ePortfolio

Build a WordPress ePortfolio

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Please share your ePortfolio with me so I can view your page whenever I need to read a blog post or another assignment. Do this by sending me an email using the address that you want me to use to communicate with you. In this email, include the full address for your ePortfolio.

Assessment for this project is on a credit/no credit basis |  Follow this link to see the ePortfolio Assessment Checklist

Follow this link to a schematic visual of the organization of your ePortfolio website

Use the Following Specifications

Workshop One

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  1. Please visit WordPress.com: http://wordpress.com
  2. Domain name: A domain name is what people type into their browser to visit your site. It MUST be one word or a series of words with NO SPACES. The Domain name for the ED386 website is dshutkin386 and the address is dshutkin386.wordpress.com.
  3. Title, Tag and Icon your ePortfolio: My Sites >>Customize>>Site Identity >> Site Title, Tagline, Icon>> Save Settings | Please include:
    • Your first name in your Site title
    • A picture of yourself for your Icon
  4. Make your ePortfolio public: My Sites >>Settings>>>>General>>Privacy>> Save Settings (However, there is no reason for you to compromise your comfort or privacy.  Choose to be as descriptive as you want.  Please do not include telephone numbers or home addresses, etc.)
  5. Make new pages: My Sites >> Site Pages >> Add: Make two (2) pages: WebLog, Video Games. [Note: some themes come with a page named “blog.” If you have such a page, use it for your weblog. Otherwise, add a page and choose a name such as “weblog,” or “journal,” or “post page,” etc.]
  6. Create your ePortfolio as a Website with a Blog: My Sites >> Customize>>Homepage Settings>> A static front page>>Select a page to be your Front or Homepage and which will be your Post page.

Some Helpful Links

Get Support / Learn WordPress.com / Static Homepage / Using Widgets


Workshop Two

  1. Make new pages: My Sites >> Site Pages >> Add: Make two (2) pages: WebLog, Video Games. [Note: some themes come with a page named “blog.” If you have such a page, use it for your weblog. Otherwise, add a page and choose a name such as “weblog,” or “journal,” or “post page,” etc.]
  2. Create your ePortfolio as a Website with a Blog: My Sites >> Customize>>Homepage Settings>> A static front page>>Select a page to be your Front or Homepage and which will be your Post page;
  3. To edit the primary menu: My Sites>>Menus>> +>>Add menu item>> (Select page from the list; [Note: be sure that your weblog is included in your menu!];
  4. How to compose a blogpost vs. how to edit a webpage: the following link to a WordPress tutorial –>  [Get Published Create posts, pages, and menus
  5. Add some Widgets  [Add Widgets to a Sidebar and NOT a Footer.  If your theme does not support sidebars, it’s time to pick a new theme: My Sites>>Themes>>in search bar enter: column:left-sidebar or column:right-sidebar]
    • “Image” : My Sites >>Customize>> Widgets>> Sidebar>> (Select the “Image” widget and drag it to one of your sidebars. Then, upload and edit an image of yourself and title it with your name).
    • “Recent Posts”: My Sites >>Customize>> Widgets>> Sidebar>>  (Select the “Recent Posts” widget and drag it to one of your sidebars. Edit the title to reflect the purpose for the widget).
    • “Blogs I Follow”: My Sites >>Customize>> Widgets>> Publish (Select the “Blogs I Follow” widget and drag it to one of your sidebars. Select “grid” to include icon pictures. Edit the title to reflect the purpose for following the websites of your classmates).
  6. The Reader:  Reader (upper left) >> Manage >> Follow everyone in class. (In the search bar, enter the address to the ePortfolio of the person sitting to your left, select +follow >> on to the next ePortfolio…).
  7. Control how and when you are notified: My Sites>>Settings>>Discussion>> Save Settings. Follow this path and read through the page to choose if you want to be notified every time someone in class changes their website!
  8. Published on your Home page, please author a statement of purpose that relates your new website to this course. (+/- 100 words)
  9. We’ll get to this!! –>  Developing an understanding of HYPERLINKS and HYPERLINKING STRUCTURES. You will be developing many webpages.  At issue is how you will intentionally link them together and create a navigational structure of pathways to support the engagement of your readers with your website.

A Few Helpful Pics

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