Hopefully everyone was able to follow along during yesterday’s mad-dash WordPress primer. I see that some of you have already started playing with the aesthetics of your blog; for those who’d like to tinker more with it before we work on them as a class together next week, let me recommend the following helpful resources:

Remember: to login to your WordPress site and be able to post you can go to OR you can go to [your website’s name] (ie. for me). Both lead you to the two dashboards we saw yesterday both of which allow you to post directly to your blog.

New Post 01

WordPress’s “classic” dashboard (from the [url]

New Post 02

WordPress’s “new” dashboard (from logging in through


A couple of reminders about the week ahead:

– If you missed our first meeting, please review our INTRODUCTIONS post and be sure to comment with your URL when you’ve created your very own WordPress site.

– Check the HER: ASSIGNMENT & VIDEO ESSAYS post for your blog assignment for next week.

– You can re-watch the whole film (or snippets of it) from our very own Sakai site under the “Streaming Video browser (Service provided by NJVid)” tab.


About Manuel Betancourt

Manuel is a New York City-based writer, editor, and critical thinker. He's a pop culture enthusiast and an eternal Buffy fan. His work has appeared in Film Comment,, Backstage Magazine, Vice, INTO,, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Catapult, among others. He's a regular contributor to Remezcla and Electric Literature. | @bmanuel
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