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Rowan County Public Library
Learn how to register for and log into Weebly. Set up a Weebly sub-domain. Instill an understanding of Weebly web- building tools. Instill a basic understanding of website construction. Learn to create and manage pages. Set up a personal portfolio website.
Navigate to weebly.com In the Sign Up Free form enter your full name, email, and choose a password. Hit Get Started. Choose Free Website.
When asked to categorize your website, choose Personal and hit Submit. Here you will see your dashboard. Next to My Site hit Edit.
When asked about the focus of your site, choose Site. You will now be asked to choose a theme. I will choose the 6 th down on the right.
You will now be asked to choose a domain (address) for your website. Use the top option Use a Subdomain of Weebly.com. Choose your subdomain. (Ex. bobsbakery.weebly. com) Hit Continue.
Hit Build My Site. You will notice that you already have 3 pages. We’re currently on the homepage. First let’s add a headline. Click Click To Add Headline. Enter whatever you like. (Ex. Welcome To My Site.)
Now click Click To Add Description below your headline. Enter a brief description about your site. (Ex. This is my personal site.) If you chose my theme you will have a button. Click the button and change the text to My Blog.
You will notice various tools on the sidebar. Drag the Text box into the white area labeled Drag Elements Here. In the new text field write a brief welcome for your site. Introduce yourself and define the purpose of the site.
Now drag an Image element into the text field. Click on Upload Image. Choose Upload From Computer. Choose an image you would like to use to represent yourself or your site. Finally, if you would like to change the background image or header on your site, hover over it and click Edit Image. Please ask if you need any assistance. I will leave mine as is.
Click on Settings at the top of your screen. Under General, click on Site Title. Enter a title for your site and hit Save. Click the X in the upper left corner of the settings page.
Click the About button at the top of the page. This is your about page. Click Click To Add Headline, enter a headline. (Ex. About Me)
Drag a Title element into the white area. Add a title. (Ex. About Myself) Now drag a Text element below the new Title element. Here you can talk about yourself. We’ll make another area for hobbies.
Repeat the steps from the last slide. This time make both elements about your hobbies. You can add images or change the header if you like by using the methods we’ve already discussed.
On the left, click on the Contact Page. Now hit Delete Page. Now hit Add Page and choose External Link. Change the Page Name to My Blog. In the External Link field enter your blog address. Click Save and Edit.
You will be returned to the homepage. If you have a button, click on it. Click on Link, and type your blog address into the Website URL form.
Before you log out, always go to the top right corner of the screen and hit the orange Publish button. You will get a conformation of your website being published each time. Always hit the X in the top right corner and nothing else.
Click the button to the right of Publish and click Exit Editor. You will return to your Dashboard. In the top right corner of the screen, hit Logout.
Enter weebly.com in the address bar. You will return to the Weebly homepage. In the top right corner of the screen, hit Log In. Enter your email and password.
You will be returned to your Dashboard. You can make changes to your site at any time by clicking Edit. In a new tab, navigate to your website. (Ex. rcpl.weebly.com)
Here is your finished website. Clicking the My Blog button or any of the menu buttons at the top will take you to their respective pages. Clicking either of the My Blog buttons will take you to your Wordpress blog.
We’re here to help. Thanks for attending our class and for visiting Rowan County Public Library.
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