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Liberal.ca riding websites are an integral part of the modern campaign. The following FAQ guide will provid useful information.

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What is a post?

A post is a blog entry, a news item, a press release, event or any other type of content that you would like posted with the date it is published. Posts are a way to add content that is dynamic and that can be categorized.

How do I see a list of all the posts on a website?

Under the section Posts, click on Posts to see a list of all the items.

How do I add a post to a website?

Under the section Posts, click on Add new. Enter the content and related categories.

How do I delete a post?

Under the section Posts, click on Posts. A web page will appear with all the posts and options to edit them. Click on Trash underneath the title of the post you would like to delete.

How do I edit a post?

Under the section Posts, click on Posts. A web page will appear with all the post and options to edit them. Click on Edit under the name of the post that you would like to edit. Edit the post under the tab Visual or the tab HTML. Click Update.

What is a category?

A category is a grouping for posts. Categories display “where” a post was published and allow you to group your posts into appropriate sections on the navigation bar.

How do I categorize posts to group them into sections on the navigation bar?

Under the section Posts, click on Posts to see a list of all the items. Click on edit under the name of the post that you would like to categorize. This will reveal a webpage where you are able to edit information about the post. To add a category, check the box for the appropriate category under Categories and then click Update. If the category you would like to use is not listed, click on Add a New Category, enter the name of the category and then click Add New Category. Click Update. Now under Canvas, click on Custom Navigation and the name of this new category will be displayed when you click on View All Existing Categories.

What is a page?

A page is way to add content so that it appears when you click on a button for a section in the navigation bar. The date that a page is published is not posted on the website. Pages are generally content that does not need to be updated regularly.

How do I see a list of pages?

Under the section Pages, click on Pages. A web page will appear with all the pages and options to edit them.

How do I add a new page?

Under the section Pages, click on Add new. Enter a title and content for your page. Click Publish. In order to add the page to your website, you will now need to edit the navigation bar under canvass.

How do I delete a page?

Under the section Pages, click on Edit Pages. A web page will appear with all the pages and options to edit them. Click on Trash underneath the title of the page you would like to delete. In order to remove the link to the page from the navigation bar, you will need to edit navigation bar under canvass.

How do I edit a page?

Under the section Pages, click on Pages. A web page will appear with all the pages and options to edit them. Click on Edit under the name of the page that you would like to edit. Edit the post under the tab Visual or HTML. Click Update.

How do I add an image/pdf to the website?

When editing a page or a post you will see beside the words Add media: a frame and a star symbol. Click on the frame to select a picture or on the media icon to select a media file. To edit how an image appears on the page, select the appropriate alignment and size. To edit the title of your link to your media file, edit the section Title. Click Insert.

How do I add a URL hyperlink to text?

When editing a page or a post (news item/blog/press release), under the visual tab you can add a hyperlink to the text by highlighting the text you want to use to create the link and then clicking on the connected chain from the menu bar or by entering ALT + SHIFT + A. This will open a window where you can edit or add a URL. If you would like the link to open in a new window, for the option target select to open the link a new window.

How do I add an Email hyperlink?

When editing a page, click on the HTML tab and then insert your email in this code.

you@youremail.com

How do I find the options to edit the format a post or a page?

When editing a page or a post (news item/blog/press release) you can reveal more formatting options by clicking on the show/hide kitchen sink icon or by entering ALT + SHIFT + Z. These options include: underlining, indenting, special characters, colours, fonts and assistance with pasting content.

How do I add a new link to the links that appear on the upper left hand menu of every page on the website?

Under the section links, click on Add new. Enter a title for your link, the URL and a description. Under Categories, check the box beside the appropriate language link category if your site is bilingual. Click on Add Link.

How do I add a button for a new section on the navigation bar of my site?

Under the section Canvas, click on Custom Navigation. On the right hand side of the screen select English or French depending on the menu that you wish to edit. Click on Switch to view this menu. To add a page to the menu, click on View All Pages and then click on the + sign beside the page that you would like to add. To add a category of posts to the menu, click on View All Existing Categories and then click on the + sign beside the category that you would like to add. To add a URL to your navigation bar, under Add a Custom URL, enter the URL of the site that you would like to add and give the URL a name in the field Menu Text. Once the item is added to the list of menu items under the name of your menu, you can change the order by clicking on the item you would like to move and by dragging it to the desired position it on the navigation bar. To save your changes, click on Save All Changes.

How do I organize and edit the buttons for sections on my website’s navigation bar?

