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Share your Website’s URL & Some Social Media Fun

Share your Website’s URL & Some Social Media Fun

This week in CT101 we will share and explore each others websites, learn about creating and adding social media content into our posts – (this might be your own work or work taken from your favorite feeds / brands / people) to expand your narratives. We will also chat about “custom links” and how to add them to your websites navigation menu structure. Of course I will record this process during Zoom and post the video here below afterwards.

Here we are 3 weeks into being the proud owners of a shiny new Website! We are customizing our pages, building menu navigation, tweaking colors and fonts, and blogging away into oblivion! It is exciting, and discovering new ways to create and share content are a big part of this process.

** Here is the Video recording below from Zoom on 4/27 **

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/uC_6hPGkoASr1JZLWm4ebPGNj4M5RPak5RkicMEnw6Hh70CpEElT5IXTWReJj-me.oi1mT0qBkRt9nZwe

Passcode: Y+W.D9T^

 

** Here is the Video recording below from Zoom on 4/29 **

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/PmJb2Hh8h8Eeoh3sk2wppNcSXKeL-tHNZ-Ec7AQQ5YvLZ_-2VptE-TTc2H3OgDyk.OuTLxFV15lxCrvwr

Passcode: i32K!U^$

 

**The Assignment for this week: (2 parts)

First: Its time to share your website’s URL, please add it to the comments section below in this blog post (My example is already there as an example, your URL should look similar with your own domain name)

Simply leave a comment below sharing your website’s address and press the “Post Comment” button!

Be sure to include the –  http://  part.   (some of your have added https:// – thats OK too)

Here is an example–>  http://your-website-url.com 

This is my example of my website URL – https://ryanseslow.com

Second: Explore some of the website’s of your fellow classmates! Leave them a comment, or two about their progress directly on their website! Then, write a blog post here on CT101 OR on your own new website sharing your thoughts and feedback about discovering your classmate’s websites. Be sure to include their URL in your post (and hyperlink it!) What do you like about the websites that you discovered? Did you find a favorite blog post, or project? Share it! Give some feedback!

And, Why are we doing this?

Well, to share our development, support for each other and their process of course! Maybe your classmates and peers missed your last few posts and are in need of some feedback, inspiration and contrast. Lets dig in!

 

Part 2 – Adding Social Feeds & Posts to WordPress

Its not that hard! I promise – Its time to talk about the impact of social media and the many roles it can play in our storytelling and blogging practice.

The recording this week will walk you through the process of embedding social media content and related media that you see taken from the class zoom sessions. Please consider adding some of these tips and tricks into YOUR websites posts, pages or sidebar widgets!

Have Fun!

 

The WordPress Website Customizing Series, Part 1

The WordPress Website Customizing Series, Part 1!

***Below is zoom recording from class on 10/22 – follow along and start customizing your site!***

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/j2nfWS4TNu5pYevssjvIGfz2TY7VDRfw0VayrvWJaq7u-dLIi-SgkM3IoIiYbbc9.VCKxaHQdttPmewT1

Video Passcode: Fja3@X!1

This week in CT101 we will be focusing on getting everyone set-up with their new website! You have a new domain name, a web hosting account, and a website ready to be built! Ill be helping with the customizing process of WordPress. This part will have multiple aspects to it. There is a lot to share, create and test. The process is fun and will take a few weeks as you make several visual and functionality decisions about how you would like your website to look. My ambition is to make a new series of “how-to” class videos and also share some helpful curated  content from the Internet. We will be discussing HOW we will all be using our websites individually too!

But WAIT! You cant do this unless you have done this: -> Registering your domain name, setting up web hosting and installing wordpress to the domain! Its time to build our websites!  <— Please read this important post to get started! (from last week)

Im going to focus on using a popular WordPress theme called “Twenty-Seventeen” – this theme is extremely versatile and is great for wordpress beginners. The videos below are also tutorials on using the Twenty-Seventeen theme. I highly suggest that you consider using this theme. All themes are different, and many of them out there promoted on the Internet are not free (plus, its always helpful to start with a theme that has a good amount of video documentation that already exists, like the videos below)

More to come!

Here are a few more videos that also are very helpful for working with wordpress and the twenty seventeen theme:

PLEASE E-MAIL me and say hello, let me know how I can help you! rseslow@york.cuny.ed