Create your own WordPress site starting with a blog! Creating a blog is an important step toward having a creditable reputation online, better search engine ranking, and therefore, more visitors to your site. Topics include using the dashboard; creating posts and managing comments; adding images, YouTube videos and maps to your site; and an introduction to widgets and themes. Prerequisites: Suitable for beginners with basic internet skills (using browsers, web-based email, creating documents online). Strong windows file management skills essential.
Note: additional cost of approx. $30 to register your own website domain and hosting, unless you already have them. Detailed instructions at http://camosunweb.com/get-a-host/ - must do BEFORE first class.
- Intro to the :2083 site
- Installing WordPress on our site
- The front page
- The Dashboard and Creating a Post
- Adding photos posts and pages
- Adding a google map to a post
- Adding a Youtube video
- Links and Blogroll
- Using the Media Library
- Using galleries and slideshows