First step to do, is to log in. You will need your credentials (username and password); if you have not received any, please contact me (Jørn).
The log in page is http://www.acroyogaforall.eu/wp-admin/ .
After logging in, you will be in the WordPress back end / control panel. The web site is working with several different kind of content. This is illustrated in the admin menu to the left:
The following is a brief explanation of what the sections are. See further below for a bit more detail on the individual sections.
- Post are for blog posts. If we want to have a blog on the web page, then this is where we would add entries to it.
- The Media section is for managing image files. Normally you will upload photos from within editing a post / page / handbook entry / … and thus you will (normally) not need this.
- Pages are “static” pages where we will write general information and “cover pages”. An example of this is the Handbook Page that holds an introductory text for the handbook and will (in future) has a search functionality for exercises in the handbook.
- Handbook entries is where you can add exercises (and other content) to the online handbook. When you add an entry here, it is automatically shown in the online handbook.
- The Organisations section is where you add your organisation’s page. When you add content here, it is automatically shown in the Organisation menu.
- Projects are for, yes, projects. They will be listed on the Project page as well as the hosting organisation’s page.
- Comments are a standard feature of WordPress that we will not use. It is intended for (anonymous) users to leave comments.
- FooGallery is our plugin for creating galleries. Ask me for details on how to use this.
A page is fairly straight-forward to edit.
There is Title field of the page and a content editor area. The content editor is a block editor where you add blocks of paragraphs, headings, and images. There are other types of blocks as well, but these are the most used.
On the right side you can set a Featured Image. With the current theme, this has no effect, but it may change in the future (if we switch theme of the site). Many themes use the Feature Image as banner image of the pages / posts.
The Handbook section is where one can add content to the handbook. When adding entries in the handbook, it is automatically listed on the handbook page.
The editing of an entry works same was as other content on WordPress. On the right hand side we have
- Featured Image: Select a featured image for your entry. This may be used in the future as a thumbnail when listing content in the handbook.
- Excerpt: A small summary of the exercise. This may also be used in the future when listing content in the handbook.
- Taxonomy: This is important. This is the classification of our content; organising our content into categories. Currently the content pages will show the list of topics to which it belongs, but in the future this will be a basis for a table of content and search functions.
The organisation section is where you can present your organisations. I think it is nice if the title is the name of the organisation with the country code in parenthesis (see screenshot).
If you have more than one organisation in the project from you country, feel free to add more pages for them.
Organisation pages are automatically shown in the menu.
The special fields on the Organisation page are the Excerpt and Featured Image (see Handbook section).
Project Entries will automatically be listed on the Project Page.
The special content for Projects are Featured Image, Excerpt and Project Data. The Project Data is special to Projects and contain the following information:
- Host Organisation: Select the host organisation for the project. This is a drop down list of organisations added in the Organisations section.
Selecting a host organisation will
- List the project on the Organisation’s page.
- Have a link form the project to the Organisation’s page.
- Project start and end date. If it is only a single day workshop, then set start and end date to same date.
- Location: A google map where you can place a pin with the project location. Currently this is not used but the future plan is to make a world map with all our projects.