Website Help

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.

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Faculty Sites

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.

Student Sites

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.


Website Tutorials

This guide is a resource for working on your webpages. Please contact Anna Mulé for topics you'd like covered here.

Shortcodes
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 →
 
Standing-Committees
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 →
 
Menu_example
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 →
 
Main Hall Restoration
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 →
 
Ferry_s
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 →
 
Post slider
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 →
 
Posts featured image
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 →
 
Shortcode
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 →
 
Slideshow
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 →