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Visualizer: Charts and Graphs

Description Visualizer: Tables and Charts Manager for WordPress (Lite) plugin is a simple, easy to use and quite powerful tool to create, manage and embed interactive charts & tables into your WordPress posts and pages. The plugin uses Google Visualization API and DataTables.net to add responsive & animated charts/diagrams, which support cross-browser compatibility (adopting VML for […]

WP 1 slider

Description Documentation  | Demo WP 1 slider – is probably the most feature-rich Free WordPress slider. While doing 1000s of WordPress website for different clients, we came across various slider requirements. From our learning – we made a slider with the most useful features, variety of layout and configuration options and here it is – WP 1 Slider!. […]

YOAST SEO

Description YOAST SEO: THE #1 WORDPRESS SEO PLUGIN Need some help with your search engine optimization? Need an SEO plugin that helps you reach for the stars? Yoast SEO is the original WordPress SEO plugin since 2008. It is the favorite tool of millions of users, ranging from the bakery around the corner to some […]

Change the Owner of your Site

To add an new administrator to your site, please follow these steps for adding a new user. To change the primary owner of the site, go to Settings→General from your site’s admin dashboard. Next, change the e-mail address to the primary Temple email address of the user you would like to be the new admin. You can find […]

Manage Pages

Pages are for content such as “About,” “Contact,” etc. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often used to present timeless information about yourself or your site — information that is always applicable. You can use Pages to organize and manage any content.

Manage Posts

Posts are the entries that display in reverse chronological order on your home page. In contrast to pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed.

Creating Your Site on WordPress.com

Creating Your Site on WordPress.com  Once you create a new account on WordPress.com, you will need to create a new site or blog. To begin, click Create Site. Click Start with a website. 3. WordPress.com gives you the option of hosting the site or blog for free if you use a domain name that ends with wordpress.com (for […]

Reviewing Gravity Form Submissions

When a form is submitted, typically you will be notified via the notification system. If you need to review submissions outside of email, Gravity Forms collects all submissions within your WordPress admin dashboard. In this article, we will show you how to review your Gravity Forms submissions, referred to as “Entries”. Accessing your form submissions Within […]

Embed Content from Ensemble Video

Before you can use the Ensemble Video plugin, you have to have the ‘Classic Editor’ enabled on the page you want to embed Ensemble content. To find out how to switch to the Classic Editor check out the following link. Content from Ensemble Video can be embedded into Sites.temple.edu. Playlists, individual videos, or individual audio-only content […]

Export your Site

There’s a few scenarios in which you want to backup or export your site. You are graduating or otherwise leaving Temple University and want to take your site with you to another WordPress instance. You want to make a copy of your site on Sites.temple.edu. You want peace of mind that you have a backup […]

Create Forms with Gravity Forms

How to add a Gravity Form to your site Activate the Plugin Click on Plugins on the dashboard. If you are not on the Inactive plugins, then click Inactive. Click Activate under Gravity Forms. You will then be notified that the plugin has been activated. If you do not see a Forms link on your […]

Gravity Forms add on plugins

We offer a lot of add-on plugins to enhance your capabilities with Gravity Forms. Here you will find the full list of plugins, and what they do. To make the list of plugins easier on the eyes, all Gravity Forms add-on plugins are hidden until Gravity Forms is activated on the site. Gravity Forms Chained […]

Using Google analytics on Sites

How to Sign Up to Google Analytics Before you can connect the software to your site, you first have to sign up. We will do that first by heading on over to the Google Analytics homepage. If you already have a Google account, simply use it to log in. If not, click the button to sign […]

Widgets

Widgets allow you to place common elements (such as links to other sites, index of content on your site, a log in area, or list of upcoming events from a Google Calendar) at a consistent location on every page of your site (called a Sidebar).  The theme you use will dictate which areas of the […]

Available Plugins

Sites.temple.edu has plugins that site admins can activate to extend the features and functionality of their site. Plugins are disabled by default. It’s recommended to only activate the plugins that you require. Having many plugins needlessly activated can slow down your site and clutter the admin menus. New plugins can be requested by opening a […]

Configuring Notifications in Gravity Forms

When a user submits a form, it can be quite helpful to receive a notification when a form has been successfully submitted. This ensures that you do not have to constantly check your form submissions to see if anything has been submitted. In this article, we will show you how to configure notifications for your […]

How to change your sites Theme

You can change your site’s theme at any time on sites.temple.edu, just as a precaution though changing themes may change the layout of your site. The new theme may change where you have your META data, or your home page menu depending on what theme you are using.   Changing your Theme When you are […]

What is Gravity Forms?

