Tech Documentation

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 […]

When to Use Blogs

Posted March 11, 2010

How do you know when to use a blog versus pages maintained in Contribute? At Bryn Mawr, WordPress blogs are used to easily update departmental sites with news and events or other content requiring frequent updates where archival of old content is helpful (e.g. job postings or meeting minutes), and to create websites for individual […]

User Roles for Blogs

Posted September 16, 2009
wp_users

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 blogs.brynmawr.edu 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 […]