WordPress is a feature-rich, open source Content Management System (CMS). With WordPress you are able to self-publish your own content and blog posts quickly and easily. OnYourMark further enables auto posting to social media.
Every user you wish to administer content in WordPress should be given his or her own user account. You should never share an account with multiple people! User accounts in WordPress are assigned Roles which define what the user can and cannot do within the WordPress Administration section. The roles are defined as follows:
Administrator: Someone who has access to all of the administration features
Editor: Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts, etc.
Author: Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
Contributor: Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
Subscriber: Somebody who can only manage their profile
Your account is set as an Administrator. You have full access to all of the administration features.
To list all of the user accounts that have already been set up:
To edit an existing user account:
To delete an existing user account:
Note: Once you delete a user (and choose to delete all posts and links), the data will be gone for good. You cannot retrieve the data once it has been deleted!
To create a new user account:
Login to the administration page.
Click on Users in the left column navigation. Click on Add New button at the top of the page
Pages are used to store all of your site’s main content. For example, you would use the Pages system to create pages like About Us, Services, Customer Support, and/or Contact Us.
To administer your Pages:
To add a new page to your WordPress site, there are three main steps:
This is called a Permalink and is the actual address of your newly created page. You’ll notice that the portion of the address after your domain resembles the page title you entered. WordPress will automatically format the page title you entered and use it for the address of the page. You are free to modify the Permalink. See the section describing Permalinks within this tutorial for more information.
To edit an existing page:
To delete an existing page:
Pages that have been moved to the Trash have not been fully deleted. You can always restore pages that have been trashed. To view pages that you have previously added to the trash:
To permanently delete or restore a trashed page from this list:
Posts are another method for adding content to your WordPress site. Posts are blog entries that are displayed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s home page. In contrast to pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed.
Managing Posts is very similar to managing Pages. To administer your Posts:
All Posts must be assigned to at least one category. If you do not select a category when making a new Post, a default category is assigned. To manage your Categories:
The table on the far right column of this page lists all of your current categories. To add a new category, fill in the blank fields in the center column of this page.
To edit an existing category, click on the category name you wish to edit from the table in the left column. A new form will appear which will allow you to change the category information.
To delete an existing category, hover your mouse over an existing category listed in the table in the left column. A list of links will appear below the category name. Click on Delete. A message box will pop up asking you to confirm. Click OK. Once you delete a category, it cannot be retrieved. It will be gone for good.
To add a new post:
To edit an existing post:
To delete an existing post you follow the same steps used to delete an existing page:
Posts that have been moved to the Trash have not been fully deleted. You can always restore posts that have been trashed. To view posts that you have previously added to the trash:
To permanently delete or restore a trashed post from this list:
You can add/upload media files (pictures, videos, audio files, PDFs, etc.) to your site by clicking on the Media link in the left column. Once you click on this link you’ll see a list of all media that is currently uploaded.
Add New to upload new media.
Note: if you receive a pop up box that asks for a username and password when uploading a new image to the web site, you must enter your OnYourMark htaccess username and password — the same username and password you use to view your Preview Site — and not your WordPress username and password. This box will only pop up while your site is in preview. Once your site is made live, you will not encounter this.
To edit an image that is already added to a Page or Post, simply click on the image. Two small icons should appear on the screen. Press the red circle with a line through it to delete the image.
Press the square picture icon to edit the image.
You can add/upload media files directly from the Add/Edit Page or Post screens. Just above the text area box in which you enter your content is the label Upload/Insert followed by a set of small icons.
To edit an image that is already added to a Page or Post, simply click on the image. Two small icons should appear on the screen. Press the red circle with a line through it to delete the image. Press the square picture icon to edit the image.
The Navigation Menus on your web site can be fully customized as you wish, all through the WordPress administration pages. Depending on the theme being used on your WordPress site, you have one or multiple navigation menus. Any of these menus can be modified by:
Once you are into the Menus administration page, you’ll see two columns. The left column contains several boxes containing configuration options, lists of available pages and blog categories, etc. The right column contains a table with tabs listed at the top. The tabs correspond with each of your currently configured menus. You can configure as many menus as you like, however depending on how your theme is designed, only those menus which you define to be used in a specific spot will actually be displayed.
Many themes will be preconfigured with two navigation menus — a primary menu and secondary menu. The first box in the left column labeled Theme Locations shows you how many menus your theme is designed to use, what each menu location is called, and what config- ured menus is currently assigned to that location. In this example, the current theme supports two menus.
