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Using WordPress

We've provided some basics here to get you started, along with links to WordPress resources.

Logging In

Your blog is made up of a public site and an administration area (or "back end").

  • The public site is found at: http://blog.uwgb.edu/[your directory]/
  • The admin area is found at: https://blog.uwgb.edu/[your directory]/wp-admin/

Log into WordPress using your campus username and password. After successfully logging in, you will see the main admin screen called the Dashboard. If your login does not work or you are not able to make posts, you may not have access privileges to the blog. Contact Web Services if you should be added.

Making a Post

Log in using the instructions above and click on the POSTS tab. Click the "Add New" sub tab. Start filling in the blanks. As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post. When you are ready, click Publish.

The Screen Options allow you to choose which post fields are displayed on the edit page. Clicking on the Screen Options tab shows a list of the columns with a check-box next to each column. Check the box for each post field you want displayed. Click the Screen Options tab again to close the Screen Options. These options are saved so that you can customize how your own editing screen looks.

If you'd like your post to have a previous or future date, be sure to edit the publish date accordingly.

Online Resources

First Steps
http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress

Writing Posts
http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts

Inserting Images
http://codex.wordpress.org/Inserting_Images_into_Posts_and_Pages
http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/

More than you'll ever want to know
http://codex.wordpress.org