Author Archives: Kathy E. Gill (@kegill)

About Kathy E. Gill (@kegill)

Digital evangelist, writer, teacher. Webmaster at King County Elections; educator at UW. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill,,

week 4: self-hosted wordpress nuts and bolts


  • Housekeeping
  • A word (or two) about security
  • In-class work, your project:
    To complete the in-class work, you must secure your hosting company before class. You must be able to access the email associated with the accounts from webmail and a lab computer or your own laptop (not just a phone).

    • Self-hosted WordPress (basic site set-up)
    • Install one of your themes (working in pairs)
    • Turn on Akismet (use your account info)
    • Social media integration (sharing)
  • Update the project pages : add link to website (include the sub-directory if you have one) for milestones, brainstorming (pswd protected – remember, this site’s name and our hashtag)

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