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Wordpress getting-started-multimedia

  1. 1. Getting Started with Created by Mitzi Lewis Inspired by Barbara Nixon
  2. 2. What is WordPress? <ul><li>WordPress is a free, open-source publishing platform originally developed for creating and maintaining blogs. </li></ul>
  3. 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. 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. 5. Create an Account (2 of 3) <ul><li>1. Fill out this form </li></ul>
  6. 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. 7. Complete Registration <ul><li>While you wait for the activation e-mail, you can update your profile </li></ul>
  8. 8. Now What? Log In!
  9. 9. Go to “My Dashboard”
  10. 10. Go to “Settings”
  11. 11. 1. Change your tagline (or delete it) 2. Pick your time zone 3. Save your changes
  12. 12. <ul><li>Select “Appearance” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pick a Theme You Like: 1. Preview 2. Activate
  14. 14. <ul><li>Select “Widgets” </li></ul>
  15. 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. 16. <ul><li>Select “Categories” </li></ul>
  17. 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. 18. <ul><li>Select “Add New” </li></ul><ul><li>(under “Links”) </li></ul>Blogroll (a list of your favorite blogs)
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  20. 20. <ul><li>Select “Blog Stats” </li></ul><ul><li>(under “Dashboard”) </li></ul>To View Your Blog Stats
  21. 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. 22. Add/Edit a Post
  23. 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. 24. Adding a Link FIRST: Highlight text for hyperlink SECOND: Click link button
  25. 25. 1 2 3
  26. 26. Add/Edit a Page
  27. 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. 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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