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Organize Your Portfolio

aaairepWonderful... you again.

I guess I need to show you how to organize your blog now.

Keeping your blog organized and using some of these tricks make you WAY ahead of the game. Accept this mission to learn some awesome tricks to organize and show your content.

Ok, Visitor, maybe you're not totally lame. You seem to be catching on fast enough.

Your blog uses a tool called WordPress. It's VERY powerful- over 20% of the internet runs on this software! But many people don't know how to use it well. I'm here to help.

 

FIRST LEARN ABOUT CATEGORIES.

OOps!  TOP changed his mind...

 

ADD A COUPLE MORE.

 

Now you need to ADD SOME PAGES  to your blog.

 

Not bad! Now you're going to learn a VERY powerful feature, called "shortcodes." This is a very cool way to organize your site data. This is an optional plugin for wordpress we've added to your portfolio to make things easier.

Copy this text: (oops.. watch this video for tips!!!)

catlist name=boot numberposts=-1 date=yes

WITH THAT CODE COPIED- WATCH THIS VIDEO AND FOLLOW ALONG.

 

Now that you've got the basics- SET THAT SHORTCODE UP FOR OTHER AREAS.

 

Not bad, Visitor! I guess maybe you're OK... I might not give you such a hard time if you're getting all this straight.

 

If you set it up as directed and understand it- mark this complete.

Not bad!So you say you understand this... Here's a test for you.

Follow these steps!

  1. Make a new post called "Organize Your Portfolio"
  2. Put it in the ""Boot" category.
  3. Explain what you learned about. Give a brief description of
    • Pages
    • Posts
    • Categories

If you can do all of this, and it shows under the heading "Here's what I learned in Boot" on your Tech 1 page- Claim mastery and get your reward!

 

IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND- DO SOME RESEARCH AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THESE BASICS.

THIS is a great overview- and you're welcome to find your own.

DO NOT MASTER OR MOVE FORWARD IF YOU CAN NOT COMPLETE THE STEPS ABOVE.

 

If you can, move on!

Excellent work, Booter. I might let up on you just a little. Seems you can follow directions and understand some technical concepts. You just might make it after all, Visitor.

Now, get going on learning to take a screenshot of your progress!!

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