Creating a Post on Your Website

There are two different ways to create a post on your website. The first way is the simplest.

When you are logged into your website, there is a black bar at the top of the page. Roll your mouse over “+ New” and this menu will appear.
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Click either on “Post” or “+ New.” Both will take you to the create post page.
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Type your post and then click the blue button on the right on the screen marked “Publish”
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You can also save the post as a draft and come back to it later by clicking “Save Draft” or you can preview the post on your website when you click “Preview.”

The other way you can make a post is through the menu on your Dashboard. Roll over posts and in the menu that shows up click “New Post.”

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Then you can again make your new content and publish or save the post.

Congrats. You now can easily make new posts to publish information about your non-profit.

Adding and Editing Users

If you have more than one person that you want to be able to make changes to your site then you will need more than one account. Adding a new user is very simple and you can easily change their role in the site.

There are two ways to add new users. You can go through the Dashboard menu or you can use the “+ New” menu in the black bar at the top of the page.

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Clicking both of these pulls up the below page in which you give the new user a username, password, email, and role. Remember to click the box to send an email to the new user. That way you do not have to remember and go tell them their password. They will receive it by email.

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A user can either be a subscriber, administrator, editor, author, or contributor. Each role has different actions that it can and cannot do. Only the administrator can do everything. Once you have created a user you can also easily change their role. First, go to “All Users” in the Users menu.

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Select the users whose roles you want to change and then click the drop down menu and select the role that you want to change them too. To actually change the users’ role you have to click the change button.

Custom Main Menu

This is your main menu. It it below your header picture. It hold links to all of your pages.

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FoxyCart customizes a cart and receipt page for your website, so they will automatically appear in this menu. To keep them out of the menu and to further customize the main menu you can set a custom menu as your main menu. First you have to create the new menu. In your Dashboard menu go to Appearances –> Menus.mainmenu_gettingthere

In this menu, click on the “+” on the far right side of the screen.

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This will create a new menu which you need to title and then “Create.”

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Once the menu is created you can add the pages that you want in the main menu to it. Somewhere in the list of boxes on the left will be “Pages.” Select the pages you want in your menu and then click “Add to Menu.”

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These will show up in the menu screen. You can reorder them if you want, but do not forget to save the menu.

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Once you have you menu set up, you have to physically set it as your main menu. Go to your website and roll over the Dashboard link in the black bar at the top. Select “Customize” in the pop down menu.

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A gray bar will open up on the left side of your browser. Click on the “Navigation” rectangle.

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Then use the drop down menu to select the menu you just created.

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Click “Save & Publish” to set the menu as your main menu. Click the close button in the top left and enjoy the new menu.

Customizing Site Header – Text

The default text for WordPress headers is “Just Another WordPress Site.” Changing this is a little counter intuitive, but this post will tell you how to do it.

From your Dashboard menu, roll over “Settings” at the bottom of the list and click on “General.”

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This will pull the General Settings menu up. The text in your site header below your site name is called the “tagline.”

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Click on the box and type what ever you want your site header to say. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Save” button.

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You have now changed your header text. Great Job!

If you do not want a header you can remove the header in the Appearance –> Header menu. Scroll down towards the bottom and click “Remove Header Image.”

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This button removes the tagline and website title from above the header picture. Not the actual header picture.

Customizing Site Header – Picture

Many themes, including our recommended theme for FoxyShop, have a header picture. The theme starts out using some general pictures. This post will tell you how to upload your own site header and personalize your website.

In your Dashboard menu, Roll over appearance and click on “Header”

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That will take you to the header appearance menu. Here you can change the picture, and the text color. If you want to change the text go here. Changing the picture is simple. In the below piece of the menu click “Choose File.”

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Your file menu should pop up. Navigate though the side bar to the folder you saved you picture in.

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Click on your picture and then select “Open.” The picture will upload to the site. The original menu will now have your picture name in the box. Click the upload button to the right of the box.

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The picture will upload and take you to a new page where you can crop the picture. The original size of the box looks great with the theme, but you can make it bigger to encapsulate the whole part of the picture you want to appear. If a part of the picture is not inside the box, it will not appear in your header.

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Click “Crop and Publish” to save the picture. If you do not want to crop the picture you can click “Skip Cropping, Publish Image as Is.” The page will reload, and a notification will appear at the top telling you that you have changed your header.

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Your header is now glorious, but make sure you remember to save everything. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes.”

