Creating a blog post on our course site

Register

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Register for the course site by going to http://miriamposner.com/dh150w15/wp-login.php?action=register. Enter a username of your choice and your email address. It’s OK to use a synonym, but let me know what it is so that I can give you credit.

Log in

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Check your email to find your username and temporary password. Click on the link to log in. Once you’re logged in, you should see your dashboard — the back end of our course site.

Start a post

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To begin a post click on New (at the top of the page) and then Post.

Begin composing your post.

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You can begin writing your post much the way you would write a Word document. Because you’re composing on the Internet, you should save frequently so that your work doesn’t get lost if you lose your Internet connection.

Add an image (1)

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You can add an image to your post by clicking on Add Media.

Add an image (2)

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Upload an image by dragging onto the pop-up window. In the next window, you can change some settings until the image is the size and location that you prefer. You can also add a caption and “Alt Text,” where you can describe your image for the site-impaired. When you’re satisfied, click on Insert into post.

Add a link

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To add a link to your post, highlight the words that you’d like to serve as links. Then click on the link icon in the text-editor. In the pop-up box that appears, enter the URL (the address) of the page you’d like to link to.

Hit Publish.

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When you’re satisfied, click on the Publish button. (You can also hit Preview if you want to see how your post will look.)

Admire your work.

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Nice job!