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Getting Started

Examples:

Create a portfolio and take it with you after you graduate

What is an online portfolio?

  • Brainstorm session: what might your sites include?
  • How are you going to use this site for your academic work?


Create a New WordPress Site

blogs.evergreen.edu is Evergreen's WordPress server. You can create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login.

Driving in WordPress

Settings

  • General - change your tagline; change your time zone to Los Angeles
  • Reading - change your site's privacy settings (defaults to Evergreen users only)
  • Permalinks - set this to Post Name

Writing and Managing your content

Images, video and linked files

Designing Your Site

Working with themes

Themes allow you to change the design of your blog at anytime. Changing your theme will not affect the primary content of your site.

  • Choose a theme - make sure to choose a theme that:
    • is easy for readers to find your categorized posts (a theme that supports custom menus is good way to accomplish this)
  • Customize your header image - some themes allow for you to add your own header image Appearance > Header Image (may only appear if your chosen theme supports custom header images)
  • Make additional changes to your theme (advanced)

Sidebars

Many themes support sidebar content. Often times if you don't anything to your side bar a default set of "widgets" will appear. You can change this by adding your own widgets.

Front Page and Navigation

Adding functionality to your site

  • Plugin Overview - use plugins to connect your site with a variety of web content including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc. Want to connect to a popular service that you don't see listed in the available plugins? Let Academic Computing know and we can look into adding it.

Embedding additional media

Things to know about your blog

Need More Help?



Still have questions or problems with WordPress, send Academic Computing a message or call the Computer Center at 360-867-6227.