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.