HOW TO POST TO LEARNING FEMINISM
First, you will need to accept the invitation that is sent to your email. This will direct you to a page where you set up a password.
After you are signed up, you will be directed to this page:
This is your home screen. From here, you will be able to write posts, edit your profile, and even see recent posts.
To write a new post, click the “add” button on the left hand menu in the “Blog Posts” row (highlighted in the image above). This will take you to a writing page:
This page functions just like Microsoft Word- you can type right in the box, add links, media, images, change fonts and justifications, add “read more” lines, etc. Be sure to add a title and save as you go along! Once you are ready to have your post published, click the blue “Publish” button on the left hand side.
You can also go back to a post once you’ve saved and/or published the post and edit it- the “publish” button will now be an “update” button.
Also be sure to categorize your post. This ensures that your post will receive credit. On the left hand menu, there is drop down called “categories and tags,” where you will select the appropriate category for the post type (Blog Post and Participation, Assignment, Book Review, Final). You can also tag your post with whatever tags you want!
If you want to write a post from the main website, rather than this editing site, you can go to learningfeminism101.wordpress.com and there is a “create” button (that looks like a pen and paper) in the right upperhand corner. Click that and it will open the writing page!
Once a post is published, it will add an additional square to the main menu on the home page. Each post should have a featured image and a title. Additionally, by using the categories, you can easily find posts through the blue menu bar.
There are so many things you can do to make your post look appealing and exciting! Feel free to explore and share your ideas with your classmates in the Canvas discussion group. Additionally, there are TONS of add-ons for WordPress, if you want to try them, to allow for new and exciting ways to post. Finally, if you are stuck, feel free to ask me, your peers, and look online (there are tons of instruction manuals out there. This is just a quick intro lesson to WordPress basics).