Its Time to share Your Website in Progress!

Its Time to share Your Website in Progress!

This week in CT101 we will share and explore each others websites, learn about creating “categories” and “custom links” and how to add them to your websites navigation menu structure. Of course I will record this process during Zoom and post the video here after.

Here we are 3 plus weeks into being the proud owners of a shiny new Website! We are customizing our pages, building menu navigation, tweaking colors and fonts, and blogging away into oblivion! Exciting!

The Assignment for this week:

First: Its time to share your website’s URL, please add it to the comments section below in this blog post (My example is already there as an example)

Simply leave a comment below sharing your website’s address and press the Post Comment button!

Be sure to include the –  http://  part.   (some of your have added https:// – thats OK too)

Here is an example–>  http://your-website-url.com 

This is my example of my website URL – https://ryanseslow.com

Second: Explore some of the website’s of your fellow classmates! Leave them a comment, or two about their progress directly on their website! Then, write a blog post here on CT1010 OR on your own new website sharing your thoughts and feedback about discovering your classmate’s websites. Be sure to include their URL in your post (and hyperlink it!) What do you like about the websites that you discovered? Did you find a favorite blog post, or project? Share it! Give some feedback!

And, Why are we doing this?

Well, to share our development, support for each other and their process of course! Maybe your classmates and peers missed your last few posts and are in need of some feedback, inspiration and contrast. Lets dig in!

Mid-Semester Assessments & WordPress Customizing Part 2!

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Mid-Semester Assessments & WordPress Customizing Part 2!

And just like that, here we are at the mid-point of the semester! Time really does move fast, or does it? Either way, we are learning a lot and growing together!

The Assignment for this Week:

In a new blog post that will be published to here to CT-101, I would like for you to reflect upon our current semester. Lets tell a compelling story about what we have learned thus far. What have been some of the main skills that have been discovered, learned and applied? What do you know now that you did not know before the class began? What are your strengths so far? What do you need to work on and make improvements on? To date, we have had the opportunity to publish a series of blog posts that allow us to speak creatively in our own authentic voices, how have the assignments helped you as a communicator? It would be a good idea to review and reference your existing posts and even quote to hyperlink back to a few of them. What grade do you feel you have earned so far in our class? Self assessment is important, it helps us become aware and take action from that perspective and energy. We took a big step last week by registering a new domain name, setting up a web hosting account and even began customizing our personal websites! Please include in this reflection post your domain name and “how” you plan to use your website as we go forward. Make sure to include the hyperlink to your websites URL – for example, here is mine: https://ryanseslow.com

Have Fun with This!

PART II – More WordPress customizing, tricks, tips and techniques!

Last week in class we covered an introduction to the customizing of the Twenty Seventeen WordPress theme for our new websites!

(In case you missed it, here is the first video recording from that session, it is a good idea to watch this first if you haven’t)

During the zoom sessions this week I will be continuing another series of customizing tips, tricks, and techniques for working with wordpress. We will remove all default theme content, create new pages, set up a contact me form, embed or add social media posts into your website and more!

Hello World, Im Taking Over Here..

Welcome!

Here I am! This is my first post on my new Website! YAY! WOW! AWESOME!

The WordPress Website Customizing Series, Part 1!

(After class on 10/22 I will post the zoom recordings here)

This week in CT101 we will be focusing on getting everyone set-up with their new website! You have a new domain name, a web hosting account, and a website ready to be built! Ill be helping with the customizing process of WordPress. This part will have multiple aspects to it. There is a lot to share, create and test. The process is fun and will take a few weeks as you make several visual and functionality decisions about how you would like your website to look. My ambition is to make a new series of “how-to” class videos and also share some helpful curated  content from the Internet. We will be discussing HOW we will all be using our websites individually too!

But WAIT! You cant do this unless you have done this: -> Registering your domain name, setting up web hosting and installing wordpress to the domain! Its time to build our websites!  <— Please read this important post to get started! (from last week)

Im going to focus on using a popular WordPress theme called “Twenty-Seventeen” – this theme is extremely versatile and is great for wordpress beginners. The videos below are also tutorials on using the Twenty-Seventeen theme. I highly suggest that you consider using this theme. All themes are different, and many of them out there promoted on the Internet are not free (plus, its always helpful to start with a theme that has a good amount of video documentation that already exists, like the videos below)

More to come!

Here are a few more videos that also are very helpful for working with wordpress and the twenty seventeen theme:

PLEASE E-MAIL me and say hello, let me know how I can help you! rseslow@york.cuny.edu