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WordPress is a web content management system used for publishing blogs and websites associated with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Learn more about the system and how it is supported by the Office of Information Technology.
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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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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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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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WordPress: Cover Image Shortcode

The 2019 CAES-Extension Theme allows for full width templates. This means certain parts of your website’s template can reach from edge-to-edge of the page, like the header, navigation, and footer. The Cover Image Shortcode takes advantage of this by setting up a “cover image”, a background image with overlaying text,…
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2019 CAES-Extension Theme for WordPress Sites

This month we are introducing the new 2019 CAES-Extension theme for WordPress sites. The 2019 theme is an upgrade of the 2016 theme with design tweaks and improvements. Customization Design improvements For our example screenshots, we’ll use a demo version of the UGArden website, that uses the 2019 CAES-Extension theme….
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Embedding Maps, Forms and Calendars in WordPress

Sometimes it’s useful to embed a map, form, calendar or survey in your WordPress website. For instance, if you create a form using Qualtrics or Google Forms, it’s much better to display the form directly on your site rather than posting a link that requires users to go off-site.

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WordPress: Publishing Posts and Pages

Publishing content to your WordPress site is as easy as using a word processor. With WordPress’s built-in text editor, you can type and format text, add images, add links, quotes, video links and much more. Use this document to familiarize yourself with basic concepts for publishing posts and pages. Publishing…
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WordPress: Customize Settings

As an administrator/owner of a WordPress site, you should familiarize yourself with the administrative tools for your WordPress site. You’ll use these tools to control general settings for your WordPress site as well as adding and managing users. It is important for you to read through this before you get…
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Intro to WordPress

WordPress is a CMS (content management system) that allows you to quickly post content to the Web. You can use WordPress to publish both posts (chronological entries that can be tagged and categorized) and pages (static information that is not categorized). Using WordPress’s built-in text editing tools, you can post…
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