1.0 Guide – Content Management Guide
Log in by clicking the Log In/Register button in the main menu.
- Enter your username/email or password, and click Log In. If you forgot your login information, click Lost your password? to reset your password.
- You will arrive at the Dashboard. Click on the button with your website’s name on the top left of the screen to return to the home page.
How Do I…?
Edit the homepage? If you’re on the homepage, click on “Edit frontpage” on the admin bar. You can also click Pages in the Dashboard menu and click on “Home.”
Edit other pages? Use the same method as the home page – if you’re on the page, use the admin bar, or you can access the page editor by going to Pages in the Dashboard menu.
Add a news article? In the Dashboard, go to Posts > Add New.
Add or edit a project? To edit an existing project entry, you can go to the page for the project itself and click Edit Portfolio Entry on the Admin Bar. You can also click Portfolio in the Dashboard menu. To add a new portfolio entry, enter the Dashboard and go to Portfolio Items > Add New.
Add or edit a directory listing? Add a listing from the site’s frontend – it’s much easier than using the backend editor to do so. If you want to edit listings made by other things, click Directory on the dashboard menu.
Add or edit a calendar event? Like the directory, add a listing from the site’s frontend interface. To edit calendar entries made by other people, click Events on the dashboard menu.
From here, you’ll be directed to WordPress’ editing interface, described below.
No matter what you’re editing, you will be working with the same general layout. Here is some advice going forward:
Use the Publish Section of the Editor Effectively
At the top right of the content editor is a white box titled Publish. The most important features are:
Save Draft: If your content isn’t published, this button will appear. Clicking on this button will save your content for future editing and publishing in the future.
Preview Changes: This opens up a new window containing a page previewing what your content will look like on the website. This is a great way to take a second look at your content’s layout; the font and layout of content on the backend editor appear slightly different than the font and layout on the website. Instead of clicking Preview Changes as you make them, you can refresh the page itself as you go.
Publish: Remember the blue button! When your content is finished and ready for public view, click this button.
Two Editing Interfaces
The website uses two different interfaces for editing pages and some content. Pages that are simple and straightforward (like F posts and some simple pages) use the Default Editor, while more complex pages (like the home page or the about page) use the Advanced Layout Editor.
You can switch between interfaces by clicking the blue button between the title box and the media button (it will show the one you’re switching to).
The Default Editor
The Default Editor is the one you see when you first create a new page. It uses a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface similar to Microsoft Word or Gmail. There is a toolbar with buttons that lets you format your page.
By clicking Toolbar Toggle, the button located second-from-the-right, another formatting bar will appear with important options like adding Headers.
The Advanced Layout Editor
Most of the pages on the website use the Advanced Layout Editor. This advanced editor visually represents the content layout on the page. It is not recommended to edit the layout of any existing page.
Clicking on titles, text or images will open an editor window.
- Easy Slider: Displays a list of images that will be used for the slider. Clicking on each image opens up the Edit Form Element window where you can modify each image’s information (including title and text)
- Heading: Change the header and subheading text, colors and style.
- Image: Has settings for selecting the image itself and setting up links and captions.
- Text Blocks: Opens a Default Editor interface for that specific area of text.
Access the Editor
When you’re at the homepage, click Edit Frontpage on the top black bar menu. This will only appear when you are logged in and at the page.
To edit About Us, go to the page and click Edit Page at the top black bar menu.
The editor will open in a new tab.
In the page editor, you can edit specific areas of content by clicking on them.
- To edit an image, click on the image.
- To edit a title, click on the title.
- To edit a body of text, click on the body of text.
Please do not change the icons, or any relevant imagery as decided upon by the main team.
Create and Edit Links
To create a link, select an area of text and click the Link button.
A little window will pop up. From here, the process will differ depending on if your link will lead to a page within the site or outside the site.
Links that point to another area of your site
Search for the page name and click on the page in the dropdown menu. Then click the blue button. Your link will appear in the text area.
Links that point to other sites
Paste the URL of the website into the textbox and click on the cog button.
This will open the Insert/edit link window. Click the checkbox next to Open link in a new tab so it is checked, then click Update. Your link will appear in the text area.
To add a picture to your body of text, click Add Media.
This will open the Insert Media window. You can (a) drag your image from the desktop to the area itself, or (b) click Select Files and manually select your image.
Once the image finishes uploading, scroll down to the Attachment Display Settings. Set the image’s alignment or its Size, then click Insert into page when finished. The image will appear in your text area. Clicking and dragging the corners of the image will resize it.
A toolbar will appear when you click on the image. From there, you can edit the image’s alignment or remove it.
When someone fills out the Submit Your Stories form on the website, it doesn’t automatically make a post for you. Instead, it sends an email to the person responsible for managing news on the website.
If that person is you, you can access the webmail here:
Put in the email and password the CWP team sent to you and you should have access to the email. From there, it’s as easy as copying and pasting the data into a new post (see Writing a New Post below).
Managing News – View all Posts
To view all news posts, click Posts on the left-side menu.
This will open a list of all posts.
A list of your news are displayed on the Posts page. Mousing over each post will show quick links to edit, quick edit (not recommended), view or move to trash.
You can click Add New to create a new post.
Clicking on each post will open the editor for that item.
Writing a New Post
To write a new post, go to Posts > Add New on the left-side menu, or Add New on the top of the Posts list page.
On the right-hand side of the editing interface:
- Identify your post’s Categories. You can select more than one category per portfolio item.
- Identify 3-5 Tags that describe your post. Tags are buzzwords that can be used to define what you’re talking about. Ex: education, agriculture, religion
Next, upload a Featured Image for your project. Finally, publish your changes.
View all Project (Portfolio) Items
Projects on the website utilize the Enfold theme’s Portfolio system. To view all Project items, click Portfolio Items on the left-side menu.
This will open the Portfolio Items list.
A list of your projects are displayed on the Portfolio Items page. Mousing over each portfolio item will show quick links to edit, quick edit (not recommended), view or move to trash.
Clicking on each portfolio item will open the editor for that item.
Edit a Project Portfolio Item
Use the visual editor to write about your project.
On the right-hand side of the editing interface, identify your project’s Categories. You can select more than one category per portfolio item.
Next, upload a Featured Image for your project. For more information, see Add Pictures below. Finally, publish your changes.
Change the Homepage Slider
Before changing the homepage slider, please make sure your images are the same size or have the same height vs width ratio.
To begin editing your homepage slider, click the Easy Slider area in the page editor.
This will open the Easy Slider window. Click Add multiple images or Add single image or video to add images to the slider. You can edit existing slides by clicking on their respective images. To delete a slide, click the “x” button to the right of the list of slides.
When you are finished editing your slides, click the blue Save button.
Clicking on a slide will open the Edit Form Element window. You can change the slide by clicking Change Image, and add captions with Caption Title and Caption Text.
When you are finished, click the blue Save button.
The Publish area can be found to the top right of the editor. Click Preview Changes to see what the page looks like without publishing it.
When you are done editing, click Update to publish your changes.