You can create a profile page containing your CV, as well as any other information, images or links that provide examples of your work.  


  1.  Create a personal UVaCollab site if you do not already have one
    To create a WordPress site associated with UVA, first create a UVaCollab course or collaboration site. UVa WordPress accounts have more features than the free version of WordPress. 
    1. Go to the UVaCollab homepage at
    2. Click UVa Login 
      • A NetBadge login page will open
    3. Log in with either your UVa computing ID or NetBadge certificate
      • Your UVaCollab workspace will open
    4. Click Worksite Setup
      • Find Worksite Setup on the left side menu 
      • A list of your UVaCollab sites will open
    5. Click New 
      • Find New at the top of the "Worksite Setup" page 
      • The "Site Type" page will open
    6. Choose the type of site you want to create
      • Creating sites from templates is easiest
      • If you are an instructor and want to use WordPress in a course: choose a "course" template 
      • If you want to use WordPress for an organization or for personal use: choose a "collaboration" template
    7. If you chose a "course" template: 
      1. Choose the term for your course 
      2. Click Go to roster selection 
      • A list of courses for which you are the instructor will open
      1. Choose your course 
      2. Click Continue
    8. Enter a title for your site in the "Site Title" field 
    9. Enter a description for your site in the large text box 
    10. Enter a short description for your site in the small text box 
    11. Fill in the other fields to modify your UVaCollab site 
    12. Click Continue
      • Your site email address will open 
      • Your address is made automatically from your site title 
      • Site members receive messages sent to this address 
    13. Click Continue 
      • Your site will appear in the list of your sites 
  2.  Activate the WordPress tool

    Once you create a UVaCollab site, you can create your WordPress site. You can also add a WordPress site to any UVaCollab site where you are an administrator.
    1. Log in to UVaCollab
      • The UVaCollab homepage will appear 
    2. Open the UVaCollab site where want to add a WordPress site
      • Find site names at the top of your UVaCollab workspace
      • The site will open in the Home tab 
    3. Click Site Info
      • "Site Info" is on the left-hand side menu  
      • The "Site Info" will appear
    4. Click Edit Tools
      • Edit Tools is on the horizontal menu bar below the "Site Info" title
      • Only site administrators can edit tools
      • The "Site Tools" will appear and allow you to activate tools such as "Home" and "Announcements"
    5. Find "WordPress" in the list of tools
    6. Check the box to the left of "WordPress"
    7. Scroll down and click Continue
      • A confirmation page will load
    8. Click Finish
      •  The WordPress tool will now appear on the left sidebar
    9. Click the WordPress tool to activate the site

  3.  Go to your new WordPress site (if you just created a site, you are already logged in, and your Dashboard will appear after steps i. and ii. below)
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  4.  Choose a theme
    See the glossary definition of Theme
    1. Go to your Dashboard
    2. Click Appearance
      • Find Appearance in the left menu

      • The "Themes" page will appear
    3. Navigate through the available themes by scrolling through the page
    4. Roll the mouse over a theme that interests you
      • Options to see a Live Preview and "Activate" the theme will appear
    5. Click Live Preview
      • A live preview of your site with the chosen theme applied will appear
    6. You can change the options in the sidebar to modify the theme's taglines, headers, colors, images, etc.
    7. Click Save & Activate in order to choose a theme
      • The Themes page will appear and a message will appear confirming the activation
  5.  Create three empty pages: a static "About" page, a static "CV" page, and a static "Portfolio" page
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  6.  Make the "About" page your homepage
    1. From the Dashboard menu, click Settings
      • A drop-down menu will appear
    2. Click Reading
      • The "Reading Settings" will appear
    3. Locate "Front page displays"
      • "Front page displays" is the first section on the page
    4. Select the page to be used as your front page
      • Note: by default, the "posts" page is the front page
      • This page will appear when the user opens your site
    5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page
      • A message will appear confirming the changes
  7.  Link to your CV or résumé in the "CV" page
    1. Go to your Dashboard
    2. Click on Pages or Posts
      • The process for adding a link to either a page or post is the same
      • A list with your pages or posts will appear
    3. Either: 
      • Click on the title of the page or post where you want to add a link 
      • The post or page editor will open
    4. Or: 
      • Click Add New next to the "Page" or "Post" page
      • The post or page editor will open
    5. Click to place your cursor on the spot where you would like to insert your document
    6. Click on Add Media
      • The "Add Media" window will appear
    7. Click on Upload Files to upload a new file
      • The "Upload Files" tab will open
    8. Click Select Files to browse your folders and upload a document
      • A file browser window will appear
    9. Select the file you would like to upload and click Choose 
      • The file browser will close, the "Media Library" tab will open, and a blue loading bar on the right will indicate the status of your upload
      • When the upload is finished, the blue loading bar will disappear and the title of your file will appear
    10. Click on Attachment Details
    11. Modify the document's caption, title, and description
    12. Click on Attachment Display Settings
    13. To link a document directly from your post, choose Link to Media File
    14. To link to a page containing the document, choose Link to Attachment Page  
    15. When you are finished, click Insert Into Page
      • A link to your file or a page containing the document will appear in the post or page editor
  8.  Add images or links to the "Portfolio" page
    For general information on document types, see Explore Types of Documents. See also the glossary definition of Image.
    1. Go to NowComment in your UVaCollab site
    2. Click Browse Documents on
      • Find this link in the bottom right of the "Documents" box
      • A list of documents in your group will appear on
    3. Click the Upload Document tab in the blue navigation bar
      • Make sure you're located on your class group page before you click this tab. NowComment will detect that you want to upload your document to this group.
      • Options for uploading different types of documents will appear
    4. Click Image (no text recognition)
      • A dialog box will open, showing files on your computer
    5. Choose and open the file you want to upload
      • The file name will appear in the "Document Title" field at the bottom of the page
    6. Type an alternative text into the "Alt Text" field
    7. Type a message into the "Tooltip" field
    8. To change the document’s title, type into the “Document Title” field
    9. To share your document with a group, check the box "Add to group?"
      • Note that this checkbox is selected automatically
      • If you don't want to add your document to your class group, uncheck this box
    10. Click Upload at the bottom of the page
      • A message will appear displaying the status of the upload
    11. Review your document on the "Preview" page
    12. Click Save and Continue
    13. Select features for your document from the “Advanced Features” page
      • To learn more about a feature, hover over the (info) information icon next to the field
    14. Click Continue at the bottom of the page
    15. If you added advanced features in step 13, fill in the corresponding fields
    16. Click Finish
      • Your document will appear online

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