Successful Social Media Tip of the Day . . Setting Up a Portfolio on your WordPress Blog

Setting up a Portfolio on your WordPress blog is a simple and effective way to sort out content that you are posting.  You can organize your art, writing and any other project you blog about.  On your WordPress.com site you can display your Portfolio projects in several different ways.  First lets set up the Portfolio in a few easy steps.

Go to your Dashboard and under the Settings, click on Writing.  This will display a page with the writing default settings and formatting.  Go down to the bottom of the page and you will see under -Your Custom Content Types- Portfolio Projects.  Check  the Enable box.  Change the number of Portfolio projects you want to display.  Click the Save Changes.

After you have done this first step, you will now see the Portfolio option in your Dashboard. Click on Portfolio and a menu will pop up with 4 options. The first option is All Projects.  This is where you will see your Project, the project tags and type.  You can edit, view or trash the project.

Next under the Portfolio tab is Add New.  Ad your projects here just like you would any other post. Project Types and Project Tags are the last two options in the Portfolio menu.

Project Types are similar to categories.  At the top of this screen in Project Types you will see  the drop down screen options where you can choose which toggles you want to use.  The three choices are Description, Slug and Project.  It is important to know what the term Slug is on WordPress.  A slug is the valid URL that is created from your title.  For example if the title of your post is My Dog Ate My Homework, your slug would be my-dog-ate-my-homework.  You would add this to the website URL.

Project Tags screen looks similar to the Project Types but has your Tags listed.  Here you can add new project tags and edit your project.

 

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For more information on Portfolio goto http://en.support.wordpress.com/portfolios

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