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  • First Poll question – Blog_usage
  • Go to http://wp.vcu.eduClick on Log in (the link is in the lower right-hand corner under the heading Meta)Enter your VCU eID and passwordNext to your name, click on Visit Dashboard or Visit SiteIf this is your first time logging in, your blog with your name is automatically created.
  • Poll question: (What link would you email?) Once you log in with your VCU eID your WordPress site is automatically created. What is the URL/web address for your site:a. http://wp.vcu.edu/VCU b. http://wp.vcu.edu/(Your eID) c. http://wp.vcu.edu/IDontKnow d. None of the above
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/Site. If you have created more than one site, select the dashboard for the site you want to post to under My Sites.Click on PostsClick on Add NewEnter title in the box with Enter Title hereEnter the text for your postingClick on PublishClick on Visit Site to see your published postClick on Dashboard to post additional entries to the blog/site
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/Site. If you have created more than one site, select the dashboard for the site you want to post to under My Sites.Click on PostsHold the cursor over the entry that you would like to edit and click on EditMake any changes and click on UpdateClick on Visit Site to see your published entryClick on Dashboard to make more changes to the blog/site
  • Poll –What is the screen called that is used to make all the changes/additions to your blog/site? DashboardDashboardControl PanelSiteNone of the above
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/SiteClick on CommentsHold the cursor the Comment to Approve, Reply, Quick Edit, Edit, Spam, or TrashClick on Approve for comment to be viewable by others on the blog/site
  • If the settings have not been changed, a comment author must fill out their ___ and ____? A. name and email b. name and cell number c. email and cell d. none of the above can leave blank (answer is A. name and email).
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/SiteClick on PagesClick on Add PageEnter the title of page in box labeled Enter title here (Example: Page 1)Type page information in the boxClick on PublishClick on Visit Site to see your published page
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/SiteClick on PagesClick on Add PageEnter the title of page in box labeled Enter title here (Example: Page 1)Type page information in the boxClick on PublishClick on Visit Site to see your published page
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/SiteClick on PagesHold cursor over title of page and click on EditEnter any editsClick on UpdateClick on Visit Site to see your edited pageClick on Dashboard to make additional changes/updates to blog/site
  • Make sure you are on the Dashboard for the Blog/SiteClick on UsersClick on Add ExistingEnter the E-mail address of an existing VCU users (the user will be sent an email asking them to confirm the invite, at which point they will be able to access the site dashboard with the role assigned)Select Role from drop-down: Subscriber, Administrator, Editor, Author, ContributorSubscriber: Somebody who can only manage their profileAdministrator: Somebody who has access to all the administration featuresEditor: Somebody who can publish and manage post and pages as well as mange other users’ postAuthor: Somebody who can publish and manage their own postsContributor: Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
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    • 1. WordPressGetting Started Sheila Chandler sdchandl@vcu.edu
    • 2. Overview of Wimba Interface• Please use Wimba Comment to ask Questions• Yes, No, Raise Hand and Emoticons?• Polls will be used
    • 3. Source: http://www.erikbrillo.com/helloooo-world/blog-cartoon/
    • 4. Overview of WordPress Session• Login to WordPress at VCU (http://wp.vcu.edu)• Post an Entry to the Blog/Site(site)• Edit Posted Blog/Site Entries• Post a Comment• Enable and control comments from readers• Add and edit Pages• Add Users• Where to find additional help
    • 5. Exercise 1 Login to WordPressNote: Your blog/site will automatically be created the first time you log in.
    • 6. Exercise 1: http://wp.vcu.edu
    • 7. Exercise 1: enter VCU eID and password
    • 8. Exercise 1: after logging in will be on “Dashboard” for blog/site
    • 9. Exercise 1: “Dashboard”
    • 10. Exercise 1: from Dashboard to Blog/Site
    • 11. Source: roystoncartoons.com
    • 12. Exercise 2Post an Entry to the Blog/Site
    • 13. Exercise 2: click on Post and Add New
    • 14. Exercise 2: enter and publish post
    • 15. Exercise 2: Visit Site to view posting
    • 16. Exercise 3Edit Posted Blog/Site Entries
    • 17. Exercise 3: edit posted site entry
    • 18. Exercise 3: make changes and update
    • 19. Exercise 4Post a Comment/Reply
    • 20. Exercise 4: Leave a Reply/Comment
    • 21. Exercise 4: Type in a Comment
    • 22. Exercise 5Enable and Control Comments from Readers
    • 23. Exercise 5: View comments and approve
    • 24. Exercise 5: Allow or Not Allow Comments on a Post
    • 25. Exercise 5: Default Comment settings for site
    • 26. Source: http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/JekyllnHyde_photos/May%252022nd%25202011/cartoon_blogging2.gif
    • 27. Exercise 6Add Pages
    • 28. Exercise 6 – Add New Page
    • 29. Exercise 6 – Add New Page
    • 30. Exercise 6 - Site after “Page” is added
    • 31. Exercise 7Edit Pages
    • 32. Exercise 7 – Quick Edit Page Entry
    • 33. Exercise 7 – Quick Edit
    • 34. Source: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-funnies-if-cavemen-were-bloggers/
    • 35. Exercise 8Add Users
    • 36. Exercise 8 – Add “Existing” User
    • 37. Exercise 8 – Add UsersSelect Role from drop-down: Subscriber, Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor – Subscriber: Somebody who can only manage their profile – Administrator: Somebody who has access to all the administration features – Editor: Somebody who can publish and manage post and pages as well as mange other users’ post – Author: Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts – Contributor: Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
    • 38. Source: http://theantisocialmedia.com/anti-social-media/a-day-without-blogging/
    • 39. Resources• http://www.ts.vcu.edu/kb/blog.html - VCU Technology Services askIT Knowledge Base for Blogs.• www.wp101.com – Part 1 The Dashboard (7 minutes)• http://wpapprentice.com/training-index/ - WP Apprentice has some free WordPress training videos on specific topics. The ones I looked at were less than 10 minutes long.
    • 40. What’s the difference…..• http://wp.vcu.edu – VCU WordPress site• http://wordpress.com – Free site, not associated with VCU• http://wordpress.org - (Note: .org) – Used to download WordPress software and install on your own server
    • 41. Questions? helpIT Center (VCU Technology Services)• Website: http://go.vcu.edu/helpit• Phone: (804)828-2227• Email: helpIT@vcu.edu• Chat: http://go.vcu.edu/helpitlive• Address: James Branch Cabell Library Room B-30 901 Park Ave.