ePortfolio Resources

ePortfolio Resources

Below, you’ll find a collection of resources for Capilano University students building their ePortfolio on WordPress. Visit the Capilano ePortfolio website for more information about portfolio thinking and curating content, and to see example portfolios from students at Capilano and other institutions.

Getting Started

These resources were developed by Capilano’s ePortfolio Project, and are used in our workshops. They  are designed to help students set up their WordPress site and introduce them to pages, posts, menus, static vs. dynamic homepages, and basic privacy settings. The handouts are available as PDFs on the ePortfolio site under Quick Tips and as printouts in the Learning Commons.

Getting Started (Slideshow)

Getting Started (Tri-Fold)


Pages vs Posts


Static vs Dynamic


These are resources that I have found useful when creating blogs and websites.

WPBeginner – New to WordPress? This is a good place to start. This free resource site offers easy-to-follow tutorials for WordPress basics and beyond.

Unsplash – Want some beautiful images? Unsplash is the place to go. You can use the photos, for free, for anything you want. Crediting the photographer or Unsplash isn’t required (although it’s a nice thing to do when you can).

Adobe Portfolio – Looking for an alternative to WordPress? You can create a free site or landing page hosted on a .myportfolio.com domain. Adobe Portfolio uses easy-to-customize templates and connects seamlessly to other Creative Cloud services.