Graziadio Word Press Getting Started Show


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Getting started blogging using WordPress as a Pepperdine business student is helped with a general overview of how to write and publish posts, upload media, and create links. Contribute to the Graziadio Voice business student blog as a MBA, masters or bachelor's completion student forearmed about the Wordpress user interface.

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Graziadio Word Press Getting Started Show

  1. 1. GETTING STARTED<br />Blogging Using WordPress<br />
  2. 2. Blogging Using WordPress<br />2<br />Getting Start:This is a introduction to working in WordPress to write a blog post <br />Pg. 3: .….…The Dashboard<br />Pg. 4: ….…..Add New Post<br />Pg. 5: ..…....Visual vs. HTML Editor<br />Pg. 6: ..….…Basics<br />Pg. 7: ….…..Copying text from a Word Document<br />Pg. 8 …….…Add links<br />Pg. 9-10 …..Add media--images, video, audio, documents<br />Pg. 11: …….Add “Read more…”<br />Pg. 12: …….Add Your Category<br />Pg. 13: …….Add Tags<br />Pg. 14: …….Save Draft & Preview<br />Pg. 15-16: …Find Your Saved Draft<br />Pg. 17: .……Publish<br />Pg. 18: …….Sound Advice<br />Pg. 19: …….Useful Tutorials<br />
  3. 3. Blogging Using WordPress<br />3<br />Once you log in<br />The DashboardThis screen tells you about recent activity at the site and provides you a number of links to start writing Posts, statistics and other information.<br />FIND DRAFTS AND EXISTING POSTSClick “Post”or“Edit”under Posts<br />ADD NEW POST“Click “Add New” under “Posts”<br />
  4. 4. Blogging Using WordPress<br />4<br />Writing a Post: Add New Post<br />You have clicked “Add New” and arrived at the screen where you will craft your post.<br />
  5. 5. Blogging Using WordPress<br />5<br />Writing a Post: Editors<br />VISUAL VS. HTML EDITORWhen writing your post, you have the option of using the visual or HTML mode of the editor. The visual mode lets you see your post as is, while the HTML mode shows you the code for the post <br />Use VISUAL EDITOR to work in WORD mode, unless you know HTML code<br />Use HTML EDITOR if you need to insert video. For example, YouTube will provide you with the code so you can add a video clip. You want to copy-&-paste that code into the HTML editor<br />Use HTML EDITOR to manually copy-&-paste for previous posts your “By (Name)” line that appears at the top of a post and “Photo & Bio” language at the bottom of your posts<br />
  6. 6. Blogging Using WordPress<br />6<br />Writing a Post: Basics<br />The Visual Editor works basically like Microsoft Word. You will recognize similar features<br />Bold<br />Italics<br />Strike-through<br />Make Bulleted List<br />Make Number List<br />Align left, right or center<br />Your Headline here<br />Type your post here.<br />BUT WAIT! Are you copy-&-pasting from a WORD document? DO NOT PASTE INTO THIS FIELD (see next slide)<br />This button opens another row of buttons in case you do not see two as shown here.<br />
  7. 7. Blogging Using WordPress<br />7<br />Writing a Post: Copying from a Word Document<br />If you write in Word and want to copy and paste FIRST click the “T” button<br />NEW BOX will appear<br />PASTE your copy<br />Click INSERT<br />Now you can format and edit<br />Your Headline here<br />Edit your post here after you have clicked the “T” button above and inserted your copy.<br />Note: After INSERTING your copy using the “T” button, the text editing area sometimes freezes. Try clicking on and off one of the buttons such as bold or tab HTML back and forth. Do this and you will be able to continue editing your copy.<br />
  8. 8. Blogging Using WordPress<br />8<br />Writing a Post: Add Links<br />FIRST highlight the word(s) you wished linked<br />Click button circled<br />Type or paste in web address (called an URL)<br />Click OK<br />Made a mistake?--To Unbreak a link highlight linked word(s) and click button next to one circled<br />Your Headline here<br />Edit your post here after you have clicked the “T” button above and inserted your copy. Here is a great tutorial on properly copying Word text into WordPress. I want to linked the word “here” to the URL:<br /> But first I must highlightthe word “Here” and click the circled icon.<br />
  9. 9. Blogging Using WordPress<br />9<br />Writing a Post: Add Media--Images, Video, Audio, Documents<br />Place cursor in text area where you want media to appear and click on:<br />Adds images <br />Adds video<br />Adds music or audio clips<br />Adds PowerPoint, Word files<br />Your Headline here<br />Edit your post here after you have clicked the “T” button above and pasted and inserted your text from Word. Now, I could place an image before the word “Edit” by clicking before the “E” so I have a flashing cursor and then clicking the “Add Media” button circled.<br />
  10. 10. Blogging Using WordPress<br />10<br />Writing a Post: Add Media--Images, Video, Audio, Documents<br />Uploading media from your computer into the Media Library is quite simple. Two &apos;uploaders&apos;, Flash and Browser, are provided. If the Flash uploader doesn&apos;t work, then click the &quot;Browser Uploader&quot; link to use the Broswer uploader.<br />Select Files - browser for image on your computer<br />Upload<br />You can title and align your image<br />Insert<br />For more detail:<br />
