Category: Guides

  1. Go live! Public and other permissions.

    When you've got your site ready, make it live and public. Or set special permissions to keep it private.

  2. Do the maths

    Did you know that LaTeX is supported out of the box on our WordPress installation? So, assuming you know your syntax, you can just start using it. For more help, refer to the edublogs guide. Need more power? We can now enable, on request, Mathematica Toolbox, and MathJax-LaTeX. Just raise a helpdesk ticket for these to […]

  3. Logging in for Staff and Guest users

    Guest users are users who are not part of the University. They use a different method to log in, but are otherwise normal users. You need assistance from the helpdesk to add guest users to the system.

  4. Too much information – truncating stories

    When you view a listing of stories, you may find that seeing the whole story is too much. You can shorten what gets displayed to make it easier to navigate.

  5. About the theme

    The default theme for unimelb WordPress sites is based on the Web Design System. The design system is in constant development, and this theme offers most of the common functions and features, but maintains the simplicity and ease of use of WordPress.

  6. Managing Menus

    You have full control over the menu on your WordPress site.

  7. Widgets and sidebars

    If you're a seasoned WordPress user, you're probably wondering where your widgets are.

  8. Requesting a site

    WordPress is just one of the web publishing platforms offered at the University of Melbourne. It has some particular strengths, which make it more suitable than other platforms for certain situations. It’s quick to set up and get started, and easy to use, but there are trade-offs in flexibility and support. Ideally, though, we don’t want people requesting WordPress sites […]

  9. Analytics in WordPress

    An overall Google Analytics profile for all WordPress sites has been installed. It will provide you with a quick overview of basic traffic, right in your dashboard. If you need more information, for example, you want to track campaign traffic, you can raise a request on the web help desk for assistance. If you’re really […]

  10. Posts and Pages

    Wordpress was originally a diary, with stories arranged in date order. Now, it's so much more flexible, if you know how to manage your site structure.

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