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Editing your About.IllinoisState.edu CampusPress Website

 

This article will go over some of the basics of editing your About.IllinoisState.edu CampusPress website.
You can contact CTLT at 309-438-2542 or by email at CTLT@IllinoisState.edu for further training on how to build your website.

Logging In:

Your first time logging in you should click the link sent to you in the email you received after requesting a website. After this you would go to About.IllinoisState.edu/ULID/wp-admin/ to edit your website.

After going to this address click [Sign in using CentralLogin] (image 1) to get started editing your website.

Image 1:
CampusPress by WordPress sign in with arrow point to Central Login sign in

You will be logged into your Dashboard (image 2).

Image 2:
Campus Press dashboard image

Recommended Usage:

It is recommended that you use the default colors, font style, and types. Using these defaults will keep your website in line with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. You should be following the website and digital accessibility documentation available to you at AT.IllinoisState.edu/web-interactive-communications/accessibility/. Please be aware that these websites are public and reflect the University.

Creating Pages:

You should have a few pages premade for you with examples in them on all of the commonly used blocks.

  • Click on the Pages Tab in your side menu (image 3)

  • Click [Add New] located at the top of your Pages page or in your side menu bar.

  • Write in the Title of your new page (image 4)

  • Add information using blocks (See information about blocks section)

  • Click [Preview] at any time to preview what your page will look like once published (image 5)

  • Click [Publish] when you are completed creating a new page (image 6)

  • Click [Update] when you finish editing a page (image 7)

Image 3:
Campus Press dashboard with arrow pointing to pages link in side bar menu

Image 4:
Campus Press pages page with arrow pointing to Add New button

Image 5:
Page with  arrow pointing to the Preview button

Image 6:
Campus Press page with arrow pointing to publish button

Image 7:
Campus Press page with arrow pointing to update button

Editing Pages Using Blocks:

Your About.IllinoisState.edu website on CampusPress will be edited by using different premade blocks to fit the needs of your website. There are many different types of blocks available for you to stack and use together to fit the needs of your website. To get started, edit the blocks already on your page or click the add block button show in image 8.

Image 8:
Campus Press page with blocks menu open and arrow pointing to blocks button

Common Blocks:

  • Headings

    • H1 – Used only for the main titles of your pages

      • Ex: Organization Name, Home, About, Contact
    • H2—Secondary titles for introducing information on your pages

      • Ex: Titles for individual Paragraphs underneath your main heading
    • H3 –Tertiary titles used for further detailing information.

      • Ex: Introducing detailed lists or information within your titled paragraphs.
    • H4—Individual sections within your information

      • Ex: Rarely used, but can be used to further detail and emphasize information.
  • Paragraph – Used for dense sections of information

  • Image – Used for putting up large images on site

  • Media & Text – Used for putting images or other media in line with text

  • List—Used for bullet lists or numbered lists that you are needing before after or within a paragraph.

  • Gallery—Used to put many images up in line with each other.

  • File—Used to attach documents and PDFs to your website

  • Video—Used to insert playable video into your website

  • Embeds—Used to link Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and media from other sites within your website.

Editing your Menu:

You can edit your menu bar so that you can have drop downs if you need to. Each page creates a link in your menu bar, to edit your menu bar follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the [Appearance] link in your side menu. (Image 9)

  • Click [Menus] (Image 10)

  • Drag the page or pages you want in your drop down into the main page you want the drop down to be on

  • If they are properly under the main page, they will appear indented. (Image 11)

Image 9:
Campus press dashboard with arrow pointing to appearance link in side bar menu
Image 10:
Campus Press menus page with arrow pointing to menus link in side bar menu
Image 11:
Campus press menu page showing indented pages for menu drop down option with arrow pointing to indented page

*Note: Your page titles will appear as your menu names. (Image 12)
Image 12:
Campus press web page in preview mode showing menu bar drop downs

Adding Images to your Media Library:

  • Click [Media] in your side menu (Image 13)

  • Click [Add New] (Image 14)

  • Click [Select Files] (Image 15)

  • Navigate to the file or files you want to upload

  • Select your file or multiple files

    • To select multiple files in MacOS press Command and click each file while holding Command

    • To select multiple files in Windows press Ctrl and click each file while holding Ctrl

  • After your files upload, they will be available as part of your media library for you to use within your blocks. (Image 16)

Image 13:
Campus Press Dashboard page with arrow pointing to media link in menu side bar
Image 14:
Campus Press media library page with arrow pointing to Add New button
Image 15:
Campus Press media library with arrow pointing to select files
Image 16:Campus press media library showing new images in library

Get Help

Contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357 or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.

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