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===Designing Your Site===
===Designing Your Site===
====Working with themes====
====Working with themes====

Revision as of 13:15, 2 March 2012

WordPress is a web publishing platform and is available at Evergreen at http://blogs.evergreen.edu

Getting Started

Create a New WordPress Site

blogs.evergreen.edu is Evergreen's WordPress server. You can create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login.

Driving in WordPress

  • Dashboard Overview - get comfortable navigating the Dashboard and moving between Admin and Public view

Change Some Important Settings

  • Change your Site's subtitle or Tagline Settings > General
  • Change the default Discussion settings Settings > Discussion
  • Change your privacy settings Settings > Privacy - by default your site is closed to the world

Writing and Managing your content

Adding Media

Designing Your Site

Working with themes

Themes allow you to change the design of your blog at anytime. Changing your theme will not affect the primary content of your site.

  • Choose a theme
  • Customize your header image - some themes allow for you to add your own header image Appearance > Header Image (may only appear if your chosen theme supports custom header images)


Many themes support sidebar content. Often times if you don't anything to your side bar a default set of "widgets" will appear. You can change this by adding your own widgets.


  • Custom Menus - allow you to modify the navigation for your site (optional)

Adding functionality to your site

Embedding other media types

Wrapping it up

Additional Resources