AgriFlex Users – Creating a Side Menu

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On the left pane, under Appearance choose Menus Once on the menus page, click on the + sign (next to the main navigation) top right to create a new menu. Note: the main navigation menu has already been created.  The main navigation menu is that one that appears horizontally above the page. Give the menu a name in box available; for example “County Programs”  This name is to just identify the new menu and will not appear on your website. Click the blue Create Menu button In Theme… Read More →

AgriFlex Users – Home Page Slideshow

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In the AgriFlex design theme, all images that appear on the slideshow should be click-able to either a WordPress page or post, internal to your website, providing more information about the image.  In addition, the image can be set to click to a webpage that is external from your website. Limitations to the slideshow are: Only 5 images are permitted on the home page’s slide show To set the order of how images appear on the slide show, change the date and/or time in the All Pages table. … Read More →

County Contact Page

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To edit people on the county contact page, you will need to contact your district office manager. District 1 Lori Maring ismartin@ag.tamu.edu 806-677-5600 District 2 Michelle Coffman m-coffman@tamu.edu 806-746-6101 District 3 Janet Case j-case@tamu.edu 940-552-9941   X227 District 4 Regina Linder r-linder@tamu.edu 972-952-9255 District 5 Judy Cole jcole@ag.tamu.edu 903-834-6191 District 6 Susan Gordon sjgordon@ag.tamu.edu 432-336-8585 District 7 Kerri Michalewicz k-michalewicz@tamu.edu 325-653-4576   X241 District 8 Vickie Norton v-norton@tamu.edu 254-968-4144 District 9 Ruthie Huddlen rehuddlen@ag.tamu.edu 979-845-6800 District 10 Melinda Roberts mroberts@ag.tamu.edu 830-278-9151 District 11 Barbara Moretich b-moretich@tamu.edu 361-265-9203 District 12 Lou… Read More →

Tabbed Design Template – Adding Image Captions in Slideshow

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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

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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

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On the Links page, http://agrilife.org/learnwordpress/intermediate/links/, 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: http://codex.wordpress.org/Links_Link_Categories_Screen ) 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →