Web Services

Troubleshooting Guide: Logging into dixie.edu

PLEASE NOTE: The login URL should be kept secret, since it was moved from wp-login to prevent brute-force attacks via web crawlers or anyone who isn’t a web content editor. If you can’t remember the login URL, please call web services via your office phone. For that reason, the login URL will hereby be referred […]

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Update Jan 11, 2019

Before we dive in to how we plan to migrate from wpdev to production, let’s go over some brand-new features. Little Updates With the security release of WP 5.0.1 and the maintenance releases of 5.0.2 and 5.0.3, we’ve been handling a lot of little updates including: updating deprecated coderefactoring to meet WP best practicesmaking sure […]

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What’s New in WP 5.0 & Gutenberg

Dixie State University’s main website is experiencing some fantastic changes.  Here’s what you need to know.  Featured image and more beginner tips by Atomic Blocks. Table of Contents Gutenberg: BlocksEditing BlocksReordering BlocksWordPress: Code StructureNew DSU Custom FeaturesA Warm DSU Web WelcomeSite Editor TrackerColour SettingsImage File Size WarningsDisplay Site ThemeGlobal DSU Site IconsTheme mergingGlobal “Blog” StylingCustomizable […]

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Content Filtering

The WordPress Visual Editor and Text Editor both have features built in to filter content and remove undesired tags. If your code is disappearing, it is most likely NOT on the list of Allowed HTML Tags. If you require HTML that is not on the approved list, or need custom CSS or javascript on a […]

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Web Style Guide for dixie.edu

Last updated: May 7, 2019 A Guide on Sizes, Styles, Colors and Formatting Elements and Information This style guide was assembled to insure the integrity of Dixie State University’s brand on the website. The goal is to consistently recreate elements across the multiple subdomains on the website. This style guide covers many of the commonly […]

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PDFs & Documents

Last updated: May 6, 2019 With the new Gutenberg update, inserting PDFs and documents into your page is a little more complicated than uploading it. We are looking into ways to simplify this, since we know how often PDFs are used across the site. The issue we need to keep in mind is security, so […]

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Images

Last updated: May 6, 2019 Images can make the difference between a boring page that users will skim or engaging content users will read. Poor images choices could make your site look unprofessional or out of date. Need photos? Check out our official DSU Photos Database. Table of Contents Gutenberg Image BlocksBest PracticesGood Image ChoicesCopyrightImage […]

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Basic HTML for WordPress

Last updated: May 6, 2019 Now that we’ve gone over WordPress for dixie.edu, we can now dive a little deeper in to HTML/CSS for WordPress. These snippets are simply for familiarity and can help in debugging some HTML or CSS issues you may happen to come across as a web editor — although you may […]

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Widgets

Last updated: May 1, 2019 Widgets are small bits of code or content meant to reused on multiple pages, so you only have to update them in one place. For instance, you may wish to have your contact information or office hours shown on multiple pages. By putting this information in a widget, you can […]

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Revision History

Last updated: May 6, 2019 By default WordPress saves a history of all the changes you make to a page. They are stored as past page revisions. You can browse and restore these revisions. If something happens on your page (for example — if you accidentally delete or break something), the revision history will allow […]

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