Ornithology - WordPress

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

Your Assignment

You will generate content for a species page on a website titled “The Birds of Evergreen”. The format will be modeled after “Birds of North America Online” which is available to view for free through the Evergreen Library. The content will include images and sound as well as research you conduct through reading and in the field on your assigned species.

Getting Started

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

Adding new posts

  • Title your post (what should we standardize on for post title? bird name?)

Categories and Tags

  • Select the appropriate categories for your bird

Adding Media

Working with GeoMashup Google Maps plugin

  • Attach a google earth .kml file to the post using add media
  • Use the following shortcode to embed the .kml file into your 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.)

Additional Resources

  • 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