WordPress Self-Hosting

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Although I had previous experience working with WordPress.com, this site based around the topic of video game psychology was my first foray into creating a site using the WordPress.org tools and self-hosting.

Gathering content for the site allowed me to further build upon the research skills which I have developed over the course of my degree. Image manipulation and creation using Photoshop was also necessary.

Editing Themes and Adding Plugins

Aside from utilising the skills mentioned above, this project offered me an opportunity to develop new abilities. I learned how to edit WordPress themes using HTML and CSS. I also experimented with using plugins to add extra functionality to my site. For example, I inserted a slick timeline into the “History” page using a plugin called Timeline Express.

timeline-cropped



Software Used

xampp-1-7-2
XAMPP
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
Notepad ++
Notepad ++
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WordPress
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