What is Gravity Forms? Gravity Forms is a WordPress plugin used originally for contact forms, but in a more general sense, it allows site owners to create forms to collect information. Gravity Forms can be used for contact forms, WordPress post creation, calculators, employment applications and more. Written in PHP, Gravity Forms uses many WordPress […]

How To limit the number of responses to a Survey in Gravity Forms

If you are not yet familiar with Gravity Forms, please check out our Support page on gravity Forms.   Enabling the necessary plugins The first step in limiting the number of responses on your Gravity Form is to Activate the following plugins: Gravity Perks Note: The Gravity Perks won’t be visible until you activate the Gravity Forms […]

Working with Images – Classic Editor

When creating or editing a WordPress page or blog post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool. Here’s how to add an image, step-by-step, using the media uploader. Step 1 – Placing your cursor In order to add an image to your page or post, you must first […]

Uploading Images – Gutenberg editor

When creating or editing a WordPress page or blog post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool. Here’s how to add an image, step-by-step, using the Gutenberg editor. If you would like more information about Media in WordPress, please check out this article   Step 1 – Add […]

Working with images – Gutenberg

Working with Images in Gutenberg One of the cool features of the new Gutenberg editor is that it allows you to search for available block options (and there are a lot of them!). To find all image block options, click the add block icon and type images in the search bar. From there, you will […]

Creating a new Page with Elementor

Create a new page with Elementor   On the top left side of the WordPress dashboard, click Pages > Add New Click Edit with Elementor to enter Elementor Page Builder When adding a new page with Gutenberg editor. Use the ‘Edit with Elementor’ button within Gutenberg

Using Password Protection

Temple University Sites allows a few ways to limit access to your content. Using password protection lets you require users to enter a password before viewing a particular post or page. This will allow you to distribute a password for a post or page to anyone on the Internet, regardless if they have an AccessNet […]

Managing Site Privacy

Go to Settings->Reading in the admin area to manage your site visibility. Here are the available options: Allow search engines to index this site Discourage search engines from indexing this site I would like my blog to be visible only to registered users of Temple University Sites I would like my blog to be visible […]

Embeds

All you need to do to embed something into a post or page is to post the URL to it into your content area. Make sure that the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post). For example: Check out this cool video: That was a cool video. WordPress will […]

Elementor Pro

Here at Sites.temple.edu we are pleased to announce that we offer Elements Pro as an editor. To use the ‘Elementor Pro‘ Plugin, you must first have the ‘Elementor‘ plugin activated. After, you will have to submit a TuHelp ticket requesting Elementor Pro access on your site.

Working with Images

When creating or editing a WordPress page or blog post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool. Here’s how to add an image, step-by-step, using the media uploader. Step 1 – Placing your cursor In order to add an image to your page or post, you must first […]

Switching between Classic and Gutenberg editors

Enabling both Classic Editor and Gutenberg NOTE: Any site that was created before March 6th, 2019 will be using the ‘Classic editor’ by default. This is the editor that has been used on WordPress platforms for the last few years. From the Dashboard navigate to the ‘plugin’ tab on the left side menu. Search for […]

Using Post Categories and Tags

Categories and tags are used to make it easier for your users to navigate your website. Used correctly, they can increase your website’s overall usability. Each post must have one Category, but it’s up to you whether you have Tags or not. Some good advice is that your Categories are like your site’s table of contents, and […]

Setting Content to Expire Automatically

You can use the Content Expiration plugin to set posts or pages to expire automatically. The author is emailed two weeks prior to expiration and again upon expiration. When a post or page expires, it is not deleted. Instead, the post is hidden from users and put into an “Expired” status until the expiration is […]

Using the Jetpack Plugin

The Jetpack plugin provides many features that are separated into modules. Each desired module must be enabled after activating Jetpack. You are required to have a free WordPress.com account to use Jetpack. Activating Jetpack Visit your site Dashboard and find the Plugins link on the left menu. Find “Jetpack by WordPress.com” in the list of […]

