During the last week of your fellowship, please post a 250-300 word summary of the work you did over the summer. Please do not exceed 300 words. The summary is used both by the office of communications to create project summaries at ford.vassar.edu and to create a booklet of projects to hand out at the Ford Symposium.  

Please include a couple of pictures within your summary.  One lucky picture from a Ford project will be featured on the cover of the booklet. Please use pictures to which you own the usage rights.

Here is an example of the kind of summary needed:


Hands-on Checklist

A. Check access

B. Discuss documentation requirements

C. Text editor, links, Post Titles as links, Show/Hide Kitchen Sink, Headings

D. Inserting Media (images, pdfs)upload image, alt text, best practices

E. YouTube

F. Categorizing

G. Tagging

I. Visual vs. Text modes

J. Saving things on the server (draft vs. published)

K. Options with WordPress

L. Editing with your phone

General Help

The WordPress Codex is essentially the online manual for everything WordPress. It is an overwhelming and abundant resource, but a few highlights for beginners are: First Steps With WordPress, Introduction to Blogging, and Writing Posts.

If you need an answer for WordPress, I suggest Googling for help (someone’s probably had the same problem before and left the answer on the Internet). Vassar faculty and students can ask ACS for help, or they can email the helpdesk.

Technical WordPress Help

The Dashboard
Admin Bar
Quick Draft
Changing Your Password
Adding New Posts
Trashing a Post
Restoring a Post
Adding New Pages
Trashing a Page
Restoring a Page
Pages vs. Posts
The Visual Editor
The Toolbar
Editing Text
Adding Paragraphs
Add Heading
Embed Videos
Creating Playlists
Working With Images
Adding an Image From Your Computer
Adding an Image From Media Library
Adding an Image From a URL
Creating and Editing Image Galleries
Editing Images
Replacing an Image
Deleting Images
Featured Images
Media Library
Media Library
Adding Media
Image Editor
Switching Themes
The Customizer
Managing Widgets
Creating and Managing Custom Navigation Menus
Organizing Content
Managing Comments
Users, Tools, and Settings
Creating and Editing Users
Tools – Importing and Exporting
Adjusting Settings