Under the section Canvas, click on Custom Navigation. On the right hand side of the screen select English or French depending on the menu that you wish to edit. Click on Switch to view this menu. You can change the order by clicking on the item you would like to move and by dragging it to the desired position it on the navigation bar. To create a submenu, drag the item you would like to have in the submenu onto another item. To delete an item click on the red X. To edit the URL or the title (menu text) of a menu item, click on the edit button. To save your changes, click on Save All Changes.

What is a widget?

Widgets are the tools that you use to customize the sidebar and the footers of your website.

How do I add a Twitter account to a website?

Under the section Appearance, select Widgets. Drag and drop the Twitter widget under Primary to make it appear with the widgets on the left hand side of page or under one of the footers to make it appear at the bottom of the page. Enter your Twitter username (ex. M_Ignatieff) and a title (ex. Ignatieff on Twitter). Click Save.

How do I add a featured video on a website so it appears on every page?

Go to the page for the video you would like to post on youtube (ex. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeDSkOau20Y) and click on Embed on the right side just below the video. Copy the embed code.

In the content management of the website, click on Widgets under the section Appearance to view all of the available and active widgets on your website. The widgets that appear under Blogsidebar, primary and footer 1 footer 2, footer 3 and footer 4 are selected to appear on your website. Open the footers by clicking on the arrow beside the name of the footer. The text widget you need may not be an active widget on your website, You will likely find the widget under either available widgets or Inactive Widgets. To make the Text active, click on the Text widget under either available or inactive widgets and drag it into the Primary section. Update the widget by pasting the embed code into large field below the field for the title.

Change the video’s width to 300 and height to 190 so that it fits into the allocated space. Click Save.

How do I add the Facebook Like Box?

The Facebook Like Box works with Facebook profiles that are politician pages. Go to the page you would like to add for the Facebook Like Box. From your browser, click on view and then Page Source or right click on your mouse and select view page source. Enter CRT F and search for profile_id. This will reveal a section of the code like the example below. Copy the section in bold below.

“profile_id\”:7859776755,

In the content management of the website, click on Widgets under the section Appearance to view all of the available and active widgets on your website. The Facebook Like Box widget you need may not be an active widget on your website. If the Facebook Like Box is already an available widget it is likely under available under Primary. Enter a new title for your widget and paste the new Profile ID into the field Profile ID. If you do not see the Facebook Like Box under Primary, you will likely find the widget under either available widgets or Inactive Widgets. To make the widget active, click on the Facebook Like widget and drag it into either the Primary section or one of the footers. Enter a title for your widget and paste the Profile ID into the field Profile ID. Click Save.

How do I add a Flickr account to a website?

Under the section Appearance, select Widgets. Drag and drop the Flickrpress widget under Primary to make it appear with the widgets on the left hand side of page or under one of the footers to make it appear at the bottom of the page. Log into your Flickr account and scroll to the bottom of the webpage. Right click on “latest” and select Copy Link. Paste the link into the Flickrpress widget in Flickr RSS URL and enter a title (ex. John Smith on Twitter). Click Save. Below is an example of a Flickr RSS URL:

http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=14231352@N08&lang=en-us&format=rss_200

How do I add a Flickr account to a Photos page?

Update the page with the Flickr account by adding the Flickr RSS URL for your Flickr account. To find the Flickrpress RSS URL for your website, open your Flickr account in a different window, scroll to the bottom of the page, right click on Latest and select Copy Link location.

Click on Pages under Pages and click edit under the page Photos. If you have a photos page, delete the existing URL in the Flickrpress code (in bold below) and paste your Flick RSS URL in its place.

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If you do not have a photos page, click Add New below pages. Click on the tab HTML and paste the Flickr RSS URL.

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Your page should look like this an example with Michael Ignatieff’s Flickr RSS URL.

What is a banner?

Banners are located at the top of the website. They are rectangular images that customize your website.

How do I add a banner?

Under Media, select Add new. Click on Select files to choose the image. Enter the title “banner” as the title for your banner. Banners should be 1920 by 300 pixels. See an example here.

I forgot my password, how do I request a new one?

The username to access your website is your email address. If you forget your password, go to your website, type /wp-admin at the end of the URL (example johnsmith.liberal.ca/wp-admin), click on “Lost password?” and enter your email address. If you require further assistance, please feel free to contact assistance@liberal.ca.

Can my riding association have a website?

Yes. The basic content required to request a riding association website is available here http://liberalist.ca/web-sites-service/.

What is the link to log in and edit a website?

The URL to log into your Liberal Party of Canada website is your website followed by /wp-admin

(example http://johnsmith/wp-admin).

 

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