Changing your profile:
You can post under your class nickname by editing your profile on the top right of the screen, where it says “Howdy.” You can also upload an avatar to your profile (WordPress will accept gif, jpg, and png images.)
Creating a Post:
Once you are logged into your class site, find the grey bar at the top of your screen. To add a post click the “+” drop down menu and choose “post.”
Once you have added a new post, WordPress will display the Rich Text Editor:
A Closer Look at the Insert Image Dialog
The filename of your picture
This will default to the filename. It is used in the HTML tag and can be edited under the HTML tab once the file is inserted.
This is used as the “ALT” tag information. It is useful if you want search engines to more readily find the image.
- Link URL
This is the physical location of the image file. You can copy this URL to link to the picture from other pages or blogs without re-inserting the picture.
LEFT – positions the picture on the left side of the screen and allows text to be inserted parallel to it on the right
RIGHT – positions the picture on the right side of the screen and allows text to be inserted parallel to it on the left
CENTER – positions the image in the center of the screen and any text is inserted on the following line
NONE – positions the image on the left side of the screen and any text is inserted on the following line
If you select “Thumbnail” here, the image is inserted as a link to the full size image. When the user clicks on the thumbnail, the browser will display the full size image on a new screen. You may hit the “Back” button to return to the post screen.
When you are done, you can either insert the image into the post, or delete it.
Finishing your Post
Once you have completed the content for your post, you need to define TAGS and CATEGORIES for it.
Categories are a way to organize and identify your posts. They allow readers to search for posts on your site, and they enable search engines to “find” your content.
All posts must have at least one category associated with them. The default is “Exercise Physiology.”
The more tags and categories you use, the easier it is for readers and search engines to find your content. However, it is important to think out your organizational hierarchies before you start randomly assigning tags and categories.
Video: Creating Tags for your Post