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Creating News Portal

Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Communication and Media Studies Department of New Media and Journalism

Class Notes

Your website address is

Practical Exam

Within the scope of the course you took with the code YMGA107, on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 10:00, you will have a 15% practice exam in the computer lab where we teach (FCMS – B01). The exam will last 1:00 hour and will be based on the practices we have made since the beginning of the semester. It will be convenient for you to come by archiving the articles and images you have written. It will save you time.

I would like to remind you about the points to be considered during the exam.

  1. All databases will be reset before the exam starts.
  2. Everyone will be responsible for their own system during the exam. Aid will not be accepted, and those who help will be deemed unsuccessful in the exam.
  3. Your system setup information is going to be given to you in the class by paper. You will use that information during the exam.
  4. You can use the internet during the exam. I am giving the videos of the course below.
  5. The scope of the exam is as follows. You should be aware that different transactions to be made outside the scope will cause you to lose points.
  6. Behaviors such as asking questions and talking (among you or on the phone) during the exam are prohibited. Otherwise, those who exhibit these behaviors will be removed from the exam hall and will be deemed unsuccessful in the exam.
  7. You must have your writings with you when you come to the exam. Those who do not comply with at least 3 writing rules will lose points.
  8. When the exam period is over, all accounts will be suspended and archived offline.
  9. The person who finishes the exam will leave the exam by signing the second signature on the attendance sheet. 2. Don’t forget to put your signature. Otherwise, you will fail the exam.
Exam Scope
  • The exam will start from the WordPress installation screen. FTP-related parts will be skipped. For this reason, I suggest you start from step 4 of the first video.
  • Install and activate the required theme (Easy Magazine) and plugins.
  • Making the design correctly by looking at the sample page (
  • Uploading and publishing at least 3 articles to the system.

Note: Those who set up the system can enter the page with the information on the papers to be given to them for sample page entry.

Final project groups will be determined and you will be asked to specify your group name. That’s why you have to be in the classroom after the exam.

Download WordPress or Signup

You will have two options to create your own news portal.

First one is the signup to for using WordPress’ own server experiences. It may be stronger than other server because of technical infrastructure.

Second one is download option for developers and advance users who have own server to setup. You need essential technical and code writing background to choose this.

If you would like to download WordPress, check the address.

You will create our own website within my server. Information is going to be given individually.

FTP Usage and WordPress Setup

Your Website Address is your unique website address. You may see your website whenever you type the address.

If you need to reach to dashboard, you just need to add wp-admin at the end of the your website address with slash. For example;

Setup Theme and First Post

Class Practice

Education ( Main Topic )

  • Facilities in High-Schools
    • Laboratory
    • Sport
    • Mental Support
    • Free stationary
    • Library
  • Drugs
    • Relaying on drugs
    • Anti-drug campaigns
    • Peer-pressure
    • Psychological behavior
    • Psychical effect
  • All expenses for students
    • Dorms
    • Tuition fee
    • Prices for living
    • Scholastic materials
    • Transportation
  • Drop-out
    • Peer-pressure
    • Lack of funds
    • Workload
    • Feeling to be not belonged to school
    • Motivation
    • Concern about job
  • Is higher education necessary?
    • Knowledge
    • Future possibilities
    • Technical ability
    • Credibility
    • Soft skills
    • Networking
  • Working and study in the same time
    • Part-time money
    • Working experiences
    • Opportunity to expand the network
    • Time management
    • Less social life
  • Getting governmental support for education
    • Maintain grades
    • Less motivation if there is not a scholarship
    • Assisting financially
    • Having portfolio
    • Previous grades
    • Physical ability or disability
    • Sponsorship
  • Bullying
    • Racism
    • Gender
    • Class differences
    • Cyber bullying
    • İdeological


NOTE: Do not use these special characters below on your title for your page’s security.

  • <
  • ?
  • !
  • ##
  • { }

BONUS Projects

This activity involves reviewing a few of the reading package’s articles.

Reading Package

Although it is not required, you may choose to complete the project if you want to improve your grade. Below are all the prerequisites.

  1. Before publishing this project, you must publish at least 20 contents. You cannot earn the points in any other case.
  2. There will only be room for three posts, each worth five points. Anything more won’t be accepted. You might receive a total of 15 points.
  3. You must title your post with “- Review” and the name of the article. No submissions submitted as pages will be accepted.
  4. You won’t receive additional points if you don’t adhere to the requirements.