Instructions for Blog Posts


  1. At the top of the page you will see a a “+ new” and then “post.” Click.
  2. In the title line write “TITLE” by “FIRST & LAST NAME” @ “UNIVERSITY.”
  3. Make sure your main text is written using “Paragraph” formatting; use “Header 4” for headings.
  4. Check your university’s name in the “categories” sidebar. 
  5. Add any “tags” in the sidebar, separating tags with commas.  If relevant, add the region and country/countries about which you are writing in tags.
  6. Write a one sentence summary for your blog post that will appear on the blog homepage:
    1. Click on “Screen Options” at the top of the page where you are drafting your post.
    2. Check the box that says “Excerpt.”
    3. Type your one sentence summary in the “Excerpt” box at the bottom of your post page.
  7. Set a featured image, either your own or one under Creative Commons Zero license. Cite the image at the end of your post.
    1. Example:  “*Photo by Andrew Worley, “Until We Have Faces” (Unsplash), Creative Commons Zero license.”
  8. Click save draft, preview, and publish as you wish. You can edit the post after you publish it.
  9. Share the URL or text of your blog post with your instructor as you would regularly submit assignments.