Category Archives: Learning WordPress

Customizing

This segment of creating my blog was most exciting for me. Here I learned to choose freely yet wisely. there were several images to choose from when came time to create a header for the blog. Several images caught my eye but I seemed to be most interested in the ones that were most colorful and busy. My professor brought to my attention that though the images were great images, they contained a lot of element and color that would indeed clash with the element and colors located in my assignments. I wasn’t willing to choose another image so instead we explored my options with transparency and occupancy. This allowed me to have my fun crazy images but toned down a bit so that it was still compatible to all other components on my site. I also changed the theme and color of my home page to be sure that it reflected my own personal style.

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Links

Adding hyperlinks to each assignment page was thankfully a uncomplicated process. I believe that this minor addition to each page allows my audience to swiftly navigate through my cite. I still don’t quite understand how, after clicking on the link icon, WordPress already has a list of my other assignments as options for me to choose from to link. Learning this skills makes me question how much I am able to attach to my cite. More specifically I would like to learn if its possible to attach outside information to the cite or is it limited to the internal content of my pages. This something I will discuss with my professor.

Images

Adding images to my site was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I felt like a proud mother when I seen all of my projects come together as one. We learned to export each assignment in a pdf which is a link that includes all dynamics of the assignment and the jpeg format, which is a visual of the assignments, in InDesign to attach them to our blogs. After that was done, the rest was easy. I simply uploaded the files through the media+ link and added them to the appropriate page. Images were only added to assignment pages as a visual for each project.Bio After adding images through the media+link a couple times I learned that I can also drag images from my desktop to the blog.

WordPress vs InDesign

Happy to say I am loving WordPress. InDesign was neat and fun but I often became lost and confused. However with WordPress the learning curve is much simpler and easy to follow. InDesign was quite complicated and required one to retain and remember several components along the way. I am grateful to have learned a bare minimum about the InDesign software for I am capable of using it now. WordPress just resulted in a equally cool creation, just without the stress and pulled out hair.

 

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Second Post Already

I am pretty enthused about gaining the capability to create a blog. We all thought this would be a lot more difficult but its actually not so bad after all. Cant wait to test out the variety of components such as adding images, color and theme. Though this is a class assignment, I am now interested in creating another one in the future. I look forward to taking these skills and creating another one in the structure of my choice. Yaye CMAT 211!

 

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