General Settings

The General Settings let you change many of the items that control how your blog is displayed, such as the title, tagline, timezone, and date/time formats. Click Settings from the left hand menu in your Dashboard to access these settings. Changing your Site Title and Tagline # The first setting you will see is Site Title. The […]

User Roles

WordPress uses a concept of role, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. WordPress has six pre-defined roles: Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site. Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other […]

Adding Users

Only users with an Temple AccessNet username and password can be added to your site.  When adding users they can be added to one of several roles. To add users: On the dashboard, click Users A list of your current users will appear in the middle of the screen. On the left, in the User menu, […]

Configuring Notifications in Gravity Forms

When a user submits a form, it can be quite helpful to receive a notification when a form has been successfully submitted. This ensures that you do not have to constantly check your form submissions to see if anything has been submitted. In this article, we will show you how to configure notifications for your […]

Getting Started with the Dashboard

Dashboard Overview   The Dashboard is the first screen you see after you log into the administration area of your WordPress site. It is a place where you can get a convenient at-a-glance overview of what’s happening on your site and in the world of WordPress. You can catch up on WordPress news, view your draft posts, […]

Getting Started with Elementor

How to Use Elementor – Getting Started Elementor is a visual page builder plugin for WordPress enabling the creation of web pages in a live, visual way. This step-by-step guide walks you through how to create a website using  Elementor.  

Creating a Static Front Page

By default, WordPress shows your most recent posts in reverse chronological order on the front page of your site. Many WordPress users want a static front page or splash page as the front page instead. This “static front page” look is common for users desiring static or welcoming information on the front page of the site. The look […]

Building your First Page with Elementor

Build Your First Page Elementor uses three main building blocks: Sections, Columns, and Widgets. Sections are the largest building blocks, and inside them are groups of Columns. Columns sit inside of Sections and are used to house the Widgets. Widgets are placed inside of Columns. You control the Section, Column, and Widgets with their handle. Editing To edit the Section, Column, or Widget, Right Click their handle.     Section Click the  icon to create a Section, or click the  icon […]

Making Responsive pages in Elementor

Mobile Editing How To Adjust Settings For Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop Many editable features have a Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop settings.  Most common uses include: Text size, Margin and Padding of elements etc. Look for the Viewport Icon  next to the individual element you wish to control. Click the  device icon you need, to edit its settings. Even background images can […]

Enabling Captcha for Gravity Forms

Creating Gravity Forms If you do not know how to create Gravity Forms on Word Press, check out the following article. Enabling Captcha for Gravity Forms Once you have your Gravity Form ready for use, you can follow the following steps to add a Captcha to your Gravity Form. Locate the Form that you would […]

Adding templates in Elementor

Adding Templates Templates are pre-designed Pages & Blocks that can be inserted into any page with just one click. from the editing screen, Click the  icon. Click the magnifying glass icon   to preview a template. Click INSERT to select the required template. Give your favorite templates a heart and save them to My Favorites. Click the arrow in the top right […]

Publishing your post at a later date

 You can schedule blog posts to automatically publish themselves at any time in the future. If you want to remove an already published post and automatically republish it at a specific time/date in the future, the directions are the same: In the Publish metabox to the right of the post editor, click the blue Edit link […]

Preview & Publish your page in Elementor

Preview & Publish your page After you’re done designing your page, Preview & Publish it. Go to the bottom panel: To preview click the  icon. Note: The Preview link is different than the actual page link If you are satisfied with the result, go ahead and click the  button. Click ‘Have a Look‘ to view the published page Save Draft In Elementor you can edit a Published page […]

Using Tags

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional. For more information on the differences between tags and […]

Using Categories

Categories provide a helpful way to group related posts together, and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories also make it easier for people to find your content. Categories are similar to, but broader than, tags. For more information on the differences between categories and tags please check out this support doc. Depending on […]

Atomic Blocks

Atomic Blocks is a collection of content blocks for the new Gutenbergblock editor. Blocks are chunks of content such as paragraphs, images, galleries, columns, and more. Building with blocks gives you more control to quickly create and launch any kind of site you want! Adding the customizable Atomic Block plugin adds a collection of beautiful, site-building […]

