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Here, you can insert a biography and a portrait picture. Feel free to change and update anything in this biographic text – and on this website in general – at any point throughout your time at American University! You may customize and add material to your site to make it your own. However, at a minimum, you should follow the instructions below and update your site accordingly. Once you get comfortable with WordPress and your ePortfolio, you may want to build it out more, and it may end up looking like Laura M’s sample ePortfolio.

Quick Start Guide (PDF): QuickStartWordpressGuideOlsonScholars2016

To change the welcome image or insert/edit this text:

  1. Log into your WP-Admin Dashboard page (append /wp-admin to the end of your site’s URL)
  2. Within the WP-Admin Navigation, go to Pages > All Pages
  3. Select the Home page and edit as desired.

To edit the “Widgets” on the side of your posts pages:

  1. Log into your WP-Admin Dashboard page (append /wp-admin to the end of your site’s URL)
  2. Within the WP-Admin Navigation, go to Appearance > Widgets
  3. Expand Sidebar Widget area by selecting Down Arrow next to widget title
  4. Edit the contents by dragging-and-dropping widgets into the Sidebar area.
  5. Select Save when finished