“How To” Page

This page provides links to “how-to” articles on WordPress and Personal Learning Environments (PLEs).

1. WP Basics – Here’s a list and links to basic tutorials on WordPress:

http://pressuser.com/basic-wordpress-tutorials/

2. Pages vs. Posts – To understand the differences between WP static pages and blog posts, access these links:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

3. Feed Readers – To learn about feed readers, either within WP or outside of WP, access these links:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/reader/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-reader-widget/ (for use with a self-hosted version of WordPress)

You can also create a custom “send to” link witthin Google Reader that will send your selected blog posts from Google Reader to your WordPress page. (stay tuned for instructions)

4. Customize Your WP & Develop Your Own WP Theme – If you have a self-hosted or university-hosted version of WordPress, you can develop your own theme. Here’s how:

http://themeshaper.com/2009/06/23/wordpress-theme-development-tools-tutorial/

Here are more customizing tips:

http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/web-roundups/top-50-wordpress-tutorials/

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