Exercise 06.02: WordPress Navigation


To under­stand the mechan­ics of chang­ing visual and func­tional aspects in a basic con­tent man­age­ment system.


Find and install a series of Word­Press Themes that illus­trate var­i­ous inter­ac­tions between form and content.



Login to your Word­Press site. Click on the Appear­ance >Themes menu on the left side of the Dash­board. Choose “Add New” at the top of the Themes Win­dow. Using the result­ing menu and/or the Inter­net, find and install a theme from each of the fol­low­ing nav­i­ga­tional categories:

  • No (or very min­i­mal) style
  • roll over
  • drop down
  • bread­crumb (optional, my require plug-in)
  • card or panel
  • visual or icon

Resist the urge to exper­i­ment with the menus, wid­gets, set­tings or cus­tomiza­tions. These options will be addressed in later exer­cises. Please com­plete any many as pos­si­ble, but it is accept­able to leave a cou­ple miss­ing if it requires sig­nif­i­cant manip­u­la­tion of the theme or installing a plug-in.

Once uploaded, take a screen shot of each theme in use in the browser, upload the files to the appro­pri­ate D2L dropbox.

To take a screen-shot:

  • Com­mand-Shift-4-Space­bar: Takes a screen­shot of the win­dow, and saves it as a file on the desk­top. The file will have a .png extension.
  • Com­mand-Shift‑3: Takes a screen­shot of the entire screen, and saves it as a file on the desk­top. The file will have a .png extension.
  • Instead of using the key­board short­cuts above, screen­shots can be taken by using the Screen­shot appli­ca­tion included with Mac OS X. It is located at /Applications/Utilities/Screenshot or by search­ing via Spot­light in the upper right of the Mac screen.
  • For more infor­ma­tion, please visit: https://​sup​port​.apple​.com/​e​n​-​u​s​/​H​T​2​0​1​361


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine exer­cise score: Exer­cise Grading


Word­Press Login, theme upload, media attach­ment, screen shots


Media files, Word­Press instal­la­tion, browser


As defined by cor­re­spond­ing cal­en­dar item, drop­box, dis­cus­sion or con­tent topic description.