Teaching Word Press

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Teaching Word Press

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  2. 2. Getting a Blog<br />http://piratepanel.ecu.edu<br />Log in, choose “Create Blog”<br />http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/wp-login.php<br />
  3. 3. Getting a Custom Named Blog<br />Create TechExcel request<br />Optionally put in Consulting/Training queue<br />Ex: Project, Conference, Department name<br />
  4. 4. Customizing Your Blog<br />Theme<br />Dashboard: Users<br />Dashboard: Settings: Discussion<br />Categories<br />Tags<br />Widgets<br />Plugins<br />Post!<br />
  5. 5. Theme<br />ECU Commonspot Theme<br />recommended for “official” blogs<br />ECU Theme<br />If you like a modern ECU color<br />Any of dozens of others already installed<br />
  6. 6. Theme<br />Create your own<br />Creating your own theme<br />Request a theme<br />Ex: Minimalistic Clean Free WordPress Themes<br />
  7. 7. Dashboard: Users<br />Update name for posts<br />Add additional users individually or in bluk.<br />All user names are simply PirateID (no @ecu.edu, no intra)<br />
  8. 8. Dashboard: Settings: Discussion<br />“Allow people to post comments on new articles” == Alllow comments at all<br />“Users must be registered and logged in to comment” == ECU authorized users only<br />“Ad administrator must always approve the comment” == Comments don’t appear until released<br />
  9. 9. Categories<br />Create hierarchical organization for posts<br />Possible faculty categories<br />Teaching<br />Research<br />Service<br />Benefit: Find posts quickly<br />Benefit: Subscribe to single category<br />
  10. 10. Tags<br />Free form method of adding metadata to posts<br />Possible faculty tags<br />“Some journal name”<br />“Some conference name”<br />Benefit: Add additional descriptive terms that aren’t worthy of entire category<br />
  11. 11. Widgets<br />Can be placed in one of four sidebars<br />Requires that theme is widget enabled<br />Make sure to use preview to verify that widgets work<br />Theme pack themes and ECU themes allow widgets<br />
  12. 12. Recommended Widgets<br />Meta – Log in/out<br />Links – Dashboard: Links<br />Categories – Dashboard: Posts: Categories<br />Tag Cloud – Dashboard: Posts: Post Tags<br />
  13. 13. Plugins<br />WptouchiPhone Theme<br />Mobilepress<br />Slideshare<br />Viper’s Video Quicktabs<br />Sociable<br />
  14. 14. WptouchiPhone Theme<br />Works regardless of “normal” theme<br />Detects iPhone/iPod Touch and converts to device friendly format<br />Allows users to revert to normal thems<br />
  15. 15. Mobilepress<br />Allows mobile theme for non Apple devices<br />
  16. 16. Slideshare<br />Integration with Slideshare.net<br />Just copy and paste “Embed (wordpress.com)” code from Slideshare into post.<br />
  17. 17. Viper’s Video Quicktabs<br />Adds buttons in new post editor to editor sites<br />Includes options for FLV and Quicktime (not enabled by default)<br />See plugin settings for enabled media<br />
  18. 18. Sociable<br />Adds buttons/footer to all posts that let you “Include this article in XXX”<br />Choose from 99 social sites to in/exclude from your posts<br />
  19. 19. Media: Images<br />From URL<br />From Computer<br />From Library<br />

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