Using the blog

To open your blog in your browser, type the URL you chose in the first step when you created the blog. In this example blog.example.com.

Type the address you selected when you created the blog.
1: The blog interface
2: Logging in
3: Posting a message
3.1 Uploading images/files
4: Adding a comment to a message
5: Inviting friends, colleagues, family etc.
5.1: Your invited friends
6: Editing your profile

1: The blog interface

Here you can see the different headers and texts you chose during the setup. At the top the Blog Name, and the About the blog text. In the menu to the right the About me text and a list of the Categories you created. Below, a list with your Previous Posts (if this is your first visit, this will be empty) and below this a login form.

NB: If you set View the blog to No when setting the anonymous user’s permissions, a login form will have to be filled in before viewing the blog.

Fill in the login form to access the blog.

2: Logging in

To create the first post, log in with the E-mail and Password for the first user you created. (If you already created more than one, log in with a user granted the New message permission).

Enter your email address and password to access the blog.

If you mark Remember you will automatically be logged in as this user.

3: Posting a message

When logged in with a user granted the New message permission you will see a link in the upper right corner with the text Create new post. Click this to enter the new post page.

Fill in the subject of your blog message.

Here fill in the Subject of your message, in this example This is the subject. Then choose which Category the message should be placed in. Finally write the Body of the message (in this example This is the message).

In the body you have different options for formatting text and inserting content.

You have different options for formatting your blog message.

When your message is done click either Preview or Submit. By clicking Preview you will see a preview before saving the message in the blog. A preview of the message could look like this:

A preview of the blog message could look like this.

Click Edit to go back and edit your message, or Submit to save it to the blog.

3.1 Uploading images/files

When clicking the Insert image icon while making a new message, a dialog opens.

You can insert images into your blog message.

Here, you can either choose to upload a single image, or upload more images to your Blog. The permitted image file types are JPEG,GIF and PNG. The image has to be below 12 MB and 6 megapixels.

When clicking Attach file, another dialog opens.

Attach a single file or multiple images to your blog message.

You can attach the following files:
.doc .xls .ppt .odt .ods .odp .txt .pdf
The max file size is 12 MB

4: Adding a comment to a message

When the message is posted it will look like this:

This is what a posted message look like.

Click the Comments (x) button (x is the number of comments posted) to add a comment.

When submitting a comment you will not be able to upload pictures and/or files, but you can use the rest of the features (bold, italic etc.).

5: Inviting friends, colleagues, family etc.

If you have selected the Add friends permission, you will see the option Invite Friends in the bottom of the menu. Clicking this will open a window.

The invite friends option lets you add family and friends to your blog.

Here you can fill in the E-mail and Name of the people you want to invite to the blog. Next, write a message to the ones you want to invite. Finally choose the permissions you want the invited users to have with the checkboxes and click Send.

When you click Send, an e-mail with a link will be sent to each of the e-mail addresses. When clicking this link they will be able to create a new user:

Welcome message for new blog users.

Note: If a person you invite already has a user on a blog on your domain, he/she will be able to log in using the password from the other blog(s).

5.1: Your invited friends

There is another link below the Invite friends link; View friends, click this to see the users that have joined your blog through the link you sent them.

View the friends that have joined your blog.

Also, you will be able to see the users that have been joined through others than you.

6: Editing your profile

When logged in, click Edit below your username, to change your username, e-mail or password.

Change your display name or email address or password.

To change anything you must type your current password. Click Submit when you are done.