How to learn about adding Material to a WebSite (18)

Restriction

1. Only people classified as Users can use the following procedure.

2. At present (December 2011), the following have the status of Users as Editors – Lynda Edwards, Lou Geradts, Peter Gommers, and Pat Shaw.

3. Bill Morton and Ray Harman have the status of Administrator. Ray does not aim to make any entries into the site but simply act as a “standby” Administrator in case Bill Morton cannot act.

4. The Board or an Administrator could decide to add further Users. (See Procedure 3 – How to add/edit Users).


Collection of Procedures.

 

5. Start a new Folder called Procedures or Procedures – mainly WordPress.6. As this procedure mentions a procedure print out a copy and add to the folder.

7. The page in the site called “WordPress Procedures” has a list of all the procedures and then each procedure in number order.

8. Print out a copy of the list and attach on the outside of the folder called Procedures. (See paragraph 5)

Step One

 

Objective – Make a Reader familiar with major aspects of the web site

 

9. Open the web site. (See Procedure 10 – How to obtain entrance to – Edit a WordPress page.)

10. The word “Dashboard” appears near the top left of the page underneath the name of the site.

11. The menu below Dashboard shows many items starting with Dashboard, Posts, and Media. Many other items follow and. End with Settings, Calendar, and Recent Comments.

12. A toggle arrangement exists that allows movement between (a) just the icons and (b) the icons plus their name. See the small arrow in a circle right at the bottom of the menu and use to move between the two options.  Use the icon that has a name beside it when learning about the Dashboard.

13. Each item has subsections. Move the cursor over the icon and, on the right, a number of sub items appear.

14. Example. The fifth item down called Page has two sub items – “All Pages” and “Add New”.

15. .The following table lists all the icons as to their importance to learn.

NO

N O W

L A T E R

MUCH  LATER

1

A – Home F – Updates

2

B- Count per Day G – Akismet M – Akismet Stats

3

C – Pages H- Media N – Posts

4

D – Appearance (Menu) I – Thesis (Design Options) O – Links

5

E – Users (All Users & Your Profile J – Forms P – Comments

6

K – Settings (General ) Q – Events

7

L – Calendar R – Plugins

8

S – Tools

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16. Readers  should leave the items classed as Later until they have made themselves familiar with the “Now” items.( It proves very easy to click on something and get “lost” in an unimportant item – at least unimportant from using this procedure to learn about the Web Site.)

Now Items

17. Click on Home and Count per Day and view what each contains.

18. Click on Pages just to check the large number of pages that the site contains. Note the words that appear in red under each page that shows the options available for each of the pages. Try out “Edit” and “Preview” to see what they do… However, do not do any editing.

19. Note – The items “Posts” and “Pages” both allow the entry of text into a page in a similar fashion to a Word page. Both rate as similar in their function. However, the site uses pages only.

20. Open up the sub item”Menu” in the “Appearance “item and look through what it contains. Study Procedure 6 – How to make a drop-down Menu in Thesis (the template used for the site).

21. Open two items in Users – All Users and Your Profile to see what they contain. (See Procedure 3 – How to add/edit Users.

Later Items

 

Updates.

 

22. Click on “Updates” and it opens a page called “WordPress Updates. It shows – (a) the latest version of WordPress that the site uses, (b) Plugins, and (c) Themes.

23. If no updates available, the words “Your plugins (Updates) are all up to date.

Akismet

 

24. Akismet rates as a plugin that protect you blog from spam (comments and trackback).

Media

 

25. This page shows – Library and Add New.

26. Click Library and the page called – Media Library opens.

27. It shows a number of items.  Each item (file) has a ballot box, a thumbnail sketch of the material, the file name, author, and whether the file rates unattached or attached, (If attached it show the page to which attached), and the date placed in the library.

Thesis

 

28. This heading has a number of sub headings. Look only at the one called “Design Options.”.

29. Click this option and a large variety of headings shows. They include the following – Site Layout, Display Options, Home Page Display Options, Fonts, Colours, and More, Post Images and Thumbnails, and Comment Options.

31. Just have a look at some of the options but do not change anything.

Forms

 

32. This option allows the opening of a list of all forms in existence and the ability to create a new form or edit an existing one.

33. Add new Form has many explanations that show what the types of forms do.  Look at some of the options for the different types of forms and look at the help options shown by a “?” in a small circle for some of the options.

Settings (General).

 

34. Look at the various options offered by the General Settings.

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