Task: Add a widget (or several) to your WordPress site.
Widgets are little sidebars or blocks that enhance your site, making it more dynamic and customized. I have 3 widgets on my homepage of this course site: the Mac OS shortcuts image, a tag cloud, and the Twitter feed from @PolitiFact.
[Update: I now have 4 widgets — I added the Quarantine Party playlist from Spotify after helping the morning class troubleshoot how to do it. If you want to learn how to embed a playlist, head over to this page.]
But there are dozens more possibilities. You can add as many widgets to your site as you want (keeping in mind that the maximum amount of points you can receive from WordPress enhancements in this unit is 25).
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It occured to me as I’ve been reading your blogs that it might be nice if I could spotlight a few of my favorite posts and prompts of the week so far. Check them out!
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Task: Register a custom domain name, redirect it to your current WordPress site, and email me the new link.
It might seem like a minor thing, but entrepreneurial authors argue that owning a slice of the web through a custom web address has become increasingly necessary for writers who self-publish and self-promote their work. The good news is that registering a domain is easier than you might think.
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Task: Perfect your “About Me” page into a 300-word introduction to yourself and your site and make sure it appears on your menu.
This is mostly a re-post from Unit 1, but since some of you did not produce an ideal or exemplary “About Me” page, here is another opportunity to craft or revise it.
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Points in this unit are flexible and as such it is important for you to track them so you know where you stand week-to-week. To do that I encourage you to add following spreadsheet to you own Google Drive.
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