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WordPress

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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WordPress: Columns

Columns are a great way to set up different layouts on your page or posts. They allow you to place content side-by-side on the page. They may remind you of tables, a really old way of doing the same thing. Unlike tables though, Columns are responsive and accessible. At first…
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WordPress: Edit Your Site’s Menu and Homepage

Edit Your Site’s Menu Did you know that you can customize your site’s menu? It’s not that hard. To start, click on “Customize” from the black Admin Bar that appears at the top of your site, or if you’re viewing the Admin Panel go to “Appearance” > “Customize” on left…
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WordPress: Add banners to your site with Cover Blocks

The new 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 theme also supports WordPress 5’s wide and full-width Cover Blocks. Cover Blocks allow you to create sleek, professional…
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Adding Video and Images to WordPress posts

In this article: Adding images to a page/post Images without borders 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…
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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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