Writing for the web:
1] Keep it simple, short and sweet. A few paragraphs and an image per page. Occasionally pages can be lengthy and wordy.
2] a few warm and friendly images of yourself, webpages can be cold and unfriendly otherwise
3] Guidelines: http://www.dal.ca/webteam/web_style_guide/writing_for_the_web.html
4] Includes pages and a menu similar to other websites in your field

How to edit a webpage:
1] Login at yourdomain/wp-login.php
2] enter username/password sent to you
3] you can view the main Dashboard (has all the lefthand menu options) anytime by clicking the upper left link ‘MSVU Fac Assoc.’-Dashboard
4] Lefthand menu-All Pages-select page of interest, or browse to webpage and press Edit button at top of page
5] Edit main text as desired. Keep it simple, keep bolds, italics, headings to a bare minimum
Headings: Format menu dropdown-Formats-Headings-select a heading
Add links: highlight text-Press Link icon (looks like paperclip)-enter link details
Insert images and pdf: see below
6] Press Update button on righthand side
7] Press View Page at top of page to see newly edited page

Create a New Page
1] login-lefthand menu-Pages-Add New
2] Enter page title and any other page text
3] Righthand menu-Publish button

Uploading Media (pdf and images)
if its an image, edit with instructions below first, image should be in web format (72dpi)
1] lefthand menu-Media-Add New
2] Select pdf or image

Inserting Media Into Webpage (pdf and images)
1] place cursor where the pdf link or image should go
2] Press ‘Add Media’ button (above text box), select media
3] images may have additional properties like Alignment and Size

Edit a photo for the web (72dpi=web format, larger resolutions slow down page load):
1] Go to picmonkey.com
2] Click ‘Edit a Photo’ in the menu
3] Upload photo, select recommended middle setting (for the web)
4] Click ‘Crop’ button in lefthand menu
5] Crop image as desired (ie. 300px x 300px)
6] Click ‘Save’ from the menu above the image
7] Click ‘Save to my computer’ in the lefthand menu, done
8] Login to wordpress, lefthand menu ‘Media’, select ‘Add New’
9] select the image you just edited, upload, done, now you can insert it into a webpage

News/Events/Important Dates

New Post: Posts->Add New->enter title and description, select Category in lower righthand corner (news/event/important dates)

Edit Post: Posts->All Posts->select post->edit link

Admin Priviledges Needed for the Following (provided after some training):

Homepage Main Content

Pages-All Pages-Welcome to the Mounts’ Faculty Assoication-Edit (blurb at bottom of page)

Homepage 3 Blurbs Sections (news/resourses/about us)

Appearance-Theme Options-(3)Front Page Content Boxes-modify text as needed

Homepage Slider

Appearance-Theme Options-Parallex Slider-modify slide as needed

Update Right Hand Side Bar Widges:
Appearance-Widgets-Side Bar-1st Visual Editor-edit text as needed-Save

Update menu
Appearance-Menus-select pages to add/remove/subpage

Update Social Media Icons (upper right of page)

Appearance->Theme options->Social Media Links

Admin Account Tips
1] do not install plugins, update wordpress or perform risky design layout changes, this can bring down your site or be very difficult to recovery from. This should be done by an admin (Paul) as the whole site should be backed up before doing so, otherwise you risk losing information and potentially having to redesign the entire site from scratch.
Cleaning up and fixing a broken design layout or crashed website is billable work @$65/hr, I should be able to fix most problems within an 2 hour though.

Skype paul.lindgreen ,call, email
There’s lots of good youtube tutorials online too should the instructions above not be enough.
When some formatted text is driving you nuts its a good idea to clear the formatting (Format-Clear Formatting) and if that does not work cut all the text out and paste it into Notepad and then start again by pasting it back in from Notepad (which strips all the formatting).