Blogs and Using
Please read chapter 4 and
Appendix A of Deltina Hay textbook for an overview of WordPress. You
will NOT install WordPress in your computers and host your blog in a
provider, but rather you will use the free hosting provided by
You will not need to use FTP,
create a database, etc, as you would if you were a business starting a
real Web presence on the using WordPress. But, the process of
creating the WordPress blog in itself is the same, only the hosting
Brief tutorial on how to create
group blog in WordPress:
- Open a browser and go to: https://en.wordpress.com/signup/
- enter a valid e-mail address of
one of the group members (this is important because he/she will receive
an e-mail in this e-mail address to activate the blog).
- select a username to
login in the blog,
- then select a password
- select a blog name for the
organization you selected and did the presentation in project step
- there will be options on how to
pay, choose WordPress.com
Beginner, free, and press Create Blog at the
- The group
member that entered the e-mail address received an e-mail to
activate the blog, he/she should check the e-mail and click on Confirm
E-mail address. Do it now.
This creates the blog in
WordPress but your group still need to customize it, and do the group
first posting. Your blog address will be blogname.wordpress.com, where
blogname is what your group chose when creating the blog. You can see a graphical tutorial
Customizing and the first blog
you pressed Create Blog, you were taken to a page to Setup
your blog (be sure you answered the e-mail to confirm the e-mail address before proceeding)
- You will be asked to
select a blog title
- Enter a tagline briefly
describing the blog
- Ignore language and posting
goal, and click next step
- Choose a theme: select a free
- Ignore connect to Twitter and
Facebook for now, click next
- Select text in the
choice of what you would like to post
- An input area to
enter text similar to SAKAI
dialogs will appear.
- Change the title and do the
group first blog (will only work after responding to the e-mail asking to confirm the e-mail address) .
- Click next, and will
publish . This is it!
Your group did you first blog posting.
Finally, visit you blog site
and play with the Dashboard:
page is maintained by Al Bento who
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was last updated on February 8, 2014. Although we will
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the information provided.
- Type wordpress.com/my-blogs
and login with your username
- When you do this you will be
placed in your blog
- Select Dashboard.
- Watch the initial video about
- You may change the header of
your Blog selecting Appearance in the Dashboard, among other things.
You can see another graphical tutorial here.