First Blog Post on My New WordPress Site

This past Wednesday I put up my first ever post on my WordPress site Danitina.com. Since I am taking Intro to Online Journalism alongside CT 101 this semester, one of the requirements was to create a WordPress blog so we could post the articles we write in the class online. So for my very first article for the class I was able to put it up on my new site. The article discusses the lack of students applying to scholarships at York and includes pictures, audio, and links.

I would say their were just two minor problems for me when I was putting up the article. One was that I could not find a theme that I was 100% happy with. Right now I am using the Zerif Lite theme and while it is okay I do think there is a better one out there. The second issue for me was adding the audio. First I had a problem finding the right, free, program to cut the audio that I had. I had never done anything audio clips before so it was an interesting learning experience.  Then once I had the clip I added it to my article but it gave me a long black audio bar that was the width of my screen. I didn’t really like how the audio bar looked cutting into my article like that but was unable to figure out how to make it smaller so I left it as is. Perhaps for my next article I will try to look a bit into audio coding to see if I can make how the audio appears more appealing to me.

 

 

I still have a lot to learn about posting and formatting things on WordPress but I think for my first attempt it wasn’t too bad, it was definitely a fun learning experience.

 

1 thought on “First Blog Post on My New WordPress Site”

  1. Good work! This is where solutions are discovered! The process of sharing the experience is helpful as now others can respond and offer their help. For audio – did you look up “Audacity”?
    Great work so far!

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