Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I do if I forget my password or my user name?
At the login page for your blog, you may click on forgot password. It will email your password to your Cobb email account. Type in your email Go to: http://www.cobblearning.net/xxxxxx/wp-login.php ( the x”s are your blog name)
2. How do I change my password?
You change your password in the profile section after you log into your blog. In the top right hand corner of your blog you will see “howdy _your name_” Click on your name. This screen is your profile screen. You may change several things about your profile, one of which is your password. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see “new password.” Type a new password in two times, click “Update Profile” at the bottom of your screen to save your new password.
3. How do I login to create and edit a post or a page?
DO NOT try to log in from the Edublogs.org website.
Instead, Go to: http://www.cobblearning.net/xxxxxx/wp-login.php ( the x”s are your blog name)
Type in your user name and your password at the Cobb Learning website mentioned above. This will take you into the editing mode of your blog. You may post new information for your students and parents, or edit information. You will also be able to moderate comments if you have allowed commenting. (Remember, if you allow commenting, you MUST chose the setting that allows you to approve it before it appears on your blog).
4. How do I turn commenting off on my blog?
You can only turn commenting off for individual posts and pages.
a. In your Dashboard, click on Posts. Next, click the title of the Post for which you wish turn off commenting. Scroll down to the “Discussion” section. Take away check marks for the field, “allow comments for this post.”
b. Follow the same directions for Pages.
Refer to this support documentation for more information.
5. How do I get my “Comments” setting to “Administrator Approval?”
This is a very important action every blog owner must take!
First, log into your blog at http://www.cobblearning.net/xxxxxx/wp-login.php ( the x”s are your blog name). On the left side of your screen you will see your blog dashboard. Scroll down to the Settings section, then click Display.
Default Article Settings: They are check marked by default, you may choose to leave them check
marked. You may uncheck some of these 3 boxes, if you are experiencing very slow blog performance.
Other Comment Settings: You may need to uncheck this first box IF you plan to allow your students to post comments. Because students can not have accounts, you will need to uncheck the second box IF you plan to allow commenting.
E-mail Me Whenever: YOU MUST HAVE BOTH THESE BOXES CHECK MARKED!
“Anyone posts a comment” and “A comment is held for moderation” must both be check marked.
Before a Comment Appears: YOU MUST HAVE THE FIRST BOX CHECK MARKED – “An administrator must always approve the comment.”
The second box in this category may remain unchecked, “Comment author must have a previously approved comment.”
Comment Moderation: The number of days a comment with links stays in the queue is up to you, depending how often you will be able to monitor the blog.