Creating your account

If you would like to write or edit blog posts  you will need to register to use our blog. This short guide explains how to do this.

If you already have a WordPress account or blog you can skip the steps below and quickly register as a member of this blog using your existing account. If so, please use register using this form and we will send you an invite.

Step 1) Create a WordPress account
This is easy and will take 2 minutes of your time.

a) Open this link in a new tab or window. You will see something that looks like this.

b) Fill out the form. Please try and choose a username that helps us to identify you and that includes at least your surname. E.g. h_simpson. If you would like to create your very own blog, click sign up for a blog, too under the username field.

c) click sign up and then once successful, write down your username and password.

Once you click ‘sign up’ you will receive an email requesting that you activate your account.  Click the ‘activate’ link which will take you to this page. Click ‘login’ as shown below.

WordPress com 1

If you want to learn more about creating a WordPress account, read this.

Step 2) Request a registration
In order to create posts you need to register your shiny new account on our blog, so please go ahead and fill out this form:

Register your account

Once registered, you’re good to go. It might take 1-2 days for your registration to be confirmed by a blog admin.

Editing your profile
Your WordPress account automatically comes with a profile that you can edit. You can do this by selecting ‘My Profile’ from the ‘Profile’ menu in your dashboard. It looks like this:

Edit your profile

Take a few minutes to fill out your basic profile information so that people can find out some useful information about you when they click on your profile. If you have the time, add some pictures or connect your WordPress account to other services that you use such as Facebook or Twitter. Please remember that your WordPress profile is public  and so anyone can see what you include here (and for students, that means potential employers!).

If you have any difficulties with creating your account, please contact an editor!