Editing the new Shik Website
Logging in and Looking Around
- Sign in to the website at www.shikbraves.org
— scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Login under User Login (right side)
- Your username can be EITHER your ShikBraves email address OR your user account (Last name first initial – LastF)
- Once you sign in, you’ll be taken to your dashboard, which is where all edits and additions take place.
- The top nav bar is a fast way to add or edit content. When you’ve signed in to the site, you can visit the site and this bar will remain present.
- My Sites – In a multi-site set-up, this would allow you to go between all your WordPress sites
- Shikellamy School District – the current site. Hovering the mouse over it will show “Visit Site”. If you click “Visit Site”, it will take you to the website, and will add a button to the top nav bar on pages you can edit.
- Comment button/number of unread comments – don’t worry about this one. Comments are disabled due to high probability of spam.
- New button – Hovering over this button will bring up a context menu with all the new items your account is authorized to make (typically posts and pages)
- Events – The WordPress site uses an Event Calendar. You don’t need to worry about this button. As long as the events are in your building’s Google Calendar, they’ll automatically import into the Event Calendar.
- The left nav bar is where you’ll find parts of the site, like Plugins, the Memphis Docs Library, etc. This is NOT an all-inclusive list. Many of you will only see what is in this screenshot.
- Dashboard – the main screen when you log in.
- Fusion Slider – a default part of the theme that the website uses. Can create a sliding photo album.
- Posts – All blog-style posts, which are used for building-level announcements, employment opportunities, and RFPs/bids.
- Knowledge base – All staff how-to files, as well as a section for parents and students
- Pages – all pages you have edit rights to (and only those pages) will show up when you click here.
- Comments – ignore this, as comments are disabled for pages on the website, due to the high probability of spam
- Portfolio – a default part of the theme. All existing portfolios are not in use on our site.
- Authors – A plugin (now removed) that allowed for multiple page authors. A different plugin is used to give edit rights to pages
- FAQs – a default part of the theme. FAQs didn’t give us enough options, hence the Knowledge Base plugin.
- Contact – a default part of the theme. Contact is a contact form. However, since we already have the Google Site Contact Form, we will keep that one, and use it.
- Profile – your user profile page. You can change a few things, but be aware that your network account syncs up (one-way) to WordPress, so a lot of the information on the page will be overwritten by what is synced.
- Tools – Should be blank/empty for everyone but site admins.
- Settings – Should either be blank/empty, or provide WordPress shortcodes for current date/time formats
- Elastic Slider – Much like the Fusion Slider. Not being used, but included in setup
- Member Directory – A plugin used to make quick directories on the site. Only used for District administration at the moment
- Heads-Up Bar – this plugin is what allows us to put the black bar at the top of the website with important information, like school closures, etc.
- Memphis Docs – a document library plugin. With the Advanced iFrame plugin, this plugin will be usedmuch less frequently.
- Dashboard – the main screen when you log in.
When you add or edit pages, you’ll see the below:
- Add your Title. This will also be the descriptive part of your page’s URL
- There are three editor options: Default Editor, Fusion Builder, and Fusion Builder Live. I believe Default Editor (the view in the screenshot above) will always be default at first.
- Default Editor – WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. This will give you a basic editor just like you’re used to with Word, etc.
- Fusion Builder – Instead of just text, this editor allows you to see the containers, set columns, etc. It also has you choosing individual elements, like text blocks, buttons, etc.
- Fusion Builder Live – Super Admins (those with full site-wide edit rights) can edit pages with a live view of how the page looks.
- Based on which editor you chose, is what the area below those buttons will look.
- Under the Fusion Builder, you will have access to Elements (text boxes, buttons, etc) in a graphical format. Under the Default Editor, it creates a standard text/HTML block, and you can add content as you would in the previous site’s page editor.