(*Feel free to delete this page when you don’t need it anymore.)
All the navigation for your portfolio blog can be changed to point readers to your best work.
Horizontal Menus. Many themes in WordPress contain some kind of horizontal navigation bar that helps users understand the structure of your portfolio. By default, this menu bar lists all new pages you create, but you can add almost anything to it in any order you like. To create a custom menu, go to the menus tab: Dashboard –> Appearance –> Menus.
Sidebar Widgets. One other area you can customize to help readers find the content they’re looking for is the sidebar that runs down the right side of the window. Each block of information in the sidebar is controlled by a “widget”. To add, remove, or change the order of sidebar widgets, go to the widgets tab: Dashboard–>Appearance–>Widgets.
Since we’re already introducing you to the Appearance menu, you might take a few seconds to review other popular elements of your blog you can customize from here. The main thing to understand is you can’t break anything. If you don’t like something you customize, then change it back.
Ultimately your portfolio should reflect something about your personality or professional identity, so spend some time thinking about how you want to present yourself.
- Edit the Theme Options for the Twenty Eleven theme
- Change the Background picture or color
- Upload a Header image or try one of the defaults