Sites are composed of two main structures: posts and pages.
Your posts are where you’ll publish your main content such as your reflections, what’s been happening in class. assignment information, homework, documents, and more.
They are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order with the most recent post at the top of the page. By default, your home page is your site post page and this is where you’ll see your new posts published.
Every newly created site has the same default layout with posts displayed on its front page (‘Home’) with a ‘Hello World’ post and a ‘Sample’ page.
Components of a Post
If you look closely at a post you will see it is normally made up of:
- Post Title – tells the reader what the post is about. A great post title grabs readers attention and is more likely to encourage them to read your post.
- Date published – all posts display the date a post was published. You’ll normally see this displayed at the top of the post.
- Written by – most themes display the name of the post author. Your username is automatically displayed unless you’ve changed your display name.
- Your post content – this is the main information that you want to share or reflect on with your readers
- Comments – all themes have a link to comments. This is where your readers can click to write a comment in response to your post. Comments allow students, and other readers, to engage in discussions, share their thoughts and connect with your class site.
- Tags – are used to help readers locate posts on your site. Tags are more like the index at the back of the book and explode the topic into a million bits.
- Categories – are used to help readers locate posts on your site. Categories are used like chapters of a book; they provide a general overview of the topics you site about.
Post Ideas and examples
Pretty much anything you want to share you’ll publish as a post. Your reflections, what you’ve learnt, how-to’s, what is happening in class and cool information — there’s so much you can share!
Here are some examples of posts on educators’ personal sites to check out for ideas:
- What Ed Said 10 questions to help you become a better teacher…
- The Principal of Change Teacher Sees..
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day Have Teenage Students & Interested In Doing A Simple International Project?
- wwwatanabe How are we using technology in the classrooms?
Here are some examples of first posts, or posts for the new school year, to check out for ideas:
- Baldock & Charlesworth Class blog A Sneak Peak at your classroom for 2015
- Lannon Ledger Welcome to 4th Grade
- 5-Peterson Welcome to 5th Grade
- Thinking. Writing. Creating Welcome back
Check out The Edublogger’s Class Blog list for more ideas on what the teachers post on their class blogs!
Publish a New Post
You publish a new post as follows:
1. Go to Posts > Add New.
2. Give your post a title and add your content.
Learn how to use your Visual Editor here.
3. Add your tags and categories.
4. When you have finished writing click Publish.
You can preview your post before publishing by following these instructions.
See the publish new post support page for more details.
Edit a Post
To edit or delete a post go to Posts > All Posts and click on the Edit link under the post title you want to edit.
See the editing post support page for more details.