Tech Documentation

Alumnae/i Bulletin Blog documentation

Posted July 6, 2015

Note: This documentation applies only to the Alumnae/i Bulletin blog theme. Creating a new issue homepage: Create a new page with the name of the issue, e.g. “June 2012” Page parent= Issue Archive (so the issue becomes part of the archive) Page template= Landing Page slug= month-year, e.g. june-2012 (all lowercase). This should get created […]

Bryn Mawr WordPress theme documentation

Posted January 9, 2013
Contact Us info box option in settings menu

The Bryn Mawr WordPress theme is available upon request for blogs that require Bryn Mawr branding. If you would like to request this theme, please contact and include the address of your blog if it has been created. For the most part, the Bryn Mawr WordPress theme works like any other WordPress theme, and […]

Updating Your Alumnae Club Blog

Posted January 3, 2013

1. Log in to your club blog. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact or call the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 Once logged in, you should see the Dashboard with the name of your club at the top like this: If you just need to update your contact information, click on Posts […]

Close Comments on Old Posts to Reduce Comment Spam

Posted September 13, 2012
WordPress posts screen with "allow comments" option circled

Are your old blog posts getting nonsensical or oddly generic comments? Do these comments link to websites that have nothing to do with your post, and everything to do with selling random and perhaps questionable products? Our WordPress antispam plugin, Akismet, should catch most of these comments, but you can eliminate a large source of […]

Changing the author name displayed on your WordPress posts

Posted March 1, 2012

Your WordPress username cannot be changed, but the name displayed publicly on posts can be change. You can change your profile so that it uses only part of your name, or you can choose a different nickname (your personal nickname, or a pseudonym– whichever you prefer). Keep in mind that this name will appear on […]

Embedding videos and other media/interactive content in blogs

Posted January 12, 2012

Note: WordPress limits what content may be embedded and where for security reasons (e.g. to prevent malicious code from being inserted into a blog). If code is removed or changed when you attempt to embed it, please contact Web Services for assistance. Content may be embedded in a WordPress post or page from most […]

Working with WordPress themes

Posted June 2, 2011
screenshot of wordpress manage themes menu

To see which theme your blog uses: 1. Log into your blog. 2. From the Dashboard, go to Appearance. 3. You will automatically be in the “Manage Themes” menu. At the top of the screen, you will see “Current Theme” followed by an image and the name of your theme (e.g. “Atahualpa” in the example […]

Moderating Comments (and spam) in WordPress

Posted October 28, 2010

If your WordPress blog has comments turned on, you’ll need to know a few things about how to manage them: Approving comments, getting rid of spam comments, and adjusting your comments settings. Approving Comments As a blog administrator, you should either set up e-mail notifications for comments (more on this in the settings section), or […]

WordPress Basics

Posted September 28, 2010

WordPress is a blogging tool that allows you to share thoughts, reflections, and other communications over the Internet.  WordPress blogs can be customized to look and feel the way you want and content can easily be added, removed, archived, or changed. So you have a blog… Once you’ve set up your blog, there are many […]

Recommendations for Composing WordPress posts

Posted September 28, 2010

We highly recommend composing your blog posts in the WordPress rich text editor itself. WordPress allows you to compose and format in rich text or HTML, while autosaving drafts. Write your post in the window that looks like this. Not enough room to write? Click the button that looks like a blue computer screen (circled […]

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