress

  1. 1. *
  2. 2. LG and Scale http://teacherpress.ocps.net/example/ *
  3. 3. What is WordPress? A publishing platform created by Matt Mullenweg ●A blog but much more ●An eMagazine ●An advanced website ●Place to host an event ●Whatever you want it to be… ● *
  4. 4. Getting an Account In order for us to create your TeacherPress account you must complete the following steps: 1. Login to http://teacherpress.ocps.net using your personnel number as your username and your current password for email as your password. 2. Click on the Site Request Tab (or Link) 3. Fill out the form and submit 4. Wait a day or 2 and you will be sent an email with a link 5. Follow the link in the email to connect your Site to the User. *
  5. 5. Gathering Assets ● Pen Drive – make a folder ● Find pictures, documents etc. you want to use in your site and copy them into that folder ○ Creative Commons ○ Google with Advanced Search ○ Pics4learning ● Copyright Guidelines *
  6. 6. Toolbar Let’s you quickly access ● ○Dashboard ○Site ○Common Actions ○Profile ○Search Changes with Site and Dashboards ● *
  7. 7. Front End: what the public sees Back End: Dashboard ● ● ● ● Writes articles Posts photos and videos Moderates Comments Controls Look and functionality of site *
  8. 8. Front End Home Page with 2011 Theme, a single post and single comment ●Sample page ● *
  9. 9. Back End Dashboard with Welcome ● *
  10. 10. Dashboard is your landing page *
  11. 11. Screen Options Uncheck items to simplify ● *
  12. 12. Settings Privacy- site visibility = block search engines or not ●General- Title, ● ● tagline, ● email should be OCPS ● time zone – New York Simple Social Buttons – place them or don’t show ●Profile – Dashboard > Users ● Edit Profile Edit Settings *
  13. 13. Themes Tons of themes available that change look of site ●Not all themes have all the options ●More will be added ● Please, do not change your theme right away. *
  14. 14. Posts Vs. Pages Posts Pages ● Static content ●Individual ●Site information ● ● Time-based material ●Related information ●Need to be organized Post 1 Comment Post 2 Comment Comment Comment *
  15. 15. Posts Index based on Publishing date – (required) ●Author – (required) ●Category – (required ) buckets you put things in ●Tags – (optional) relational to other items ● Presentation Reverse chronological ●Categorical – so you can search ●Break points – continued when click link ●Featured images – thumbnail next to short version of post ● *
  16. 16. Create a Post Give it a title ●Notice the permalink ●Save Draft ●Preview ●Publish ● ● Visibility = Public, Password Private ● Schedule publish Create a Post *
  17. 17. Other Post Elements Categories ●Tags ●Post formats ●Excerpt ●Featured image – the theme pulls image ● Create Categories and Tags *
  18. 18. Pages Presentation Organized as Static elements ●Parent/child relationships ● Home Child 1 Grandkid 1 Child 2 Child 3 Individual ●Custom templates ●Dedicated URL ●No category or date ● Child 4 Grandkid 2 *
  19. 19. Editing Pages Convey information about the site ●Sample Page different templates from Blog ●No categories and tags, just content ●Simplify the look (remove Commenting on page). ● ● Screen options > Check Discussion> ● Bottom of page, Uncheck comments and trackbacks Publish to make it live. Update, Save Draft, Preview ● *
  20. 20. Page Templates Using different templates can vary the way content is displayed. (Page Attributes) ●2011 Theme has ● ● Default ● Showcase ● Sidebar Templates are theme-dependent ● Try out templates *
  21. 21. Adding images Add Media button ●Browse (Drag and Drop) ●Add Media window ● ● ● ● ● Title Alt text Caption is optional – it is visible (can’t drag image) Alignment Gallery connected to Post ● ● Add image to Page or Post ● Gallery tab appears ● On Gallery tab, choose options > Insert into Post *
  22. 22. Media Library Attached to a post or a page ●Image Editor (Edit Image) ● ● Flip ● Crop Add documents – when you add to blog, it inserts as a link ●Add new, manage existing assets, see where featured, and delete ● Upload assets *
  23. 23. Organizing Page Hierarchy Parent/Child Page ●Create pages ●All pages, find Child page and select Quick Edit switch Parent drop down to page you want it to be under ●Back to main Page and you will see it in a fly out menu ● Home Blog All About Me *
  24. 24. Themes 30 + available now and more to come ●Different themes have different options for page layouts ● ● Sidebar ● Showcase ● Default Some are customizable ● *
  25. 25. Front Page/ Blog Page Change the Sample page to be the Front page ●Create a new page and call it Blog ●Dashboard ●Settings > Reading ●Change Front Page to one you want ●Change Blog to Blog page ● *
  26. 26. The Events Calendar Dashboard > Plugins > The Events Calendar > Activate *
  27. 27. Widgets Widgets are independent sections of content that can be placed into any widgetized area provided by your theme (commonly called sidebars). ●Sample widgets ● ○Countdown clock ○Calendar ○Recent Comments/Posts ○Text or HTML Templates ● ○Default ○Showcase ○Sidebar *
  28. 28. Links URL outside your site – open in new window ●URL within site – opens in same window ●Link to post or page - permalink ● *
  29. 29. Ultimate Tinymce Settings ●Ultimate Tinymce ●Adds additional features to the Text Editor ● *
  30. 30. NextGen Gallery Gallery in Dashboard ●Add a New Gallery Button ● Upload pictures > select gallery ●To insert Gallery use icon on HTML editor toolbar ● *
  31. 31. Things to do: Create a blog post sharing a link with your class. ●Create a homepage that has a title, at least one graphic, a link to your OCPS email address and a link to your school’s website. ●Create a syllabus page that has your classroom procedures, grading policies, and course description/major topics covered. ●Create a student page with a teacher created technology integration activity and at least five appropriate websites for your students. ●Create a parent communication page with five links that are appropriate parent resources. ● *
  32. 32. An OCPS version of WordPress ● Component #: 3003025 *

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