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Guide to using Mailchimp and your blog together

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This post describes how to link your WordPress blog with a service called MailChimp. MailChimp is an online tool that helps you manage your list of contacts and send nice-looking emails to them. We presuppose that you have a blog with OIT. Read our WordPress “Getting Started” guide if you…
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Adding Video and Images to WordPress posts

In this article: Adding images to a page/post Embedding videos Reviewing existing media Adding images to a page/post Inserting an image file is really easy. Just browse to the post (or page) that you want to include an image, open it, and add an Image block to the page. In…
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How to create and safely promote online workshops & trainings for UGA Extension

Many of our upcoming in-person events have been canceled or postponed. In the coming weeks you may be rescheduling these events as online trainings and workshops. But perhaps you have wondered whether it’s appropriate to post a link to a Zoom meeting on a public calendar. And perhaps you’ve been…
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How to get your events listed on Extension Calendars

This article gives detailed instructions for how to add any UGA Extension event to the Extension calendar. Since the calendar entry page is mostly self-explanatory, feel free to jump right in if you want. If you want more detailed information, read on! Where, exactly, is the Extension calendar? If you…
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Move to WordPress’ New Block Editor (Gutenberg)

This article is for users who have experience editing pages using the classic WordPress editor, and who will be switching to WordPress 5’s new block editor (also known as Gutenberg). What is the block editor, and how is it different from the classic editor? The old classic editor resembles Microsoft…
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Back Up Your Data!

It’s important to back up your data. Here’s how OIT can help. Your Work Computer If your work computer has just crashed or is currently melting in a fire, hopefully you were using backup software! In any case, contact the Service Desk at oithelp@uga.edu and we’ll be happy to help…
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How to add a sign-up form to your blog

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This article describes how to add a MailChimp subscription form to your WordPress site. We presuppose that you have both a MailChimp account and a WordPress site. If you run into trouble with any of the steps, contact us for help! 1. Add your MailChimp API key to WordPress. Navigate…
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