In Search of Lost Time - WordPress Portfolios

From Help Wiki

What Is an Online Portfolio?

  • How are you going to use this site for your portfolio of writing and studies for In Search of Lost Time?
  • The portfolio consists of:
    • one static page for an introduction to your site
    • a category for each of the assignments you'll be working on
    • an All Posts page (which will also include posts that have not been categorized)

Getting Started

Getting Started with WordPress - What is WordPress and how is it being used at Evergreen?

Access Your WordPress Site

Your sites have already been created with a template designed to match the categories at the main site for In Search of Lost Time.

  • Navigate to your site at:
  • You can also just go to and click the Login button. Use the Admin bar to navigate to My Sites

Driving in WordPress


  • Settings > General - change your site's title and tagline
  • Settings > Reading - your site's visibility is set to be public so it may be aggregated to the In Search of Lost Time site

Writing and Managing Your Content

  • Get Published - Pages and Posts
    • Go to your "Hello" page and enter a sentence or two of welcome text.
    • Create a post of your thoughts on any readings you've done so far.
  • Categories and Tags
    • Categories are only applicable to Posts
    • We will all be using the same 7 categories for our posts. Let's review the main menu for our sites.
      • Turning Point
      • Close Readings
      • Journal
      • Projects - along with the following sub-categories: Academic, Fieldwork, and Memoir


Sidebars or "Widgets" in WordPress lingo allow for additional content and navigation and are supported by many themes. Often times if you don't change anything to your side bar a default set of "widgets" will appear. You can change this by adding your own in Appearance > Widgets.

  • Widgets - add additional features to your sidebar

Images and Video

  • Insert an image - using the Add Media button, set the size and alignment and insert into page
  • Image Galleries - add multiple images in a grid layout
  • Video - embed video from Vimeo or YouTube

Linked Files

  • Link to a file - add files to your Media Library and Insert a Link into your Page
    • Note that your site will automatically provide a list of linked documents in the sidebar of every page. This list will only show the documents linked to from that page.

Wrap Up

Additional WordPress Resources

  • Built-in Help
    • when you're logged into the Dashboard look in the upper right under "Howdy"
    • Help is context aware so will show you help based on where you are in the WordPress Dashboard
    • Built-in help videos (part of built-in help)
  • WordPress Tutorials
  • Video Tutorials

Need More Help?

Still have questions or problems with WordPress, send Academic Computing a message or call the Computer Center at 360-867-6227.