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Setting up a private WordPress.com blog for group editing

When you have a free WordPress.com blog, you can make it private, limiting it to only people you select. You can also allow multiple authors, editors, or a mix of roles on a free WordPress.com blog, whether it is private or public. Here’s what I learned by setting up a private blog that gave editing privileges […]

Your syllabus as a blog: How to do it

For about three years, I have been using WordPress.com (a free blogging site) to create a syllabus for each one of my courses. I first tried it in 2007, and now I’m totally sold on the practice. (See two examples: graduate course; undergrad course.) One of the best features for students: If you choose a […]

What people search for online

When you’re writing a blog, you should check your stats from time to time (I’m not as obsessive about it as some are) to see what people are reading, where they came from (referrers), what they click in your posts. Search terms are especially interesting to me. They don’t exactly correlate with the most-viewed posts […]

Using WordPress in reporting classes

Journalism educators who teach reporting or writing classes often come to the conclusion that it would be nice to put their students’ work online so that everyone in the class can see one another’s work — and possibly even comment on the stories written by others. This is a great idea, and I think WordPress.com […]

Teaching online with WordPress.com

In the fall semester of 2010, I taught a graduate course called New Media and a Democratic Society using a WordPress.com blog as both syllabus and the means of delivering all assignments. The class did meet face to face once a week for presentations and discussions, but otherwise, everything about the course was connected through […]

Getting started with WordPress

Here’s a new, stripped-down, easy-to-follow introduction to WordPress — the free blogging platform that also works as a versatile content management system: WordPress Basics This short tutorial is based on the second installment in my Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency, but I have shortened it to the essentials so that I can just give it […]