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Jazzing Up Wordpress. t ips and tricks to streamline your class webpage. Katrina Lehman Attribution- ShareAlike CC BY-SA 2012. Objectives:. Identify basic webpage components Learn new tips and tricks for making your website look more creative. You will learn how to:.

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jazzing up wordpress

Jazzing Up Wordpress

tips and tricks

to streamline your class webpage

Katrina Lehman

Attribution-ShareAlikeCC BY-SA 2012

objectives
Objectives:

Identify basic webpage components

Learn new tips and tricks for making your website look more creative

you will learn how to
You will learn how to:

insert images/photos into your webpage

insert links to your webpage

change the size and color of your font

password-protect a page or post

upload a document or newsletter onto your webpage

your site is public which means
YOUR SITE IS PUBLIC, WHICH MEANS

Anyone in the world can see your site

Be aware of online privacy (avoid attaching names to photographs)

When quoting a published source, be sure to cite your sources

Accuracy matters: double check grammar and facts

basic components
BASIC COMPONENTS

Pages (tabs at the top of your site with important, generally static info)

Posts (articles, reflections, current updates, timely news: chronological, with most recent post at the top)

Sidebars (other info: categories, archives, and links)

Banner: pictures that users can’t change

what makes a good blog post
What makes a good blog post?

Writing: short, sweet, to-the-point

Language/word choice: who’s your audience?

Visual effect: One image that captures attention. Font: If audience is LS students: large, colorful font.

Content: Links to other websites, if appropriate

words of advice
Words of advice

File management: Create a folder on your desktop. Put all docs, images, videos, photos you will use on your site in the folder so that they’re easy to find

Write content in Word Doc, use spell check, THEN post the final copy.

Avoid large files (the limit is 145 MB): large files are hard to download and take up bandwidth.

posts good news
Posts: Good News

You can:

Delete posts

Edit posts

Save posts as drafts to be posted later

Set a future publishing time and date

pages good news
Pages: Good News

You can create pages, save them, and add them to your website later

You can change and edit the content of your page easily

You can password-protect a page

tool bar the kitchen sink
Tool Bar: The Kitchen Sink
  • This icon is called the “kitchen sink”
  • Clicking on it will hide/show the second row of icons on your toolbar.
  • Be sure to click on this icon to show all of your toolbar icons.
how to create a hyperlink
How to create a hyperlink

Copy the link address (url)

Highlight the text you want link

Click on the “hyperlink” icon.

Paste the url address into the url field.

Click “save”

how to insert an image
How to insert an image:
  • Place cursor where you’d like the image to be inserted into your post
  • Click on camera icon above toolbar
  • Click “select”, and choose your file
  • Before clicking “insert”, do the following:
    • Choose alignment
    • Choose size
  • Click “Insert”
how to change the size of font
How to change the size of font:

Highlight the text

you want to change

Click on formatting

toggle on your toolbar

Select your desired

font size

how to change the color of font
How to change the color of font:

Click on the toggle arrow to the right of the “A” icon on toolbar

Select desired color

how to password protect a page
How to password-protect a page

Open page in dashboard.

Click on “password protect”

Create password

Save

how to save a document to site
How to save a document to site:

In your post/page, name your document

Save document to “Media”

Open document from within media

Highlight and copy the url (at bottom).

In post/page, highlight the title of your document.

Click “link” icon on toolbar

Paste url into url field and save.

have we met our objectives
Have we met our objectives?

Identify basic webpage components

Learn new tips and tricks for making your website look more creative

you have learned how to
You have learned how to:

insert images/photos into your webpage

insert links to your webpage

change the size and color of your font

password-protect a page or post

upload a document or newsletter onto your webpage

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Katrina Lehman

Attribution-ShareAlikeCC BY-SA 2012

Thank-you.

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