About the Tools
York Portfolios is an on-campus installation of WordPress MU (multiuser), one of the world's most popular blogging platforms. York's selection of a globally relevant platform ensures that your e-portfolio and blog(s) are portable.
When you're ready to graduate from York College, simply export your database with one click and import it into a WordPress web host. It's your work, and you can control it.
The social network behind York Portfolios is actually a plugin for WordPress MU called BuddyPress. This tool enables registered users to locate and interact with each other online, individually and in groups.
The social network functions are a lot like those you might know from MySpace, Facebook, or other social network sites. You can invite friendships, form and join groups, and much more.
- WordPress MU
- It is a technology platform for blogs. It is used by York College for students' blogs and ePortfolios.
- The general topic in which the post can be classified. Generally, bloggers have 7-10 categories for their content. Readers can browse specific categories to see all posts in the category. Quoting http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts
- Pages & Posts
- You can write either posts or pages. When you're writing a regular blog entry, you write a post. Posts automatically appear in reverse chronological order on your blog's home page. Pages, on the other hand, are for content such as "About Me," "Contact Me," etc. Quoting http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages.
- A Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. Quoting http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes.
- It is designed to provide a simple way to arrange the various elements of your sidebar content (known as "widgets") without having to change any code. Quoting http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/WordPress_Widgets.
- It refers to micro-categories for your blog, similar to including index entries for a page. Posts with similar tags are linked together when a user clicks one of the tags. Tags have to be enabled with the right code in your theme for them to appear in your post. Quoting http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts.