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WordPress School: The Second Post

Badge - Learn WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen at WordPress School.Last week in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course you were to create your first post on your test site, the first in an article series to help you learn about how to publish posts in WordPress and start of the section in this course on “What Can You Put Into WordPress.”

This assignment is about the second article in the series, a tutorial.

The first article introduced the subject of the article series. This second article is a tutorial, a how-to, a guide, instructions on how to do, make, create, build, research, study, or accomplish something. You introduced the topic in the first post, and this one begins to educate your reader on the process. A tutorial or “how-to” article is excellent for learning all the various ways to present material to a reader on the web to improve their reading consumption experience. It is also the most common type of published content next to general editorial commentary.

In this article series consisting of a minimum of five posts, you will learn how to add headings, images, bold, italic, links, and other content elements in WordPress. So far, we’ve covered lists, and headings are next.

You will be spending much time with the second post as we go through each content element step-by-step over the next week or two. Be patient to publish. You may publish the second post and edit as you move through the assignments if you wish on your test site. We’ve much to do to this post and it will evolve over time, so don’t stress it.

As a reminder, the article series will consist of a minimum of five posts, specifically:

  1. Introduction: Why should we learn about this
  2. Tutorial: How to do this
  3. Gallery: Photographs of doing this
  4. Citations: What others have to say about doing this
  5. Resources: More information on how to do this

The subject is of your choosing but should be on a topic you know well and can teach others to do. You will be working on the second article in the article series throughout this week as we add features to these two posts to help you learn how WordPress works.

What Goes Into the Tutorial Article?

The tutorial article must include:

  1. A minimum of 3 images teaching us how to
  2. A minimum of one HTML list (bullet or number)
  3. Headings
  4. Links to references or resources in properly formed HTML
  5. Intrasite links connecting the article series together

Yesterday you learned how to create simple lists in WordPress as part of the process of writing the tutorial. The next assignment will be about headings.


Lorelle's WordPress School Assignment Badge.Your assignment today is to create the second article in the article series if you haven’t already. Remember, you do not need to publish it at this time. We have more work to do on it. Please update the first post with lessons learned developing the second post.

Remember the purpose of the first article was to introduce us to the subject and topic you will be teaching us during this article series. The second post is to actually teach us how to do this thing using multiple modalities, words, images, lists, video, etc.

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