Sidebar / Widgets

The area on the right side of your website that contains your website’s menu and other content is called the Sidebar. The part of your sidebar below your website’s menu is a Widget area. You can manage this area by going to the Widgets admin screen on your website. Continue reading “Sidebar / Widgets”

Getting around in the new theme

If you have been using the website for a while, you should have no trouble managing your website in the new template. Most things are the same, but a couple of things are different. Here’s a video to help you navigate it. I will write out full instructions later and link to those.

Managing Documents (Web Folders)

Update: March 2020. While the information below is still accurate, your department may prefer to use Google Drive. It’s best to share from a Google Drive account owned by your department (rather than through an individual’s Google account), and Google Shared Drive is ideal for this. Talk to your LFC about Google Shared Drive, and how to to get one set up.


Here’s a video explaining how to do this. Watching in full-screen mode is recommended; might be difficult to see what’s going on otherwise. Text explanation is below the video.

The www.augsburg.edu website, as well as inside.augsburg.edu WordPress sites, do not allow you to upload any files except images. If you want to link to documents on your website, here’s how you should do it. Continue reading “Managing Documents (Web Folders)”

Menu

How to manage your website’s menu

Rearranging the pages in your website’s menu is now easier than ever. Log into your site, and under “Pages” in the left menu, click on “Page Order.” Continue reading “Menu”

Images

Image Tips

Resize images before you upload them.

Large, high-resolution images can take a long time to load. If you upload a large image to a page and then resize it in the editor so that it’s only displaying at 50% or 40% of its original size, a site visitor’s computer will still have to load the entire image, even though it is rendering on the screen at a much smaller size. To make things more efficient, downsize the image before you upload it. There are many programs that can do this for you, and you probably already have one on your computer. Continue reading “Images”

How to log in

Logging in to www.augsburg.edu

  1. Go to www.augsburg.edu
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Click on the “Administrator Login” link in the bottom right.
  4. Your username and password are your Augnet credentials

The direct URL for the login page is http://www.augsburg.edu/wp-admin

Logging in to inside.augsburg.edu

  1. Go to inside.augsburg.edu/wp-admin
  2. Your username and password are your Augnet credentials

If you have multiple Inside Augsburg sites, toggle between them by going to “My Sites” in the gray bar at the top of the page.