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*'''[[Getting Started with WordPress]]''' - What is WordPress and how is it being used at Evergreen?
 
*'''[[Getting Started with WordPress]]''' - What is WordPress and how is it being used at Evergreen?
 
===Create a New WordPress Site===
 
===Create a New WordPress Site===
[http://blogs.evergreen.edu blogs.evergreen.edu] is Evergreen's WordPress server. You can create your own site, all you need is an [[Getting Started with Email|evergreen email address]] and [[Evergreen Login - Getting Started|login]].
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[http://blogs.evergreen.edu blogs.evergreen.edu] is Evergreen's WordPress instance primarily for community members looking to self-create a wordpres site/blog/academic journal. To create your own site, all you need is an [[Getting Started with Email|evergreen email address]] and [[Evergreen Login - Getting Started|login]]. Faculty looking to create a curricular site using WordPress should use [[WordPress Tutorial for sites.evergreen.edu|sites.evergreen.edu]].
 
*'''[[Create New Site - First Time in WordPress|Create your first site]]''' if you are new to blogs.evergreen.edu.
 
*'''[[Create New Site - First Time in WordPress|Create your first site]]''' if you are new to blogs.evergreen.edu.
 
* Learn how to '''[[Create Additional Sites - WordPress | create additional sites]]''' if you already have a site at blogs.evergreen.edu.
 
* Learn how to '''[[Create Additional Sites - WordPress | create additional sites]]''' if you already have a site at blogs.evergreen.edu.

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Everything you need to know to get started using WordPress at blogs.evergreen.edu.

Getting Started

Create a New WordPress Site

blogs.evergreen.edu is Evergreen's WordPress instance primarily for community members looking to self-create a wordpres site/blog/academic journal. To create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login. Faculty looking to create a curricular site using WordPress should use sites.evergreen.edu.

Driving in WordPress

Site Settings

  • General Settings - Change the title and subtitle of your site
  • Change the default Privacy Settings. All newly created blogs are set to private (requiring login to view), change this under Settings > Reading.

Writing and Managing your content

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.

Sidebars

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

  • Use plugins to enable new features in your site.

Embedding media

Still have WordPress questions?