Add New Announcement

Adding a New Announcement will require delving into the Editor.

First, from the Top Editor Bar, select +New, and Post.

You should now see the Divi Builder.  We use the Divi Builder to edit posts and pages.  For now, we are adding a new post that will become our Announcement.

First, enter a Title (e.g. New Prices for Fuel pump).

Second, set the page layout to Fullwidth.  You do this by selecting the down arrow next to the Page Layout selector and choosing Fullwidth.

Next, we have to define how the Announcement is going to be laid out.  Generally speaking, all of our Announcements are in a single column, and we will (later) be using a text module to enter the Announcement information.

From the Divi Builder, choose, “Insert Columns”, and choose the one column wide option.

Then, choose Insert Module.  And pick the “Text” module.

 

 

Scroll down through the selections and select the Text Module.

 

After you do this, you can then add any Announcement information you need by using the built-in Text Editor.  When you are done with this, select Save and Exit from the bottom of the Text Editor.

Finally, move over to the right side of your editing page, and find the section labeled “Categories”.  Select the Announcements category, and deselect Uncatagorized.

Above this section is Publish, so select this now to save your work.

This Video is a tutorial provided by our Theme developers on how to use many of the features of the Text Editor.

Adding Events

The What’s Happening Section on the Home page is designed to display the most recent information available to the visitor.

There are two sections that make up this section – Events, and Announcements.

First, let’s discover how to add an event.

From the dashboard (on the left), choose event list.

Fill in the event form.

Make sure you enter a Title, Date, Time, and Details/Description.  Optionally, you can add an address for the location and insert an image using the Add Media button.

Select/Press Publish and your event will be automatically added to the Home Page.

Dashboard Overview

The dashboard is on the left of your window and serves as the administration panel.  It is from the Dashboard that you access sections and options to manage, edit, and maintain your WordPress site.

Depending upon your role, you may see different options in your Dashboard.

At first, the number of choices may be a bit overwhelming, but most of them will not be used by you until you need to expand your role and what you do.

For now, you can concentrate on Posts, Media Library Folders Pro, and Event List.

If you are logged in, you will also see an Editor Bar at the top of your page.

The two functions that we will be using are +New and Edit.

Introduction

WordPress has come a long way from the beginning, when users had to know how to write code, upload files etc if they wanted to run their own websites. If they wanted to use a different theme, they’d have to use expensive and difficult to learn packages like Dreamweaver which could require understanding of often difficult to
grasp languages and code such as HTML and CSS.

Your website at McAllister Museum is built on the foundation that is provided by a professional website theme development company, Elegant Themes.  Elegant Themes develop website themes, development tools, and plugins for use by professional web developers.  As an Elegant Theme member, I maintain a subscription to their update service so your themes are always up to date.  This service is provided at no charge to you, and is included in the annual maintenance plan that you have with me.