Introduction to WordPress

Here are instructions for creating your own site:

Log in to http://web.colby.edu using your Colby user name and id.

You will see a screen–like the one pictured below, and should see your name displayed in the upper left.




Next, choose “Dashboard” and you will see a link that says ” your name’s blog”  i.e.–  “Ellen’s Blog.”  —click on this link to view your new blog/site.  

You may need to create a post — to do this choose “add — new Post” 

Here are instructions for adding a new post AND more about using WordPress:

http://web.colby.edu/acits/online-tutorials/wordpress-walkthrough/

A few notes about WordPress–

1) the privacy setting when a new site is created is “I would like only logged in Colby users to see my blog.”  This allows others at Colby to see, but not comment on your site.  You may view the privacy settings by going to: dashboard/settings/privacy

2) The url address for your new WordPress site will be something like this: http://web.colby.edu/yourcolbyid

If you already have a WordPress site or would like to have another WordPress site, please email Adam Nielsen or Ellen Freeman and a site will be created for you. 

You may set up a time to come by Lovejoy for help creating a site OR for a quick introduction to WordPress.  Technical Training Student Tutors are also available extended hours in Lovejoy 144.  You may visit the Technical Training site at: http://web.colby.edu/acits/category/colby-technical-training/

For help contact: Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu or Adam Nielsen at anielsen@colby.edu