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  1. Dated posts that can be organized and published different ways • Collection of static pages • Theme to manage visual elements • Community interaction via comments and social sharing • Tools to manage images, multimedia, links, users, settings, menus, posts, pages, widgets etc. • Plugins add functionality • Self-publish without coding! What’s a blog?(technically…) Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications

  2. 1 Theme has.. 2 3 7 4 5 6 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications • Pre-header • Header image • Menu • Content area • Post excerpt • Post feature image • Pagination • Footer • Sidebar

  3. 2 1 Posts have.. 3 4 5 6 7 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Date Title Author, social sharing Content Categories, tags,permalink Author bio Pagination Comments (not shown)

  4. Posts go to.. Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications “Archive” pages Author Categories Tags Monthly

  5. Posts go to.. Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Search results RSS feeds

  6. Pages have.. Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Title Content Parents/siblings Templates

  7. Logging in • WordPress interface • Dashboard • Admin toolbar • Publishing tools • Administrative options Get to know WordPress Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications

  8. Logging in Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Unique username Unique password blog.extension.uga.edu/yourblog/login

  9. 1 WordPressinterface 4 5 2 3 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Toolbar Publishing tools Admin options Central panel Modules

  10. Toolbar 1 2 3 4 5 Helps: • Orient you • Quick action • Logout • Sites • Site you’re editing • Comments • New post, page, media, link, or user • Account information Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications

  11. Dashboard Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Control central Modular Modifiable

  12. Posts • Categories • Tags • Media • Links • Pages • Comments Publishing tools Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications

  13. Find posts 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 * You’ll see these tools on a lot of admin screens – like posts, pages, comments, users, and media Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Filter* Search* Title Author Categories Tags Comments Date

  14. Quick edit 6 7 1 2 3 8 9 4 10 5 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Title Slug Date Author Password Categories Tags Comments/Pings Status Sticky

  15. Categories and tags 1 2 3 4 5 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Categories Broad topics Kinds of posts Extension topics Tags More specific Granular What can you do with them? Corral similar posts together Allow for other kinds of navigation options Keep track of popular categories Send posts to other places!

  16. 1 New post 2 5 3 6 7 4 8 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Title Link Content Excerpt Publish status Format Categories Tags Featured Image 9

  17. 1 Add media 2 3 4 5 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Media options Insert options Search images Image picker Image details

  18. Media library (browse images) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Thumbnail File name and type Author Uploaded to Comments Date 3/15/2013

  19. 1 Edit imageinformation 2 8 3 4 5 6 7 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Title Image Edit image Caption Alt text Description Replace Details

  20. Edit image 1 2 3 4 5 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Rotate Flip Scale Crop Thumbnail

  21. Comments 3 1 2 4 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Author Comment On what? Action

  22. 1 Edit a page 2 3 4 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications • Similar to post • Title • Text • Media • No categories • No tags • Parent • Template • Order

  23. Appearance • Widgets • Menus • Customizations • Users • Tools • Import/Export • Settings Administrative options Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications

  24. 1 3 Widgets 4 5 2 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Available Inactive Right sidebar Footer (left column) Footer(right column)

  25. 1 2 Menus 3 4 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications • Edit menus • Manage locations • Options for menus • Custom links • Pages • Categories • Menu structure • Add selections • Settings

  26. Header 1 2 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications • Header image • Upload • Choose from gallery • Header text • Visibility • Color

  27. 2 Theme customizer 1 * Menu options may change Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications • Menu* • Site title & tagline • Author • Colors (header color) • Header image • Background image • Navigation (menu choice) • Front page (blog or page?) • Preview pane

  28. Theme options Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Background color Menu colors Hide/show author Meta keywords Other capabilitiesas added

  29. Manage users 1 2 3 4 5 Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications • See all users • Username • Name • E-mail • Role • Posts • Add new users • Edit profile • Role • Display name • Bio • Avatar • Password

  30. Settings Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Blog title and tagline Primary owner’s email address Timezone and date format Blog home page Search visibility Preferences for comments Structure for link addresses

  31. Moving forward! Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications

  32. Beyond the basics Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Track visitors Embed your blog feed on a website Import content Add additional authors Customize your theme Add categories Edit your settings

  33. How we can help Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications Access testing to explore Documentation Research new capabilities Integrate into your site Integrate into the Extension site

  34. Questions?Mikey Greenland: mikeyg@uga.edu Emily Pitts: epitts@uga.edu Visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/unit/octs/resources/blogfor more resources and WIMBA archives. Blogging 101 – Foundations of Communications