Creating Blog Posts
You may require specific permission to be able to create Blog
posts. Check with a Moderator or Administrator if unsure.
To create a new Blog Post, select the blog where you would like
to post a new entry.
Click the Write a new post link.
This will display the Write a blog post page,
showing blog post editing functions. Your post editor ribbon bar
may appear different to the one shown below, depending upon the
configuration of your own profile. The functions outlined in red
below provide a quick summary of post editor functions. See
here for information about
customizing your own profile and changing your prefered editor.
You must provide a Title for your Blog Post and
must include some content in the body of the blog post.
Underneath the blog message, you can enter or select a Tag to
describe your blog post. This Tag appears automatically within the
Tag could when two or more Tags have been used in Blog posts.
You can also attach files to your blog post. The type of file
you may select may be retricted by your system configuration. For
example, your system administrator may have prevented the
attachment of ZIP or executable files. To attach a file to your
Blog Post click the Select File button and browse
to your local computer to select the file to attach.
As you are creating your Blog Post you can optionally click the
Save and Continue writing - the post is not
published, but your changes are saved. You can click the
Save, but not Publish button saving/closing the
blog post without it being published. Finally you can choose to
publish the post, by clicking the Publish
Once you have Published your post it will be displayed.
A post that is published is marked with a Green Tick. Posts that
have not yet been published are marked with a Red Stop sign, as