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General Functionality

Pages and other items

To view existing items, click on the item type in the sidebar. A listing of all items will appear.

To add an item to one of these groups, click on the item type in the sidebar, followed by the “Add New” button in the upper left. A shortcut also exists in the sidebar and top bar for most item types.

Quick Edit

Most WordPress items have a Quick Edit feature if you hover over the item in the listing view. This enables a user to quickly edit properties without going into the item’s full edit page. Only certain properties are editable via this view.

Title and Slug

The title for the item can be entered in the large field. This title will be used in the item description that appears in your browser’s title bar and be used to create the item’s URL.

Once you have entered a title for your new item, you’ll notice a line appears underneath the title field showing the URL for your new item. The section of the URL created from your title is called the item “slug” (higlighted in yellow below). Whenever you create a new item, the slug will automatically be created for you based on your item title. If your item title was “Hello world!”, the item’s automatically-generated slug would be “hello-world”. If you edit a item’s title in the future, the slug will not change and you should manually edit it to match the new item title.

Only alphanumeric characters and hyphens are allowed in an item’s slug. Slugs will automatically adjust themselves to be unique within an item type. It is very important to have item titles (and slugs) that accurately describe the content on your item to help people find your site in Google searches. Certain slugs can conflict with other pages on the site. Avoid using slugs which might conflict with already existing entities.

Media

The interface from the WordPress media library:

Media can be inserted either by selecting existing media items or uploading new items.

Existing items can be selected by clicking “Media Library” and clicking on the desired item. The item’s information can be edited as well as the specifics of the way in which it will be inserted including the alignment, whether the item will link to a location, and the size of the media. The item is inserted by clicking the “Insert into post” button.

New items can be uploaded by selecting “Upload Files”. Files can be dragged and dropped into the window pane or selected by clicking the “Select Files” button. The files will be uploaded and added to the site’s media library.

Captions should be stored along side the image’s WordPress entity. That way, if you need to change it, all occurrences of that image will have the updated caption automatically.