During today’s class, several people asked if the slides would be made available online…
So here they are:
One fantastic surprise from today’s class was that WordPress.com now supports WordPress 3.0 menus:
One of the challenges of a class like this is the balance between forcing people through particular exercises and giving people the freedom to experiment and ask questions. This was also the first class where I encouraged people to buy domains and set up hosting before or during class so they could install WordPress on their own site, during class.
As you can imagine, having people using at least four different hosts and DreamHost going down for a short period of time, did present some problems, but in the end both Namecheap and DreamHost worked great. Domains propagated quickly and sites activated with little issue.
I’m keeping my UBCCLASS DreamHost promo code alive that gives you:
- an extra free domain
- $25 off paying for hosting monthly
- $50 off if you pay for hosting in 1 or 2 year blocks
Disclosure: The DreamHost promo code and Namecheap link give me referral credits or payments when you use them. I use both these services personally and professionally.
Update: I just read the official post from Jane Wells on WordPress.com’s blog on enabling the WordPress 3.0 Menus feature. In the post she has this to say and lets us know that six themes on WordPress.com support using Menus (and more are coming):
Go to Appearance ? Menus in your dashboard to get started, and follow the directions there. Note: Since this feature is so new, not all themes support it yet. Right now, these themes have the custom menu feature built in: Twenty Ten, Structure, Vostok, Bueno, Enterprise, and Notepad. If you’re using a different theme, don’t fret. We’ll be adding support to more themes, but in the meantime you can still play with custom menus by using the new widget called, amazingly enough, Custom Menu. This widget will let you add any of the custom menus you create to one of your sidebars/widget areas.
link: New Custom Menus Feature (and a few others)