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June 16, 2020

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).

Links to Additional Content

June 1, 2018

How to add a donation link for CAS Department websites

Purpose

This article is designed to guide site administrators through the process of adding a donation link to their department’s website.

This guide will employ examples from websites using the CAS Department Theme.

Process

In order to complete this process for your website, you will need the following:

  • UO Foundation donation link
  • Access as a site administrator for access to edit menus

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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.

Video version

Text version

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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