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Congrats on the new header!

Installing WordPress on Bluehost

Once you have your domain name set up. Let’s go ahead and install WordPress.

Go to your cPanel in Bluehost.

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Click on WordPress in the Site Builders menu and then follow through the directions.

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In the next step, you tell them where to install WordPress and what name you want to give your site.

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If after you submit the page you get a warning about the directory already existing and data being overwritten like so:

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That’s OK. Just go ahead and resubmit the form.

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When that’s done, you’ll be shown your WordPress admin url, your login, and your password. Save this information in your password manager or some other secure location.

Your site now has WordPress on it so you probably want to install your theme.

How to Setup Your Facebook Page From Existing Account

To help get the word out your organization you probably want a Facebook page.

This is very easy to do if you already have a Facebook account. If you do not, click here. Login to your account and then click on the arrow next to your notifications at the top of the screen. In this menu, select “Create Page.”

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This will take you a menu where you can choose what type of page you want to make. Click the box that says “Company, Organisation, or Institution.”

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That box will turn into this menu.

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Select “Non-Profit Organisation” from the drop down menu, type in your company name and then click the box to agree to the Facebook Pages Terms. Once you have done all of that click the “Get Started Button.”

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A new page will load and this box will pop up. Enter a description of your organisation and the URL of your website. Then click the Yes circle. Another question will appear below that. Click yes for that question too. Then hit save info. This should move you on to step two: Profile Picture.

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If you do not want to upload a picture right now, then hit the gray “Skip” button in the bottom right corner of the box. Do not worry. You can always upload a picture later.

If you want to upload your picture right now, then click upload from computer. A box will pop up. Select your picture and then click “Open.” The picture should upload. Then click next and move on to the next step.

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This step allows you to change the Facebook web address of your page. You can change it if you want, but I just stuck with the Facebook suggested URL. When you are finished click “Set Address.” If you do not want to change the URL, then click “Skip.”

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This section is Facebook advertising. I am not going to walk you through adding ads to your page, but feel free to click “Add Payment Method” and try it out for yourself. To not advertise, simply click “Skip.”

Your Facebook page is now created. Little boxes will pop up around your screen to show you some of the tools your page has.

How to setup a Facebook Page Without an Existing Account

To help get the word out your organization you probably want a Facebook page.

If you already have an account this post tells you how to set one up. If you do not, then here is how.

First go to Facebook and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Create Page.”

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This will take you a menu where you can choose what type of page you want to make. Click the box that says “Company, Organisation, or Institution.”

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That box will turn into this menu.

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Select “Non-Profit Organisation” from the drop down menu, type in your company name and then click the box to agree to the Facebook Pages Terms. Once you have done all of that click the “Get Started Button.”

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This menu will pop up. If you do not have your own account or you want this page separate from your account the click “Create New Business Account.”

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That will take you to this page. Fill out the form and check the box agreeing to the Terms of Use. Then click the blue “Sign up now!” button. That should take you to the below screen. If not click here.

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A new page will load and this box will pop up. Enter a description of your organisation and the URL of your website. Then click the Yes circle. Another question will appear below that. Click yes for that question too. Then hit save info. This should move you on to step two: Profile Picture.

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If you do not want to upload a picture right now, then hit the gray “Skip” button in the bottom right corner of the box. Do not worry. You can always upload a picture later.

If you want to upload your picture right now, then click upload from computer. A box will pop up. Select your picture and then click “Open.” The picture should upload. Then click next and move on to the next step.

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This step allows you to change the Facebook web address of your page. You can change it if you want, but I just stuck with the Facebook suggested URL. When you are finished click “Set Address.” If you do not want to change the URL, then click “Skip.”

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This section is Facebook advertising. I am not going to walk you through adding ads to your page, but feel free to click “Add Payment Method” and try it out for yourself. To not advertise, simply click “Skip.”

Your Facebook page is now created. Little boxes will pop up around your screen to show you some of the tools your page has.

Facebook Email Not Working.

This page is to help you fix your email. If when you click the blue button on this menu:

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This menu pops up.

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Try and resubmit your email. It that doesn’t work, you can either link the page to your personal account by clicking on the text in the red box, or you can go here to submit your email to Facebook. Fill out the form that looks like this.

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Hopefully they will get back to you at some point, but honestly it is much faster to link the page to your account. If you do not know how make a page through your own account go here. Hopefully this doesn’t happen to you, but it happened to us. Good luck.