Dear customer, firstly thank you for trusting us with your site. We know that having and running a site is both time and effort consuming, and we are doing our best to relieve that for you. Here is a small and brief help file with the main features of your site that will get you up and running. For more information, you will need to write the help desk with your query, because depending on your installation specifics you may have more advanced features than the ones listed here.
Your system is based on a widely known open source CMS called WordPress. Its the world leading software for small to medium sized websites, and as such it has many contributors and programmers that support and contribute to bettering it on a daily basis.
But unlike regular WordPress, your installation is everything but regular. You have a highly customised version with speciffic programming to suit your needs. So even though the WordPress structure has been kept to facilitate the core updates from this absolutely fantastic software, everything else is custom built. You can find generic help on the internet on different WordPress issues, but for the most part we recomend you contact us with any questions since we have built your version of WordPress just for you.
Lets begin the tour!
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1.- Login to the admin section of your site: www.yoursite.com/wp-admin with the details you recieved by email.
2.- This is the first thing you’ll see, its called the Dashboard, and it contains a few of the most important notices or blocks that you need to see at a glance.
3.- Right after the Dashbord, you have the “Posts” section. This is where you come to add any article or document that the site will have either as a new document or an update to an exsisting one.
When you hover over “Posts” you’ll see the submenus:
- All posts: A list of the posts you have on your site. They appear under the sections “Recent posts”, “Blog posts” or “Articles” or similar, depends on your type of website. They can also be under the “Menu” items on the front end of your website.
- Add New: To add a new post. Enter the Title and click “publish” if you wish to make it visible immediately on the site. If you do not wish it to be visible or you wish to have it displayed later on, save it as “draft” from the section on your right in the editing window.
- Categories: A “Post Category” is a very important part of the structure of your website and defines the way that content is grouped and sometimes how its displayed. If you have a website with Audio files and Pictures, you will find a “category” called “Audio” and another one called “Pictures”. When you create content, you need to respect that structure and when you add an audio file, you select the “Audio” category before saving the post.
- Post Tags: If your site has Tags enabled, you will use them when you want to filter and enable a fine tuned search engine for your site. You then tag your posts with a “Tag” which assigns a “keyword” to the post. Each post can have as many “tags” as you want. For example, a post on “The Current Weather” can be under the category of “News” in the Menu, but once clicked on, its got the following tags: weather, climate, clouds, rain, sun. Then by clicking on any of the tags, there will be a list of all the articles that have the same keywords. This feature is mainly used on larger sites that need a good content filtering system. On smaller websites its not used or needed.
Languages: If you have a multilingual site, you will notice a flag beside each post and page. A “+” sign means you can add a page in that language, and a “pencil” means you have one in that language already, and you can edit it.
4.- This is the view of a “New Post” or “Page”. The “New Page” should only be used for something static like “About Us”, “Contact” or similar. The Text editor in the window provides basic text editing capabilities, and is limited from other more advanced editing features for security reasons. Since every post is saved into the database, if advanced code is enabled, it can casue a potential security risk, therefore the limitation. To overcome this editing limitation, we have included a large set of what is called “shortcodes” which are basically advanced editing features, but the code is not shown directly, but is wrapped into a image or code so that the code itself is not introduced direcrtly, but is called when the page is displayed. To quickly test this feature, click on the “HTML” tab that will take us to the code, and then select the insert a facebook button “facebook”. Go back to the “visual” mode, and “update” your post. Click on the link “View post” to see the changes. You now have a Facebook button in your post. Feel free to explore the editor and see what all the buttons do, and if you need help just jot us a note.
5. – The “Categories” Section. A list of the current ones with the option to add new or delete/edit the exsisting.
6. – When you want to “Edit” a Category, you will be presented with different options, and if your site is multilingual, you will need to specify a category name for each of the languages you have on the site.
7.- The Tags admin. This is the same as the “Categories” section.
8.- To edit the current tags. Here you have to specify the name of the tag in the different languages if you have a multilingual site.
9.- The main view to the Media on your site. This page will allow you to add, edit, delete and configure the media on your website. You can even batch-upload media (Pictures, Audio, Video) for use un your site from here.
10.- The details when editing media:
11.- The uploading section. you can add more than one file at a time. Very useful if you want to add many items at once.