The Teaching with Technology (TWT) certificate program will end in May 2017. All portfolios must be submitted to coordinators by May 5, 2017.

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CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) can be used to further adjust the formatting of a Web site. With many themes in WordPress, including 2012, the Jetpack plugin must be activated in an individual Web site. This plugin further requires a connection with a WordPress.com account.

Create WordPress.com Account

Before the CSS editing capability of Jetpack can be used, the plugin must be connected and authorized by a WordPress.com account. This account is free and you do NOT have to create any blogs on that site.

  1. Go to the WordPress.com Web site.
  2. Click Get Started to create an account or log in to the Web site.

Activate Jetpack

  1. Make sure you are logged in to WordPress.com.
  2. Go to Sites at Penn State.
  3. Enter your site following the instructions to Edit your a Portfolio Site.
  4. In your site’s dashboard, click Plugins in the left menu.
  5. On the Plugins page, check Jetpack by WordPress.com and any other plugins you wish to activate.
  6. In the Bulk Actions menu, select the Activate option.
  7. Click the Apply button.
  8. Once Jetpack is activated a link Connect to WordPress.com appears near the top of the screen. Click that link to connect to WordPress.com.
  9. On the next screen, click Authorize Jetpack. An message saying Authorizing will be displayed, then a list of all the Jetpack utilities.

Edit CSS

  1. Enter your site following the instructions to Edit your a Portfolio Site.
  2. In your site’s dashboard, click Appearance in the left menu, then select Edit CSS. A CSS editing window opens.
  3. Edit your CSS and click Save Stylesheet to view changes on the live site.

Links on CSS and WordPress

  • The WordPress Codex CSS page contains information specific to WordPress and links to CSS Tutorials
    Note: Not all functions described in the Codex are available on Sites.
  • Lynda.com contains many CSS tutorials
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