The WordPress Customizing Series, Part 1!
Week #11 – WOW!
**Don’t start this process until we meet in class on 11/22 please – thank you!!
Class recording from 11/22
Assignment #9 – > (blogging details below)
This week in CT101 we will be focusing on getting everyone set-up with their new websites! The coupon code that you need was sent last week to your York college e-mail address (e-mail me if you did not receive it).
By now, many of you got started, you have a new domain name, a web hosting account, and a blank / default website framework ready to be customized and stylized! I’ll be helping here with the customizing process of WordPress. This part will have multiple aspects to it. There is a lot to share, create, experiment with and test. The process is fun and will take a few weeks as you make several aesthetic and functionality decisions about how you would like your website to look. This will all play out in context to “how” you plan to use your new website. Not only as a new site owner, but looking into the future as well.
So, how will you be using your new website?
Assignment #9 – This week let’s dig into some of the customizing features that WordPress offers as we begin to design our new websites.
What will you work on first? Will you create a series of new pages? Will you remove default content from your theme? Customize the home page? Publish a blog post? Will you create a category or two? Changes colors?
Let’s publish a NEW blog post (it can be after the holiday this week, please enjoy the break!) that shares a narrative statement about your process and discoveries, as well as HOW you will be using your new website as we go forward. You can publish this post on the CT101 class site. Please don’t forget to embed various pieces of media (images, screenshots, gifs, hyperlinks) and also share contextual content to help expand your post.
**For example, there are many video tutorials on YouTube that share “how-to” videos for beginners, or customizing videos for the theme that you may be using, this is context 🙂
I will continue to make and record 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, just to mention again 🙂
But WAIT! You cant do anything above unless you have done this: -> Domain Name Registration, Hosting Set Up & WordPress Installation! <— Please read this important post to get started! (from last week)
Im going to focus on using one of the popular WordPress themes called: “Twenty-Twenty-One” rather than the default one that comes with the latest WordPress installation (Ill share the tutorial on how to do this) – WordPressthemes are extremely versatile and are great for WordPress newbies and beginners. I highly suggest that you consider using the theme that I share. 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.)
More to come!
PLEASE E-MAIL me and say hello, let me know how I can help you! firstname.lastname@example.org