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.

How to Change Your Favicon

First off you have to create a favicon file using a internet source and name it favicon.ico.  I used http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/ and just uploaded my image.  But you can also use http://www.favicon.cc/.

Then go to your Bluehost home page and click on the cPanel button:

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Under cPanel find the File section and click on File Manager:

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The file manager will open in a new tab.  On the left side of the screen make sure you have the public_html folder open:

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Then upload your favicon.ico file using the below button:

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Before uploading your favicon make sure to check the overwrite files box.  To upload your file click the choose file button and find your file.  It uploads automatically:

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After you have overwritten the old favicon.ico in Bluehost the favicon for your website. If it has not changed yet, go to your URL/favicon.ico then hit refresh.

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!

Changing the Background Color

To change the background color of your site first click on the appearance tab in your Dashboard menu:

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Then click on either of the background links:

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EITHER you can then upload an image for your background or choose one from you media library:

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OR you can simply change the color.  To change the color you can either type in a  color code (found via the internet) or select a color with the color palette:

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Finally don’t forget to save the changes that you made.