Every one in JPN 107 has a page, currently named by netid. This is your creation space for the Genius Hour Project assignment.

Your site’s name is http://commons.princeton.edu/genius

You can log in directly to the editing interface by using this link :


When you are ready to begin working on your page, select your netid from the list of “All Pages” from the Dashboard “Pages” menu. When you are done with your projects, I will publish a menu of all the pages on the right sidebar.

Directions for how to do most common things in WordPress can be found at

commons.princeton.edu/WordPress FAQ

Several things you will find here are:

How to add footnotes to a page

How to change the large image on your own page — without changing any other page. The header size for this page is 2000 x 1200 pixels. Your image must meet or exceed this size, and be made “Featured” in order to take the spot at the top of your page.

How to break one page into several sections by using a command code <!–nextpage–>  PLEASE use this technique rather than by making sub-pages. Sub-pages make your writing very difficult to read and grade, and will not show  up in the menu. The “next page” code can be used to make pages in a book, thematic chapters in an essay, or just to break a long page into easy to read sections. I’ll add some below so you can see how they work.

How to add media – such as images, video and music. In the case of most images, you can include images from other websites by just pasting in the URL in the “add media” options. When you add an image using a URL, you can created a custom URL that goes back to the original page or post, rather than just the image.

If you decide to create video yourself, you can add it to the Media Library on this site. However, long videos will play better if you first upload them to a streaming service — YouTube or Vimeo — and embed the video into your page from that site. If you wish to keep your video private to the course only, you must upload directly to this site.

If you wish to keep your page private, you can set a password for the page. Setting the page to “Private” will not make it private — in WordPress authors with the role of “editor” or “administrator” can read private pages and posts. You are all editors on the site so that you can publish pages.

I’m going to insert some page breaks here. You can see how it is done by looking at this post in the Text view of Edit Mode.

Press on the numbers below to navigate between “pages.”