CONTENTS

Introduction

The Skydive Extreme Yeti website has been developed using a CMS (content management system) called WordPress which enables you to administer the majority of the website content without using a web developer.

The website and this guide have been written in a way to make the administration of the website as simple as possible.

It should be noted that there are certain functions which it is has been impossible to give administrative access to you, and for these you will still need to contact the web developer.

All administration requires a certain level of web and computer literacy although the functions are as intuitive as it is possible to make them.

Access Information

URL: https://skydiveyeti.com/wp-admin
Username: client
Password: [hidden]

Each user will have their own unique username and password which allows them access. It is critical that user passwords are “strong” to avoid hackers accessing the website – to ensure this, please use a password that is at least 10 characters long and includes letters, numbers and additional characters (i.e. &*%$#)

Left Hand Menu

  • Dashboard
    At a glance, the latest activity on your WordPress website
  • All in One SEO
    Manage SEO settings for site pages
  • Media
    The media library is where all images, PDF's etc are stored for the entire website
  • Pages
    All pages in the website - for managing all content & SEO tags
  • Profile
    The section where you can manage your profile, email and password
  • Slider Revolution
    The section where you can manage all the sliders (homepage and secondary pages) in the website

WYSIWYG content Editor

The WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor is the main editor for all the content in your website. You will use it when adding or changing the page content.

When adding or editing text in the editor, you need to be sure that you are viewing the editor in "Visual" View.

Most editing tools exist as they do in a standard word processing program. It is strongly recommended that you do not use creative text styles. The website is designed to have consistent text to make it easy to read for all users. Making text bold or changing the color of text to 'highlight it' often confuses users who think that the styled text is a link. All links are styled consistently throughout the website without you needing to manually style them.

Pages

The page function is used for managing all pages in your site. In this section you can add/edit/delete pages, manage page content and manage the page settings.

All pages

To access the pages section, choose  Pages -> All Pages  from the Main Menu.

Entering the "All Pages" view shows an index of all page items sorted by date published.  You can change the sort criteria to use ID # or Title by clicking on the column title.

Add New / Edit Existing Page

Page title

Main Page Content

Page Options

In each page edit screen, you can define some options for the page:

All in One SEO

Publish

Press the "Publish" button to make a Page live:

Press the "Update" button to save the page changes:

When you are adding a new page, its status will be set to "Draft". This means the page won't appear on the website until you click on the "Publish" button. Check the next image:

You can change the status of the page back to "Draft" after you publish it.

You can also set visibility for the published page (this can be useful if you want to publish a page on a future date):

Slider Revolution

The Slider Revolution tool is used on pages where you want to display an image slideshow (slider). There are currently two versions of slider that are used on the website:

Sliders can be managed from the admin area "Slider Revolution" menu page:

On that page, you can see all the sliders that have been created:

The Homepage slider is used as the slider on the homepage, while all other sliders are carousel sliders used on secondary pages.

Duplicate Slider

If you want to create a new secondary slider for a new or existing page, you can copy one of existing secondary sliders by using the "duplicate" function:

By duplicating a slider, you duplicate all the slider settings that are already configured for that slider, so that you do not need to configure sizing, transitions, etc. As such, all you need to do is add/change images in the sliders. If you are interested in changing any specific slider settings, please contact Dave Best

Embed Slider

In order to embed a new slider into a secondary page, you will need to get the shortcode for the slider.

The shortcode for the slider can be seen by selecting the "Embed Slider" option:

Then just copy the shortcode part:

That shortcode needs to be pasted into the "Page Options" section of the page edit screen for which you want this slider to appear in:

Add/Edit/Delete Slider Images

To edit an existing, or newly duplicated slider, click on the "edit" icon:

This will load the first slide in edit mode. At the top you will see the slide you are currently editing, alongside all the other slide thumbnails at top. By clicking on a thumbnail, you are going to the edit page of that specific slide:

You can delete any slide, by hovering over its thumbnail, and click on the "delete" option:

In order to reorder slides, simply click on the slide thumbnail and drag it to another thumbnail position.

When adding a new slide, to select an image, ensure that the "Main / Background Image" tab is selected, and then click on the "Media Library" button in order to select an image from the media library or upload a new image:

When editing an existing image for the slide, simply click on the "Media Library" button to select an image from the media library or upload a new image:

Slide Image Position

By default, the image position inside the slider will be centered in both directions.

There is a good chance that the edges of an image (on one aspect) will be cropped on some devices.

It is therefore important to set the image position for each slide image, based on the key element(s) of the image, in order to prevent important parts of the image from being cropped.

For example, in slide #1, two people are in the top right hand corner of the image, so it is important that the top right hand part of the image won't be cropped.

In order to prevent cropping of the top right corner of the image,

Select the "Source Settings" sub tab

And set the Background Position to be "right top"

This will prevent cropping of the top and right parts of the image, and instead will crop from the left or bottom side of the image if the viewing device screen size requires the image to be cropped.

Many images can be left with the default value: "center center", which is auto selected.

If you have chosen to duplicate an existing slide and then change the image, check that the Background Position is appropriate, as it will be inherited from the slide that was duplicated.

Every option described above is exactly the same for both home page and secondary sliders. The only difference is in slider settings, which do not need to be changed.

Media Library

The media library contains all images and other type of files within the entire website

Profile

Top Right Hand Corner: "Howdy Name"

Click here to:

a) Edit My Profile:

b) Log out

Key Notes

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