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Blogs are composed of two main structures: posts and pages.

About Posts

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 blog post page and this is where you’ll see your new posts published.

Every newly created blog has the same default lay out with posts displayed on its front page (‘Home’) with a ‘Hello World’ post and an ‘Sample’ page.

Page vs Posts Video

Components of a Post

If you look closely at a post you will see it is normally made up of:

  1. 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.
  2. Date published – all posts display the date a post was published.  You’ll normally see this displayed at the top of the post.
  3. Written by – most themes display the name of the post author.  Your username is automatically displayed unless you’ve changed your display name.
  4. 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 blog.
  5. Your post content – this is the main information that you want to share or reflect on with your readers
  6. Categories – are used to help readers locate posts on your blog.  Categories are used like chapters of a book; they provide a general overview of the topics you blog about.
  7. Tags – are used to help readers locate posts on your blog.  Tags are more like the index at the back of the book and explode the topic into a million bits.

Structure of a post

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’s personal blogs to check out for ideas:

Here are some examples of first posts, or posts for the new school year, to check out for ideas:

Check out The Edublogger’s Class Blog list for more ideas on what the teachers post on their class blogs!

Publish a New Post

Publishing a new post is as simple as:

1.  Go to Posts > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Give your post a title and add your content.

Learn how to use your Visual Editor here.

Add title and content

3.  Add your tags and categories.

Add your tags and categories

4. When you have finished writing click Publish.

You can preview your post before publishing by following these instructions.

Click Publish

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.
All Posts page
See the editing post support page for more details.

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