Here are directions for posting weekly questions, adding new posts, and editing your WordPress(WP) user.

Posting Your Three Weekly Questions

  1. Click on the page dedicated to the correct week in the syllabus
  2. Enter your questions in the comment box at the bottom of the page
  3. If you are logged in that status will be visible and you can just hit the Post Comment button
  4. If you are not logged in you will have to enter your name and email before you can hit the Post Comment button

Adding a New Post

  1. Log into the WP site
  2. In the dashboard roll your mouse over Posts in the left hand menu
  3. Click on Add New
  4. Creative a descriptive and identifying title and enter it into the Title field
  5. Enter your text into the Text Box. This can be done one of two ways:
    1. Enter your text directly into the box
    2. Paste your text into the box from another piece of software (Word, Pages, Evernote, TextEdit, etc.) If you are having problem with formatting after pasting you can use the Paste as Text button (the clipboard with a capital T on it) to past just your text in the box
  6. Use the formatting toolbar to bold, italicize, make lists, add links, or insert media.
  7. Make sure you have checked off the category in the right hand section for the approrpriate assignment.
  8. In addition make sure you have your name added as a category and checked off. If you don’t already have your name in the categories do the following:
    1. Click +Add New Category in the right hand section
    2. Enter your first name in the text field that appears (add the first initial of your last name if your name has already been taken or there is another person in the class with your name, such as Alex S. and Alex M.)
    3. Click the Add New Category Button
  9. When you are done with all of this click the Publish button in the right hand section. This button will turn into an Update button once you have published your page.

Editing Your User

  1. Log into the WP site
  2. In the dashboard roll your mouse over Users in the left hand menu
  3. Click on Your Profile
  4. Edit and make sure these fields are what you wish them to be
    1. First Name
    2. Last Name
    3. Nickname
    4. Display Name (this is a pulldown menu and will be the name we view on all your posts as the author)
    5. Email
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Update Profile button
  6. At the bottom of the page you will see where you can either generate or enter a New Password