Wordpress for Florida Tech 101

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Wordpress for Florida Tech 101

  1. 1. Blogging 101<br />
  2. 2. Getting Started<br />
  3. 3. Logging In<br />You will receive an email from Wordpress with log in information <br />Please click on the link from the email and enter your Tracks user name and password (ignoring the password Wordpress sent you) <br />
  4. 4. Wordpress Dashboard<br />This is your home base when you log into Wordpress. The only place you really need to hang out is under Posts<br />To log back into the blog go to<br />blogs.fit.edu/wp-admin<br />
  5. 5. Posts<br />Posts is where you will create and manage your content<br />
  6. 6. Posts<br />When you are ready to create a new blog post, click on Add New<br />
  7. 7. Add New Post<br />Before you start to input your content, please click on Screen Options<br />Uncheck everything except Post Tags, this will allow you to get to the heart of creating content and not have to worry about all the extras. We can gradually ad more features as your blogging progresses. <br />
  8. 8. Add New Post<br />Your post editor should look like this now. For some, Publish might say Submit for Review. <br />
  9. 9. Writing a Post<br /><ul><li>Use this tab to switch between what the post will visually look like and what the back end code looks like.
  10. 10. You will use HTML when you want to place an embed code into your post.
  11. 11. If you want to embed a YouTube video, you merely have to include the link inside your post and Wordpress will automatically embed the video for you. </li></li></ul><li>Writing a Post<br /><ul><li>Infuse keywords into your blog post
  12. 12. If you want your blog post to get read by more people, include a keyword relevant to what your are writing about 2-3 times in your post and in the post title to help search engines find your content.
  13. 13. This can become somewhat difficult and feel awkward in your natural writing style, so keep the keyword in mind while coming up with your content. </li></li></ul><li>Uploading an Image<br />Click on the star to upload an image<br />Click Select Files to upload from your computer<br />
  14. 14. Uploading an Image<br />Please Title your image. <br />The Alternate Text is the description keyword(s) someone might use to find your image in a web search. <br />Include a Caption if you want to give image credit or let your readers know what the image is.<br />
  15. 15. Uploading an Image<br />All blog posts need to have a featured image in order for the template to render a thumbnail image (like below example). <br />
  16. 16. Uploading an Image<br />While you can have multiple images or videos in one blog post, you can only select one of the images to be the featured image (thumbnail image).<br />Once determined please select Use as featured image.<br />If your post does not have an image associated with it, we can select a generic one for you. <br />
  17. 17. Submitting your post<br />Before you submit your blog, make sure that the appropriate category is checked. Some users will see multiple categories, while others will only see the category assigned to them. <br />
  18. 18. Submitting your post<br />Once you have completed your post, please click Publish or Submit for Review<br />
  19. 19. SUbmitting your post<br />Once you have completed your post, please click Publish or Submit for Review<br />You can also time your posts to Publish at later dates, allowing you to write multiple posts at one sitting. <br />
  20. 20. Promoting your blog<br /><ul><li>Once your post has been published, share it!
  21. 21. Copy and past the link into your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Email to share with your friends, family and colleagues.
  22. 22. Promote your blog as a whole! If you have another page you want to link to your blog, simply click on your blog title in the navigation bar to get your blog’s link. </li></li></ul><li>Happy Blogging!!<br />For any assistance in your blogging,<br />please contact: <br />Erin Fox<br />Marketing Coordinatorefox@fit.edu321-674-8882<br />

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