Subscribe

On November 11, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Subscribe via Subscribe 2 Activate the Subscribe2 Plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins) Go to Settings and then Subscribe2 Scroll down to appearance and then select the page you want as the default page for Subscribe2 (you may want to create a new page specifically for this purpose) Enter [subscribe2] on […]

Images and Videos

On October 28, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Creating a photo gallery for a post or page Activate the NextGEN Gallery plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins) Click on Gallery in the Left hand menu and then select Add Gallery/Images Click on Add new gallery and then enter the name for that gallery There are currently 2 methods for adding photos: […]

Discussion

On October 12, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Turning on Comments Click on Settings in the left hand menu and then select Discussion Under Default article settings, check the box for “Allow people to post comments on new articles” Configure the rest of the comment options how you want, and then hit Save Changes The preceding steps only affect new posts, so in […]

Analytics and SEO

On September 26, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Google Analytics To use  Google Analytics, activate the Google Analyticator plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins) Go to Settings -> Google Analytics and enable it Click the link to login to Google and authenticate WordPress’s access to your google account Sign up for a Google Analytics account at http://www.google.com/analytics For instructions on signing up […]

Social Media

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Linking to your social media sites Activate the Social Media Widget (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins) Go to Appearance and then click on Widgets Drag the Social Media widget to the desired location and enter the URL address for your profile in the correct text box Sharing your blog To allow visitors […]

Navigation

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Editing order of pages in navigation Method 1 You can determine the order of pages in the main navigation by giving the page a numerical value in the Order box when editing a page The first page is 0 and the numbering goes up from there This is also the process for ordering sub-pages within […]

Plugins and Widgets

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Activating Plugins From the Dashboard, click on Plugins in the left pane Either Browse or Search through the available plugins Click activate to turn on the plugin You can edit the plugin options by going to Settings and clicking on the plugin you just installed Inserting Widgets From the Dashboard, click on Appearance in the […]

Posts and Pages

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Creating a post After you have signed in, go to Add New a Post Create a title for the post and then enter the content Select the format of the post If you wish, categorize the post into an existing category or create a new category Add tags to the post so that users can […]

Appearance

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

Choosing a theme From the Dashboard, click on Appearance in the left pane Scroll through and find a theme that looks appealing to you You can hit preview to see what that theme looks like Click activate and your blog now has that theme Editing your banner Note:  These instructions are for the default Twenty […]

Starting Your Blog

On September 7, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson

How to get a blog Click the “Register A Site” link (http://blogs.butler.edu/wp-signup.php) Login using your Butler username and password Complete the form: Site Name: suggest using your BU username Site Title: Your name Privacy: change this to “no” Blog category: Select “College of Education” Select a template: select “Basic Site” DOUBLE CHECK THE ABOVE BEFORE […]

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