WordPress User Guide

Overwhelmed by the Dashboard in Wordpress? Don’t know the difference between a page and a post? Want to learn how to upload an image or create an image gallery? Fear not, a free User Guide is available!

Adding Users to UTC Blogs

To add users to your blog: Please understand: blog.utc.edu is a network of many individual blogs; however, a user’s login status for all blogs is shared across the network. User Level is set per-blog: a user may be assigned different levels on different blogs, and may (or may not) be associated with one or more blogs. Confused? Hopefully not, after you have read the following… Step One: User Authentication &

How to Add and Edit Menus

UTC Blogs supports 3 Menu positions: Top Menu in the blue bar beneath the header image Footer Menu in the gold section near the bottom of the page Menu Widget in a widget position Blog Administrator user role capabilities Blog Administrators have full capability to add, edit and arrange Custom Menus via the Appearance admin menu. Blog Administrators may configure a menu to “Automatically add new top-level pages…” so new

How to embed Google Calendar iframe

To display a Google Calendar, Google Map or other iframe content, use a short code.

How to embed MediaSite videos

To embed MediaSite videos, such as those found on cecsonline.utc.edu, do the following: Copy the full “Watch” URL address of the MediaSite title, which can be found in the Full Course list for your course, or in the address bar of a playing video. (fig. 1) Add or edit a new post, change the WordPress editor to Text mode, and paste the following code into the Text editor: (fig. 2)

How to Create HTML Email Newsletters

Go to https://blog.utc.edu/blog/newsletters/sample-newsletter/ for more information. Hint: it’s a newsletter!

How to Upload and Link to a File

To create a file link: upload the file, preferably in PDF format. Do this via Insert Media button above the editing window. The file size limit for blog.utc.edu is 2MB. After upload, type the link text inside the Title field of Attachment Details. Click the button labeled Insert into post, and a text link to the uploaded file will be inserted.

How to Embed a YouTube Video

Find your YouTube video Click Share Copy the Share URL Paste the URL into your post Publish or Update The video will fill the width of the current column that is intentional: the video will be visible on all devices, from phones to desktops  

How to embed a SlideShare Presentation

To embed a SlideShare presentation: Find your presentation on SlideShare.net Click Embed, then Click Customize. Copy the Shortcode for WordPress. Paste the WordPress shortcode into your post Publish or Update The slideshow will fill the width of the current column that is intentional: the slideshow will be visible on all devices, from phones to desktops [slideshare id=18854494&doc=howtostudy-130415090545-phpapp01]

UTC Blogs Social Networking Links

The UTC Blogs WordPress theme includes Social Networking icons for linking to your unit’s various social accounts such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The icon links will be displayed in the footer, at the bottom of every page on your blog. Blog Admins can set the social links in the Dashboard, via Appearance > Theme Options | Social. Enter the URL hyperlinks for the appropriate  social networking sites. Choose