In Class 1 of Introduction to WordPress, we will cover:
What is WordPress
Create a WordPress.com blog
Categories and Tags to organize content navigation
Blog Title and Tagline
Introduction to Basic Content Formats: Posts and Pages
You will create your test blog during the class, add a Page and a Post, set up your profile, and start thinking about what you are going to publish on your blog during this course.
It is important that you choose a topic on which you have something to say in addition to the topics and assignments covered in class. We will all be reading your blog and looking for thoughtful content, so be ready.
A well designed and structured site is built around content. I call it “content with intent.” You cannot make framework or design decisions without understanding your content, audience, and specific needs that support that content. So we start with content and build from there.
Group brainstorm words into categories (no more than 7)
Title the categories
Write 3 blog posts minimum, one per category
Complete your About Page
Create a Contact Page
Complete your Profile
Set your Gravatar
Create or find 5 copyright free photographs, graphics or images and bring them to class on a thumb drive/flash stick.
Find 3 YouTube videos and bring the links to their pages to the class.