|Assignment: Create a BGSU Class Blog
To do: Create a blog on blogs.bgsu.edu. By default, it will create the blog with your username and this blog will be for you to use throughout the time you are at BGSU.
Create another blog for the class:
Go to blogs.bgsu.edu and log in then click on Dashboard on the right.
In Dashboard, to to My Sites>Create a New Site
Under Site Name type artc4130username - replace username with YOUR username
It is IMPORTANT to use this naming scheme.
Site Title should be Your name's ARTC 4130 Blog
It does not matter if you want your blog to appear in the search engine.
Site Type: Student
Site Subtype: College of Arts and Sciences
Click Create Site
On the next page, click LOG IN (in the text)
Go to Dashboard > Appearance:
At Search Installed Themes at screen right, type in Mandigo
At the top right, click Activate "Mandigo"
***USE the Photoshop template I provide you in the homework folder to add your image. The Blog template chops off a part of your image so the photoshop file compensates for that. Make sure you turn off the "Turn off before Saving" folder in the Photoshop Layers before using Save for Web & Devices.
In the blog Dashboard: In the Appearance sections select Custom Image Header
(You need to have an image ready to go that is 800 wide x 250 high JPG)
Click Choose File and select your image. Upload
To see it, click Visit Site on top
To customize the side bar, click Appearance - Widgets then
Drag/drop the following to Sidebar1:
Add Recent Posts
Add Recent Comments
Go to the Comments menu item and remove the first comment (check mark on it and Bulk Actions: Move to Trash), Click APPLY
Click Settings menu and change the Tagline to Advanced Character Animation
Click the Arrow next to Settings and select Discussion
UNCHECK- A comment is held for moderation
Comment author must have a previously approved comment
We will be using the blog to post ideas, research, exercises and assignments as well as using it to critique each others work.
- To add something to your blog use the POSTS - Add New - Don't forget to click Publish
- To change a posting, use the Edit - Don't forget to click Update Post
- To add images to a blog page, use the Media - Add New link. Use the Browser Uploader if you have any problems.
- Test to make sure we can get to the blog from the class website (Student Page).