BLOGS.HSC.EDU — Get One!

  1. Complete the request form at blogs.hsc.edu
  2. Once your blog is created, you will receive an email from our WordPress installation with ‘from’ field — WordPress <wordpress@blogs.hsc.edu>. Verify your account and login.
    Then follow a few simple steps to get up and running.

BASIC SETTINGS

  • Look for ‘Settings’ in the menu
  • Choose privacy settings
  • Select tagline and time zone
    Time is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) – UTC-4 is DST for here; UTC-5 is EST for here
  • Turn comments on or off (can override this individually) If you leave comments on, be sure to check for spam often. Comments must be moderated
  • Fill in your profile (roll-over your id in top right corner to see ‘Edit My profile’)
    change passwords here

ADD CONTENT

  • Look for ‘Posts’ in the menu
  • Look for ‘Pages’ in the menu
  • Menu created from Pages, but you can order
  • Write a post

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SITE

  • Look for ‘Appearance’ in the menu
  • Choose a theme
  • Select widgets
  • Set colors, header images, layout

OTHER USEFUL TIPS

  • Add Users — If a student id is already in the system, an admin(you) may add them to the blog as an Author; otherwise, super-admins, Mike Timma or Cheryle Dixon need to add them to the system.
    Be sure to remind students to verify the account when they receive an e-mail from the WordPress system.
  • Plugins and Themes — Find other widgets and themes at — http://wordpress.org/plugins/ and http://wordpress.org/themes/
    These must be installed by Webmaster, Cheryle Dixon prior to use.
  • HELP — WordPress Help site — http://codex.wordpress.org/

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