wordpress

DAY 1
8  to 8:30 Introduction to Web 2.0 Applications (Tim)
Slide presentation/discussion

8:30 to 9:00 Blogging in the Classroom -Overview (Erin)
Slide presentation/discussion

Break

9:15 to 10 Introduction to WordPress (Tim)
Logging in to WordPress
Basic setup
Posting
Comments

10 to 11 Setting up the Classroom Blog (Erin/Tim)
Selecting a template
Adding links
Creating pages and creating and adding content (Google Documents and presentations)

Break

11:15 to 12:30 Refining the Blog Setup (Tim)
Eliminating spam
All about Plugins and Widgets

12:30 to 1 Finding Online Help with WordPress
Atomic Learning
WordPress.org

DAY 2

8 to 8:30 Review and Questions (Erin/Tim)

8:30 to 10 Adding Content (Erin/Tim)
Photo Galleries
Documents
Videos
Slideshows
Email notification
Adding Users, Editors, and Publishers

10 to 12:30 Refining your Blog
Independent work on adding content and functionality

12:30  to 1 What’s Next?
Questions/Answers

If you run across an html widget you’d like to install, or any legitimate html code for that matter,  and would like to install it as a Widget in WordPress, here are the steps:

1. Copy the embed code for the widget.
2. Go to your WordPress dashboard and, under Appearance, click on Widgets.
3. Drag the Text Widget to the side bar.
4. Paste the embed code into the Text Widget window, save and close.
5. The widget should now show up on your blog.
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