Guides to using TU WordPress and solving common problems

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Pinned Article Understanding Pages and Subpages in WordPress

[Students, Faculty & Staff] The linked video demonstrates adding new pages and subpages to a WordPress site.

Pinned Article WordPress Reference Guide for Students

[Students, Faculty and Staff] Within the university's WordPress environment, TU students can create and manage individual/personal websites. As a self-contained web publishing platform, WordPress is a comparatively easy way to showcase your interests, education, ideas and accomplishments on the web. The articles linked below are intended to orient students to WordPress basics, but they apply to faculty and staff use as well.

Add a Plugin to Your TU WordPress Site

[Students, Faculty and Staff] The linked video demonstrates how to add a Plugin to your TU WordPress site using an image slider plugin as an example.

Add Content to WordPress with the Visual Editor

[Students, Faculty and Staff] You can use the visual editor to enter content into your Page or Post. There are two tabs at the top of the editor: Visual and Text. Selecting Text will enable you to view and edit the HTML code that makes up your content. For those with HTML experience, this can be a helpful tool for tweaking the format of your content. If you are unfamiliar with HTML, we recommend you not use it until you gain more experience.

Add Content to Your WordPress Site Using the Visual Editor (Video)

[Students, Faculty and Staff] The linked video demonstrates how to add page content using the visual editor in WordPress.

Add Images and Other Media to a WordPress Site

[Students, Faculty and Staff] WordPress media includes images, audio, video and documents. Once you have uploaded your images and files to your Media Library, inserting them into your page or post is easy.

Add Images and Other Media to Your WordPress Site

[Students, Faculty and Staff] The linked video demonstrates adding media files to your WordPress Media Library, pages and posts.

Add Users to Your WordPress Organization Site

[Students, Faculty and Staff] If you are an administrator of your TU organization's WordPress site, you can add and remove users as needed by following the procedures outlined below.

Adding Links and Images to your WordPress Site

[Students, Faculty & Staff] Beyond basic page content, WordPress makes it easy to add hyperlinks, images and galleries.

Customize Your WordPress Site with a Live Preview

[Students, Faculty & Staff] Selecting the Customize button for the currently active theme allows you to update settings while previewing your changes (What You See Is What You Get). Until you choose the Save and Publish button, only the theme preview window is updated, not your live site.

Customize Your WordPress Theme

[Faculty and Staff] The linked video shows how to change and customize your WordPress theme.

Learn About WordPress Widgets

[Students, Faculty and Staff] This video will show you how to utilize widgets in WordPress.

Log In to and Out of Your WordPress Account

[Students, Faculty and Staff] Create your TU WordPress account and learn how to log in and log out.

Make Your WordPress Site Publicly Viewable (Go Live)

[Students, Faculty & Staff] Follow these instructions to make your WordPress site publicly accessible on the internet.

Make Your WordPress Site Visible

[Students, Faculty & Staff] The linked video shows how to make your WordPress site visible to others. It is hidden to all but the creator by default.

Request a TU WordPress Site for Yourself or Your Organization

[Students, Faculty and Staff] WordPress is the browser-based web publishing solution best suited for personal and organizational sites at TU, including those for students, faculty, staff, student organizations, departments and other organizations. [How do get a site for my student organization?]

Save and Publish Your WordPress Site Content

[Students, Faculty and Staff] After making changes to a page, you must save and publish the page to make it visible to the world.

Tour the Default WordPress Theme for TU Faculty and Staff

[Faculty and Staff] The linked video overviews the default WordPress theme for faculty and staff.

Tour the WordPress Dashboard

[Students, Faculty and Staff] The linked video explains the features of the WordPress Dashboard.

Understand the WordPress Admin Toolbar

[Students, Faculty and Staff] The WordPress Toolbar provides convenient access to some of the more commonly used WordPress features. When you are logged into WordPress, you will see the Toolbar across the top of your site.

Understand Your Default Student WordPress Site

[Students] TU has provided a default template to serve as a starting point for your site. The default template contains four pages that you can thoroughly customize. But, you may easily add or remove pages and features to suit your goals, content and organization preferences.

Understand Your WordPress Dashboard Menu

[Students, Faculty and Staff] On the left side of your WordPress Dashboard view is the menu you will use to manage your site and develop your pages and posts. Hovering over each of the main menu items opens a submenu with related options. Selecting a menu item displays the related tools and controls in the larger area to the right of the menus.

Visit Your WordPress Site and Understand Posts vs Pages

[Students, Faculty and Staff] Follow these steps to visit your site and preview how it will look for your visitors.

WordPress Overview (Video)

[Students, Faculty & Staff] The linked video briefly overviews the TU WordPress service's features.

WordPress Widgets and Plugins

[Faculty, Staff and Students] Widgets are independent content elements that can be placed in left/right sidebars or other areas allowed by your selected theme. Many widgets are available, but the default student theme includes two: Subscribe by Email and Search. To browse other widgets from your Dashboard, hover over Plugins, then select Widgets on the flyout menu.