First steps after creating your blog

mangreenCongratulations on setting up your blog! Now, I know you’re all excited about exploring what this tool can do (and how you can change the colors and all) but there are some basic things you need to do:

  1. Change the name of the site (Settings –> General)
  2. Update your profile information (Users –> Your Profile)
  3. Add information about yourself onto your site. Easiest way is to add a Text Widget (Appearance –> Widgets). Add the widget to the column, select the Edit button and add your text. When you visit your site, there’s your information.

That’s it – your site’s ready to go!

Additional Help

There are many online resources available  in regards to using WordPress including WordPress.org , WordPress.tv and YouTube.

MacEwan’s Faculty Commons can also provide you with training on using your WordPress blog. You can contact them directly for more information.

Please note that ITS will only support the templates and plugins currently installed; please do not ask us to install any new items.

Want to discover more you can do? Check out the First Steps category!