Visualizing Climate Change - WordPress

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Getting Started

  • Getting Started with WordPress - What is WordPress and how is it being used at Evergreen?
  • Navigate to your site at and login with your Evergreen username and password

Driving in WordPress


From your dashboard we need to change some settings in your site

  • Settings > General - here you can change your Site Title and tagline

Change your site visibility

In order for your posts to feed/syndicate to the main class site, Visualizing Climate Change, your own site needs to be publicly viewable.

  • At the Dashboard, go to Settings > Reading to change your site's visibility settings
  • For this setting, choose either Allow search engines or Disallow search engines

Change your display name

You can control how your name appears next to your writings. Remember, these sites will be public so use a name you feel comfortable with being in the public sphere, such as first name and last initial.

  • To change your display name, click on Howdy, [your display name] in the upper right corner.
  • Click on Edit My Profile
  • Enter desired display name in the Nickname (required) field.
  • Select and set desired display name using the Display name publicly as drop-down box. Note: this will change all references in your site, even for posts that were already published.

Writing and Managing your content

Sections required for your site:


  • Home: you will craft a statement about climate change: your relationship to it, approach to visualizing it, etc.
  • Map of Olympia Field Study Sites: a global map that uses the GeoMashup plugin to display your geo-located posts
  • Quinault: an introduction to your Quinault project
  • Rainier: an introduction to your Rainier project

Posts and Categories

You will be geo-mapping your posts using the GeoMashup Google Maps plugin with the following categories:

    • Olympia Future
    • Olympia Past
    • Olympia Present

Geolocate Posts

The GeoMashup plugin is activated on your sites and a Google Map will appear at the bottom of each post you are editing.

  • You can drop a placemark to locate your post. Tip: single click the map to insert a placemark.
  • For places you will be posting form frequently, consider Saving the Location.

Embed a Map (optional)

  • Use the same shortcode [geo_mashup_map] to embed single maps on your geolocated posts

Images, video and linked files

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.