WordPress Competencies

      • Basic Skills:
        • Understand the importance of WordPress vs. other blogging tools (like Blogger), website tools (Weebly, Wix), or learning management systems (Moodle/CourseSpaces)
          • Understand what is open source and why WordPress is free
          • Understand the importance of data ownership
          • Understand the difference between WordPress.com vs UVic’s Online Academic Community (OAC)
          • How choice between WordPress.com vs. oac.uvic.ca impacts plugins, 3rd party themes, ability to modify template code, security, FIPPA/privacy, website statistics, and lifetime of the website.
        • Be able to effectively plan a new website.
        • Create a basic personal website on oac.uvic.ca or WordPress.com.
        • Create blog posts.
        • Add static pages
        • Embed images and video in blog posts and pages (can be their own media or that found on the internet)
        • Select your preferred website theme.
        • Customize menus & navigation.
        • Create categories and tags to organize blog posts
        • Use widgets to customize blog content and features
      • Advanced Skills:
        • Configure & customize a WordPress theme.
        • Photo library plug-ins
        • Anti-spam plug-ins
        • Feedback form
        • Set up your own domain