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Changing the author name displayed on your WordPress posts

Posted March 1, 2012

Your WordPress username cannot be changed, but the name displayed publicly on posts can be change. You can change your profile so that it uses only part of your name, or you can choose a different nickname (your personal nickname, or a pseudonym– whichever you prefer). Keep in mind that this name will appear on […]

Embedding videos and other media/interactive content in blogs

Posted January 12, 2012

Note: WordPress limits what content may be embedded and where for security reasons (e.g. to prevent malicious code from being inserted into a blog). If code is removed or changed when you attempt to embed it, please contact Web Services for assistance. Content may be embedded in a WordPress post or page from most […]

Adding Users to Your Blog

Posted December 9, 2011
Add New Users menu option

Note: if you encounter difficulties adding users, please contact Web Services via with the following information: – The address of your blog – The name and email address of the person you would like to add A. To add someone who is already a user: 1. Click the Users menu in the Dashboard […]

Working with WordPress themes

Posted June 2, 2011
screenshot of wordpress manage themes menu

To see which theme your blog uses: 1. Log into your blog. 2. From the Dashboard, go to Appearance. 3. You will automatically be in the “Manage Themes” menu. At the top of the screen, you will see “Current Theme” followed by an image and the name of your theme (e.g. “Atahualpa” in the example […]

Moderating Comments (and spam) in WordPress

Posted October 28, 2010

If your WordPress blog has comments turned on, you’ll need to know a few things about how to manage them: Approving comments, getting rid of spam comments, and adjusting your comments settings. Approving Comments As a blog administrator, you should either set up e-mail notifications for comments (more on this in the settings section), or […]

WordPress Basics

Posted September 28, 2010

WordPress is a blogging tool that allows you to share thoughts, reflections, and other communications over the Internet.  WordPress blogs can be customized to look and feel the way you want and content can easily be added, removed, archived, or changed. So you have a blog… Once you’ve set up your blog, there are many […]

Recommendations for Composing WordPress posts

Posted September 28, 2010

We highly recommend composing your blog posts in the WordPress rich text editor itself. WordPress allows you to compose and format in rich text or HTML, while autosaving drafts. Write your post in the window that looks like this. Not enough room to write? Click the button that looks like a blue computer screen (circled […]

User Roles for Blogs

Posted September 16, 2009

Users can be added by blog administrators- the creator of a blog is the administrator, and she can designate other users she adds to be administrators as well. Users are added by going to the “Users” link in the dashboard and clicking “Add New.”  A user must already have signed in to before they […]

Logging in & Creating a New Blog

Posted September 16, 2009
Screen shot of sign-up page

There are different ways to access and post to a blog, depending on whether you are creating a new blog or joining an existing one. If you are creating a new blog: Log-in: If you have a Bryn Mawr College email address, logging in is easy.  Just enter your email username & password. Create a […]

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