Helpful websites to accompany the Tri-State College Library Consortium Summer Camp 2014 workshop “WordPressed in the Sand” on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Montgomery County Community College.
A few of my favorite sites for support and tutorials. Most of these are oriented toward beginners, but there are also advanced tutorials at these sites.
- codex.wordpress.org: Official online manual for WordPress.
- 60 Brilliant Tutorials: From Net magazine’s Creative Bloq blog
- WPBeginner.com: A great collection of tutorials. Check out the video tab (free account). Features Learn WordPress in a Week
- WordPress 101 Video Series
- WordPress Lessons: tutorials for using self-hosted WordPress from the basics to advanced.
- WordPress and Libraries Facebook Group
- WordPress Glossary
- Library consultant Polly Farrington created some pages to support a WordPress workshop. They’re getting outdated, but they’re still pretty useful.
- Creative Commons Media Search
- Signup for WordPress.com
- What is WordPress? The most popular content management system in the world.
- wordpress.org versus wordpress.com
- Structuring a site with WordPress
- WordPress interface
- Login address: http://yourblogtitle.wordpress.com/wp-admin
- Finding your way around
- Screen options. Tab at top-right allows you to simplify your screens. Hide what you don’t want.
- Where is my content? Under “posts” and “pages”
- These are the site preferences such as front page setting, commenting and users.
- This is where you’ll find themes, menus, and widgets
- Creating and editing
- posts and pages
- Publishing status, visibility, publishing time, and revisions.
- Visual Editor (like MS Word) versus Text Editor (HTML)
- Working with the editor toolbar.
- Adding multimedia
- embedding content from elsewhere
- Site organization
- Categories and tags
- Quick edits
- Site appearance
- themes and custom design
- Interacting with your readers
- Comments and Polls
- Installed WordPress
- SO MUCH MORE… it’s impossible to cover everything which is why the above helpful sites are so helpful!
Feel free to contact me! I’d love to hear what you’re working on and I’m happy to help where I can! Cheers, Jerr
Featured Photo: “New WordPress Buttons and Stickers” by Nikolay Bachiyski from Flickr.