So, you’d like to post a blog on the South Atlantic LCC website…follow these simple steps, and you’ll be able to share tools, projects, and news with your broader cooperative community!
Step 1: Sign in
First, make sure you are logged into your account by clicking “sign in” in the upper right corner of the website homepage. If this is your first time signing in to the new WordPress site, you’ll have to reset your password.
Step 2: Add new content
Once you’re signed in, you will be placed automatically into the WordPress dashboard—think of it as a peek under the hood of the website. You should see a thin black toolbar at the top of your screen. Hover your mouse over the part that says “New” with a plus sign in front of it. Then click on the word “post”.
Step 3: Write your blog
Time to write! Enter a title and the text of your blog. If you want to add an image, use the “add media” button.
Step 4: Tag and categorize
Look to the right-hand side of of your screen. You’ll want to add some tag terms to make your blog searchable. And so that it shows up on the “Member Blog” page, categorize it as a member blog by checking the appropriate box.
Step 5: Publish
You’re done—click the blue “publish” button in the upper right of your screen.
Step 6: View your post
To see what you’ve posted, click “view post” either in the black dashboard navigation at the top, or in the main window to the right of “post published”.
If you run into trouble or have questions about this process, email me at email@example.com! I can walk you through it, or post the blog on your behalf.