The Business of Art - Intro to WordPress ("blogs")

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Getting Started

Create a New WordPress Site is Evergreen's WordPress server. You can create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login.

Driving in WordPress

Writing and Managing your content

  • Get Published - Pages and Posts
    • Create a page called "Welcome" or "About" to feature a description of and/or mission statement for your business or organization.
    • Create a post describing a project or goal your business or organization is working on.
  • Categories and Tags
    • Create 2 or more categories for posts, such as: Projects, Events, Exhibits, Grants & Awards, Press, Bio, Blog, Podcast, Community - or for different mediums: Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Woodworking, Public Art, Photography, Sound Design, Fiber Arts, etc

Images and linked files

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.

Suggested themes for portfolio sites:


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.

Front Page and Navigation

Adding functionality to your site

  • Plugin Overview - use plugins to connect your site with a variety of web content including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc. Want to connect to a popular service that you don't see listed in the available plugins? Let Academic Computing know and we can look into adding it.

Embedding media

Need More Help?

Still have questions or problems with WordPress, send Academic Computing a message or call the Computer Center at 360-867-6227.