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Journal Assignment 1

OBJECTIVE: Setup a Wordpress page

Directions: Fill out the boxes below in your notes and use it to fill out the electronic form at the end.

Part 1 - Sign Up!

  • Create a FREE Wordpress blog
  • Authenticate through logging into your email
  • Write this in your notebooks for this day:

What E-Mail did you use?


What Username did you pick?


What is your blog address?


Part 2 - Pages

After you verify your email, check out your dashboard.

1. Wordpress has “Pages” you can find this on your dashboard.

  • On the right side of the Dashboard, go to Pages » All Pages
  • Hover over the “About” listing and click “Edit” that appears underneath
  • Delete the stock text and write a short paragraph about who you are
  • Add a photo of anything you'd like to this page [Add Media]
  • The “Publish” box is on the right, just click “Update”
  • To see your page, go to the web address:

2. Create a new Page

  • On the right side of your Dashboard, go to Pages » Add New
  • Call this page “Links”
  • Put in 3 links of your choice
    • (Add your other personal websites)
  • In the top right, click “Update”
  • To see your page, go to the web address:

Part 3 - Blogging!

Play this game:

On your Wordpress Dashboard go to Posts » Add New.

(Note: this is different from Pages)

Title: “Game Review #1 - PressSpaceToWin”

Copy this text into the body of your Post:

  • This game is about [Fill in your opinion here].
  • I think this game is [Fill in your opinion here].
  • My favorite game is [Write about your game here].
  • I like that game because [Fill in your opinion here].
  • The difference between these two games are [Fill in information here].
  • Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more of my thoughts!

(Note: Your favorite game does not have to be a computer game)

Add to this Post [Add Media]:

  • 1 image of the PressSpaceToWin Game
  • 1 image of your favorite game

Click Update and take a look at your additions to your website!

Here's the example:

Extra Explorations:

  • Appearance » Themes - For changing the style of your page
  • Set up a Gravatar

Go here, if the form does not load:

/soe/sherol/.html/teaching/data/pages/epgy/msp2013/journal_1.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/08 08:24 by ffpaladin