WordPress Portfolio Setup (Folio A1)


Project Introduction

This project is quite simple. You will create an online portfolio for yourself using WordPress.com. This project will require you to learn how to set up Pages, Posts and Portfolios on your newly set up website, which is how we will turn in our work each and every week for the rest of the course.

A good place to start is to watch the WordPress.com Essential Training video on LinkedIn Learning, by Carrie Dils. She will walk you through to basics of the platform, and get you started off on the right foot. First off, make sure you are using Portfolio theme that supports actual Portfolio type posts. This is how you will separate your design work from your weekly research blogs. Additionally, you will want to make sure that your Posts (or Blogs) appear on a separate page than your Homepage. Traditionally, we artists want our design work on the Homepage, front and center! Once that is all done, set up a new Page for use as an About Me section. Introduce yourself to the world, talk about why you are hear, and what you hope to do with all the knowledge you are looking to gain.

Project Requirements & Helpful Links

  • Completely set up your new WordPress Portfolio, complete with all the following items:
    • Choose a Portfolio Theme:
      • If you don’t have the Portfolio option on the left side of the WordPress Editor, you have chosen the wrong theme!  If possible, make your Homepage show your Portfolio work. Let’s get our work front and center!
    • An About Me page:
      • Add a photo of yourself (optional) and a paragraph about who you are, where you come from, and what you want to do in this field. Remember, you should update this from time to time in the future.
    • A Blog Page:
      • This is where you will post your weekly research articles and blog content, to show the world how smart you are and how much stuff you know. Make sure it’s not on your Homepage.
  • You cannot do the rest of your work for the week if you don’t have this properly set up! If you are struggling to figure this out and it’s already mid-week… ask your Classmates or Instructor for help… like RIGHT NOW.

Project Grading Rubric

This project is simple… either it was done correctly, or it was not. If by the end of the week you have figure out how to meet all the requirements of your new Portfolio, you will receive full credit, but if you have missed any of the criteria, you will receive zero credit. The reasoning here is that you can’t have just SOME of these elements set up, you must have them all done correctly since we will need each and every one of these elements available right away, and for the rest of the course.


Student completed all parts of this project on or before the due date.

Student did complete this project, or only completed part of the requirements.