SCC Content Providers — Looking to learn WordPress or advance your skills? Whether you’re an Editor, Author, or Contributor, this is the place for you! Our growing catalogue of custom SCC video trainings and handouts are below. Check back regularly for new videos.
Watch these introductory videos first:
(40 min.) An overview of our Content Management System and WordPress Dashboard; introduction to creating pages, posts, uploading graphics and other basic features. (09.05.13) NOTE: This link was previously incorrect. It has been corrected and updated as of 11.04.13.
WordPress Basics & Tips
(36 min.) Demonstration of the various options in formatting text in the WordPress template content areas. (09.12.13) ADDENDUM: 3 min video on Text Background Color format.
Search Engine Optimization
The SCC Events Calendar
(11 min.) Learn about our powerful new City College Events Calendar — how our site visitors can find, search and filter campus events, view events by day, week or month, and the variety of useful information that can be provided.
Department Websites: A 6.5 - part Series
(26 min.) A detailed look at the four Department templates and how to use their various features. (10.16.13) PLEASE NOTE: Due to some changes in our plans for the Department / Program websites, Pt. 3 and Pt. 3a will need to be re-recorded. This version of Pt. 3 is still mostly relevant and useful and would help get you started. But this version of Pt. 3a is no longer useful so the link is no longer active. Please check back around Nov. 1 for the new videos. (10.23.13)
Pt. 3a: Program Template
(15 min.) A detailed look at the Program template and how to use its various features. (10.16.13)
(16 min.) An explanation of how WordPress creates its Permalink URL page addresses, how to edit them, and how they relate to good SEO. Also a look at editing the Permalinks of cloned and draft pages. (10.16.13)
Site Organization, Menus & Widgets
(20 min.) Step–by–step demonstration of creating the primary menu for use in the Custom Area Menu, using both pages and links (09.10.13) ADDENDUM: 7 min. video correction about non-linking menu items.
(29 min.) A more detailed look at organizing widgets in the sidebar on individual pages vs. site wide, some of the specialty widgets, and especially adding basic HTML formatting in the Text widget. (09.10.13) ADDENDUM: 3 min. video on the Inactive Widgets feature.
Working with Graphics
HTML in WordPress
(15 min.) Introduction to how HTML code and tags can be used and edited in the content areas of our WordPress templates. The is a very simple introduction and does not require any coding experience. (09.19.13)
Upcoming Training Videos
- SCC Stock / Banners / Logos – Coming Soon
- Designing for Responsive Pages – Coming Soon
- Downloads – Coming Soon
- Calendars – Coming Soon
- Alfresco – Coming Soon
Archived Video (Flex Week)
(90 min.) Archived from the Flex presentation from 08.22.13. It’s a bit outdated and being replaced by the shorter videos abov. If you attended this Flex training or watched the recorded presentation, here is the HANDOUT.