Logging in

Login here: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/wp-login.php

I forgot my password

 Follow the “I lost my password” link on the login page.  Fill in your email address and follow the instructions that are sent to your email.

Creating a post

How to create posts and best practices: http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts

The difference between posts and pages


    • Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings Reading. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog. You can control how many posts are displayed at a time in the Reading Settings.


    • Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. If you have 50 pages and you use the Pages widget, then all pages will be listed all the time.

Adding users

To add a user to your blog go to Dashboard > Users > Add New

If a user has already been added to a blog on the Dickinson blogs add them as an existing user


    • Subscriber – Can only manage their profile
    • Contributor – Can write and manage their posts but not publish them
    • Author – Can create, edit and delete their own posts
    • Editor – Can create, edit and delete any posts or pages
    • Administrator – Can access to all the administration features

Adding new themes

Some themes are already available to find them go to Dashboard > Themes

Additional themes can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

If you would like a new theme added please contact the media center.

Adding new plugins

Some plugins are already available to find them go to Dashboard > Plugins

Additional plugins can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

If you would like a new plugin added please contact the media center.

Web accessibility guidelines

Add descriptions to your images in the alternative text field.

When linking to content, describe the content page that you are linking to instead of using the raw url.

More information can be found here: https://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/