About wordpress

This is the first page. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Some themes use Pages for image galleries, others use Posts. Please check the documentation for the theme you are using.


THEMES

RISD Sculpture Sites provides 5 themes. Please take a look at the sample pages. All of the themes are created by WordPress theme developers and 2 of them cost a small fee to the developer. The “About” page on each RISD Sculpture sample theme explains a little about the theme, contains a link to the theme developer’s website and a list of links to instructions.

WPFolio
About WPFolio

Portfolio Press
About Portfolio Press

Twenty Ten RISD
About Twenty Ten RISD

Auto Focus Pro – $15.00
About Auto Focus Pro

Widesreen – $49.00
About Widesreen – $49.00

To change themes go to Appearance->Themes in the right hand subpanel of the administration section of WordPress. On the themes screen click “Activate” and to change the theme. Check your site.

NOTE: Some themes use Pages for image galleries, others use Posts. Please check the documentation for the theme you are using.
A short description about the differences between Pages and Posts.


BASIC WORDPRESS INSTRUCTIONS

To view the online Manual and Videos click on the Manual subpanel in the right hand sidebar in the Admin section of WordPress. This manual will explain most of the basics for managing your WordPress site, but please note that each theme will have their own unique options and methods. Please read your theme’s documentation as well.

More WordPress Info
Getting Started with WordPress
WordPress – Writing Posts
Adding Categories and Tags
WordPress.tv How-To Videos

There are many video tutorials on how to use WordPress. Try searching YouTube and Google. Here is an example. Please note that many related video tutorials are posted next to the video.
WordPress 3, Video Tutorial 1

Many themes use Custom Menus. This video is particularly helpful for learning Custom Menus
WordPress 3 Tutorial Part 8: Custom Menus

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