how to present your work online?

By using a contemporary content management system (, in this case wordpress, you can write a hypertext at least as simple as using a standard word processor like MS Word or Open Office. After you have loged in you can add a new post by pointing the mouse cursor on “Posts” in the left column and by choosing “Add New” from the hoovered menu. You can ether type your text as normal inside the text field or you can copy and paste it from your regular word processor.

After you have written some text you should insert the “Read More Tag”,

The position of the “Add Media Button”

which marks the border between the text also shown on the homepage and the complete article on its specific web page. You will find the corresponding button in the toolbar of the text box.

Adding media content

You can add any media by using the “Add Media” Button, choosing (2) or uploading (1) a file too the “Media Library” or using an allready uploaded file and pressing the “Insert Into Post” button. By pressing on the picture you can change the align and add a caption, like in the picture at the side. With “Featured Image”, the last box in the right column, you can add a picture too your article, wich will be presented on the homepage.

You can even simpler insert videos by copying and pasting the the URL from the adress field of your browser into the text field. The video will be automatically inserted into your post.

Saving and publishing your article

You manage the publication of your article via the “Publish” box, the first box in the right column. Via the drop-down menu you can change the status of your post between published and draft. If you are working in the draft mode you must save your work via the “Save Draft” button. If you press the “Publish” button, your post, as it says, will be published instantly. You can change the status of your post any time you like via the drop-down menu.

Via the “Edit” button behind “Visibility” you can manage who can see your post. A “Public” post can potentially be seen by everyone in the internet, while a “Private” post can only be seen by persons with a blog account. If you want your post to featured on the homepage, you have to choose “Stick this post to the front page” below “Public”.



If you add any media to your post you have to consider copyright issues. In general any text or other media is protected by a copyright, which “grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution” (Wikipedia 2018).

If you are dealing with online ressources Creative Commons licenses are very common. Creative Commons offer a varity of licences ranging from the traditional copyright up to a public domain license.  How you have to deal with such a content depends on the concrete licence. In genral it is good idea to name the creator and to add an link to original source.

How to cite in a blog post?

If you are writting a scientific blog post, you cite as usual. All literature (including web pages) has to be listed in a literature section (see below) and it has to be marked inside the text. For instance: “Digital technologies and the people, machines, and information they connect, have redefined urban life in the twenty-first century” (Shaw and Graham 2017, p. 4).

If you are citing an online ressource it is very convinient for the reader if you als add a hyper link to the ressource. You can do it by marking at least one word and choosing the insert/edit link button in the toolbar of the text box or by using the “Ctrl + K” shortcut. In order to refer to a stable online ressource you can, in many cases, refer directly to the version you use. For instance with “View History” on wikipedia. If the website doesn´t offer that, you can use the “wayback machine” instead.

If you cite probably there are no copyright restrictions.


Shaw, Joe; Graham, Mark 2017: An informational right to the city. In: Ibid.: Our digital rights to the city. N. p.  Online access, checked on 2/25/2018. P. 4 – 5.

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“In fact, he spent most of that year bored, cut off from family and friends, sitting on the sofa playing video games. “I thought the internet might be an unnatural state for us humans,” he writes. “I was wrong.”” (Penny 2013, p. 1)

“There’s something oddly puritanical about the urge to disconnect. Miller is a committed Christian, and approached his experiment as such, which might explain why he resorts to the language of sin and temptation that seems to saturate most critiques of the internet, especially when it comes to young people. This week, yet another study showed that children are going online younger and for longer, and the reaction from adults has largely been one of horror rather than celebration.” (Ibid. S.2) (p. 2)

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Penny, Laurie 2013: Internet detox promotes the myth of web toxicity. The Guardian. London. Online access, checked on 2/25/2018.

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