This guide will teach you how to use SCAD’s wordpress blog to manage you club’s website. If you have questions please contact ICC.
One important concept to understand is the difference between a page, a post, and a link.
Pages are the tabs at the top. When clicked they take you to to another page in the website.
Posts are more like announcements. They are shown on the home page and are used to update users on new events, club meetings, site updates, etc.
Links are shown on the right in the pastel colored box. When the text is clicked on it takes the user to a completely different website.
The next step is to edit the title of your blog. You will change this to your club’s name.
Now put the times your club meets in the tagline box. For example:
“8PM Every Wednesday – Montgomery hall – rm. 223″
It is now time to create a page about your club. Click the “Write” tab in the administration page for your blog. Next click the “Page” button. Give the page a title of “About”. Now fill in the necessary information about your club as pictured above (Email, Mission, Goals, Officers).
To add a link to your constitution, click the “Add Media” button at the top of the text box.
A new window will pop up. Click the link that says “Try Browser Uploader Instead”.
Browse on your computer to your constitution (probably a word document or a pdf).
Once the file is located, click the “Upload” button. A new window will pop up.
Give the document the title of “Constitution”. Now all you have to do is click “Insert into Post”. There will now be blue text that directly links to your constitution document. (Alternately you could past text from your constitution but that would be a far less elegant solution).
The last tweak to your newly set up blog is the theme. This is what changes the look of your site, including colors, text, and overall layout. All you need to do is simple browse for a theme that suits your club and click on it. A preview will show up; if you like click on the link to make it your theme. Otherwise close the box and find another theme.
Hopefully this guide is helped you through your initial setup.
If you have questions, please email ICC for help.
Blogging with WordPress
- Creating Content: Posts vs. Pages
- How to Write a Post in WordPress
- Managing WordPress Posts
- How to Write a Page in WordPress
- Managing WordPress Pages
- Managing WordPress Links
- WordPress Categories Explained
- Managing WordPress Tags
- Managing the WordPress Media Library
- Updating Your WordPress Profile (includes changing your password)
- Managing WordPress Comments
- Fighting SPAM with Akismet
- General Settings
- Discussion Settings
- Permalink Settings
- Privacy Settings
- Reading Settings
- Writing Settings
- Miscellaneous Settings