Exploring WordPress

On Thursday I spent a little time exploring WordPress. In particular since this blog is my journey, I wanted to have an option (preferred) to see the posts in chronological order (from oldest to newest) rather than seeing the usual revere chronological order (most recent first).

I also wanted my first post to be always at the top (a ‘sticky’ post) so that there were links to view the blog in chronological order.

Since these have already been mentioned , this will be a brief post.

I also looked at different themes to see which one met my needs best.

The next post, Getting Started, looks at my requirements and choice.

I hope you like the theme I have chosen (Highwind).

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Web page and WordPress workshop

Today (Wednesday) I went to a free 4-hour workshop (1-5pm) at Ames in Auckland. Thank you Ames for offering this workshop.

I booked for this workshop on the Eventbrite website. Look on this site for all sorts of events. I like to look at the free events 🙂

The workshop covered html (language that web pages use) including an introduction to CSS= Cascading style sheets) and also an introduction to WordPress.

Usually I use the free SharePoint Designer editor for creating and editing my web pages. Sadly it looks like support for this may have ended some time ago. I still use it.

An interesting exercise was making a picture appear animated. I used the picture on the right below for this. Later at home I added an “animated” version of my own picture (left below) to my website agrace.awardspace.com. Click on this link to see the result.

After CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) was introduced, I mentioned the CSS Zen garden website to the tutor. See CSS Zen Garden: The Beauty of CSS Design. This site shows how CSS can be applied by designers to the same text to produce amazing results. Click the designs on the right hand side of the site to see the effects.

Towards the end of the workshop WordPress was introduced.

At the time I was interested in seeing how WordPress could be used to create a website (historically and still primarily WordPress is used for blogging). I tried to get around the word blog being part of my website name.

I was only interested in a free site. I discovered that if the word “blog” is not available, WordPress would offer a site with “site” as part of the name instead. I chose this option and deleted my “blog”‘ named site. Deleted names cannot be used again.

This blog resulted from the workshop.

On Friday I am attending another workshop to build a PC and next month a free Augmented Reality workshop.Workshop

You may wish to attend these free workshops as well.

AAAmazing: Alan Grace’s ‘First’ post (always at the top)

BlogEpitaphMy name is Alan Grace. I live in Titirangi (Auckland, New Zealand). Titirangi is known for its bush, beaches, and Titirangi village.

Presently I am just trying out WordPress.
This is my first post since I last tried WordPress years ago.

The views expressed in this blog are my own. They are my personal opinions.
I believe my opinions are correct at the time of writing.

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If you want to see my most recent post, just keep reading!

You may like to see All posts in chronological order (oldest to newest).

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