How to create a blog and post an entry

These instructions are for your personal blog, we will post separate instructions for Group Blogs.

Creating you Blog

1. Click "My Home" on either the side menu or the "myUCC" dropdown menu.

2. Click "Create a blog" in the of middle of the page. 


3. Create a title an description for your blog, click "continue"

4. You should get a message similar to this on the next page:


5. From here you can click either on "Create first entry!" or "New Blog Entry" on the left side menu to create your first entry.

6. After you have created an entry or two publicize your blog to your friends, the url of your blog should be present in step 4

Creating an entry in an existing blog

1. Click "My Home" on either the side menu or the "myUCC" dropdown menu.

2. Click "Blogs" on the left hand side menu.

3. Click "New Blog Entry" on the left side menu to create your first entry

4. You should see this:


5. Enter a title for the post (a subject or whatever)

6. Enter a related url/web address (not required)

7. The Categories box is for adding "Tags" to your posts like General, Sports, Politic, etc. You can add categories anytime and then check or uncheck them for each post.

8. Entry is the main text box, where you can enter text in wysiwig or html (by toggling the "design" and "edit html" buttons, its is "design" by default"

9. The "Open extended entry text" link is what would be general considered the "more" link on lengthy blog posts. So that the main entry may be a paragraph or two (which is what shows on the main page) and then they click "read more" to see the full post.

10. The "Open comment options" link allows you to allow or disallow comenting, or allow commenting until a certain date.

11. Now you can "publish now", "save as draft" for future publishing or "preview entry" to see what it looks like before you publish.

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CONTACT INFO

Mr. Daniel Hazard
Online Communications Manager
Publishing, Identity, and Communication
Office of the General Minister and President
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-2186
hazardd@ucc.org