Using WordPress in Your Class for Student Writing and Websites

Thinking about using a Web-based assignment in a class this semester? If so, this post covers the basics of assigning these kinds of projects to students. Evan also lists many resources for writing Web-based assignments using WordPress, as well as tutorials to help you get started.

Finding WordPress Help

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When starting to use WordPress, finding answers to your questions can be overwhelming. Because so many people use WordPress to run their web sites, there are countless options for finding assistance. Understanding a little more about WordPress can help you narrow down your options and get the help you need.

Change a Display Name

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One of the easiest things you can do to make your blog posts look a little more polished is to change how your name appears in your byline. ¬†WordPress allows you to change this easily in your Profile. 1.) Log in to your site. 2.) Click on your name in the Admin Bar in the […]

Move a WordPress Site

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Export your site so you can move it to a different WordPress installation.

Embed Videos with WordPress

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WordPress makes it very easy for you to embed videos into your posts and pages. “Embedding” a video means that you are including a video on your site that is stored on a different video site such as YouTube. Here is an example of an embedded video: If you use embedded videos, your site’s visitors […]

Add Images with WordPress

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WordPress makes it easy to add images to your posts and pages.

Manage the WordPress Sidebar

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Managing your sidebars is just a matter of dragging and dropping your widgets.

Create a Post in WordPress

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Creating a post is a lot like creating a page, except you can add categories.

Create a Page in WordPress

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Pages are often used for “static” content. For example, information about who you are will probably be well-suited for a page that you create once and edit occasionally.

Create a Home Page on a WordPress Site

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Configure the front page of your site to show a static page rather than a list of posts.