Akismet Anti-Spam

Description Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen. Major features in Akismet include: Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam. […]

amr ical events lists

Description Display event lists, big box calendars, upcoming events widgets or small calendar widgets. Encourage viewers to subscribe to or bookmark your events on their calendars. This plugin offers a thorough Ical calendar parser – copes with all the ical recurrence possibilities, and a large part of the rest of the RFC 5545 specification. This […]

Reading Settings

The Reading Settings control how your blog is displayed to visitors. You can access it via your Settings -> Reading page. General Settings The Your homepage display setting allows you to choose what content appears on your site’s front page. You can choose to have your latest blog posts or a static page that you have created in the Pages […]

Authors Widget

Description Authors Widget shows the list or cloud of the authors, with the number of posts, link to RSS feed next to their name, avatar. It is useful in a multi-author blog, where you want to have the list in the sidemenu.  

Posts vs Pages

There are very key differences between posts and pages in your WordPress site. About Posts  Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the site homepage or on the posts page if you have set one in Reading Settings. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be […]

bbPress

Description Have you ever been frustrated with forum or bulletin board software that was slow, bloated and always got your server hacked? bbPress is focused on ease of integration, ease of use, web standards, and speed. We’re keeping things as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive […]

Discussion Settings

The Discussion Settings are used to control how visitors and other blogs interact with your site. Default Article Settings In the Default article settings, there are three options. These settings are defaults for new posts or pages, which can always be changed individually on each article. This first two options deal with pingbacks and trackbacks. Please […]

Site Administration

The Main Navigation menu is located on the far left side of the Administration Screen; it contains links to all the major administrative functions within your WordPress site. This Main Navigation bar is visible wherever you are inside the back-end of your site, and gives you quick access to all the work areas, site appearance, and important […]

Block Gallery – Photo Gallery Gutenberg Blocks

Description Block Gallery is a suite of beautiful gallery Gutenberg blocks for photographers, artists, writers and content marketers. This is the smartest, most powerful photo gallery plugin for WordPress. Block Gallery is absolutely brilliant any way you look at it. Good news! Block Gallery was selected as this year’s winner in the Best Solution category of […]

Broken Link Checker

Description This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found. Features Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional). Detects links that don’t work, missing images and redirects. Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email. Makes broken links display […]

Classic Editor

Description Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor. Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will […]

Co-Authors Plus

Description Assign multiple bylines to posts, pages, and custom post types via a search-as-you-type input box. Co-authored posts appear on a co-author’s archive page and in their feed. Co-authors may edit the posts they are associated with, and co-authors who are contributors may only edit posts if they have not been published (as is core […]

Collapsing Categories

Description Collapsing Categories creates an expandable list of categories and subcategories. It can also expand to show posts. The primary usage is as a widget.   WIDGET INSTALLATION Activate the plugin, then simply go the Presentation > Widgets section and drag over the Collapsing Categories Widget.

Gutenberg – An overview of Blocks, the Editor, and settings

Here is a video by ‘Do you even Blog’ to gives an overview of WordPress Gutenberg, including a tour of the new settings, as well as the blocks area.     Here’s a List of All the Gutenberg Blocks You Can Use in a Blog Post: Note: For the average blogger, there are only 4-5 […]

Easy Google Fonts

Description For a quick video demo please view the vimeo screencast. A simple and easy way to add custom google fonts to any WordPress theme without coding. This plugin integrates with the WordPress Customizer so you can preview google fonts on your site in realtime. It’s compatible with any theme. It also allows you to create […]

Email Subscribers & Newsletters

Description Email Subscribers is a complete newsletter plugin which lets you collect leads, send automated new blog post notification emails, create & send newsletters and also manage them all in one single place.   Perfect Plugin for All your Newsletter Needs Email Subscribers is a fully featured subscription plugin specially created keeping in mind all the […]

How to add blocks in Gutenberg

There are four main ways to add blocks from within the Gutenberg editor.   By hitting enter, you automatically create a new paragraph block (which can be changed)   Hovering your mouse at the middle-top of any block brings up an “insert block” button.     Clicking the upper-left “plus” button adds a block below […]

FeedWordPress

FeedWordPress is an open-source Atom/RSS aggregator for the WordPress blog publishing platform. You set up feeds that you choose, and FeedWordPress syndicates posts from those sources into your WordPress posts table, where they can be displayed by your WordPress templates like any other post — but with additional meta-data, so that your templates can properly attribute the post to the source it […]

How to allow people to get updates when you post new thing in your blog.

