First stop for learning WordPress is https://learn.wordpress.com/
If you prefer video tutorials check out WordPress.tv
Of course wordpress is a social network, and many bloggers have collated their picks of the best resources for learning WordPress, here’s a top three to get you started:
If you find any good resources – p[lease mention them in the comments.
I wrote a book on this, in 12 chapters with different activities for 12 days. You can download chapter 1 – Getting Started on Twitter, and all the other chapters free of charge. It’s an online course that I run with an online cohort every so often (next one is 2016), but give me a shout out @lizcable if you are working through it any sooner and I’ll help if you need it.
Your task this week is to set up your WordPress blog and to write a blogpost on any subject you want – around 250-500 words – it should be as long as you need it to be to make your point.
Don’t worry too much about the overall design of your site as we will be perfecting it over the weeks to come, and you will be going back to edit previous posts once you learn more tips and tricks.
You also need to complete the WordPress GROVO training by clicking on the link in the invitation email I sent you. This week’s overview of WordPress should only take 30 minutes or so to complete.
This week you should also tweet once a day on the #MFC4322 class hashtag.
As part of my research into social learning at Leeds Trinity University, I am running my popular 12 Days of Twitter course again in the new year.
The course takes place in half an hour a day (maybe more if you get keen!) – at any time of day you like – over 12 days. It’s a great way to build your network and make new friends and colleagues whilst learning to tweet on Twitter.
At the time of typing our first two cohorts are full. So far we’ve got training professionals, librarians, business owners, marketers, researchers, academics and a couple of journalists. If you fancy joining our online twitter course, you’ll be made very welcome!
It’s going to be good, blag a place if you can.
The easiest place to put the attribution is somewhere in the text of your blog post – perhaps at the end.
If your theme allows for a picture caption to be displayed to your readers, this is the ideal place to put your attribution, but you will need to cut and paste some HTML to get the right result.
I find it easiest to write the attribution into the normal wordpress post editing window, that way I can put the hyperlinks in as normal:
Then I switch from VISUAL view to TEXT view:
Then I can copy and paste this HTML into the caption by editing the photo:
I also like to link the main picture to the original source using the “Link To” field, then my blog readers can get to the source of the image – and its owner – with one click on the photograph.
Please put any questions in the comments.