Getting Started

Logging in to WordPress

Posted on 06 February 2015

NOTE: Before you can log in to Miami’s WordPress system, you must either be a site administrator or be added to a site by another administrator. To obtain a site of your own, request a WordPress blog.

To log in to the WordPress Dashboard, follow these two easy steps!

1. Access the WordPress website. Visit:

http://blogs.miamioh.edu/path-for-your-site/wp-admin

You will be directed to the login page.

2. If needed, enter credentials. If you are already logged in to another Miami service, it is possible that you will be logged in to WordPress automatically.

  • If you are not automatically logged in, enter your Miami UniqueID and password in the text boxes and press Log In.
  • If you are a guest blogger with no Miami affiliation, contact your site’s administrator for directions.

Once you have logged in successfully, you will directed to the Dashboard. See Overview of the WordPress Dashboard for more information.

 

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Settings menu from the Dashboard

Blog Settings & Appearance

Customizing Your Blog Site Settings

Posted on 05 February 2015

From the Settings screen you can choose settings that define your blog as a whole: settings which determine how your site behaves, how you interact with your site, and how the rest of the world interacts with your site. Continue Reading

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Users Menu in Dashboard

User Settings

Adding Users to a WordPress Blog Site

Posted on 04 February 2015

The Users screen lists all the existing users for your site. When you add new users, you can define roles and options from this screen.
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Creating Content

Adding Images to a WordPress Post/Page

Posted on 03 February 2015

It may be desirable to add images to a blog post or page to emphasize a talking point, enhance instructions, or just to make things easier to read. Here are some instructions on how to insert images into WordPress posts or pages.

Note: These instructions do not cover embedding YouTube, Vimeo, or other videos in a blog post/page. To embed video, use the WordPress Video Plugin.

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Blog Settings & Appearance

Changing the Appearance of your Blog Site

Posted on 02 February 2015

From the Appearance screen you can control how the content of your blog is displayed. WordPress allows you to easily style your site by choosing from a list of available Themes. Continue Reading

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User Settings

Understanding User Roles/Capabilites in WordPress

Posted on 02 February 2015

Each blog site offers a series of user levels that determine what tasks can be completed. This document outlines the specific role levels and capabilities for each role.
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Plugins menu from the Dashboard

Blog Settings & Appearance

Activating & Using Plugins on Your Blog Site

Posted on 01 February 2015

Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. You may activate or deactivate them here. Continue Reading

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Blog Settings & Appearance

Reordering the Navigation Menu

Posted on 09 October 2012

How to Reorder Pages on the Menu Bar Continue Reading

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Blog Settings & Appearance

Importing/Exporting from a WordPress Blog Site

Posted on 20 September 2012

You can export a file of your site’s content to import it into another installation or platform. The export file will be an XML file format called WXR. Posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags can be included. You can choose for the WXR file to include only certain posts or pages by setting the dropdown filters to limit the export by category, author, date range by month, or publishing status.
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Getting Started

WordPress User Support

Posted on 20 September 2011

Everything you encounter in WordPress, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project; there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. As a result, there are several ways to find support within WordPress: Continue Reading

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