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June 16, 2020

How to manage users in UO Blogs sites

This article is designed to guide site administrators through the process of adding or removing users from their UO Blogs-hosted website.

Most CAS departments, programs, and institutes have their websites hosted on UO Blogs.

In order for users to be added, they have to sign-in to the service once in order to create a service token that is connected to the user’s Duck ID account. Acquiring the service token requires the user to log in to UO Blogs using their Duck ID and password.

Once authenticated, the new user can create their own site or be added to any other site by site administrators.

Adding Users to a site

Administrators can add users to their sites by going to the Users > Add Existing option of their site’s dashboard.

UO Blogs Dashboard with Users then Add Existing highlighted

From there, administrators can add users who have authenticated with the service by entering the @uoregon.edu email of the person they wish to add then assign a role for their access on the site.

For more information on roles within WordPress, you can consult the WordPress Codex on Roles and Capabilities.

Add the @uoregon.edu email for the new user and their desired role. Click Add Existing User to proceed.

The Add Existing User screen with Email Address and Role fields highlighted. 1. Enter the @uoregon.edu email address then 2. Assign the desired role for the new user.

Once entered, the user will be added to your site. If you do not happen to see this message, ensure that the new user has created their token for the service.

The user has been added to your site. Success!

Removing existing users from a site

If you wish to remove an existing user from a site, go to the Users > All Users on the site’s dashboard then hover the mouse cursor over the user you wish to remove and select Delete.

Site's All Users page: hover over username to remove and select Delete

From there, you will select what to do with the content created by that user. Select the option to reassign any content to another user, then select Confirm Deletion

Confirm Deletion screen: change the authorship to the admin user and select Confirm Deletion

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How to log in to a UO Blogs site

Purpose

This article will guide users through the process of logging in to their UO Blogs-based WordPress sites by way of two similar but different methods.

Login Processes

There are two primary methods for logging on to your site:

Method One

Click the Log In link on the upper-left of the browser window

Sign in using your Duck ID and password by clicking on the Use My Duck ID button.

Then, you will arrive at the Dashboard for your site(s)

Note: You may have to click on View My Sites if you have access to multiple sites (as seen below)

Method Two

Similar to Method One above, this will give you access to your site but through the UO Blogs’ main website. Go to blogs.uoregon.edu/ then click on the Login tab:

 

Then continue to proceed through the steps of Method One as described above.

Once logged in, you’ll see the administrative toolbar above the site header which will allow you to add more content or return to the site dashboard (as in the image below for CASIT Blog administrators).

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March 20, 2018

Posts and Pages

Purpose

This article is designed to guide you through the differences and use cases for posts, pages, and their respective organizational methods in WordPress and UO Blogs.

Similarities

Both posts and pages use the same editor interface. The default visual editor is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) layout which behaves like a word processor program with rich-text abilities (bold, italics, underline, links) and web heading levels. Font sizes and styles are typically set by the chosen theme and can only be altered by enabling a plugin for the editor.

Posts and pages can be tagged with keywords to help organize content and to assist in search engine optimization for your site. Featured images can be added to both as well.

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May 18, 2016

Slides in the CAS Department Theme

Purpose

This article is to guide users of the CAS Department Theme in UO Blogs through the process of creating a slide on the home page of their department website.

Slides are customized posts that consist of an image and an associated post tagged to the image’s caption that are displayed on the designated homepage for the site. Follow the process below to create a slide.

Requirements

This process is specifically for CAS Department Theme users.

The theme is available for any campus entity to use but it is not available in the Appearance > Themes menu option. If you are interested in using the theme, submit your UO Blogs URL in a ticket to the UO Information Services Service Portal and they will apply it. After having the theme installed and you decide to change your theme, you must submit another request to have it reapplied.

For those who would like to see the theme and its features before proceeding, check out the CAS Design Toolkit here.

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May 29, 2015

Setting Up Formidable Pro

Purpose

This post is designed to guide WordPress/UO Blogs user through setting up Formidable — a plugin for WordPress that allows site managers to create forms for various needs. Some examples include sign-up sheets for events or avenues to receive feedback among many other options.

Enable Formidable Pro for your site

Note: Formidable Pro is a plugin that is part of the UO Blogs offering to all associated with the University by using your DuckID. If you do not yet have a UO Blogs site, follow this link.

Process

The process of enabling the Formidable form plugin shown in the video below and described with screenshots as well.

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Login to your UO Blogs account using your DuckID and password, then go the site’s Dashboard

  • Example of your site: blogs.uoregon.edu/”yoursitename”/wp-admin
    • “yoursitename” is your user name used when signing up for a site.

Note: Some users may have multiple sites through UO Blogs. If so, you will be directed to a general Dashboard upon sign-in. You will then need to select which site you would like to directly edit.

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