WordPress portfolio – First steps

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Creating a WordPress portfolio:

  • Go to www.wordpress.com
  • Click on Get Started
  • Fill out the form and give your site a blog address
  • Scroll down and click Create blog
  • Confirm your account through your email
  • Give it a tagline
  • Select a theme (you can change it later)
  • From homepage, go to My Blog
  • Select Admin under the blog you just created
  • Watch video
  • In the Dashboard click on Pages
  • Create an About Me. Add your bio and a photo
  • To add a photo, click on Add Media, upload the photo, and Insert into Post
  • Move photo where you want it, add a caption of who took it and at the bottom, click Set as Featured Image
  • Click Preview to see the page
  • Make necessary changes then click Publish and see how it looks from the homepage
  • Go to Appearance, and Customize
  • Click on Front (on left side of screen)
  • Change from Latest Posts to Static Page
  • In drop down menu select About Me page
  • Then go to Header and change the header photo or leave as is (you get points for originality on your final blog)
  • When you are done customizing, click Save or Cancel and go back to Dashboard
  • In Appearance, click on Widgets. Add a few widgets now
  • Try adding Blog Stats to a Bottom Footer
  • Add a Text widget to the first Bottom Footer
  • In another window, go to http://creativecommons.org/
  • Select Choose License
  • Fill out the License Features and the Attribute section
  • Copy the code that’s been generated based on your answers
  • Back in the Text box in Dashboard, paste the code and give it a title Creative Commons License
  • Click Save
  • In the top left corner, click on your site to view it now
  • We will add content during next class, but feel free to play around and start customizing

For Next Class:

  • Draft of extra credit due Sunday before 9 p.m.
  • Review http://learn.wordpress.com/
  • Add new widgets and tweek the About Me page
  • If your feeling ambitious start adding stories you’ve written and photos you’ve taken for the UVI Voice to your WordPress site