Authoring on this Site


Our course website is implemented as a WordPress blog, customized with a variety of plugins. For general information about editing WordPress pages, see this resource. To get started making posts, log in here.

Student Projects will be submitted in the form of WordPress Posts (not "Pages"), that you edit and publish with the WordPress editor after logging in.

Below, you can find additional information and links describing how to:

  • Upload and embed images
  • Use standard "shortcodes" to embed external media, such as YouTube videos

Embedding uploaded images.

Customary varieties of web-ready images (.jpg, .gif, .png) can be uploaded to our site using the "Add Media" button in the top left of the WordPress post editor. Click this button, upload your media to the site, and then be sure to "insert into post". (If you forget to insert the image into your post, it will just languish in a directory of uploaded images.) Here's what the "Add Media" button looks like:

Note that there are restrictions on the maximum file size (10MB) you may upload. You are advised to save your file with a smaller file size and resolution, using Photoshop's "Save for Web & Devices" feature.

Embedding external media in your posts.

Some assignments, such as Looking Outwards reports, will require you to embed a variety of external media objects into a WordPress post. For example, you may need to embed a YouTube or Vimeo video documenting one of your projects, or a project by someone else. To do this, see these instructions for embedding such external media resources.