This WordPress "tutorial" provides answers to frequently asked questions from COPLACDigital faculty and students about WordPress.
On the login screen, click the "Lost your password?" link. WordPress will send a password reset link to your institutional email that COPLACDigital has on file. If you don't see the password reset email in your inbox, check your spam and junk folders. If you still haven't received a password reset email from WordPress after checking these folders, contact the Program Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything's okay! Sometimes it takes the syndication plugin (FeedWordPress) a little while to grab your post and syndicate it on the course website. If it has been more than 8 hours and you still don't see your post on the course site, contact your professors and the Program Associate (email@example.com).
You need to create and set a Custom Menu. Go to Appearance > Menus to do this. Choose the items you want to add to your menu; drag and drop them to change the order.
For a more detailed explanation of how to create a menu, see Step 4 of the First Steps with WordPress tutorial. For details on how to ensure your menu is accessible, see Step 3 of the Accessibility tutorial.
You'll need to have a Custom Menu created already. (If not, do that first.) Go to Appearance > Menus and choose the menu you want to edit. For the items that you want to be in the drop-down menu, put them underneath the appropriate main menu item and drag them a little to the right.
Go to Appearance > Customize and find the Homepage Settings option. For the "Your homepage displays" portion, choose "A static page." Then, below, choose which page you want to be your homepage.
Citations are easier to do if you have the TinyMCE Advanced plugin activated. It will give you expanded text formatting options in the WordPress Visual Editor, and then you can easily type superscript numbers in the body of your text. (Like so.1) Then, enter a few lines down, start a numbered list, and type out your citation information as usual. Don't worry about indents.
If you choose not to activate TinyMCE Advanced, you will have to use
<sup> tags in HTML to created superscripted numbers. The HTML for a superscripted number would look like:
Depending on how complex your theme is, you may or may not be able to change these things in the Customizer. So first, go to Appearance > Customize and see if any of the things you're wanting to change can be changed from within the Customizer. If not, you have a few choices:
- Accept the default styling of your theme and make no changes.
- Change the styling of your theme. This choice involves using custom CSS. (We do not recommend choosing this option unless you are familiar with or are comfortable learning CSS.)
- Change your theme. (This choice may not be worth it, unless you are unhappy with other parts of your theme, too.)
To enable custom CSS, you first need to activate Jetpack. Once Jetpack is active, you will have an a new option in the Customizer: Additional CSS. That is where you can put custom CSS to style certain elements of your website.
Yes. You will retain access to your site (and your blog) as long as you remember your login credentials. These sites are your intellectual property, so COPLACDigital will never take your access away.
Yes. You will need to stop making changes at the end of the course so that your professors can grade your project, but once they have submitted grades, you can make changes again.