Getting Started

The Abecedarium:NYC Blog is a collaborative virtual space where you can post your own writings, photos, videos, and comments. As a Guest of Abecedarium, you can browse and post comments to existing blog posts. As a Contributor, you can create a new blog post as well as browse and post comments to existing posts.

How do I register to be a contributor?

  1. Click the Register link under Login + Register.
  2. Create a Username and enter your Email address twice.
  3. Please enter a word seen in the image.
  4. Click register button and your request will be forwarded to the Abecedarium:NYC project team to be approved.
  5. Upon approval of your membership, you will receive a Welcome Email from Abecedarium:NYC with your Username and a Password. Please check your email spam folder if you do not receive the Welcome Email within 48 hours.
  6. Once you receive the Welcome Email with your Username and Password, you can login to Abecedarium:NYC as a Contributor and start posting your own writing, photos, sounds and videos.

How do I login?

  1. Click the Login link under Login + Register.
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click the “Log In” button.

How do I change my password?

  1. Login to the Abecedarium:NYC Blog using your Username and current Password.
  2. Click “Your Profile” under “Profile”.
  3. Enter a new Password and click “Update Profile”

How do I write a new blog post?

  1. Click the Login link under Login + Register.
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click the “Log In” button.
  3. Click “Add New” under Posts.
  4. Click the categories that the blog entry you are posting belongs to under Categories. You can select multiple categories. For example, select Audile for Word and Bronx for Place. This is an IMPORTANT step that you musn’t forget in order to display your post under the appropriate categories.
  5. Give your blog post a title under Title and write your blog post.
  6. You may now attach your own media or a location to your blog post. Please see “How do I attach photo, video or a location to my blog post?” below.
  7. Click Submit for Review to submit your post. Your post will be moderated by Abecedarium staff and will be published upon approval.

How do I attach photos to my blog post?

  1. Please click the corresponding media icon to add photos or sounds to your blog post.
  2. A new image uploader window will popup.
  3. Click Select Files
  4. A file dialog box will popup. Please select a desired image file (jpeg file only).
  5. Select Alignment and Size (optional)
  6. Click “Insert into Post”. A selected image will be inserted into the editor window.

How do I attach videos to my blog post?

  1. You must first upload your video to or Vimeo.
  2. Click the corresponding video button . A popup window will appear. Enter the full http URL web address of the YouTube/Vimeo movie you would like to link to your Abecedarium:NYC blog post.

How do I attach a location to my blog post?

  1. Under “Geolocation” at the bottom of the page, enter an address and click “Load”.
  2. A link to Google Map will be attached to your blog post.

How can I post a comment on the existing blogs?

  1. Click “Leave a comment” link below any blog entry.
  2. Enter your comment and click “Post comment”.
  3. Your comment will be forwarded to Abecedarium staff to be reviewed. Upon approval, your comment will be displayed under the selected blog entry.