Tips on Personalizing Your NEW Site!

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Dear CT101 Students,

Welcome to the world of “total control of your very own website! ”

Exciting indeed! Professor Smith and I realize that this can be a bit overwhelming so we wanted to share some insights and tips.

First and foremost, be generous with yourself in the process. We understand that this is a new experience and new skills take time to develop. You must however practice! Practice meaning, testing, and more testing to see how things work, to get contrast, ask questions and make decisions. We promise that you wont break the internet 🙂

Read this wordpress customization info to get your feet wet

—————–> https://en.support.wordpress.com/customize/

Most of you noticed that your wordpress site comes with a “default theme” if you chose to work with that, thats OK, but lets make it AWESOME! You can begin by searching for tutorials about your theme online. Youtube has TONS!

Not sure what theme you have? In your dashboard look under the section of Appearance –> Themes – here it will tell you what theme is active. You will also see an option to “ADD NEW” – this means that you can discover and search for other themes. There are TONS of FREE themes! And, you can LIVE TEST them all! FUN!

It may take applying 4 or 5 or 10 in order to find what you really like, and how it will compliment the content that you will be adding to your blog. This is a fun process and you can change things as often as you would like.

Heck, you can even write a blog post about trying out 10 themes and what you learned in the process! This week I will be going over more if this in my section.

 

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