Short manual how to write a blog post:
After Log In you will get to the Dashboard, the back stage area of our blog page. Here you can write a blog post, by clicking “Posts” and then “Add New”.
Once you click “add new”, the editor window as shown above will open and you can type in your title and by clicking enter you will add a new block (=paragraph) which allows you to write your article.
Advice: write the post in an editor such as word on your local computer, use only basic formating features or none at all. Then cut & paste the text into your blog post editor. Do not forget saving, although the system also automatically creates back ups.
Use an hour to get familiar with the editor’s possibilities or watch an online tutorial. There are possibilities to add links to other websites, pictures and videos and much more. WordPress is designed rather user friendly and you will not have difficulties handling the programme. Moreover, you will learn it’s fun to write your own blog post and it offers you much more opportunities to express your thoughts than an ordinary written assignment.
How can I publish or rather privately publish my blog post?
On the right side of your blog post editor you can click on the rack wheel for “Settings” and get a set of additional commands which will be applied to your post. Choose between “Document” and “Block”. “Document” offers you the spcific commands for publishing.
You may want to firstly publish only privately.
Do not forget to change that later, because your colleagues need to be able to see your post, else they cannot read and comment it.
We, the admins (Egger de Campo & Tomenendal) can always see your posts, even if you only published them privately.
Please allow comments by selecting the following options under “Document” :
What will my post look like?
Once you have published your post, it will appear on the webpage of the examination blog:
And all other studenty can “leave a comment”. (The option edit is only offered to the very author of the post. Do not worry!)
And the image above shows you how a reader and commentator will view the webpage and fill the comment window with some meaningful statements.