WordPress offers links to a couple of different browser tools that can be installed on your browser – Gears and Press This.

Different browsers may operate differently.  The instructions provided here use Mozilla FireFox version 3.5.2.

Note: If you do not possess adequate permissions to install software on your computer, please contact your DCA or Department’s IT unit for assistance.

WordPress offers some additional tools that may assist you in the development and optimization of your blog.  For example, you may wish to transfer an existing blog that uses a different blogging application that into a WordPress blog.

The Tools feature includes some tools that can be installed and used in your browser to help optimize performance, the ability to import an existing blog, export your current blog, and view all of your subscribers and what is being subscribed to.

The Your Profile feature is the place to change the settings for the following items:

  • Personal Options: This group includes settings for the Visual Editor, different available color schemes for your Administrative panel, and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Name: This group includes settings for your first, last, and nickname.
  • Contact Info: This group includes all of the different digital ways to contact you such as your E-mail, Website, and IM information.
  • About Yourself: This is an optional opportunity to share some biographical information about yourself

To add a new User to your blog, do the following:

  • From within your Dashboard, click on Users > Add New and enter the following information:
    • Username: enter the User’s ONID username (this is a required field and the username must be a valid ONID username).
    • E-mail: enter the new User’s e-mail address.  This is a required field.
    • Role: Choose the role that you want this User to possess.
  • When all information has been added, click the Add User button.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the new user, who must answer it before being added to the site.
  • Once the confirmation message has been answered by the new user, she or he will appear on the Author’s & Users list.

Manage Users

To change a user’s role, do the following:

  • From within your Dashboard, click on Users.
  • Check the box(es) next to the desired Username(s).
  • Select the desired role from the Change role to… drop down menu.
  • Click the Change button.

To remove a user, do the following:

  • From within your Dashboard, click on Users.
  • Check the box(es) next to the desired username(s)
  • From within the Bulk Actions drop down box, select Delete.
  • Click on the Apply button