Cities - Intro to WordPress

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Workshop Dates: October 11th and 28th

Cities: Real and Imagined

Centralia Project overview

  • create group WordPress sites to display photos/slideshows, audio and text/stories from Centralia, WA city elements
  • Create Google placemarks and link to WordPress posts (embed iframe in placemark description)
  • Create folder in Google Earth and put placemarks in order to create tour
  • Export KML file and save. The KML file in conjunction with your Wordpress is the final product

WordPress part 1

  1. create group blogs
  2. working with text

WordPress part 2

  1. Customize the look of your site: Appearance > Themes
  2. Customize your CSS to look good in Google Earth (see Amy's Example CSS)
  3. images and image galleries (nextgen image galleries)
  4. uploading audio (MP3)
  5. Embedding video

Google earth

  1. Creating custom placemarks
    • add custom icon for your placemarks
  2. Embed an iframe to your WordPress post in the description of your placemark
  3. Create a subfolder for your group's placemarks
  4. Order your placemarks and modify camnera views to create tour of your placemarks
  5. Export your placemarks
    • Right click on your placemark's folder
    • Choose Save place as
    • Set the format to .kml
    • Save your kml file to your program space on Orca

Accessing Orca program file space

see: File Space Overview