Web 2.0 and Social Networking – Unit 5

Learning outcomes

  • Create a blog with WordPress

To Do List

  1. Read features of WordPress
  2. Complete assignment “My WordPress Blog”
  3. Post link to your WordPress blog in Blackboard discussion area.

Readings

WordPress features: http://en.wordpress.com/features/

Discussions

My WordPress Blog

Post a link to your WordPress blog in the Blackboard discussion area titled “My WordPress Blog” with a description of what it is about.

Assignments

My WordPress Blog

Summary: Create a blog using WordPress on any topic you want.

Total Points: 100

  • Go to http://www.wordpress.com and create a WordPress account.
  • Create a WordPress Blog. (10 points)
  • Post a link to your Blog in the Blackboard discussion area titled “My WordPress Blog” with a description of what it is about. (10 points)
  • Change the theme of your WordPress blog. Click on “Activate” next to the theme you want for your site. (10 points)Adding a theme in WordPress
  • Add a poll to your site. Just copy and paste the polldaddy code into a new post. You must include the [ ]’s for the poll to work. (10 points)Adding a poll to wordpress
  • Add a widget to your WordPress blog. Drag the widget to one of your sidebars. (10 points)Adding a widget to wordpress
  • Create a post (10 points)
  • Insert a link to a web site that talks about your topic. (10 points)
  • Add a MORE separator. (5 points)
  • Add some keyword tags for your post. (5 points)Adding a post to wordpress
  • Insert a video into your post that you (or someone else) has uploaded to YouTube that deals with your topic. Just paste the link into your blog post and WordPress will take care of the rest. (10 points)Adding a youtube link to wordpress
  • Invite the class to come and comment on your blog . Two points for each comment you receive (10 points maximum).

Quiz

None for this unit.

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