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Wordpress ahml 4.19 copy

  1. 1. richard kong arlington heights memorial library BLOGGING WITH WORDPRESS.COM
  2. 2. what will we cover? 1. setting up a new blog/website 2. customizing the theme and more 3. creating and editing posts 4. creating and editing pages 5. inserting images and video 6. advanced topics (comments, domain registration, mobile app, etc.) 7. hands-on practice
  3. 3. what is a blog? /blôg/ Noun A type of website on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis. Verb To add new material to or regularly update a blog.
  4. 4. who’s blogging? • CNN: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/ • NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/blogs/directory.html • Mashable: http://mashable.com/ • Fortune 500 companies: UPS http://blog.ups.com/ • Professional bloggers: Heather Armstrong http://dooce.com/ • Normal folks like you and me: AH Moms http://www.arlingtonheightsmoms.com/ • The Library: Staff Choices Blog http://ahml.info/borrow/ra/staff_choices
  5. 5. what is wordpress.com and how popular is it? “a hosting platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online. you don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server.” http://en.support.wordpress.com/ “today wordpress powers one of every 6 websites on the internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. those run through its cloud- hosted service, which lets anybody create a free website online, attract 330 million visitors who view 3.4 billion pages every month.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2012/09/05/the-internets-mother-tongue/
  6. 6. wordpress.com vs. wordpress.org http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ WordPress.com is a hosting platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online. You don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server. WordPress.com has hundreds of themes, and includes the functionality of many plugins, but you can’t upload your own plugins or themes. WordPress.org offers free software that you can install on a web server. You can upload and install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database.
  7. 7. getting started at wordpress.com
  8. 8. creating a new wordpress.com account
  9. 9. upgrading option Click “Create Blog” for a free blog
  10. 10. confirming registration in your email
  11. 11. adjusting your blog title and tagline
  12. 12. adjusting your blog title and tagline
  13. 13. choosing a theme Premium themes are not free
  14. 14. creating your first post tags
  15. 15. inserting an image click to insert image or drag and drop file onto editor
  16. 16. inserting a video copy and paste a youtube url (link) into post and publish. more video options at http://en.support.wordpress.com/ videos/youtube/
  17. 17. checking the public view
  18. 18. getting to your dashboard
  19. 19. understanding the dashboard
  20. 20. choosing and customizing your theme
  21. 21. creating a new post NOTE: Posts are displayed in the order in which they are published on your front page.
  22. 22. editing a post
  23. 23. creating a new page NOTE: Pages are best for timeless (i.e., static) content like About, Contact, etc.
  24. 24. making a page your frontpage
  25. 25. handling comments
  26. 26. discussion settings
  27. 27. domain registration
  28. 28. wordpress mobile app Available for iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (Google Play)
  29. 29. 1. visit wordpress.com 2. create an account or login to your existing account 3. create a new post 4. create a new page 5. continue to practice and ask if you need help now it’s your turn please fill out the class evaluation form before you leave. thanks!
  30. 30. visit wordpress.com help and tutorial sites: http://support.wordpress.com/ http://learn.wordpress.com/ schedule an appointment: http://ahml.info/appointment need more help?
  31. 31. the studio: digital media lab video editing, music, design software, scanners, cameras, production room, and more