Deadline for Resume Pushed Back One Week to Oct. 10

Class, just wanted to underscore what I said verbally in class on Monday: I'm pushing back the deadline on the Wordpress resume by one week -- so that we can do a bit more work in class next week with your Wordpress sites before the resume is due. That means now that both the resume and the first blog post will be due on Oct. 10.

The first blog post -- and the other nine -- will be analyses of the professional site you chose at the start of class. Here is the question to answer for blog 1, due Oct. 10: Introduce us to this site: Its history, audience, ownership, mission and staff. Has it radically changed direction (in content, staffing or business plans) in recent years? Please consult previously written stories and site "about us" or media kit pages, and link and attribute information appropriately.

If you get your resume copyediting tweaks done before next week, we may be able to start it on Wordpress in class.

Best, Chris Harvey


Launching Your Hosting and Your Wordpress Platform

This picks up from the previous post:

STEP 2: Launching Hosting:

Go to manage/hosting/launch

Enter domain:

Enter Password:

You will get an email when this step is complete.

STEP 3: Launch Wordpress (from the Wordpress site):

* Log in to your Account Manager.
* From the Products section, click Hosting.
* Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
* Complete the following fields, and then click Finish:
* Enter domain — Enter the domain name you want to use.
* FTP user name — Use the automatically generated user name.
* Password & Confirm password — Enter the password you want to use to access your hosting account with FTP.
* Enter your email address.
* Blog title — Enter the title you want to use.

The estimated wait time for your hosting account to become accessible displays. When your account is set up, the Wordpress team will email you all of your basic account-management information.

To set up your pages, go to your domainname/wordpress

Then log in with user name and password.

Or click on “Your Applications” from the hosting control center, then “My Applications.”