Plan for My Website

“It is crazy to build a website without a plan.  Those people who just ‘go for it’ are silly!” I can agree with this quote and disagree.  Some people work better with an outline while others work better with just going for it. Having a plan is nice when it comes to making a website because it helps you to stay and track and makes sure you don’t forget anything. Without a plan you might forget to add a page or something.

While we are speaking of plans I will  be going over my plan for my website. Click here to see my plan Plan Map.  This website will be not to bad to create since I have an idea on what I am doing, and since I have learned to use Dreamweaver.   Making this website  wont be bad but getting all the information and pictures will be kinda tricky.  I know that making this websites will come with some difficult that I will be able to learn from.

Even though this is my first website I think that it will be fun to code and add everything up to make a masterpiece. Since the Speech and Debate team doesn’t have a website and I am involved and love it I think it will be fun. The best part is that its my own site and I can do whatever I want on it.

JOKE:

Q: What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?
A: A thesaurus.

 

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Settings

 

I never knew that you could change almost everything so easily and quick.  In settings you have all the way from general to import. Right now as a beginner you are going to work in general setting and as we get more involved into WordPress we will move onto the other settings.

In the general setting  you are able to change your site tag line, site title, site address, language, and visibility. I will most likely change and use the site tag line, and site title if I ever need to.

Like I stated before but once I get more into WordPress and getting to know it even more I will go into deeper detail about the other setting options.

 

Joke:

What kind of bagel can fly?

 

a plain bagel.

Themes

 

Themes are important to a website for many reasons. First, having an eye-catching webpage draws your followers and readers in. Second, it makes your website different from everyone else. Finding a theme that goes with your webpage and that you like is difficult. You may like this theme but the theme over there would go better with your webpage.  You can never just find the perfect theme without customizing it a little bit.

While I looked through the themes every week because I am able to find something wrong with the theme I have and I end up not liking it.  Choosing theme can take from one day to a few weeks. You will know once you have found the perfect theme.

I’ve had many challenges myself with finding a theme. A few are those are, having my other pages show up as a link, being able to work the site, and the organization. Each theme is very different from the next and I have realized that there will always be challenges within a theme.

In a theme  I look for something that goes along with your site, but also that stands out. Needs some personality but not to much. Most of all make it you  and your site.

Here’s a joke if you need one:

Why do cows have hooves instead of feet?

Because they are lactose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category and Tags

Adding category and tags is very easy.  I will first show you how to add a categories and then tag. In the picture below on the left hand side there is a panel with six tabs, one of those options begin categories and tags. Click on the categories and tags tab and then click add new category. Type in your category name and boom! You have a category now.  Now that you  have you can add a tag. Once again click the category and tag tab and click in the box below the word TAGS, add your tag (can be whatever you want it to be) and then press enter, and ka-boom you now have a tag. screenshot

 

Linking to other websites

 

Linking to other websites around the world can be very helpful. This is helpful because then we can get more information that we might not have been able to see if it wasn’t linked. Linking to other websites that are helpful helps if people don’t understand your own website.

How you insert a link

Linking websites to your website is easy. All you have to do is copy the URL for the website you want to link you site to. Once you have that URL copied then you go to the post or the page highlight the the words you want linked and then while those are highlighted paste you URL. Don’t worry it wont remove the words it will just add the URL to them.  If you need additional help don’t worry click here on inserting a link.

Personal Experience

Have you ever looked at a site wondering what the heck they are talking about or what they mean? Want an easier, more simple website to look at?  I know I have been in this position myself and I wonder what the heck they were talking about or what the heck their direction were telling me to do, but then I clicked on the word that was colored blue and said need more help click here. So I did and it took me to another website that made more sense. These links help so much and I feel like they are need if you are trying to explain something that can be confusing to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The use of pages

Pages are different from post in many ways. One of the main differences is that you can have a whole page and more sub pages for that page and it can be totally different from your post. It helps keep your website organized and nice.

On my website I plan to use both pages and post for I feel like the using both will help keep this site more interesting and organized.

I am starting to see power and the frustration in WordPress. The power I am seeing is that it is easy to create a website for what you want. The frustration I am seeing is that what I see when I create it is different from what goes on the actual website.

 

Adding an Image

Whiskey at the state horse show    Whiskey at the state horse show

In Word press to enter a picture is simple. All you have to do is either  have the URL or the image needs to be downloaded to your computer. Once you have the image URL or downloaded then all you have to do is click create a new post click the picture button and then click upload media. Once your image is uploaded you can then change the size there is and increase and decrease button when you click on the image. If you look above  I have uploaded two images the one on the left is the smallest you can get an image, and the one on the right is the largest you can get an image.I find that adding images to your site helps create character and I feel like it brings joy to the site. Having images on websites almost brings you joy becasue then you know what you are doing is right and not wrong and it gives you relief that you are doing it right.This is how you uploaded an image, it’s a quick simply process so don’t be scared even though it looks confusing.

To go  along with these images my teacher has shared a quote with me that says,“Images and visuals are one of the primary ways for us to communicate information now.  We need to take a step back from the text and think more about the visual.” Instead of just writing instructions we need to add some visuals for words can be confusing at times that pictures are not. Seeing pictures and enjoying the beauty that  others are enjoying to is awesome. I love looking at pictures of my own or that ones my friends have shared with me. It gives words more color its helps explain the beauty of the world that we can’t write.

This website has once again updated and there are a few differences. one of the differences I recognized is that you no longer have the choice to chose if your picture is medium, thumbnail, or large for size. Instead you have an enlarge and minimize button. That is the only difference I could find.