What Is WordPress? A content management system
Recap: Widgets & Themes Not all themes are widget-capable Themes vary in widget options, location Access via Dashboard, Appearance -> Widgets
Today General Settings Links Categories Design Considerations Text Widgets Basic HTML
General Settings Lab: modify the tag line and set time zone to Pacific
Links What are they Where are they How to edit/delete See Links SubPanel tutorialLinks SubPanel tutorial Lab: review existing links, add course site
Categories and Tags What are they Where are they How to edit/delete Should never have “uncategorized” posts Tutorial; categories sub-panel; tags sub-panel Tutorialcategories sub-paneltags sub-panel
Design Considerations Dark on light is easier to read San Serif fonts are easier to read on screen Fixed versus variable widths: impact on readability
Text Widgets The Text Widget allows you to add text or HTML to your sidebar, which makes it powerful and flexible. You can use a text widget to display links, plain text, images, tables or CSS styled HTML.
For Portfolio Sites Consider adding links to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter To do this, we will use a Text Widget.
Adding Facebook Badge Drag Text Widget to sidebar Go to Facebook Profile BadgesFacebook Profile Badges Pick style, Select “Other”, Copy code Paste into Text Widget; save
We Need A Header! Use the “Title” Field in the Text Widget Or include the code in the body of the widget: Learn About Me
Adding Twitter Badge We’ll upload an image to your media gallery and link the image to your Twitter account (or a Twitter account). HTML learned: img src – image tag, required src and altrequired src and alt a href – anchor tag for hyperlinks, internal or external internal or external