How-to videos – 1) New post, 2) Add image, 3) Find media

Hey, here are three videos for anyone who needs visuals for navigating/ making use of the blog. Hope they’re of help! Click on the link to view each video.

Let us know if you need tips on other stuff, you can leave a comment with the topic/ help you need. Will put up more help videos to increase the ease of use!

1) How do I write a new post?

http://www.screencast.com/t/GqjEb00pN

2) How do I add an image to my post?

http://www.screencast.com/t/mFAN58fiwZj

3) I had uploaded an image but it didn’t show up on my post – how do I make it appear?

http://www.screencast.com/t/CJSs5x1zCr

How do I upload an Avatar (my picture icon)?

1) Top left corner – click on ‘My Account’.

2) This opens up a menu. Click on ‘Edit Profile’.

You will see a box where you can upload your picture! With this, your avatar (picture icon) will show up with your name under the list of members.

If you have not uploaded a picture, your icon will be represented by a little monster icon by default!

For Students – How do I post?

Hey all!

Here are some basic steps to guide you in placing your posts. For members of the student organization, you will be added as authors and contributors to the blog, which will allow you to post on the blog as well. 

When you log in from wordpress.com, you should see the blog in your dashboard. Click on the blog name. 

(If you don’t see the blog, it means your username/ email has not been added. Just leave a comment right at the bottom of this post and it’ll be done asap!)

Step 1: Writing a new post

On the top left corner, click on ‘Write’. Type in your post title and the body of your post. To link videos or pictures from other sites (such as from YouTube or teachers.tv), just paste the link!

To add your own photos, please click on the first icon next to ‘Add media’. 

Please resize your photos and decrease the file size before uploading so that we have more storage space to share! After you have uploaded the photos, remember to click ‘Insert into Post’ at the bottom of the pop-up.

Step 2: Placing your post in a category

Scroll down and you should see the heading, ‘Categories’. Click on the blue arrow (pointing downwards) to expand.

Step 3: Choosing the appropriate category for your post

Click on the tab, ‘All Categories’ and a list will appear. Click on the appropriate category for easy labeling and finding of your post! More categories will be soon added pertaining to upcoming events as well as interests

Step 4: Publish – just a step away and you’re done!

Scroll back up – you can see a box titled ‘Publish Status’ next to your posting box. Click on ‘Publish’!

Note: For members added as contributors, your posting will take a day or two before it shows up on the blog as all postings will need to be approved by the administrators. Thus, for urgent messages that you would like to communicate to the rest, it is still best to do it through email/ sms!

Hope this helps. If you have more questions, feel free to add a comment and the rest can help you along. Let me know if you need more postings of instructions on other functions as well.

Cynthia

 

(Image credits: WordPress.com)