Author Archives: College Author

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 →

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 →

Tabbed Design Template – Home Template; Adding Images to Slide Show

After creating the home page and setting the Template to “Home”, adding images to the Slide show is a breeze! Note: images must be resized prior to upload; dimensions should be 585 X 305. Click on the Add Media square above the icons In the dialogue box that appears, check the From Computer tab if it’s not already selected.   Click the Select Files button. Browse for the image(s) you want to include in your slide show. A quick and easy tip to upload multiple images at a time… Read More →

Tabbed Design Template – Home Template Overview

The Home Template is used to automatically display the slide show on the top of the page, and the 3 columns on the bottom of the page. The image below illustrates these features. If we would open this page in the backend of WordPress, the body of the page would be blank.  Because this page is using the Home Template, images that have been uploaded into the Image Gallery are displayed in the slide show. Text can be added to the body of the edit screen.  If text… Read More →

Child Page List Template

The Child Page List template automatically adds a bulleted list of child and grandchild pages. The image below is an example of the Child List template result. To use the Child List template: Create a new page; give it a name. Place your cursor where you want the bulleted list to appear.  You can choose to leave the page blank, or add content to the page and position your cursor above or below the content. On the right pane in the Page Attributes area, click on the Template… Read More →

Nesting Similar Subject Matter Pages Under a Parent Page

Add content to your page. On the right pane, under the Page Attributes area, click the triangle to expand, if needed. Click on the Parent drop down menu and select the page you want to nest your new page under. Publish, or Update, the page. Your page will then be nested under the parent in the navigation bar.