WordPress, Day 1 (January Days)

Update: 11:38am

We’ll do a video page first.

  • Create a new post
  • Switch from “visual” to “text” in the control panel.
  • To add a video, copy the “embed code” from youtube.
  • Paste the video in where you want it.

Go to wordpress.com

Step 1

Now, for Soundcloud.

  • Log into your account.
  • Hit the “share” button on the player of the file you want to embed.
  • Now…DO NOT just copy the code like from youtube.
  • You’ll see several buttons, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, Email, Stumble Upon, Blogger, Myspace
  • Make sure you hit the WORDPRESS BUTTON.
  • Now, DO NOT customize the player. You’ll get into trouble there. That feature is more for wordpress.org, which is different then we are learning here.
  • Go ahead and copy the code, and drop it in. It should look like this:

–Sign up.

It’s been awhile since I’ve signed up for a new account, so you may need to go up to your name in the upper right hand corner, scroll over it, and go to “dashbaord.”

Before we do anything else…pick a theme. Go to “appearance” (2/3 of the way down the page), and “themes.” Take some time to play with these.

These themes are MUCH easier to use than the Drupal ones.

Step 2

So, remember how you typed everything out in Drupal in code….so if you wanted a new paragraph, you’d have to seperate lines with…

<p>

Well, there are still cases where you’re going to have to do that. However, for the most part, you can now create posts just like a word doc.

Go to…posts/add new.

Put in a headline.

Notice, there are two tabs. “Visual” and “Text.”

Visual will let you create a post in a way that you’re used to doing. Instead of </br>, just highlight the word, and hit the B in the toolbar to bold it.

Instead of using code to create a link, just highlight the text and then click the picture of the chain, and insert the URL (full address from the top web bar. For example http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/chi-drew-peterson-found-guilty-of-murder-20120906,0,7052732.story)

Before break, do two paragraphs. Use bold, italics, and create a link out to something.

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