Periodic Reminder: How to Add a Blog Post

The ARLIS/NA FTC SIG blog now has 62 subscribers.  For those who are new, welcome!

Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out a new platform such as WordPress.  If you’re having any troubles or questions, please do contact me directly and I’ll help you.  However, every few months, I’ll post a message instructing new members on posting to the blog.

There are different levels of interaction with the blog, each offering different levels of access.  I’ll share two most common means of interacting with the blog here.

E-Mail Subscription:  An e-mail subscription widget is located on the Home/About Page on the blog, and it is the easiest way to become a SIG member.  You simply enter your e-mail address, and you will receive e-mail updates of blog postings.  However an e-mail subscription does not allow subscribers to add content (i.e. “post”) to the blog.

FTC Blog Contributor:  In order to add content (post) on the blog, you must create a WordPress account.  You may do this by selecting “Register” from the Home/About Page of our blog, or simply go to and fill out the short registration form.  (NOTE:  Despite appearances, you do NOT have to create a blog of your own; simply select the small hyperlink that reads “Sign up for just a username.”)

Once you have a username and password and are logged in, you will be given access to a “Dashboard” which offers you the ability to write, edit and publish new posts.

I hope that this post clarifies things a bit.  I’m still in the process of learning WordPress, too.  If anyone out there has WordPress skills, I’d be delighted to have your assistance!


Sandra Ley (ARLIS FTC SIG Moderator)


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