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How can I have a slide link to a page NOT on my WordPress website?

Oct. 30, 2014—Do you want to create a slide on your WordPress website — that links to a page that isn’t on YOUR website? With the way we currently have the slideshow functioning — each slide must correlate to a page/post within your own WordPress site. However, you can create a page using the “Redirect Page” template....

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How To Edit Your Slider Images

Aug. 21, 2012—Sometimes your slider images aren’t big enough to fit in your slider. Other times you may need to resize them so that your left caption box doesn’t block someone’s face. Here’s how to do that. Open and resize your image in Photoshop. Many of our sliders are 650×300, but you should double check your dimensions...

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Contact Forms Now Available on my.vanderbilt.edu

Feb. 24, 2012—If you use my.vanderbilt.edu you will notice a new section called Contact at the bottom of your menu. This section is a WordPress plugin called Contact Form 7. It will let you create custom forms that you may put in any page or post. After you put the form in the page it can send...

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How can I import content from another WordPress website?

Dec. 15, 2011—Part ONE: www.domain.com/yourcurrentsite Login to your current WordPress website. Click on EXPORT under TOOLS. Choose to export all content.  And click Download Export File. It will then download a file to your computer with the export from your site. You will use this file in the next part. Part TWO: www.domain.com/yournewsite Login to your new WordPress website....

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Can I manually build my menu? How do I arrange the links in my navigation?

Oct. 3, 2011—There are a few different ways you can handle your navigation. By default – the menu is automatically built. The order is based on the order in which the pages were created. Using Page Order to rearrange menu You will most likely want to change this order.  If you still want to keep the AUTO...

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My home page won’t show up! (or how do I change what my homepage is)?

Sep. 7, 2011—If you have changed the name of the default HOME PAGE that is set up automatically when you create your my.vanderbilt.edu site, you will need to update the FRONT PAGE READING settings. To do this:  Click on the SETTINGS and then READING menu in the left column. Under the top section FRONT PAGE DISPLAYS.  In...

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How do I get the full toolbar to show up in wordpress?

Sep. 6, 2011—Does the toolbar look like this when you are editing posts and pages? If so – that is the LIMITED toolbar. You will want to go in and update your user profile so that you can use the FULL toolbar. To do that — click on USERS and then YOUR PROFILE in the left column....

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How do I get the full toolbar to show up?

Sep. 6, 2011—Does the toolbar look like this when you are editing posts and pages? If so – that is the LIMITED toolbar.  You will want to go in and update your user profile so that you can use the FULL toolbar. To do that — click on USERS and then YOUR PROFILE in the left column....

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How can I put my school logo in the header?

Sep. 2, 2011—It’s easy to brand your my.vanderbilt.edu website with your specific school at Vanderbilt. Login to your website. Click on the APPEARANCE tab on the left, and then Vanderbilt Brand. Click the plus sign next to GENERAL SETTINGS. From the dropdown, select the school you want to use. Click SAVE CHANGES. Your site will now display...

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How can I put an image on my page?

Aug. 29, 2011—1. Click the insert image button 2. Choose the file on your computer that you want to add and click Upload. (Or click MEDIA LIBRARY to see all the images you have previously used, and select one from there by clicking SHOW) 3. Review all the options for your image after it’s uploaded:  caption, alignment,...

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How do I put a youtube / vimeo / etc video on a page?

Aug. 29, 2011—It’s almost too easy. Paste the URL of the youtube or vimeo video onto a new line in the page. When you publish the page — it will put the video player on the page where the URL was. (You will only be able to see the video on the page itself — not within the...

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How do I use the slideshow?

Aug. 26, 2011—If you are using the Vanderbilt Blog or Vanderbilt Brand themes, you first need to go to the APPEARANCES menu on the left, and choose Vanderbilt Brand. You can turn the slideshow ON there. Then to add a post or page to the slideshow — tag the page “featured” in the Post Tags section on...

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