Human Brain Website WordPress JHU 2017
My article is not meant to replace any existing WordPress tutorials, but rather to provide additional information about creating a website for the Human Brain Project (HBP). The website will be used to disseminate information about the HBP and to advertise events, workshops, and publications related to the HBP. In addition, the website will contain information that is specific to JHU.
Overview Of The Project
The goal of the Human Brain Website is to provide information about the HBP and its relevance to education and the public. The HBP is an ambitious international research project that attempts to create a complete digital archive of a human brain. The archived brains will be made available to the public for research and educational purposes. The website will also exist to provide the public with information about the HBP and the research it supports. In order to achieve these goals, the following tasks will be performed.
Create A Website
A dedicated WordPress page will be created for the project. The content of this site will consist of several key components:
- A short description of the project,
- News articles highlighting the latest developments in the field,
- Event details, including the date and time, location, and other relevant information,
- A link to the HBP’s home page, which will provide access to more information about the project,
- Links to related pages and documents, such as those pertaining to education, neuroscience, or data management, as well as relevant publications,
- A short form to request additional information or to contact the project team,
- An About page comprising information about the author of the site.
Once the website has been created, content will be published to it on a regular basis. The content will be contributed by both the project team and external authors. The following types of content will be published:
- Regular blog posts – Short articles that provide useful information or add context to specific topics,
- News articles – Brief but accurate summaries of noteworthy news stories,
- White papers – In-depth articles that provide an overview of a certain subject,
- Collaborative content – Short articles (up to 500 words) that are created in collaboration with other members of the project team or external authors,
- Research papers – Detailed reports of original research, which are peer-reviewed and often include original data,
- Data-related content – Short articles that provide useful information about data management or analysis tools, techniques, or protocols,
- Booklets – A collection of previously published articles or research, presented in an easily readable format,
Curate Companion Website
A companion website will be created for each article published on the main website. The goal of these companion websites is to provide additional information about the topic discussed in the article. For example, an article about the neuroscience of memory might have a companion website providing information about specific techniques or experiments that were discussed in the article. Additionally, the companion websites will include a short biography of the person or topic discussed in the article.
The following tasks will be performed to complete this stage of the project:
Create The Initial Homepage
The first step in the creation of the webpage is to develop the front page. To start, create a page with a title that summarizes the contents of the site. Next, add a short block of introductory text and a relevant image or two. To ensure consistency, follow the same order of elements (i.e., a short intro, images, and a call to action) on each page of the website.
Style And Presentation Of The Site
The next step is to develop the appearance and flavor of the site. Style and presentation should match and complement the overall purpose and content of the site. For instance, creating a site devoted to the neuroscience of memory might require using colors and design elements that are indicative of neuroscience research—namely, black, gray, and white. However, if the focus is on educating people about the importance of proper nutrition in their daily lives, then the colors could be red, green, and yellow, and the style and presentation might borrow from other education-related websites. Regardless of the theme or the focus of the site, everything from the color scheme to the overall design should match and complement one another.
Once the homepage is complete, additional content can be published to it on a regular basis. However, in order to do this, the homepage should be accessible to the public. To ensure this, the following tasks will be performed:
Set Up The WordPress Install
The first step in the publication of content to the website is to set up the WordPress install. To do this, go to Dashboard (typically located at the top left of your screen), then click Create New. Once created, click Dashboard, then click Settings. From here, you can configure the WordPress installation to your needs. For instance, you might want to change the theme to be used on your site (currently, it is called TwentyTwo, but you can select from a number of pre-made themes), and you can decide whether confidential information should be kept private or shared.
Create And Publish The First Article
Once you have set up the WordPress install, you can begin to publish content to the website. To do this, click Posts in the left-hand column, then click Add New. In the Post dialog that appears, under Title, type the title of the article; next to it, under Excerpt, type a short outline of the article’s contents. Finally, under Blog article, click Publish. The article will then be published to the site and the WordPress dashboard will indicate that it has been published.
Set Up The Legal, Ethics, And Financial Aspects
The final step in the setup stage is to establish the legal, ethical, and financial aspects of the project. To do this, return to the Dashboard (typically found at the top left of your screen), then click WP Account. Once the account is established, you can log in and review the details regarding the fiscal sponsorship for the HBP. For additional information, visit the HBP’s website (hbp.eu).