In order to post, you must have a Commons account and be an Author on the site where you will be posting. You must be logged in to post.
Log in to the Commons and go to site where you will be posting. You can find the site by clicking “Sites” in the Main Menu and then clicking “My Sites”.
Once you are on the site, you can create posts in one of two ways.
Option 1: When you get to the site, locate the black admin bar at the top of the page. Click “+New”.
Option 2: In the dashboard of the site where you will be posting, visit the “Posts” area and click the “Add New” button on the top left.
There are two Editor layouts. To post in the Block Editor (below), add a title and post content (green boxes below). Make sure not to write in the “Simple CSS” area (red box) because this will not be visible to the post reader. Once your post is complete, click Publish (blue box). If you’d like to switch to the classic editor click the three dots (yellow box) and select classic editor.
In the Classic Editor, add a post title and content. If needed, select the post “category” from the Categories section of the right sidebar.
Once your have written your post, click “PUBLISH” on the right and the post will go live.
To adjust the privacy settings on your individual or group site go, on your WordPress dashboard to Settings >> Reading.
Select one of the five visibility options.
To make your site open to everyone on the web, choose “Allow search engines to index this site.”
On the other end of privacy, especially if your site is in development, you might choose “I would like my site visible only to its Admins.”
A post is a chronological, journal style entry that has a date and time. A page is a more static type of entry and has the feel of a traditional website. If your site is a “blog” you probably will want your homepage to display your most recent posts. If your site is more of a traditional web site, you might want to assign one of your pages as your homepage.
No. You can create as many Web sites on the Commons as you want.
To make a particular post private, follow these steps when you are editing your post: 1.Navigate to the Publish module on the right side of the page. (The Publish module is used to set who can read your posts.)
Under the Visibility area you can choose to make your post either:
- “Password protected” (in which case you will enter a password that you will then share with whomever you wish to view your post) or;
- “Private” (which means that only blog Editors and Administrators will be able to view your post).
Select “OK” then “Publish”/”Update”. These changes will go into effect immediately, but can be updated anytime if you choose to change the visibility of your post.
Here is the list of accepted file types (through the WordPress media uploader):
Please check out Michael Cripps’s wonderful guide to aligning images in WPMu.
Go to Dashboard, then Plugins (on the left) and search for PDF Embedder. Once installed, click Add Media while creating your post or page to insert the PDF.
On your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance>>Reading. Make sure you have a page set up to be your front page. Optionally, create a page that will display your posts. Select page(s) from drop down.
If you want to delete a site on the Commons, you must be an admin of the site. On the WordPress Dashboard go to Tools >> Delete Site:
Click on the checkbox: “I’m sure I want to permanently delete my site , and I am aware I can never get it back …”
Then click on the Delete My Site Permanently button. You should see the following:
Please note that the email will be sent to your current Commons email. If you need to change this email, follow these steps.
Open your email client to receive the confirmation email. It will look something like this:
Finally, click on the hyperlink to finalize the delete of your site. You should receive a confirmation: