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Guide to the Eagles’ Eyrie Online 2014

By: Maddie Reynolds This Guide will explain every aspect of the Online Website by explaining what every tab on the back-end of the website does. Signing in and Users………………………………………………………………...Page 2 Dashboard……………………………………………………………………………….Page 3 WooDoJo and Jetpack, Categories………………………………..…………Page 4 Media, Pages……………………………………………….………………………….Page 5 Currents…………………………………………………………………………………..Page 6 Appearance……………………………………………………………………………..Page 7 Posts……………………………………………………………………………………….Page 8

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and the Godwin technology supervisor (Hoeffler) should have the role of administrator.org/wp-admin.Can work on a post already created by an administrator or an editor. the editor-in-chief. Has no control to do anything on the website.Signing In and Users To get to the back-end of the website login using your username and password at www. Add New User: Click on ADD NEW under the USERS tab Enter the username (usually hpcs username without the “hcps-“) Enter the email of the new user (must be a valid email) Choose their role and click ADD NEW USER This will send a confirmation email to the user who will then choose a password for the site.) Author. ** ONLY ADMINISTRATORS CAN ADD AND EDIT USERS** 2 . A list of all the people with accounts should appear on the page. (Everyone else in the class. To edit users: .godwineagles.Click on the Eagles’ Eyrie site and open the DASHBOARD tab on the left hand side of the page .Scroll all the way down until you see the USERS tab and click. This should only be the people assigned as online editors (1 or 2 other people.) Contributor.Only has their name as an option for the byline of the article. Can only save posts to be reviewed but cannot publish any posts. Here you can edit the position and power each user holds and also add new users.Has complete control over the entire website (only the online editor.) Editor.Can edit and publish posts onto the website. Positions: Administrator.

Carter first. It is good to use if something was published by accident or mistake.Only appropriate comments should be published. pitches. assemblies. pep rallies. It is great when trying to figure out what things attract more people to the site.Photo galleries of sporting events. Other: There are other sections of the DASHBOARD that are rarely used because most of the communication done between users is verbal. usually attract more visitors Activity: The activity section shows what was published on which days and who published it. in progresses.Dashboard The Dashboard is an overview of the activity on the website. and pending reviews the site has. The Dashboard is also specific to each user whether they have other websites under the same username or not. Site stats: The stats section shows how many people viewed the website on certain days. 3 . If you are unsure if the comment is appropriate DO NOT publish it without talking to Mr. Unpublished Content: This is a quick place to see if anything has not yet been published that needed to be published. . or the comment can be approved using the site. Comments: Every comment must be approved by one of the administrators before being published onto the online site. It will show the number of drafts. etc. . An email will usually be sent to an administrator that will allow for you to approve the comment.

WooDoJo and Jetpack These are certain things that were downloaded to give the site some extra features. Hoeffler as of right now. Opinion To create a Category: Click on the POSTS tab Click on the CATEGORIES tab Name the category Click ADD NEW CATEGORY 4 . Flair. WooDoJo has a maintenance feature that allows for the website to go offline for any reason necessary.) If you want to add something through one of these talk to him first and he will be able to give more details as to what it is. This should only be done through the technology supervisor (Mr.Extreme maintenance work is needed and it will go by faster if the website is offline . Under the MAINTENANCE tab you are able to create a message that will appear when people try to visit the website if it is taken down. Categories: News.Something horrible happened and someone posted inappropriate/inaccurate information ** Not necessary to mess with Jetpack and WooDoJo if not needed** Categories Categories are the things that appear on the menu bars on the homepage. Features. Sports. They can be browsed through to look for certain features that can be downloaded to add extra aspects to the site. Reasons to take the website down: .

any new pages that you wish to add should be talked about with Mr.Media The MEDIA tab is used to add pictures and videos onto a library that can be used throughout the site. he will have more knowledge of how to set them up.) Create a Page: .Go to the MEDIA tab and click on LIBRARY .Add any media necessary and any text necessary .Finish editing just like you would editing a post **Pages are already set up for Print Issues and the Arts.Click ADD NEW and then SELECT FILES and choose the files off the computer Under the LIBRARY section you can see all the images and videos that have been uploaded and which ones are attached to a post. (Pages differ from categories. **Media can also be added directly onto a post while in editing a post** Pages Pages are used to create new information besides the basic articles. To Add Media: .Go to the PAGES tab and click ADD NEW . Hoeffler. Having the pdf files of all past issues or links to photographers’ websites would be considered a page.Enter the title of the page ex: Eagles’ Eyrie Print Issues . ** Currents 5 .

and styling options Things you can do: . homepage.Change the layout format .Change the feature slider on the Homepage .The CURRENTS tab contains everything for the design of the website.Under theme options will be the options for design of the text.Change the text size and font . Appearance 6 .Change the advertisements o The site has ad space built into it. but using this ad space changes the homepage around a little bit. So instead of using this built in ad space we have been using something else for ads that will be explained later in the guide.Change the logo on the homepage of the website by uploading an image . posts. Theme Options: .Change the footers at the bottom of the homepage .

.” You can change the theme of the website at any time by just deciding a new theme. Then click the arrow on the right side and you can decide what to do with the widget. and the menu layout of the website.Drag a TEXT widget into the sidebar option (or wherever you want it to go) .Click on the downward pointing arrow to open the TEXT option . two advertisements.Go to the WIDGETS tab under APPEARANCE .Under the APPEARANCE tab. then copy the FILE URL down towards the bottom of the page and insert into the text. and a woo-tabs option. Widgets are options that can be added to a certain section of the page (this is where we put advertisements. To Add an ADVERTISEMENT: . the widgets of the website. go to the image in the media library. o o You must use http://www in the website URL To get the image URL.) 7 . Posts How to add a post (article.) To Add a Widget: . Widgets: The WIDGETS tab controls what appears on the sidebar of the homepage and other various pages on the website. Themes: The theme of the website right now is called “Currents. Just double check everything before switching the whole theme of the website.INSERT the exact text that appears below <a href="WEBSITE URL of ADVERTISEMENT"><img src="IMAGE URL"></a> into the big text box (not the title box).As of right now the widgets on the front page are: blog subscriptions. you can change the theme of the website. the display of the homepage. However some of the themes cost money and some might not be compatible with what the online website is doing.Drag the widget on the left side to the place you want to put it on the right side.

8 . 3. This will make it appear on the feature slider on the homepage. Add an excerpt. not the person who published it on the website. Once you hit publish the article will appear on the website. 2. 9.) 6. This will show up when the article appears on the homepage or a category page. features. This will be the image that shows up next to the article on the homepage 8. Websites don’t usually indent paragraphs You may need to change some of the formatting around depending on how it copied over 4. opinion. etc. If the post is mainly pictured based then under the TAGS option type SLIDER and hit add. - Go to the POST tab and click ADD NEW Title the post Copy and paste the text from the article into the body text section Make sure you paste it into the VISUAL tab not he TEXT tab DO NOT indent paragraphs. Select the category that the post will go under (flair. On the author drop down menu select the person who WROTE the article. or create your own excerpt.1. Select a featured image. 7. Credit the author. Either copy and paste the first few sentences from the article into the excerpt box. Add the pictures/videos to the post by clicking ADD MEDIA and then select the media you would like to use. 10. news. Click SET FEATURED IMAGE and choose an image that was used in the post. If using more than 2 pictures then click CREATE GALLERY after hitting add media and select the photos to use in the gallery 5. or publish the article once everything is done and complete.Either save the article to be reviewed and published later.