Here are some instructions for creating a WordPress site at
- Log on to wp.cune.org with your
normal Concordia username/password.
- WordPress uses a site editor
called the Dashboard, which provides you with controls in a column at the
left side of the page. Feel free to explore their functions and figure out
how to customize your website. You can always toggle back and forth
between the dashboard and your site by clicking Visit Site or Dashboard
in the menu bar at the upper left of your screen.
- Content is posted on a WordPress
site in two ways: Posts and Pages. Posts are date-driven blog entries
while pages are more permanent entities that form the structure of your
site. Your 202 web material will be added to your site on pages in such a
way that it does not interfere with the capacity of your site to be used
- By default, each page you create
will allow user comments. If you’d like to disable comments, go to Settings -> Discussion, and
unclick the third box “Allow people to post comments on new articles.”
It’s best to do that before you make any pages. You can turn off comments
on any individual pages by choosing “Quick Edit” for the page and
unchecking the “Allow Comments” box. You can also turn them off by
selecting “Screen Options” when you’re editing a page and unchecking
- Customize your Site Title and
Tagline under Settings ->
- Choose a theme with Appearance -> Themes. Some
themes provide the tool Appearance
-> Theme Options, with different configurable options depending on
the theme. Customize your site's appearance with Appearance -> Background and Appearance -> Header.
- You can maintain a set of
favorite links using the Links tool. These links can be displayed on pages
with a widget, and sometimes themes include them by default.
- Add and edit pages with the Pages
tool on the dashboard. Pages -> Page Order allows you to arrange the
order and hierarchy of your pages.
- Settings -> Reading allows you
to specify your front page, and where blog posts appear. Add a new post
anytime you'd like and blog away.
- The Sci-202 course website links
to your site at http://wp.cune.org/firstlast/ If you change the URL of
your homepage, please send me an email with the new address.
- Your memory storage space is
limited to 50MB. Be careful about uploading full-resolution pictures from
your camera or you’ll run out of space.
- If you need help, there is a
tremendous amount of tutorial information on the web. Here are some videos
that show you how to do all the basics.
can turn off comments on any page in any theme:
Click on the “Pages” menu in the left column of the dashboard so
you see the list of all your pages.
Hover over a page name so you see Edit, Quick Edit, Trash, View
beneath it. Click on Quick Edit
Unclick “Allow Comments.”