Visualizing Climate Change - WordPress
- Getting Started with WordPress - What is WordPress and how is it being used at Evergreen?
- Navigate to your site at blogs.evergreen.edu/vcc-username 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
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
You can change the content of your sidebars by adding your own widgets in Appearance > Widgets (or going to Customize > Widgets).