NOTE: Before you can log in to Miami’s WordPress system, you must either be a site administrator or be added to a site by another administrator. To obtain a site of your own, request a WordPress blog. To log in to the WordPress Dashboard, follow these two easy steps! 1. Access the WordPress website. Visit: http://sites.miamioh.edu/path-for-your-site/wp-admin […]
Customizing Your Site Settings
From the Settings screen you can choose settings that define your blog as a whole: settings which determine how your site behaves, how you interact with your site, and how the rest of the world interacts with your site.
Adding Users to a Miami WordPress Site
The Users screen lists all the existing users for your site. When you add new users, you can define roles and options from this screen.
Adding Images to a WordPress Post/Page
It may be desirable to add images to a blog post or page to emphasize a talking point, enhance instructions, or just to make things easier to read. Here are some instructions on how to insert images into WordPress posts or pages. Note: These instructions do not cover embedding YouTube, Vimeo, or other videos in […]
Changing the Appearance of Your Site
From the Appearance screen you can control how the content of your blog is displayed. WordPress allows you to easily style your site by choosing from a list of available Themes.
Understanding User Roles/Capabilites in WordPress
Each blog site offers a series of user levels that determine what tasks can be completed. This document outlines the specific role levels and capabilities for each role.
Activating and Using Plugins on Your Site
Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. You may activate or deactivate them here.
Reordering the Navigation Menu
How to Reorder Pages on the Menu Bar
Importing/Exporting from a WordPress Site
You can export a file of your site’s content to import it into another WordPress site or platform. The export file will be an XML file format called WXR. Posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags can be included. You can choose for the WXR file to include only certain posts or pages by […]
WordPress User Support
Everything you encounter in WordPress, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project; there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. As a result, there are several ways to find support within WordPress: