Creating Individual Blogs For EYFS Pupils (WordPress App Compatible)

Stage 1 – Adding A New Blog

  • In WordPress, log-in as ‘SuperAdmin’
  • Go to ‘Sites’ > ‘Add new’
  • Enter the site address: e.g. callums (first name and surname initial)
  • Enter the site title: e.g. Callum’s Blog
  • Enter the Admin Email , e.g. the class teacher

Stage 2 – Adding Users to the Blog

  • Locate the blog that you have just created on ‘Sites’.
  • Hover and click ‘edit’
  • Add a new user and set role as ‘Administrator’ 
  • Click ‘Update Options’

Stage 3 – Privacy Settings & Remote Publishing

  •  Locate the blog. Hover and click on ‘dashboard’ of blog.
  •  Locate ‘Settings’ (left hand menu) and then ‘Privacy’.
  •  Select the following option: I would like only logged in users who are registered subscribers to see my blog.
  •  Save changes
  •  On ‘Settings’, click ‘Writing’ and tick both boxes:

Stage 4 – Widgets (Meta, Tag Cloud, Recent posts, Recent Comments)

  • Add a ‘Tag Cloud’ widget to each blog by going on the backend of each blog. Find ‘Widget’ in the ‘Appearance’ section.
  • Drag A ‘Tag Cloud’ into the sidebar.
  • Title = Areas of Learning
  • Taxonomy = Post Tags

Stage 5 – Put Blog on iPod Touch

  • On iPod, load WordPress app. Get list of blogs.
  • Click ‘+’ (top right hand corner).
  • Add self hosted wordpress blog.
  • Put in URL, e.g. http://callums.leamoreblogs.net
  • Put WordPress username and password in.
  • Add site.
  • You can bulk upload a class set of blogs.

Writing A Post

  • Write a post by clicking on the child’s blog.
  • Click on ‘Posts’.
  • Click on the ‘Writing’ icon in the top right hand corner.
  • Fill in the title.
  • Put in the tags (standard tags for Foundation Stage)
  • Ignore categories and status.
  • Tap screen to begin writing. Write your message.
  • Clicking ‘Publish’ will send it straight to blog.
  • Clicking ‘Save’ will list your message under ‘Posts’ for editing.

Adding Photos

  • Click on ‘Posts’
  • Click on ‘Media’
  • Click on ‘+’ to add posts
  • Choose small/medium

2 Comments

  1. Marie beale says:

    We have been considering the 2simple app and came across your approach. Would love to see one of your learning journeys (recognise safeguarding makes that tricky) have played on wordpress and can see your approach…how have you added video? How many posts do kids have weekly say.? Do you have any policies or background docs you would be willing to share ? Thank you

  2. Marie beale says:

    We have been considering the 2simple app and came across your approach. Would love to see one of your learning journeys (recognise safeguarding makes that tricky) have played on wordpress and can see your approach…how have you added video? How many posts do kids have weekly say.? Do you have any policies or background docs you would be willing to share ?

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