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How to update you or your colleague’s directory profiles

When logged in to MyBSU; hover over WordPress icon in top left corner, hover over directory, click dashboard, click faculty/staff listing in left-hand menu search for individual and click on their name edit information.

Accessing Your Website Pages

WordPress gives you several different ways to access the Pages tool for a page you wish to edit. The two most common are: From the Dashboard, you can use the “All Pages” link under the “Pages” menu item to see a list of all pages on your website. This list is limited to 25 pages […]

How to hyperlink in WordPress

Hyperlinking means that you are linking text or photo to a website or URL of your choice. How to hyperlink text or photo content on your website: Highlight the text or photo you want to hyperlink. Click the paperclip icon in the toolbar. A text box will appear; copy and paste the URL of the […]

How to customize a form notification in your WordPress form

WordPress automatically generates a default confirmation and notification system for gravity forms and they can be found in the settings menu of each gravity form. By default, each form submission is sent via email to all of your website’s editors. This means what every submission will be emailed to everyone who has access to your […]

How to add an anchor link (page jump) to your WordPress website

WordPress anchors are helpful when you have want to give the user the opportunity to quickly jump to a specific location within your site. One of the biggest advantages of using anchor links is that they can create a better user experience when browsing your site. This is especially true when it comes to pages […]

How to create a news (blog) post and use it on your WordPress website

First: what is the difference between a post and a page? Pages (indicated in red below) appear in the main navigation and guide users to where they want to be on your site. Posts (indicated in yellow below) are used to relay important or exciting news and can be displayed within pages. They can never stand alone in […]

How to create, edit and organize your main menu in WordPress

Your main menu is also referred to as your man navigation and your parent pages. Parent pages are the main navigation items on your page. They are indicated in red in the image blow. You can create child pages of parent pages easily by assigning parenthood in the backend editor. A child page is indicated […]

How do edit your website’s faculty/staff listing in WordPress

Many sites within the BSU/NTC website multiverse use a faculty/staff widget that pulls information from the directory managed by Human Resources. If this widget is activated on your website and you have a page dedicated to the faculty and staff for your department, the page itself will appear empty. This means that there will not be […]

How to replace a document or a photo in your WordPress media library

This process is fairly simple, however when updating documents, please consider using this filter to identify documents that may be crucial to BSU’s or NTC’s general archive: Are you replacing a .pdf or media file that has minor grammar/spelling errors? If so, feel free to replace the document without archiving the original. Are you replacing […]

How to link a .pdf document to text in WordPress

There are two ways that you can link a .pdf to content on your website. Both processes will work very similarly to when you hyperlink a URL to web content, but instead of using an outside URL, you will be using a media-personalized URL that is generated by WordPress. To find that URL, first navigate […]