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How To Set Up Your Blog

Basic Instructions for setting up your student blog:

Step 1: OPEN A WORDPRESS ACCOUNT

  1. Choose a web address (URL) for your blog in this format: [blogname].wordpress.com. That URL name will be your User Name.

Ex: engl121171.wordpress.com is our blog address, so our user name is “engl121171”

  1. Go to the wordpress.com site and open an account using your HCC e-mail address by following the instructions there and pressing “gimme a blog.” Follow the instructions and then click “sign up.”
  2. Go to your e-mail account to click the link and confirm.
  3. Return to WordPress & press the “login” button to begin building your blog!

Step 2: ADD ME AS A USER

  1. From within your account, go to USERS>USER (on the left-hand side of the screen) and under “Add user from the community” and add my HCC e-mail: slee@gm.slc.edu & my role as “Administrator.”

Step 3: SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CLASS BLOG

  1. Go to our class blog:  engl121171.wordpress.com and from “Blog Subscription” sidebar widget, click “sign me up!”

 

Step 4: WRITE YOUR FIRST POST

  1. Fill in the title of the blog. Paste or type the blog post into the content box.
  2. You can save it as a “SAVE DRAFT” and PREVIEW what it will look like, then return and continue working on the post OR if you are finished, you can push PUBLISH or UPDATE to send the post to your blog live.

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