Hi there, and welcome to our School Gardens Blog!
This blog is where we’ll all be able to post and converse about our experiences in the gardens. This could be anything from an anecdote to a lesson plan, a photo or some of your favorite moments in the garden. In this post we’re going to walk you through the process of signing up for a wordpress account, posting on the blog, and adding comments to things posted by others. These instructions will remain online, so you’ll be able to return to this by visiting this blog at home.
The first thing you need to do is make an account. Go to wordpress.com and click “sign up now”. Type in a username, password and email, check that you agree to the legal terms, and select the option to be given only a username rather than a username and a blog (unless, of course, you want to start your own blog). Click “next”.
On the next page you’ll have a chance to update your profile. Please include your name, and a bit about yourself if you’d like. When you’re done, click “save profile”.
Now, an email has been sent to you confirming your account. Click the activation link in the email. Now, you’ll be able to log in to WordPress!
Now, before you can begin posting, you’ll have to add a comment including your email address to this post. The comment box is right below the bottom of this post. Once we recieve your comment, we’ll add you as an author to this blog; this will allow you to make posts in the future. After that, we’ll delete the comment and your email will no longer be posted publicly.
After you’ve commented and we’ve approved you as an author on this blog, you’ll be all set to add posts by going to wordpress.com and clicking “New Post” at the top of the page. Enter an accurate title and description for the post, and make sure to choose an appropriate category from the right-hand side of your screen. When you’re finished, click “publish”.
Lastly, you’ll want to subscribe to this blog. Subscribing allows you to receive email notification of postings from administrators, teachers and GEMs.
Thanks, we look forward to working with you! If you have any questions, leave a comment here.
School Gardens Blog Moderator