The goal of this short course is to get you up and running with wordpress.com You can not learn everything in a few short weeks, you can build your website and learn the basic idea to allow you to continue your wordpress.com journey.
Let take a look at video from WordPress.com. Please take the tour before you create your account. Before setting up your WordPress account take a look at the pictures below try and follow each step, some time you may need to scroll down to find free account. click on picture to enlarge.
Updated Video both versions have merit
Set up your account
Follow these steps click on each picture.
- 1 setup your account. pictures click to start
We will all use the same theme to build our site * Hever *Themes are cover in first video
Customize Your Website
We now need to make it your site by introducing your site title; cover picture and text.
now is the time to make it look just the way you want.
Add your website name to your website and possible greeting, call to action button.
Picture where to add your tile, greeting and contact button
Picture show label point
It now time to refer to video in introduction. To add your title to your website
Make your website take shape.
Get to know your workspace and Dashboard, know where your WordPress buttons are and know how to use them – can you name the buttons and what they do. Find out for your next session.
Hover your mouse pointer over a button to see the text on button, placeholder, look in sidebar for discriptions page – Block
Dashboard & Sidebar
Know how to add title to your website
know how to change background block (picture )
know how to use paragraph block
know how to use heading block
how to change text size, colours and backround
how to add to memu
Recap lessons 1 & 2 this is where i hope your website will be looking fab. i will be asking you all to share your screens. Goal to enclude links and how to use
lesson 3. continue links
The important of links will share my screen DEMO Links
Reasons to optimize your pictures Lots of un – optimize pictures will slow your website, and possibly stop it running, take up all hard drive space, allocated to your site. Your site will take a very long time to load just one picture and software will become very slow. This will decoupage people from using your site
You do not want your picture in Megabyte for your site rather Kiiobyte KB 50 is a good size question how big is my picture ? to find out look in property and details Window 10 left click your picture and check property at the bottom of list for Mb size also look in details. I 50 kb picture is good – 2MB Bad – gerenal rules of thumb 50kb
Website looking good and functioning well.
Let build your website without being on line this make it very useful, to practice with difference website building software.
Once install and running you will be able create fully built site in just a few clicks. Please note there are lots of video on Local, if you find it difficulty try different video
Software we are going to be using to build our site is Astra Starting Template first when you have time checkout the video for now I will take you though the steps in our class.
Be sure to watch the video before installing software.
completed website a full understanding of how it all go together and how to find help. This short course is just to get you on the road to becoming WordPress.com Guru.
Now for just a bit of Fun all done in just a few click.
Always remember go over what you have learn recap get to know your Dashboard and your work space. Use local and learn for free no paying for domain and hosting
Finaly a complet website in just a few click I found on youtube
Lessons 5 – 10
Group work we will spend this time working on solutions to your wordpress problems your site, generaly we all have similar wordpress.com problems. i hope to resolve all issues and link to where to find wordpress.comhelp.
WordPress.com also offer 1 to 1 help
help is at hand checkout wordpress.com webinars
Hope to see you all next term
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