The Wagner website relies heavily on dedicated faculty and staff on campus who manage their own sites. We offer regular workshops and the tutorials below to support you and to help you make the most of your site. By logging in below, you agree to abide by our website policies.
As you work on your new site, you can refer back to your old site if needed. Do not link to anything in this old site, and you must download any images or files and re-upload them to the new site if you need to move content.
Besides the official Wagner website, we also host Faculty Sites for faculty members who want their own separate website highlighting classes, organizations, research projects, or in-depth portfolios. These sites use different themes and are very lightly branded with Wagner's colors and fonts.
Similar to Faculty sites, Student Sites are available to any student who wants a website hosted by Wagner and run on WordPress. Students should fill out a simple form to request a site. Some basic tutorials are available, but for the most part, students will need to learn and troubleshoot on their own.
This guide is a resource for working on your webpages. Please contact Anna Mulé for topics you'd like covered here.
The profile shortcode should be used for pages that list the faculty in a department, or the staff or administration in an office. Each box can link to another page, usually a more in-depth profile. Instructions When you're in a page editor, click the shortcode icon next to "Add Media." Select "profiles," then "Wagner profile." Enter all the information as required, and either upload a portrait [...] Keep reading →
Here's a short and simple video tutorial on how to update faculty committee minutes. It's just about three minutes. [...] Keep reading →
It is relatively easy to add forms to any page, post, or widget on our site. You can set up notifications to receive an email when someone submits the form, and you can also export all entries as an Excel document. Once you log into the back end of your site, go to "Forms" and click "Add new." A. Hover over form title and click "Edit" to change the title and description. B. Select the type [...] Keep reading →
Your site menu is the main navigational tool for visitors to your site. It's best to have no more than six main menu items, and then organize child pages under each one. Once the menu for your site is created via the steps below, you will rarely need to adjust those settings. Only administrators have access to menus. Creating the menu Build your site menu first via Widgets > Menus. Enter [...] Keep reading →
Photos As you probably know, our site is quite slow. Part of the problem is that we have a bunch of very large photos on the site that take a long time to download. If you upload a large image to your site, then resize it once it is on your page, the user will still have to download the entire large image. So please resize your photo to the desired size before you upload it. You should also save [...] Keep reading →
Photos add life and visual appeal to pages, and should be added wherever feasible. In your website Dashboard, you'll find a link to Wagner's photo database, and instructions for how to get professional photos of Wagner for your site. Feel free to take your own, or arrange a photoshoot with Anna Mulé. PDFs, on the other hand, can slow down your site and are clumsy to open on phones and mobile devices. [...] Keep reading →
The post slider is an optional feature that goes below the global navigation (About, Admissions & Aid, etc), and above your page title and site menu. The post slider draws its content from (surprise!) posts, not pages. The big photo is the "featured image," the gold text is the title, and the white text comes from the "excerpt box." You can add the post slider to individual pages. This is good [...] Keep reading →
The difference between a post and a page can be pretty confusing. Here's the breakdown: While a page can be assigned a parent item, a post is based on categories. Posts are more flexible than pages and can be pushed into different areas of your site. More on that below. You may be familiar with RSS feeds — those are from posts, like a blog. A post is used most often for news and upcoming event [...] Keep reading →
A shortcode is a code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can create beautiful graphics or embed files that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut. Insert a shortcode via the " Add Shortcode" button above your content editor. Fill in the relevant content, use "preview" to view the shortcode before finalizing [...] Keep reading →
We have a great plugin for photo slideshows called “TN3 Gallery.” When you log into the backend of your site, you should see “Slideshows” in the left column. Before you can add a slideshow onto a page, you need to create a new album. An “image” is a single photo, an “album” is a collection of images, and a “gallery” is a collection of albums. This process can seem confusing at [...] Keep reading →
Responsive Tables Up to now, tables did not work very well on our new site because they were not responsive, eg, they looked AWFUL on a mobile device. Now, you can now insert tables and they will resize beautifully on smaller screens. Tables must be used for data only, not to design or lay out your page. Did you read that? Tables are for data only!! This is a change from our last site. It's very [...] Keep reading →
If you are the administrator of your site, you can give new users access to your site. Under "Users," click "Add Users." For the username, use the first part of the person's email address. So for the address "firstname.lastname@example.org," anna.mule is the username. All website users must have a Wagner College all-access username and password via our Office of Information Technology. There are different [...] Keep reading →
Embedding Videos We can now pull videos directly from our online video library and embed them on a webpage. After you click "Add Media," select "Brightcove," then find the video you want. Once you "insert video," it will appear as a shortcode, then as a video player once you publish the page. This functionality must be enabled on a site-by-site basis, so let Anna know if you need to embed customized [...] Keep reading →
Throughout the academic year, SGA and other Wagner groups hold elections for various offices and awards. Here are guidelines for how to secure the appropriate resources for electronic voting: 1. If the voting process will require laptops or other media to be set up for student use, make sure to reserve the appropriate resources through the Media Services request form. Media requests require at least [...] Keep reading →
A widget is a customizable block of content that fits into the right-hand column of our site. Here, #1 is the Custom Menu widget, #2 is an RSS feed widget, and #3 is the image widget. Everything below the first widget is optional. Instructions Once you log into the backend of your site, you can find "Widgets" in the menu. All you have to do is drag the widget you want from the area on the left [...] Keep reading →