We’ve just completed the first week of Lorelle’s WordPress School. Whew!
In the first week, you did a lot of homework with a variety of forms and assignments to get you thinking before doing, part of the secret recipe for learning WordPress from the inside out.
Last week we covered:
- WordPress School – Week 1
- Site Master Plan
- Posts and Pages
- Categories and Tags
- The Test Site
- About Page
At the end of the week you should have setup your WordPress test site, preferably on WordPress.com, and created your test site’s About Page to begin the process of learning to publish content on a WordPress site. I didn’t provide much in the way of step-by-step instructions on editing and writing the About Page, showing you how easy WordPress is to use. Next week I will dive deeper into content with several weeks of “What Can You Put Into WordPress.”
This week will be about your online identity as it relates to WordPress and social media, since it is hard to separate them.
While we are developing your online identity for your test site, it’s up to you as to what name you wish to use, email, and other personal information. One of the worksheets I’ve provided for this course is the Online Persona Plan and Worksheet (PDF), which may help you to identify your persona for the test site and other sites.
This week we will working on:
- Your WordPress Profile
- Gravatar Profile and Image
- Web Browser Tips for WordPress
- WordPress helpful resources and references
- Start your first article series of posts
We have a busy week!
The next week we will start “What Can You Put Into WordPress” to help you learn about all the ways people stuff things into WordPress and how to make the process easier and how to make the stuffed content look good.
Be sure and check the WordPress School description and instructions for the specifications for multimedia. You will need to start getting images ready to include in your site. We will talk about pre-publishing process, so get your pictures and videos sorted and ready now.
Let’s get started.
This is a tutorial from Lorelle’s WordPress School. For more information, and to join this free, year-long, online WordPress School, see:
- Lorelle’s WordPress School Introduction
- Lorelle’s WordPress School Description
- WordPress School Tutorials List
- WordPress Publishing Checklist
- How to Give Feedback and Criticism