Welcome! This year we will be using wordpress.com to create a blog for use throughout the school year and beyond.

If you have already created an account in wordpress.com, you are ready to get started. Create a new CATEGORY for this class by completing the following:

1. Email the following information to Ms. Adair at eileen_adair@dpsk12.org: blog address, username, password

2. Create a new category for this class. The category should be Journalism or Intro. to CCT, depending on which class you're taking.

To create a NEW ACCOUNT in wordpress.com, complete the following:

1. Open the following in a browser window: http://wordpress.com/

2. Click “Get started here” button on left side of screen.

3. For the page titled “Get your own WordPress.com account in seconds," complete as follows:

Blog Address: cctfirstNamelastName (.wordpress.com will be added to your blog address)

Username: cctfirstNamelastName (for example, cctEileenAdair)

Password: create your own password

E-mail address: use your e-mail address

4. Email the following information to Ms. Adair at eileen_adair@dpsk12.org: blog address, username, password

5. You need to open your email, and then activate your account by following the instructions in the email from wordpress.com

6. Log in to wordpress.com, choose the dashboard, and add a category for this class. The category should be either Journalism or Intro. to CCT. You will use this category for all posts related to this class.