Domain of One’s Own

Starting in Spring 2018, we are encouraging students to use our new domains.trincoll.edu site to create a portfolio. Go to https://domains.trincoll.edu/documentation/getting-started/ to get started. For information about using domains to create a portfolio, check out https://domains.trincoll.edu/documentation/portfolios/.

Archived instructions on how to use portfolios.trincoll.edu:

Step 1: Log in & create your portfolio account

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The “Log in” button appears in the upper-left corner of your browser window, next to the WordPress icon.

Log in to this site with your Trinity credentials. This will set up your portfolio account and your portfolio site.

Click the “Log in” button in the upper-left corner of the screen, in the WordPress Dashboard Bar.

Enter your Trinity username and password (the same credentials you use for email, Moodle, and other Trinity services) in the WordPress login screen.

Your Trinity Portfolio will account will be automatically created, but you still need to set up your portfolio site.

Step 2: Create a site

Mose over your name in the WordPress Dashboard bar.

Mouse over your name in the WordPress Dashboard bar.

Once you’ve logged in, you need to create your portfolio site. The WordPress Dashboard bar should look different after you’ve logged in, and in the upper-right corner of the screen, you should see an option that says “Howdy, Your Name.”

Mouse over that link, and a drop-down menu will appear. In that drop-down menu, hover over the “Sites” option. A menu will appear to the left of that option, and you should click the “Create a Site” link.

It’s important that you mouse over the “Howdy, Your Name” label and don’t click too quickly. If you do click, and find yourself on your Trinity Portfolio profile page, that’s ok – the WordPress Dashboard bar should still be available to you, and you should still be able to access the “Create a Site” link. Here’s an animation to show you how mousing over the menu should work:

Animation showing how to access the "Create a Site" link.

Animation showing how to access the “Create a Site” link.

Step 3: Fill out the portfolio creation page

Finally, just fill out the form on the page that appears. The instructions on that page are pretty clear about what you can (and can’t) include in the form fields.

Be sure to select any courses or programs you are in under the Site Categories list. If your portfolio is required for a class or a program, you need to make sure you check the appropriate items, or your professor might not be able to find your portfolio.

That’s all! You’ll see information about your portfolio site’s login address on the subsequent screen. If you lose this informaiton, you can always refer to the Editing Your Portfolio & Accessing the WordPress Dashboard post at this link. You can only create 1 portfolio site (if you try to “Create a Site” again, you’ll get an error screen, but you can edit all the information you initially entered at any time. Visit the How-to section of this site for more guidance on specific changes.

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