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Tabbed Design Template – Adding Image Captions in Slideshow

In the All Pages table, scroll over the Home page and click the Edit link from the menu that appears below. Click the Add Media icon next to Upload/Insert Click the Gallery link Click the Show link to the right The box will expand. Enter content into the Title box Enter content into the Caption box After you have edited all images – DO NOT hit the Insert into post button Click the Save all Changes button Click on the X at the top of edit box to… Read More →

Media Library

All media files such as images, audio files and documents, that you’ve ever uploaded to posts or pages are stored in your media library. This is where you can manage all existing media files (Media > Library) or upload new files (Media > Add New) directly to your site without having to start a new post. (note: uploading files directly to the library will cause the file to be Unattached [to a page]) By default, your media library displays all file types. You can choose to view All,… Read More →

Creating Link Categories

On the Links page,, we explained how to create Links. Now, you may want to create Categories for the Links by using (on the left pane) Links>>Link Categories.  Categories is useful for navigation, and allows you to group your links in a meaningful way (source: ) You can add categories in 1 of 2 ways: Option 1 1.  When you’re adding a new link, scroll down to the Categories Module and click on Add A New Category. 2.  Add the the category name then click Add 3.  Now instead… Read More →

Top Menu Bar Change

Due to the WordPress upgrade the main menu has changed. The bar will look like this: And the right: To reset it to look like the old view. Login Under Users Choose Your Profile In your profile, under “Show Admin Bar” –  Uncheck both boxes (when viewing site and in dashboard) Save

Create a New Post

Creating a new Post On the left pane, go to Post>>Add New Add a Title for your Post Add Content into the edit box (body) Comments If you’d like to open your post up to comments: Under Discussion * Check Allow Comments Check Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page *Don’t see a Discussion area?  Click the Screen Options tab under the black bar, far right, under the Howdy, yourname area Be sure the Discussion check box is checked See image below Under Page Attributes Choose (no parent)… Read More →

Pasting from Word

When importing content from MicroSoft Word, it is highly recommended to use either the Paste as Plain Text or Paste from Word feature (see image below depicting where these icons are located).  Word is notorious about adding proprietary code to webpages.  Using the Paste as Plain Texas or Paste from Word strips out that code to create cleaner html. Another HUGE concern are viruses being transported from a user’s computer to a web server.  Viruses are often transmitted through MicroSoft products.

Adding Alt Text to Images

As entities under the Texas A&M AgriLife organization, we’re required to comply with state-mandated ADA laws.  Adding Alt text (alternate text) for images is one way we can stay compliant. Adding Alt text enables people who are visually impaired to still “read” your web page using software that reads the screen of the page (called screen readers).  When the software encounters an image that doesn’t have descriptive text in the Alt field, the software will say “image”, giving the user no guidance of what the image is depicting…. Read More →

Tabbed Design Template – Slideshow Template

Any page in your site can have a slideshow that appears on the top of the page.  This template omits the 3 columns normally found on a Home page. (Please see Home Template Overview page as a reference.) Create your new page and give it a title.  Select the Template drop down menu on the right pane under Page Attributes.  Select Slideshow from the list. Note: this feature is not available to those sites in the AgriFlex design template.  Please see the Just What is AgriFlex? post if… Read More →

Redirect Template

The Redirect template is used to have a link redirect to – for instance, a webpage that is external to the site. Create a new Page and give it a title.  In the Template drop down list, in the Page Attributes area on the right pane, select Redirect. Add the URL you want the link to go to into the body. Publish – or Update – the page.

News/Blog Main Page Template

The News/Blog Main Page Template will consolidate Posts into 1 page. It displays a snippet of the post’s content and any image that may have been uploaded to the Post. A tab appears on the left, displaying the date the Post was written and the name of the post contributor. The image below illustrates the use of the News/Blog Main Page template. To create the News/Blog main page template, create a new Page and add content to it.  Select the Template drop down menu on the right pane… Read More →