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In this introductory course teaches you how to set up and use a Wordpress blog. Recent applications include teaching, self learning, project organization and structure of academic folder (portfolio) Wordpress for learning purposes
Is a website in which items are posted on regular basis and displayed in chronological order It is a journal made available on the website A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and web links What is a blog?
How to create a new blog from "scratch“. (You must have a valid email account already.) How to use administration page ( Dashboard) to manage blog "from the back". To change the appearance ( Theme ) To insert images and links. "Notepad" which makes it even easier to add new records. CONTENT
The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger” A blog contains text, images, media objects and data. This depends entirely on the blogger Blogging
Free or hosted? Depends on the goal of the blog Different blogging platforms offer different levels of service for example: Blogger.com & Wordpress.com offer both the platform, domain name and hosting Wordpress.org (note this is different to Wordpress.com) offers the platform for free but you need to find and pay for hosting and domain name Movable Type charge for a licencse for the platform and domain name and hosting Blog Platform
Common Platforms Wordpress.com Wordpress.org Blogger.com Movable Type Expression Engine TypePad Drupal Custom Made Blogs Text Pattern MySpace Joomla LiveJournal SquareText SubText Blogharbor Iblog
Steps Go to your web browser Type http://wordpress.com http://wordpress.com Fill in: Username and Password Blog name/address Create blog Check your e-mail and activate your blog by clicking on the link sent from wordpress.com Use the Dashboard to edit: appearance, add pages, new posts and links