  11. 11. Blogging Using WordPress<br />11<br />Writing a Post: Add “Read More…”<br />If you have a post longer than 3-4 paragraphs, it is good to shorten how it will be displayed by adding “Read more…”<br />Place cursor where you want to a page break<br />Click button circled<br />Your Headline here<br />
  12. 12. Blogging Using WordPress<br />12<br />Writing a Post: Add Your Category<br />Every Post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow the classification of your Posts into groups and subgroups, thereby aiding viewers in the navigation and use of your site.<br /><ul><li>GRAZIADIO VOICE BLOGGERS
  13. 13. Always CHECK your name under CATEGORIES</li></li></ul><li>Blogging Using WordPress<br />13<br />Writing a Post: Add Tags<br />Tags are the keywords you might assign to each post. Tags provide another means to aid your readers in finding your post, especially if they are using Google or other search engine.<br />Does your post mention a commonly known person, place, principle or event? Enter it here.<br />
  14. 14. Blogging Using WordPress<br />14<br />Writing a Post: Save Draft & Preview<br />Click SAVE DRAFT often<br />Click SAVE DRAFT to come back later and finish your post. (See FIND DRAFT slide)<br />Always PREVIEW. Preview opens a new window and will show the post as it will appear to a reader.<br />NEVER PUBLISH unless you have SAVED and PREVIEWED<br />Your must SAVE DRAFT after every edit before your changes display in a new preview<br />Preview often <br />
  15. 15. Blogging Using WordPress<br />15<br />Writing a Post: Find Your Saved Draft<br />You can always find OLDER POSTS or that DRAFT you had started, but did not have time to finish<br />Click either POSTS or EDIT under “Posts”<br />
  16. 16. Blogging Using WordPress<br />16<br />Writing a Post: Find Your Saved Draft<br />Via the Posts Edit SubPanel you can select the Post or Posts you wish to edit, delete, or view. HOOVER CURSOR over title of post and a menu will display. You can take the following actions.<br />Edit - Post Name or clicking on the Edit option just below the Post Name, causes the Edit Posts screen to display. <br /> Quick Edit - Quick Edit allows a quick in-line edit of certain fields related to a Post. <br />Delete - This Action deletes the Posts..<br />View - This Action presents the Post as it appears in a single Post view on the blog.<br />
  17. 17. Blogging Using WordPress<br />17<br />Writing a Post: Publish<br />NEVER PUBLISH unless you have SAVED and PREVIEWED<br />Ready? Hit big blue button<br />Post is now live to the world<br />
  18. 18. Blogging Using WordPress<br />18<br />Writing a Post: Sound Advice<br />Spell Check and ProofCheck all the spelling and proof it thoroughly before you hit Publish. <br />Think before you postRanting on blogs is commonplace today, but take a moment and think about what you are writing. Remember, once it is out there, it can be seen by many and crawled by search engines; and taking things back is harder once it is public. Take a moment to read what you&apos;ve written before hitting the Publish button. When you are ready, share it with the world. <br />Write about what you likeYou’ve heard this a thousand times before and it sounds too cliched, but it is true. If you force yourself to write something that you don’t really enjoy, it will show. Perhaps you might not have a specific theme for writing when you just start, but that’s ok. You’ll become more focused later. Just enjoy the experience and write what you like. <br />Write frequentlyWrite as frequently as you can, may be even more than twice a day, but don’t let quantity get in the way of quality. Your viewers come for content, don’t give them useless stuff. <br />Don’t use too much slangNot all the readers will be from your part of the world so make sure people can understand easily. <br />Don&apos;t hide your emotionsTempting as it might be, don’t hide your real emotions. After all that is what a blog is about. If you want, you can stay anonymous and voice your feelings on whatever you are passionate about. You might have strong views on various subjects but let your readers know your passion. What is passion worth if you can’t even share it? You’ll actually love the discussions it can lead to. The discussions will broaden your own thinking and you might end up making some really good friends. <br />Consider your readersPerhaps this sounds weird, but consider who needs to know about your blog before you tell them about your new blogging hobby. Will you be able to write freely if you tell them? How much should you let your readers know about you? Is it ok if your boss or girlfriend reads your posts? If you don’t want them to read, take anonymity measures accordingly. <br />Use pictures and videosThey make the pages colorful and viewers get to see a little of your part of the world. They feel connected. <br />Save your postsSave your posts before you press the publish button. Anything can happen with your computer or with an internet connection. You don’t need to lose your post.<br />Courtesy of<br />
  19. 19. Blogging Using WordPress<br />19<br />Writing a Post: Useful Tutorials<br />How to Correctly Copy/Paste Microsoft Word text into WordPress<br />How to Add YouTube Video using WordPress 2.7<br />How to Insert Photos (WP v.2.7)<br />How to Add Media and Links<br />How to Write a Post<br />