Category Archives: Blog Resources

Digital Narratives: Getting Started

These slides offer some ideas for getting started with the digital narrative assignment for ENGL3084. I designed these slides in PowerPoint and exported them as JPG images.

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Finding Copyright Flexible Images using Flickr

Need help finding copyright flexible images for a multimedia presentation? This video offers a step-by-step approach to finding media you can legally use via Flickr. Be sure to pay attention to the license type attached to each image and use … Continue reading

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Writing Great Blog Posts in Four Steps

I was playing around with Venngage this morning and designed this list of four steps to follow to write great blog posts. The best bloggers pay special attention to #4, revision. It is a myth that blogs utilize informal, stream-of-consciousness writing. The … Continue reading

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Captioning Multimodal Texts

The graphic below is a rectangular pictorial chart with vertical alignment. The image is titled “Five Ways the Think Rhetorically About Captioning.” Since infographics are not accessible to screen readers, I have decided to caption this document in two ways, … Continue reading

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Embedding Prezi in WordPress Blog (fail)

Thanks to one of my students, I learned something new today. It turns out that WordPress.com will not let uses insert embedded elements that use an <iframe> tag in a website that is hosted by their .com site. This means … Continue reading

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Create a Custom Menu in WordPress

Check out this resource from WordPress help. It demonstrates how to create a custom menu for your blog. Click the image or link below to redirect to this help document from WordPress. https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/ Advanced Menu Settings: https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

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Updated: Adding a Custom WordPress Homepage

Check out this resource from WordPress Help. It discusses the method for creating a custom homepage for your site. Click the image below to redirect to the WordPress help document. https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/   

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Working with the Sidebar in the New WordPress Interface

WordPress is updating its interface, which is really making me mad! The WP Admin area was really powerful and easy to use. The watered-down version of the admin panel has frustrated my students and me. I’ve created a video to … Continue reading

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Top 6 Types of Blog Posts

According to this Forbes.com article by SEO expert, Jayson DeMers, the six main types of blog posts that can help businesses communicate with customers or other stakeholders are: Newsy features Instructions (How-to do x) Personal Spotlight (tell a story about … Continue reading

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Free Version of WordPress and Issues with Audio and Video

Hey Multimedia Students: The free version of WordPress has some limitations that can be solved with some “go arounds.” You can’t upload and view large video files on WordPress using the free version. That is a feature that you have … Continue reading

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How to Add a Polldaddy Poll to your WordPress Blog Sidebar

Instructions on inserting polls into your sidebar.  First, make sure you have a Polldaddy account (you can set it up through WordPress, just go to SETTINGS, then Polls [another way to get there: Polls]  and it walks you through it). … Continue reading

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NPR’s Life Story in Six Songs

What six songs would you choose to tell your life story for you? Check out NPR’s website to see some annotated playlists from listeners.

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YouTube Web-Based Video Editor

Did you know the YouTube has a free video editor that allows you to work with your clips through the web browser? Go to http://YouTube.com/editor to play around with this feature. If you already have a YouTube account with videos, … Continue reading

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Designwoop’s Picks for Best New Portfolio Themes in WordPress

Designwoop reviewed some newly added WordPress themes for portfolio design. Check out the link for their top picks. http://designwoop.com/2013/02/20-new-wordpress-portfolio-themes-to-showoff-your-work/

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Changing the Address of your WordPress Hosted Blog

  On occasion, I have to deliver some bad news. This is one of those cases. And I get this question a lot from students. Did you create a WordPress.com blog but change your mind about your blog’s URL address (yoursite.wordpress.com)? … Continue reading

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