(Greetings Punter! Brother Burrito here, live from the helpdesk at our Bangalore bureau).
Here are the commonest problems new users have on this site:
- How do I write a comment here? I’m sick of just reading all this stuff! -Stay tuned.
- Why can’t I have a witty display name above my posts, like “More tea, Vicar?” instead of “loginattempt94dammit”. -Well, now you can. See below.
- How do I get a pretty picture by my name, instead of a startled space invader, so I can be easily recognised and adored, even by the illiterate? -Answer coming soon.
Firstly, does this video portray your current situation?
Yes? Then relax, you are in the right place. (That was a video of Mundabor, at work)
To post a comment, click on the Login button in the black bar beneath our banner picture. WordPress will ask you for your username and password. If you don’t have these yet, WordPress will take you through setting up a new account. Don’t worry about choosing a clever username yet, anything you can remember will do.
Now that you are logged in, if you post straightaway, your ugly username, just set up, will appear next to your literary masterpiece, and spoil the whole danged thing. You need to set your Display Name! Go to the grey bar at the very top of the screen, click “My Account”, and choose “Edit Profile”. Choose “My Profile” from the choices in the left hand panel, and edit the box “Display name publicly as”. The rest is up to you. £5 for the first person to post as “More tea, Vicar?”
Pretty pictures can be obtained by going to the box, called “Current Gravatar”, near the top right of that screen you have just been on, . Click the link below the electrocuted space invader, and follow their instructions. The key to success is to register the same email address with Gravatar, as you did with WordPress.
Please post any further help queries in the comment box below.
Just to annoy you further, I shall end with that meerkat cliche: Simples!
P.S. WordPress support simple html tags / codes. Here is the link to the table of the most basic html tags, you can use them to paste an image in your comment.