Editing the menus

Go to Appearance > Menus on the left hand side Select a menu to edit, either ‘Top Navigation Menu (Primary)’ or ‘Footer Quick Links’ Choose which page or post you wish to add from the left hand menu by ticking it The page will be added to the bottom of the list on the right… Continue Reading

Mailchimp

Your Mailchimp newsletter settings are found under Mailchimp for WP This is where you link to your Mailchimp account To embed a Mailchimp form go to the page that you want it on (currently ‘Join our mailing list’) Scroll down to the second editing box (not the introductory paragraph) Make sure you click the ‘text’… Continue Reading

Twitter feeds

Twitter Feeds is where the feed on the homepage is set up Here you can change the account you want to feed or add a hashtag that you would like to feed through The feed should refresh every hour, if it has got stuck then it might have cached, to clear this click the ‘Clear… Continue Reading

Links

Avoid lists of links, instead try to incorporate them into paragraph text. This gives them more meaning and puts them into the context of how they may be useful. People are unlikely to scroll through lists of links looking for what they want and search engines will mark you down if you have links pages…. Continue Reading

Images

Images should ideally be no less than 2000px on the shortest side. It’s best not to go below this size so that the image remains at good quality for high retina screens. Images for the web must be in .jpeg, .png or .gif format Avoid using ‘rogue’ characters in file names. When saving any image… Continue Reading

Editing pages

If you are viewing the site from the front end (and are logged in) you will see ‘Edit page’ in the black bar at the top: If you are already in the back end select Pages in the main left hand side menu Here you will find the static pages of your site. Click a page to… Continue Reading

Writing for the web

It is ideal to have a consistent tone of voice across all copy on a website. This creates continuity and prevents the content and organisation appearing fragmented. If there are a number of people with editorial rights to the site, you may like to have one or two central people to run copy through/sign it… Continue Reading

Getting Started

The login page for you website is at http://ideastest.org.uk/wp-admin If you have forgotten your password, go to http://ideastest.org.uk/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword and follow the instructions.  When you’re logged in, the first thing you will see is the Dashboard – this is a summary page for your WordPress installation. It can be customised, but by default it should show things like… Continue Reading

About WordPress

Your website is built using WordPress, a free, open-source, website platform used by thousands of people worldwide. WordPress is actively developed and maintained, so updates are frequent, and new features are added all the time. This also means that support resources and documentation for WordPress are numerous and easy to find in comparison with other… Continue Reading