Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to your WordPress website for EDCI339. Here are some first tasks to explore with your new site:

  • Go into its admin panel by adding /wp-admin at the end of your blog’s URL.
  • Tap “Settings” and change the email address to your email address, then make sure you check your email and confirm the change.

change email address

  • Change the title and tagline for your site under Settings -> General
  • Add new categories or tags to organize your blog posts – found under “Posts” (but do not remove the pre-existing “Distributed & Open” category)
  • Edit the “About Me” or create a new page welcoming visitors to your site.
  • Embed images or set featured images and embed video in blog posts and pages (can be your own media or that found on the internet, but consider free or creative commons licensed works, like found at unsplash.com or pexels.com)
  • Under Appearance:
    • Select your preferred website theme and customize to your preferences (New title, etc.)
    • Customize menus & navigation
    • Use widgets to customize blog content and features

EDCI 339 Test Post

This post  will appear in a few places:

  1. in the blog feed on the front of your website;
  2. in the ‘Distributed and Open’ menu on your website. This is because we have applied the “edci339” category to this post and the menu item “Learning Design” has been created from the category “edci339.” For every post you make for this course, please assign the “edci339” category to it. You are welcome to use this blog for your personal hobbies or for other courses, in which case, you could create additional menu items and categories for them.
  3. if you give permission, your posts categorized “edci339” will be aggregated onto the Blog Feed on the EDCI 339 Course Website.

Please delete this post once you understand this. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor.

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