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Welcome to My Portfolio Class Online. Here you will find helpful information about building a WordPress online portfolio. You can create space to show your Demo Reel, set up a Gallery page and post links to things like Resumes.

Sign up icon Begin your WordPress Site by visiting WordPress.com.

Click the “Sign Up Now” on the right.

Note the form below. The “Username” becomes the domain name for the site i.e. “username.wordpress.com”

Check the Legal terms box and click the “Next” button.

WordPress will send you a confirmation email. You will need to activate from your email before you can begin editing the site.

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Begin editing your page by selecting a Theme.

But first take a moment to get familiar with  the Dashboard

Command menus are on the left

Each menu has a roll down

We will be working with:

  1. Posts
  2. Media
  3. Pages
  4. Appearance
  5. Themes
  6. Widgets
  7. Tools and Settings

Go to > Appearance > Select the Themes subcategory

There are over 100 Themes. Choose one that says it has a Custom Header and a Custom Background.

  1. Check out the “Browse Themes” link on this page and choose A-Z
  2. Choose a theme that suits your art work and Demo Reel.
  3. Note the number of columns and the editable features of the template
  4. I recommend “two column displays” for images and  links

Click Preview to see what your page will look like with the new Theme

  1. Once you have decided on a Theme click “Activate
  2. That’s it, your page is now active and ready to edit

WordPress is a blog and as such it defaults to the Posts page. We can change that but first you have to build a Page.

Click this Link to start your Demo Reel Page

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