Adding the ‘Email Subscribers & Newsletters’ Plugin The first step is to search for the ‘Email Subscribers & Newsletters‘ Plugin. Once you have located this plugin, activate it on your site. Once the plugin is activated it will automatically take you to a new Dashboard tab called ‘Email Subscribers’ Editing the Default Post Notification Emails Step […]

Gutenberg Blocks and Template Library by Otter

Description Gutenberg Blocks and Template Library by Otter is a lightweight WordPress plugin that brings extra Gutenberg blocks to your site. So if you want to create complex pages and posts optimized for e-commerce, business, social media, blogs – you name it -comes with dozens of Gutenberg blocks that are all you need to build […]

H5P

Description One of the great benefits with using H5P is that it gives you access to lots of different interactive content types, such as presentation, interactive video, memory game, quiz, multiple choice, timeline, collage, hotspots, drag and drop, cloze test (fill in the blanks), personality quiz, accordion, flash cards, audio recorder. Another great benefit with H5P […]

Jetpack by WordPress.com

Description Hassle-free design, marketing, and security — all in one place. DESIGN AND CUSTOMIZATION SERVICES Create and customize your WordPress site from start to finish. Jetpack helps you with: Hundreds of professional themes for any kind of site Intuitive and powerful customization tools Unlimited and high-speed image and video content delivery network Lazy image loading […]

Juicer

Description Juicer is a service that allows you to enter in the name of your social media accounts (or, if you prefer, hashtags) and Juicer will automatically pull the posts from these feeds and embed them into any of your pages with an easy shortcode. Juicer will automatically update these feeds whenever you create posts […]

Knight Lab TimelineJS

Description A simple shortcode plugin to add the TimelineJS made by Knight Lab. Now updated to support TimelineJS3. Supports custom width and height, Google Spreadsheet and JSON data sources and many more. Checkout how to create your amazing Timeline at http://timeline.knightlab.com/ To embed your timeline use the button located at the post content editor (TinyMCE). You can […]

How to build a Landing page in Gutenberg

Creating a Landing page with Gutenberg editor It is good to use themes that were created specifically for the Gutenberg editor. A few good ones to use on your single page site would be Neve, Twentynineteen, or Reykjavik Step 1: Choose your page layout To give your page enough space, you’ll want to choose a layout without […]

Members

Description Members is a plugin that extends your control over your blog. It’s a user, role, and capability editor plugin that was created to make WordPress a more powerful CMS. It puts you in control over permissions on your site by providing a user interface (UI) for WordPress’ powerful role and cap system, which is […]

Parallax in Gutenberg

What is Parallax? Parallax scrolling is a web site trend where the background content (i.e. an image) is moved at a different speed than the foreground content while scrolling. Click on the links below to see the difference between a website with and without parallax scrolling. Setting up Parallax in Gutenberg editor open the Page […]

Relevanssi Premium

Description Relevanssi replaces the standard WordPress search with a better search engine, with lots of features and configurable options. You’ll get better results, better presentation of results – your users will thank you.   KEY FEATURES Search results sorted in the order of relevance, not by date. Fuzzy matching: match partial words, if complete words […]

Slack Notifications

Description Light and customisable WordPress plugin to integrate your site with Slack. Choose what type of notification you would like to receive: * WordPress Update Available * Plugins Updates Available * Administrator Login * Failed Administrator Login * New User Registration * New Comments     Installation Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in […]

Super Simple Google Analytics

Description This is a bare bones option for people who are looking to simply insert the basic Google Analytics tracking code into the head section of every page without any fuss. Installation Activate ‘Super Simple Google Analytics’ on the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. Click ‘Settings’ underneath the plugin or navigate to Settings > Google Analytics […]

The Events Calendar

Description Create an events calendar and manage it with ease. The Events Calendar plugin provides professional-level quality and features backed by a team you can trust. Packed with loads of useful features, The Events Calendar by Modern Tribe is ready to go right out of the box. It’s extensible, easy to use, and completely customizable. […]

TinyMCE Advanced

Description TinyMCE Advanced introduces a “Classic Paragraph” block and a “Hybrid Mode” for the new Block Editor (Gutenberg). If you are not quite ready to switch to the Block Editor, or have plugins that cannot be used there (yet), using the Classic Paragraph block and Hybrid Mode is your best option. It lets you to […]