It’s important to organise the information we share through our blogs to allow users to effectively access previous posts. Two ways to do this are through categories and tags – but what are they? How are categories and tags different and why should we use them? In the following video, Bec shares the different ways categories and tags make it easier to organise your blog’s content.
Here’s a quick video tutorial that shows you how to add a new category to your blog.
We use categories on ISB blogs to show what subject or course a blog post is for.
Every student at ISB has their own school WordPress blog account. WordPress is a powerful publishing platform for the classroom and both students and teachers can use for class projects, photos, multimedia and much more. The blogs are open to the world, which means not just teachers and parents can go through your blogs, so remember to keep personal information private (not on blog).
How to setup your school blog
Students, please remember that the policy at ISB is to only show your first name and last initial on your blog–no last names. Here’s a video that shows how to change your display name.
If you’re leaving ISB you can take your blog with you! You export it from our WordPress site and import it to another WordPress site. Here’s how.
From your blog’s Dashboard go to the Tools menu and choose “Export.” Save the export file somewhere that you will have at your new home like a portable hard drive.
When you get a new WordPress blog, go to the Tools menus and choose import and upload your ISB blog.
The screenshot below shows what settings to use to export your blog. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.)