Creating Your WordPress Account & Profile

Creating Your WordPress Account

1. You will receive an email from Professor Chapman (@Prof-C) inviting you to become a contributor to the course blog ( You may sign in to an existing WordPress account, if you have one, to accept the invitation; or, you can create a username and password.

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 1.40.03 PM2. If you selected option one, to sign in with an existing account, cool—everything is finished. If you selected option two, to create a WordPress account, clicking “accept invitation” will take you to this screen. Click on “register” to create an account.

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3. There are two ways to register. You can sign up for a username, password, and blog address, but it’s not necessary, and you can always create your own blog later. For class, you’ll simply need a username and password to contribute. To do this, scroll halfway down the page, across from where it wants you to enter a blog name. You’ll see the option to  “sign up for just a username.” Click that.

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4. Now select a username and password, and remember it.

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5. Make sure to activate your account via email. That’s it. Next step, create your profile…

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6. To make your profile, go to your dashboard and locate the left-hand menu. Click on “Users,” and then click on “My Profile.” Make sure to include a photo and “About You” blurb. Remember: this is a public blog. If you’d like to create an anonymous “display name”or not include a public email, please feel free to do so. If you have any concerns with the public status of the course blog, do let me know and we’ll find a resolution.

One thought on “Creating Your WordPress Account & Profile

  1. While watching the documentary I couldn’t help but think back to my childhood and the first time I had “the talk” with my mother. It was a conversation that lasted maybe 20 minutes and ended with me walking away with 2 books about “what’s going on with your body.” The conversation then came to me in 5th grade in my Catholic school and included many diagrams and words that didn’t make sense. Regardless, I was informed enough to have more than a general idea of what sex was and what was going on with my pubescent body. From a macroscopic level, I think I had a fairly decent exposure to sex and sexuality, but not nearly to the extent of some of the subjects in the documentary.
    This documentary was alarming. 9 billion dollars of taxpayer money towards teen pregnancy? When probably a quarter of those pregnancies could have been avoided with simple sex education? There is something very, very wrong with our country and the conversations (or lack thereof) that we are having.
    An interesting point in the film was when the Danish girl pulled out the condom in her wallet and then the scene went to American’s discussing their reactions to when a guy/girl has a condom on their person. The responses were unnerving and bothersome, although, I’ll be honest, when I was in high school I thought the same way. Condoms were taboo back then, and I feel they likely still are now. That is an issue. Open dialogue about sexuality and protection is necessary for young people.
    Overall, I appreciated the documentary’s honesty and forwardness. I would love to see this documentary re-made with facts and figures relevant to society nowadays, 2014 American and Holland.


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