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    Setting up a blog with WordPress.com Jan 2014 Class Setting up a blog with WordPress.com Jan 2014 Class Presentation Transcript

    • Crea%ng  a  Blog  with   WordPress.com   Eileen  Lonergan  h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com   1  
    • •  We  are  working  with  WordPress.com  to  discuss  blogs.  If  you   want  a  self  hosted  website  you  will  need  to  use     WordPress.org.       •  Visit  h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com/wordpress-­‐org-­‐vs-­‐ wordpress-­‐com  for  an  overview  of  the  difference  between   the  two.     EileenLonergan.com     2  
    • •  A  blog  can  be  thought  of  as  a   magazine  or  newspaper  ar%cle.   •  Blogs  can  have  many  authors   who  contribute  or  be  the  work   of  just  one  blogger.   •  Readers  can  add  their   comments  to  ar%cles,  which   encourages  feedback  to  the   blogging  process.   EileenLonergan.com     3  
    • •  A  single  entry  on  your  blog.     •  The  format  can  be:   –  Wri9en   –  Video   –  Audio   –  Images   –  Or  a  combina%on  of  all  of  the  above.     •  Entries  are  organized  sequen%ally  by  date,  the   latest  appearing  at  the  top  of  the  page.   EileenLonergan.com     4  
    • •  WordPress  is  an  open  source  blogging  tool.     •  Open  Source  means  that  the  basic  soTware  is   free  and  code  is  shared  among  developers.     •  It  began  in  2003  and  as  of  2013  more  than  60   million  websites  have  been  built  using   WordPress.   EileenLonergan.com     5  
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    • •  Sign  Up  Process:  h9p://wordpress.com       •  You  need  to  give  your  blog  an  address  &  name.       •  The  address  could  be  AwesomeBlog.WordPress.com   •  The  name  could  be  Eileen  Lonergan’s  Awesome  Blog     •  You  can  choose  to  have  your  site  visible  to  all,  crawled  by   search  engines  or  set  to    private.     •  Note:  crawled  by  search  engines  means  that  Google,  Bing  and  the   other  engines  will  comb  through  your  site  and  poten%ally  list  it  in   search  results.   EileenLonergan.com     7  
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    • •  Check  your  email  and  confirm  that  you  want   to  create  the  blog.   •  This  will  bring  you  into  your  Dashboard,  which   is  command  central  for  your  blog.   EileenLonergan.com     10  
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    • Eileen  Lonergan  h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com   EileenLonergan.com     12  
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    • 1.  Give  the  post  a  %tle.   2.  The  next  large  box  is  where  you  add  the  text.   3.  The  sec%on  above  the  text  box  has  op%ons   for  styling.    The  op%ons  are  very  similar  to  a   Word  document.   4.  If  you  click  the  li9le  camera  icon  that  says   Add  Media  you  can  add  an  image  into  your   page  or  post.   Eileen  Lonergan  h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com   EileenLonergan.com     14  
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    •   The  right  hand  side  of  the  page  is  where  you  can  save  your  post  or  page  as  a   draT,  preview  what  you  have  done  or  publish.           EileenLonergan.com     16  
    • 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  11.  12.  13.  14.  15.  Bold   Italic   Strike-­‐through   Unordered  list  (bullet  points):     Ordered  list     Blockquote  (a  way  of  displaying  quoted  text;  each  theme  will  style  this  differently.)   Always  forgive  your  enemies;  nothing  annoys  them  so  much.   Align  LeT   Align  Center   Align  Right   Insert/edit  link   Unlink   Insert  More  tag   Proofread/Spell  Check   Toggle  Distrac%on  Free  Wri%ng  (this  removes  the  visual  editor  and  you  will  only  see  your  text  on   the  page.)   Show/Hide  Kitchen  sink  (enables  the  second  row  of  edi%ng  icons)   EileenLonergan.com     17  
    • 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  11.  12.  13.  Style  –  various  formalng  styles  defined  by   your  theme   Underline   Align  full   Select  text  color  –  change  the  text  color   Paste  as  Plain  Text   Paste  from  Word   Remove  formalng   Insert  custom  character   Outdent  –  move  text  further  leT   Indent  –  move  text  further  right   Undo  –  undo  your  last  ac%on   Redo  –  redo  your  last  ac%on   Help  –  display  some  informa%on  about  using   the  editor,  as  well  as  keyboard  shortcuts.   EileenLonergan.com     18  
    • Go  to  WordPress.com   Tell  your  friends  where  to  find  you.   Eileen  Lonergan  h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com   EileenLonergan.com     19  
    •     •  Visit  my  blog:  h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com/ar%cles   •  I  have  set  up  a  page:   h9p://www.eileenlonergan.com/etl-­‐blog-­‐class  I  will  have   informa%on  from  class  and  you  can  post  your  ques%ons  or   %ps  to  share  with  the  group.   •  WordPress.com  support  h9p://en.support.wordpress.com/   •  YouTube   •  WordPress  TV:  h9p://wordpress.tv/   •  h9p://www.expand2web.com/blog/   •  h9p://learn.wordpress.com/   •  I  posted  to  my  blog,  now  what?   Gelng  People  to  Read  Your  Blog     EileenLonergan.com     20