How To

Organize Pages
Pages are organized hierarchically. Create a page, then find the Page Attributes settings (right hand column of the Edit view), then select the Parent page.
Organize Posts
Posts are organized categorically. Create a post, then find the Categories settings (right hand column of the Edit view), then select or create the applicable categories.
Edit the top-level menu
The Top-Level Menu is the menu in the top-level header. Under Appearance > Menus, select the “top-level” menu.
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Create/edit page menus
Page menus are included within the main section of the page. To create a new page menu, find the slug of the page you want to add a menu to. Create a new menu (Appearance > Menus) and name it the same as the page slug. The new menu will be loaded when the target page, or any of its children, are loaded. Creating a new menu for a child page will over-ride the parent page menu.

For example, say that you wanted to create a menu for the “Admissions” page on your site, and that the slug for the page was “admissions”. Create a new menu named “admissions”, and that menu will be shown on the Admissions page and all child pages.

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Add an featured image
Use the Featured Image option at the top right post/page Edit view. Images that are high resolution (> 1024px wide) and landscape oriented will display fully across the top of the post/page. Smaller or narrower images will display floated to the right within the body of the post/page.
Add an image to the body of the post/page
Use the Add Media button at the top of the content editing area. Select or upload the image you want, then click “Insert into post”. A [media] shortcode will be inserted with the image ID, and a comment will be added with the image Title.
Add a link to another website using Markdown
Markdown makes linking easy. Wrap the linked text in square brackets, [ and ], then immediately follow with parentheses and the link URL. For example,

Study [Computer Science]( at Iowa State!

Add a link to your own website using Markdown
Use the [href] shortcode for links to your own site. This will create the link attributes for you, making sure the link always works, even if you rename or reorganize the page. For example,

Learn more about [our majors]([href id='198']) in Computer Science!

Add a Directory Profile
Add a new Directory Profile using the “+ New” menu. Use the editable fields in the following way:

  • Profile title: enter the person’s name as you will it displayed
  • ISU email: ISU email address, with
  • After you have entered ISU email, you can save the page and contact info from the ISU directory will be loaded
  • First and last name will be parsed from the Title, but you can set specific values in these fields as well
  • Job title: use this field to override the value pulled from the ISU directory
  • Bio: biographic information
  • Website: enter a web address
  • Vita: enter a web address to a CV file
  • Featured image: this is the person’s photo
  • Categories: Roles and Groups can be used to organize profiles. Usually a person only has one role, but can be in multiple groups