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Blog training

  1. 1. Rosedale Blog Training Packet<br />The Rosedale Blog can be found here:<br />
  2. 2. Reading the Blog<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  3. 3. How to Read the Blog<br /> The Rosedale Staff Blog URL is:<br />There is a desktop shortcut on all Rosedale staff computers to make it easy to find.<br />
  4. 4. How to Read the Blog<br />You do not need to log in with a username or password to read the Rosedale Blog. <br />You can only access the blog from a BCPL staff computer<br />Blog posts will be listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).<br />
  5. 5. Reading the Blog<br />Check out the links to “Frequently Used Files”<br />
  6. 6. Searching the Archives<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  7. 7. How to Search the Archives<br />Find archived posts by Keyword searching in the Search Box<br />OR by selecting a Category and/or a relevant Tag<br />
  8. 8. How to Search the Archives<br />Click on a certain month or year under “Archives”<br />
  9. 9. Logging In<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  10. 10. How to Log In for the First Time<br />Go to and enter the Username and Password that you received in your email.<br />
  11. 11. How to Log In from the Home Page<br />The Rosedale Blog URL is:<br />Click Here to Log in <br />
  12. 12. Enter your Username and Password, then click on the “Log In” button.<br />
  13. 13. The Dashboard<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  14. 14. The Dashboard<br />Logging in will take you to the Dashboard. The Dashboard is a page that lets you maintain the blog and your account.<br />
  15. 15. Click here to create a new post<br />Click here to see the Blog and comment on posts<br />Navigating The Dashboard<br />Click here to log out<br />Under “Recent Comments” you will see some of the comments your coworkers have made on recent blog posts. <br />For example: Anna has made a comment on Kathleen’s “Welcome” post.<br />Click on “Profile” to change your password<br />
  16. 16. Commenting<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  17. 17. How to Submit a Comment<br />A Comment is a reply to someone’s post<br />
  18. 18. How to Submit a Comment<br />Step 1:Under the post, click on the comments link.<br />
  19. 19. How to Submit a Comment<br />Step 2:Type your name and BCPL email address<br />Step 3:Type your message and then click on the “Submit Comment” button.<br />
  20. 20. Writing a Blog POst<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  21. 21. Writing Blog Posts from the Dashboard<br />Once you have clicked on “Posts” you will get a screen that looks like this. Click on the “Add New” button to create a new post from the Dashboard.<br />
  22. 22. Writing Blog Posts from the Dashboard<br />1. Give your post a title . 2. Type your message - be sure and sign your name at the end of the post. 3. Choose a category so it will be easy to find later.<br />1.<br />2.<br />3.<br />
  23. 23. Writing Blog Posts from the Dashboard<br />4. You can use the preview button to see what your post will look like before publishing it permanently. 5. Click on the “Publish” button when you are ready to publish your new post to the blog.<br />4.<br />5.<br />
  24. 24. Writing Blog Posts from the Main Page<br />You can get back to the “New Post” form from the main page, too. Just click on the link that says: “Write a New Blog Post”<br />
  25. 25. Advanced Tips<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  26. 26. Adding a Link in Your Post<br />
  27. 27. Adding a Link in Your Post<br />
  28. 28. Splitting a Post<br />Click on the “Insert More Tag” button where you want to split the post. Only the text before this point will show up on the home page. <br />
  29. 29. Splitting a Post<br />Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” to show the full post.<br />
  30. 30. How to Get Back to the Dashboard<br />Get back to your dashboard by clicking “Site Admin” if you are already logged in.Note: Click on Login and re-enter your password if the Site Admin link is not there.<br />
  31. 31. Changing Your Password<br />Rosedale Staff Blog<br />
  32. 32. How to Change Your Password<br />From the Dashboard, click on Profile<br />
  33. 33. How to Change Your Password<br />Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you find the About Yourself section. Type in your new password and click on Update Profile.<br />