Logging in to the administrative backend

Visit the url:   http://www.epsomps.vic.edu.au/wp-admin/

If your login details are correct, the screen will change to…



Adding a News Item or Announcement

Hover over the “Posts” item in the navigation menu and then click on “New post” in the popup menu…



Type in the title, tick the “News and Announcements” tag, add a feature image and post content. If you are adding an image, make sure that the alignment is as you want it (as the default is not always appropriate). Make sure to leave a single line gap at the top of page to space the text out optimally. Click Publish and then go to the Epsom PS website to see if the news has posted.



Editing a Page

The vast majority of the sites pages are called “Pages” rather than “Posts”… amazing I know! To edit them, log in to the administrative backend and navigate to the “All Pages” link which can be found by hovering over the “Pages” option on the side menu.



You will now see a list of all of the pages on the site. Hover over the one that you want to edit and select the “Edit” option in the text that appears.



The page editor will load and will allow you to make any adjustments that you require. Remember to click “Update” once you have finished tinkering. Visit the page on the public website to see if the changes have updated.



Adding Newsletters

To add a newsletter the file needs first needs to be converted to a PDF and uploaded to be uploaded to the website’s Google Drive account (username: website@epsomps.vic.edu.au, password: Login@EPSWebsite). Once the file has been uploaded change the file’s sharing settings to “Anyone with the link can view”. Copy the link.



Go to the website administrative backend and edit the Newsletters page. Be warned, the editor does not look like any other page. It is created using a special ‘Page Builder’ mode that is actually incredibly powerful.



Duplicate a previous week, drag it into the new slot.



Edit the tile to insert the hyperlink and then click “Update”. Visit the public website to see if the new newsletter is accessible.