Every year you hear another child being a multi-millionaire by being an influencer. You-Tube, Tik-Tok. Now it is very hard and takes a lot of dedication day and day out to actually become one of these influencers. In the unit, I’m not asking you to be an influencer. I am asking you to ….
Eyes closed, and the first words that you think are the real answer. So do not change it when you say it. I want to ask you if you had no weights, no pressures, and no expectations that needed to be met. Your and the artist, think Utopia, is just the most perfect place. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Today we are going to embark on the world of influencers. Mainly you…and to get you close to that we need to make sure you…
You will create an online portfolio on WordPress.com where you will post your work and any articles you write relating to your field of study.
Please keep this site and add to it throughout your time here so that when you graduate you will enter your job search with a portfolio of your best work.
Blog privacy controls who can and can’t view your blog.
There is a wide range of opinions on whether blogs should be public or private. On average, 55 % of student blogs are public and can be viewed by anyone, while 45 % of student blogs are private and restricted to specific readers.
The pros of posting on public blogs
You lose out on connections, extended dialogues, and the motivating factor of working for an authentic purpose when blogs are made private.
Concerns about posting on public blogs
Some students or parents can feel uncomfortable with you publishing content on a public blog and there are some family situations where a student needs to use a private blog.
Changing blog privacy
Blog privacy can be set in Settings > Reading > Site Visibility.
The three most common privacy options used on Class blogs are:
Creating a WordPress.com blog for the first time can be a bit scary because you are putting yourself out onto the web. But if you want to get into this line of work you need to let people know you know what they are talking about.
Plus, everyone, at every age, needs a portfolio to showcase to potential clients and companies you wish to work for so they can see just what you can do before hiring you.
STEPS To Sign Up For FREE WordPress Site
In a couple of seconds, you will see your new blog appear.
Kinda bland. We need to fix this first.
A WordPress theme is a tool to change the layout and design of your website. Themes customize the appearance of your site, including the layout, typography, color, and other design elements.
Changing your WordPress theme won’t necessarily change your blog content, pages, users, or other information stored. Your theme only changes how all that information is displayed to your website visitors.
Great themes make good impressions on readers so that visitors are more likely to check out your blog. Overwhelming themes detract from your blog content and make visitors less likely to read your content.
Every newly created blog normally has the same default theme. The last thing you want is to look like all the other blogs.
Customizing your blog theme is normally one of the first things most people want to do when they first log into their blog.
So let’s finish off getting your class blog started by showing you how to customize your theme!
Site Title or also called your Blog Title
Your site title is one of the first things a reader sees when visiting your site. Choose a name that reflects the purpose of your site.
But don’t stress too much! You can always change your site title at any time via Appearance > Customize in your dashboard.
85% of all freelancers or creative artists, which we all are have a website with their name on it. You are a brand. We need to marker you.
Your tagline is a slogan. It’s mostly used by companies. For now, leave it blank.
The Site Icon is going to be your logo. It is the little picture that shows to the left of a tabbed browser. It is also called the favicon.
This panel is self-explanatory. choose a ready-made palette under Choose a Palette or create your own. Or simply leave it empty.
Everything around your site has smaller areas called widgets. Let’s try adding a search bar, social icons, or other types of blocks here and see how they’ll look on your site.
To set a static homepage, you first need to create two pages. One will become the homepage, and the other will be where your posts are displayed.
STEPS POSTS HOMEPAGE
You should see a “homepage displays”
If you choose “A static page
You should currently have two identical menus.
LET’S ADD BUTTONS
You are going to need a couple of menu items eventually so let’s learn how to create some now.
I recommend you leave the static front page set to ‘Latest Posts’ for now. Once you have more of a gallery and are familiar with WordPress you can set a page called ‘Home’ which allows you to control the look of the homepage.
As you work through the control panels on the left of the Customizer dashboard, any changes you make to the theme will show up in real-time in the preview panel to the right. This allows you to get the right look you require before updating your live site.
Once you’re happy with the changes you just click ‘Save & Publish’. Let’s walk through each setting together.
Your Profile page is where you can control the global settings for your username including where you set up your display name and change your password and email address.
It’s worth spending time to quickly learn how to update your profile so you’ll be able to explain the steps to your students.
Your Profile is most commonly used to update your display name, password, and email address. You’ll notice there are lots of personal settings to choose from in Your Profile and you can read more about each personal setting here.
Here’s how to update your Profile:
You can either use this automatically generated password or replace it with your own password.
There is no need to update your password (unless you want to). We just wanted to show you how it is done.
Now just click on Update Profile to apply the changes.