Author Archives: Katie Gach

Hello world!

This is a WordPress ePortfolio, hosted on Georgetown Commons.

To get started, click around this site and see how each element is created, organized, and useful for a strong ePortfolio.

Generic headshotThis is a Sticky Post. It should be an introduction to you: a personal photo and brief description of who you are and what you do. You can also use this space to tell viewers where they should go first: to your CV, an introductory video, or another sample of your work.

To make a Sticky Post, go to “All Posts” and find the post that you want to feature. Click “Edit.” On the right side, just above the blue “Publish” or “Update” button, find the “Visibility” option, and click “Edit”.  Check the box next to “Stick this post to the front page,” then click “OK.”

To add a photo of yourself to a post, click “Add Media” above the left corner of the text editing window.  Upload a photo, or select one you’ve already uploaded from the Media Library. Click “Add to Post.” You can resize and arrange it however you’d like.

If you have any questions about how to use your WordPress site, please contact CNDLS at commons@georgetown.edu.

Customizing Your ePortfolio

WordPress offers lots of themes to make the site look uniquely yours. You can try out any of them:

From the Dashboard, go to “Appearance” >> “Themes”, and use the “Preview” option to see what your site could look like. When you find one that works, click “Activate.” (Note that not all themes support all options, or will organize certain elements differently.)

This website is using the Twenty Twelve theme, which is currently the default for all Georgetown Commons sites. If you like the structure of this theme, you can still customize it with photos and colors:

From the Dashboard, go to “Appearance” >> “Customize”. This space is where you can change your website title, subtitle, and colors. I’m currently displaying some Georgetown Blue & Gray, but you can use any colors you like. The background can also be a photo.

The Customize menu is also where you can add a header image to the top of your site. Here, I’ve added a solid blue bar, but you might add a portrait like CCT student Justin Kollinger. If you have some design skills, make a custom header with your name/website title, upload it here, and hide the title and subtitle fields.