An ePortfolio allows you to craft a professional digital presence that reflects your growth, knowledge, and professionalization. Your ePortfolio will be different from social media profiles as it will highlight your academic and co-curricular experiences as well as your interests.
UNE Portfolios runs on WordPress, one of the most popular platforms for websites and blogs. WordPress is an open-source, world-class, full-featured content management system. About one in three websites across the globe run on WordPress.
UNE Portfolios support is offered through the Student Academic Success Center, where Digital Literacy Consultants provide peers with technical guidance. One-to-one support is provided via face-to-face or virtual meetings.
The tutorials and instructions here also provide guidance. If you don’t find the help you need below, you could also try a Google search. WordPress is so commonly used, a Google search will probably find a tutorial to help you do almost anything the platform can do.
We also have a basic Demo ePortfolio you might use as a sort of guide or model. In our Demo ePortfolio, we have changed the basic theme, built a custom menu to help organize our sample content, and changed some of the widgets in our sidebar. All of those adjustments are covered in the relevant tutorials below. You may also want to check out these UNE student ePortfolios to see a variety of content and style choices.
Beginners (First-Time Users)
- ePortfolio Launch Sequence: Step-by-step activities for beginners
- Password Help
- Free images from Unsplash (see attribution and license information here)
Quick fixes to common ePortfolio questions, including:
How do I get to the log-in screen for my site?
Why isn’t my password resetting?
Why isn’t my theme updating?
Why can’t I see the page that I just created?
Why isn’t my menu being displayed?
Reviewing the Basics (Returning Users)
- Password Help: access your site or reset your password
- Dashboard Tour: review the dashboard before adding new content
- Settings: check your timezone setting and other general settings for your entire site
- Privacy: review the options for privacy settings including public, password protected, or private settings for your entire site, individual posts, or individual pages
- Using Blocks to Add Content: Gutenberg Editor Overview from WordPress
- Menus: organize your site by nesting pages, adding categorized blogs, and arranging your pages on your site
- Images and Galleries: review the difference between adding individual images and series of images
- Controlling Spam: review or install a spam filter
- Clearing your browser cache: review this tip to ensure you are seeing changes to your site if it appears the changes are not saving
Customizing Your Site (All Users)
- Header Image(s) customize your site to make it yours! Update your header image as often as you’d like. Note: not all themes feature a header image.
- Themes are templates for a site. You may change your theme as often as you like. The header image and widgets will need to be reset if you change your theme.
- Widgets customize your site to add feeds from other sites, a calendar feature, and many more.
More Advanced Help
- RSS Sharing & Subscribing: Use RSS (Real Simple Syndication) to link others’ publicly accessible sites to your site so you can stay up-to-date with their new content.
- Import/Export: Getting ready for an independent site? Learn to export content from your site to a domain of your own.
Gutenberg is the name of the new WordPress default editor. The editor is where posts and pages are composed, edited, and published. To accommodate for users who would like to keep the Classic editor, the resources below have been labeled for Classic editor or Gutenberg editor.
Gutenberg Editor (for UNEportfolio sites created academic year 2019-2020 and later)
- Written Instructions with Screenshots (includes adding images, video, categories and tags)
- Block Editing
- Posts vs. Pages
- Categories vs. Tags