Setting Up Your Blog

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Professor Neil Foote offers guidance to his JOUR 3340 class at UNT.

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Setting Up Your Blog

  1. 1. Setting up your blog <ul><li>Wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Username: </li></ul><ul><li>[nfooteSpring09.wordpress.com] </li></ul><ul><li>The following pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3340 Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Step by Step <ul><li>Go to http:// wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps in setting up your blog. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NOTE: your username can be different than your blog name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog name should have initial of your first name, last nameSpring09, e.g. [nfooteSpring09.wordpress.com] </li></ul><ul><li>Check your email to confirm blog set up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you click on the link in your email, you’ll be linked back to your Wordpress.com site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You want to log in using your username and password </li></ul><ul><li>You can also log into your blog by going to the following URL: [nfooteSpring09.wordpress.com/wp-admin] (Of course this would your blog name) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Setting up your blog cont. <ul><li>6. You should now be logged into a screen that looks like this: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Setting up your blog cont. <ul><ul><li>7. On the left hand menu bar, click on ‘Pages’. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8. You’ll see one page already, ‘About’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9. Add a couple short sentences describing who you are and what class this blog is for. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10. Click on ‘Update Page’, on the left hand side of the page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11. Then, click Publish. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12. Continue this process for the “3340 Blog” and “Multimedia” pages. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Setting up your blog cont. <ul><li>Whenever you want to write a post, you can log back into your blog, go to ‘3340 Blog’ Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Label each new post in the following way: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Name, Date, Assignment Name </li></ul></ul>

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