The first is called the Primary Navigation Menu ...other names include Prime Menu, Header Menu, etc.
The second is called the Secondary Navigation Menu...other names include the Footer Menu, etc.
You may switch the current active menu for a specified menu location by changing the selected option in the given drop down menu and pressing the Save button.
To update an already created menu, click on the tab for the associated menu you wish to edit above the table in the right column. The right column table will refresh and display your current menu as it is configured. Some menu items may be indented — this designates the menu option will be a sub menu, or drop down menu.
You may rearrange menu options by clicking and holding your mouse cursor on an item and dragging it up or down to the desired location. While clicking and holding your mouse cursor on an item, you may also drag it left or right to display the item as a sub menu of a parent item.
To change any options within a menu item, click on the down-ward pointing arrow of the desired menu item. The Navigation Label is the text that will appear within the menu. The Title Attribute is text that will appear when your mouse hovers over a menu item. If your menu item was a Custom item, there may be a URL field in which you can specify where the menu item should link to.
From this menu, you can press the Cancel link to cancel any changes you may have made. You can press the red Remove link to remove this item from the menu.
To delete the entire menu, you can press the red Delete Menu link to the left of the Save Menu button. You’ll receive a prompt asking if you are sure you wish to do this. Press OK and the menu will be removed from WordPress.
To add new menu items to an existing menu, you must use one of the three boxes in the left column, below the Theme Locations box.
The Custom Link box lets you add a custom link, not tied to any existing page or blog category. Simply enter a URL and a Label and click the Add to Menu button. The menu item will be placed in the table in the right column. You can then click and drag the item to the desired loca- tion within the menu.
You can add a link to an existing page by using the Pages box. Inside the pages box is a list of all pages that exist within your WordPress install. By default, the most recent pages are shown. You can click on the View All tab to show all of your pages, or click on the Search tab to search for existing pages. Simply click on the checkbox next to each page you wish to add to the menu. Press the Add to Menu button and every page you checked will be placed in the table in the right column. You can then click and drag each item to the desired location within the menu.
You can add a link to a blog category in the same way you add a page to the menu. Inside the Categories box is a list of all categories that exist within your WordPress install. By default, the most used categories are shown. You can click on the View All tab to show al of your categories, or click on the Search tab to search for existing categories. Simply click on the checkbox next to each category you wish to add to the menu. Press the Add to Menu button and every category you checked will be placed in the table in the right column.
You can then click and drag each item to the desired location within the menu.
WordPress Widgets provide a quick and easy way to arrange various elements within your sidebar or other template page that has been “widgetized.” In order to use widgets, your WordPress theme must support widgets. To manage widgets:
Once on the widget page you’ll see two columns. The main left column contains a big table of all available and installed widgets. The right column lists all of the widgetized areas of your current installed theme. You can click on the arrow of a widget area in the right column to expand the area and show what widget(s) are currently assigned to that area.
To place a widget into a widgetized section of your theme, first make sure that the widgetized area in the right column is expanded (click the arrow to open it).
Next, simply click and drag a widget from the left column into the outlined box of the widgetized area. You can drag the widget into the position you wish for it to appear if you have more than one widget set up in that area. Widgets will be shown in the order they appear in the widgetized area, from top to bottom.
Once you drag a widget over to a widgetized area, you can then configure the widget to your specifications. Each widget has different options so fill in the required options and press the Save button to save all of your changes.
Note: you can install multiple instances of a widget to the same widgetized area.
Some of the common widgets are:
Many themes will allow you to pull snippets of existing pages and/or posts and display them on the home page, along with an image of some sort. The image associated with this is called a Featured Image. To set a featured image on a page or post:
Every WordPress theme may have unique options or widgets that enhance the display of content. Special effects such as an image rotation, text rotation, and dynamic tab display are just a few of these unique options.
Included with this tutorial is a set of features specific for the theme being used with your WordPress website. If you have any questions about these, or any other feature of WordPress, don’t hesitate to call us toll free at 1-800-747-3399, or locally at 262-437-0450.
Add an image:
<img src= "http://www.domain.com/path/to/image.jpg">
[your image will display]
Add a link:
Open a link in a new window:
<a href="https://www.domain.com/page" target="_blank">Link Name</a>
Make text bold:
This will make text <strong>bold</strong>
This will make text bold.
Make text italic:
This will make text <em>bold</em>
This will make text italic.
Add line breaks:
Sentence one here. <br/><br/>Sentence two here
Sentence one here.
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