The camp doors are open for Domain Camp a few weeks of activities for both people new to having a Domain of their Own and ones who have had one a while but maybe have not found their way around cpanel and installing new apps.
Here is Week’s 1 activities and schedule:
Please use this community space to ask/answer questions. We do have an open office time set for Wednesdays.
Perhaps in week 1 or 2 there might be room or need for an appendix on passwords and password management. I know from experience it is an issue that tends to confound folks new to spaces like this when you setup an account in our billing area, then you’re given a “cPanel/FTP” user/pass combo in a welcome email, then you setup WordPress and you’re prompted to create a user and password, etc. I’d be happy to write something up to contribute.
The camp office has closed for the day, thanks @IrenequStewart for dropping in as well as a DS106 early pioneer Norm who is hoping to revive his blog.
We walked about subdomains vs directories (that’s covered next week), moving Wordpress.com sites to Reclaim, logins and security, calling card themes for Wordpress, using of own photographs instead of looking for others. and more.
Here are some notes from the chat as there were a lot of URLs tossed around
Hi – I arrived late to camp. School got out late this year
The directions have been great. I’ve created the simple landing page and now I’m currently working on the /Me page. For some reason, the images I’ve uploaded aren’t appearing on the site. The background is just simply black. Any idea what that might be the case & some strategies to address it?
You are using one of the Site Publisher templates? A quick hunch is the uploaded image is not in the place the theme expects it, or the file name is not what is expects. If you share a link I can peek at the source and give more definite advice.
It always always helps to have an example one can look at.