Faculty Web Pages Getting Started Audio

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Faculty Web Pages Getting Started Audio

  1. 1. Getting Started
  2. 2. <ul><li>Browse to: mymacewan.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Login with MacEwan credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Faculty” tab </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Web + log = Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blogs in Plain English ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WordPress is a blogging tool </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on easy content managment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents to be downloaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to other web pages and resources </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>PAGES </li></ul><ul><li>Like a standard web page </li></ul><ul><li>Content will not change often </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Pets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My Cat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My Dogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fido </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rover </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>POSTS </li></ul><ul><li>New content added over time </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. Thoughts on a topic, progress updates </li></ul><ul><li>Accumulate with most recent at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Categorized and can be viewed by category </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>WEBSITE </li></ul><ul><li>Pages are most important with the option of adding posts. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll need to reconfigure the site so that pages are most prominent </li></ul><ul><li>BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>Posts are the most important with the option of adding a few pages </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress comes like this “out of the box” </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>ALL THEMES OK FOR WEBSITE, EXCEPT </li></ul><ul><li>Typebased </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on posting date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>APPROPRIATE FOR BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>All themes are appropriate if you choose to emphasize blogging. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>MOST THEMES HAVE A QUICK “EDIT” LINK </li></ul><ul><li>THESE THEMES LACK THIS LINK </li></ul><ul><li>Irresistable </li></ul><ul><li>Typebased </li></ul><ul><li>To access the Dashboard, you’ll need to browse to: </li></ul><ul><li><<Site name>>/wp-admin/ </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Blog Title </li></ul><ul><li>Tagline </li></ul><ul><li>Timezone </li></ul><ul><li>Date Format </li></ul><ul><li>Time Format </li></ul><ul><li>Week Starts On </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Pages | Add New </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Text Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Area </li></ul><ul><li>Page Parent </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Add text to a new page using the “Paste from Word” button </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the results </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Add images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demo: add and image to a page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links to web-based video </li></ul><ul><li>Links to audio files </li></ul><ul><li>Add documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demo: Upload a PDF file to the server and make a link to it </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Add two new Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Add at least one page “under” each of those two pages </li></ul><ul><li>Add an image to an existing page </li></ul><ul><li>Add a document to the Media Library file1.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Add a link to that document on a page </li></ul><ul><li>Add link to an external web page, e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.macewan.ca </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Posts | Add New </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Add two new categories </li></ul><ul><li>Add two posts to each of the two categories </li></ul><ul><li>Add tags to each of the posts </li></ul><ul><li>See how the posts, categories and tags display on your site </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Default article settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other comment settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail me whenever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before a comment appears </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment Moderation </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide if you want your web site to be picked up by search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permalinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jury is out on this one. Leave as is for now </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Add a new Page titled “Home” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will be the first page people see </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add a new Page that will contain your posts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggested titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ My Blog” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ What’s New” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Random Thoughts” </li></ul></ul></ul>Ignore this if you’ve chosen “Pride” or “8some”
  18. 19. <ul><li>Tell WordPress what to display as a “Front page” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Settings | Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Front page displays: choose “A static page” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Front Page: “Home” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Posts Page: “My Blog” or “What’s New” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Make the duplicate “Home” page invisible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to use a plugin to do this: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dashboard | Plugins | Advanced Category Excluder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Activate” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dashboard | ACE | Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select Home in all columns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Doit!” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Reorder your Pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For each page assign a number in the “Order” field in the “Attributes” section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low Number = left </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High Number = right </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(A new Plugin is coming that will make this reordering far more intuitive.) </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Links | Add New </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description (optional but recommended) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign a Category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add a new category if necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target (new window is best) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Add Link to save </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Add two new categories </li></ul><ul><li>Add at least two links to each category </li></ul>

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