WordPress installation and setup

  • Installation
    • Go to your DreamHost Web Panel
    • Choose Goodies > One-Click Installs
    • Choose WordPress
      • Install to: Choose domain, type in path to where you want the site to be
      • Automatically create database
      • Deluxe Install unchecked
      • Click Install it for me now
    • Wait for email, then follow instructions for setting up an admin user (don’t use admin as username)
    • Log in
  • Setup
    • Site settings
    • User settings
      • Set display name
      • Disable visual editor if you want to use HTML
    • Where content goes
      • Site title (Settings > General)
      • Pages and posts
      • Menus (Appearance > Menus)
      • Sidebars (Appearance > Widgets)

Independent Project topics

  • Audio/video (embedded, HTML5)
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • CSS preprocessors (LESS, Sass)
  • CSS sprites
  • CSS3 flexbox
  • Forms
  • HTML5 canvas element
  • Other content management systems
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Podcasting
  • Programming languages
    • Node.js
    • PHP
    • Ruby
  • Retina images
  • Shopping carts/ecommerce
  • Site analytics
  • Site frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation)
  • WordPress plugins