Landscapes of Change Fall Q - WordPress
For each of the three Dry Falls locations, you will generate 4 WordPress blog posts related to that location and correlated to the location’s coordinates on Google Earth. These four blog posts will represent both the location and the team’s attempt to experience and express it as a “place”:
- A field notes post, that contains representative excerpts of text and drawings from all the team-members’ field journals.
- A map post, containing at least one map of the location made by the team,
- A gallery post, containing 9-12 photographs (3 per team member) that together represent the location;
- A collage essay post, which is a collaboratively written reflection on both the material and ineffable qualities of the location; and
Each set of 4 posts comprises an interdisciplinary narrative about a particular location.
- Getting Started with WordPress - What is WordPress and how is it being used at Evergreen?
- Login to the Landscapes of Change Dry Falls site
Driving in WordPress
- Dashboard Overview - get comfortable navigating the Dashboard and moving between Admin and Public view
- Change your profile info
Writing and Managing your content
- Title your post with you Location and post type
- Create a category for your team and use this category for every post your team publishes
- Select the post type category for each post as well (map, gallery, field notes, collage essay)
- Use post tags and tag each post with a location name. Use the same location tag for each sets of posts at the same location.
- Insert an image - add an image to the body a post
- Set your featured image for all posts. Featured images will appear in the global map balloons as well as on the category pages.
- Working with image galleries
Working with GeoMashup Google Maps plugin
- Set coordinates for Gallery, Field Notes and Essay Collage posts using geo-mashup
- For Maps post attach a google earth .kml file to the post using add media
- Use the following shortcode for your map posts
- Tips: if you need to update your KML file you need to delete the old kml from the Media Library and you may need to delete the old post and start all over again (use copy and paste to save your work and transfer into the new post.)
- More on working with GeoMashup and KML files
- Wordpress.com Getting Started Tutorials - these tutorials are for working on wordpress.com but is nearly identical to using WordPress at blogs.evergreen.edu
- Lynda.com (on-campus) WordPress 3 Essential Training - this is another training geared towards using Wordpress.com but if you skip the account setup portion most of the rest is relavent to blogs.evergreen.edu