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Create a WordPress site for users new to wordpress.evergreen.edu
blogs.evergreen.edu is Evergreen's WordPress instance primarily for community members looking to self-create a wordpress site/blog/academic journal. To create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login. Faculty looking to create a curricular site using WordPress should use sites.evergreen.edu.
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====Create a blogs.evergreen.edu account====
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#Navigate a web browser to the  '''[http://blogs.evergreen.edu/wp-login.php blogs.evergreen.edu login]''' and login via the CAS login window.
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===I'm new to wordpress.evergreen.edu===
#*'''If you already have an account''' created at blogs.evergreen.edu this will login in directly to your dashboard.
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[[File:Screen Shot 2017-08-15 at 2.28.44 PM.png|200px|thumb|How to navigate to '''My Sites''']]
#*'''If you're new''' you will be asked to create an account. Your Evergreen username and email are auto-filled
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[[File:Screen Shot 2017-08-15 at 2.23.40 PM.png|200px|thumb|Create a new site from '''My Sites''']]
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[[File:Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 2.27.15 PM.png|200px|thumb|right|The final step in creating a live link]]
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blogs.evergreen.edu is Evergreen's WordPress instance primarily for community members looking to self-create a wordpress site/blog/academic journal. To create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login.  
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Note: Faculty looking to create a curricular site using WordPress should request a site be created at sites.evergreen.edu.
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====Create a wordpress.evergreen.edu account and a new blog====
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#Navigate a web browser to the  '''[http://wordpress.evergreen.edu/ wordpress.evergreen.edu]''' and click '''login/signup''' - you should be automatically redirected to the dashboard.
 
#*Need account help?  See: [[Evergreen Login Overview]]
 
#*Need account help?  See: [[Evergreen Login Overview]]
#If you only want to create an account and do not need to set up a blog choose '''Just a username''' and click the '''Next''' button
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#To create a new blog site select '''My Sites''' from the sidebar and select '''Add New'''
====Setting up a new blog====
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#If you also want to create a new blog site select '''Gimme a Site!''' and click '''Next'''
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#Enter the '''Site Name''' - this will become part of your unique URL or web address and cannot be changed.
 
#Enter the '''Site Name''' - this will become part of your unique URL or web address and cannot be changed.
 
#Enter the '''Site Title''' - this will be used in the header section of your site and can be changed later
 
#Enter the '''Site Title''' - this will be used in the header section of your site and can be changed later
 
#From the drop-down menu choose the''' blog type''': Program/Course, Individual, Group or Other.
 
#From the drop-down menu choose the''' blog type''': Program/Course, Individual, Group or Other.
#Click '''Signup'''. You should now be ready to login to your new blog.
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#Click '''Create Site'''. You should now be ready to login to your new blog.
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===If You Want Your Site to be Private===
When you first create a site it defaults to be viewable by logged-in users of blogs.evergreen.edu only. To make your site publicly viewable:
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Under the '''Site title''' section, there is a list of different privacy settings you can choose from. These are...
'''[[Privacy Settings - WordPress |Change your privacy settings]]'''.
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Latest revision as of 13:18, 24 December 2019

Create a WordPress site for users new to wordpress.evergreen.edu

I'm new to wordpress.evergreen.edu

How to navigate to My Sites
Create a new site from My Sites
The final step in creating a live link

blogs.evergreen.edu is Evergreen's WordPress instance primarily for community members looking to self-create a wordpress site/blog/academic journal. To create your own site, all you need is an evergreen email address and login.

Note: Faculty looking to create a curricular site using WordPress should request a site be created at sites.evergreen.edu.

Create a wordpress.evergreen.edu account and a new blog

  1. Navigate a web browser to the wordpress.evergreen.edu and click login/signup - you should be automatically redirected to the dashboard.
  2. To create a new blog site select My Sites from the sidebar and select Add New
  3. Enter the Site Name - this will become part of your unique URL or web address and cannot be changed.
  4. Enter the Site Title - this will be used in the header section of your site and can be changed later
  5. From the drop-down menu choose the blog type: Program/Course, Individual, Group or Other.
  6. Click Create Site. You should now be ready to login to your new blog.

If You Want Your Site to be Private

Under the Site title section, there is a list of different privacy settings you can choose from. These are...

  • Visible only to registered users of this network- Only people with an Evergreen Username can see your site
  • Visible only to registered users of this site - Only people you add to your site can see it
  • Visible only to administrators of this site- Only admins can see the site