This video explains how to set up and create an initial ePortfolio using the Wordpress.com platform. Produced and narrated March 2013 by Alexander Craghead, adjunct faculty, for Marylhurst University.
(0:00) What is Wordpress?
Explains what Wordpress.com is.
Shows an example Wordpress.com driven page.
(1:40) Signing up for Wordpress.com
Creating a Wordpress.com account.
(3.44) Getting Started in Wordpress.com
Explore what your Wordpress.com site looks like now.
(4:55) The Dashboard
Includes changing the name of the site.
(6:39) Adding Content
Editing / formatting page content.
Controlling/turning off comments and social sharing features.
(10:10) Adding pages
Adding new pages.
Changing page order so the blog page is not the main page.
Completely suppressing the blog so it doesn't show at all.
Setting up navigation with the menu.
(16:35) Using the menu to control page order
Changing page order.
Drop down menus and sub pages.
(21:50) Appearance and Themes
Using themes to change appearance of the site.
Demonstration of changing themes.
Making sure the menu doesn't get accidentally turned off by a new theme.
Adding photos to your pages.
(27:30) Final words