Blogging Overview/Tutorial

December 31, 2006

The college uses a free, open source blogging software called WordPress (www.wordpress.org). Included below is information on how to log in and post content to the blog.

Log In / Administrative Interface
Address: http://blogs.saintanselmcollege.net/wp-login.php
Username: E-mailed to you
Password: E-mailed to you

Please note: There is a login link in the footer of every blog page. If you navigate away from the administration page, type the address above to get back into the blog’s backend admin interface.

Video Tutorials are available here - http://blogsforlearning.msu.edu/tutorials

After you log in to the site you will be directed to the blog’s Dashboard (see image below).

Blog Dashboard

Blog Posting

  1. To write a new blog post, click the “Write” link (located between Dashboad and Manage).
  2. An editor will open. Enter a title for your post, your blog text (what you are writing about), choose a short URL for your post in the “Post Slug,” e.g., first-post, and lastly, check off a category for your post (in this case, I want this post to appear under Election 2008 and New Hampshire Primary).
  3. When you are finished adding your post, click Save if you aren’t finished or Publish if you want it to be published live to the blog. That’s it. There’s more to learn, but this will get you started.

Writing a Blog Post