WordPress Help

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WordPress is a blogging and website building platform. The Smith College WordPress site, sophia.smith.edu, is used for hosting course blogs, portfolios, and other special research projects. This page will take you through the basic steps of using WordPress. Please check below for links to additional resources and instructions.

Log in and Find Your Site

Create a New Post or Page

Add Media to Your Posts

Finding Free-to-Use Images

If you can find an image that you like and you know for sure is free to use – that is always the best way to go. Some suggestions for finding these:

Need Additional Help?

Review WordPress documentation on this site

Not enough? The WordPress Codex has even more instructions.

Want to hear from a human? Attend a Center for Media Production student-led WordPress training.

Stuck on something strange? Google it! When you google a question, like “how to add a custom header in WordPress TwentyTwelve,” make sure to include the theme you are using (in this case, TwentyTwelve). Tutorials can be theme-specific.


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Last modified: September 1, 2020