WordPress

April 19, 2017

WordPress Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to questions you may have about WordPress.

April 21, 2017

Getting started with a WordPress site at Lafayette

WordPress is a Web editing platform used at Lafayette to make the creation and management of websites a relatively simple task. Every department, office, organization, and individual is eligible to create a WordPress site. For more on site types, see the Website Accounts policy.

April 21, 2017

Linking to the College Catalog

Learn how to link to the College Catalog using WordPress, including individual links and a "Courses " page template.

September 14, 2016

Managing Event Feeds on Your Website

Departments, programs, and offices websites at Lafayette are currently using one of two WordPress themes:

  1. Hermione - The responsive theme rolled out as part of the 2015 web redesign, available to sites hosted on Forge.
  2. Lafayette Departments - The original Lafayette Wordpress theme, available to sites hosted on Depts.

Both themes provide options for including event feeds from the College Calendar of Events as part of your website, but they handle it in different ways.

September 1, 2016

Creating accessible content

Using the principles of Universal Design and best practices allows for the creation of content that is simple and intuitive for all users, flexible to accommodate assistive technology and provides accessible information.

July 8, 2015

Creating WordPress Galleries

Image galleries are a great way to share groups of pictures on a WordPress page or post.

April 19, 2017

Adding Users To A Wordpress Site

If you are an administrator on a wordpress site you have the capability to add users. There are five different role types, which are listed below, that you can choose to give new users. Here are the steps to add a new user, or list of users.

April 21, 2017

Using Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is a simple online data collection tool allowing site administrators to collect data directly from a page or post in WordPress. The tool is simple since it sends via email form data to a designated address. No data is stored centrally.

May 4, 2011

Activating and using the TinyMCE Advanced Toolbar

The TinyMCE Advanced plugin adds more than 40 new buttons to the default WordPress web editing toolbar.

Some of the advanced features are:

  • Support for making and editing tables
  • Advanced link dialogs and options
  • Search and replace

Activating the TinyMCE Advanced toolbar:

This plugin will add new buttons to the default WordPress web editing toolbar while also rearranging some of the default buttons.

July 26, 2011

Creating and managing photo galleries using NextGEN

The NextGEN Gallery plugin for WordPress allows you to display slideshows or image lists on a page or post.

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