General Settings and Instructions

Signing in and out

  1. Sign in to the platform at univaasa.fi/register/en
  2. When you are ready to sign out, hover over your own name in the upper-right corner and select Log Out.
  3. Close your web browser!

Issuing rights to update

If you want to issue rights to update your blog or website to another user, please send an email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi

Changing the address

If you want to change the address of your blog or website, please send an email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi

Backup-copying

If you want a backup copy of your blog or website, for example, to your personal computer, please send an email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi

Setting the language and date format

In General settings, you can choose, for example, the language and the default time and date formats for your blog or website.

  1. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Settings > General.
  2. Choose the settings for Site Language, Timezone, Date Format and Time Format.
  3. Select Save Changes.

Creating language versions

If you need different language versions of your website, please send an email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi

Setting the tagline and search engine visibility

In general settings, you can enter a tagline to describe your blog/website. In the reading settings, you can affect the visibility of your blog/website in search engines.

  1. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Settings > General.
  2. Enter a Tagline of your choice.
  3. Select Save Changes.
  4. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Settings > Reading.
  5. If you want your blog/website to be visible in search engines and the lists of University of Vaasa blogs and websites, go to Search Engine Visibility and clear the Discourage search engines from indexing this site checkbox.
  6. Select Save Changes.

Widgets

You can add different widgets, i.e. functional elements, to the sidebar of your blog/website.

  1. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Drag a widget into the Sidebar box on the right.
  3. Enter a suitable title for the widget, and choose the settings.
  4. Select Save.
  5. If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their title to rearrange them.
  6. If you want to delete a widget, select Delete inside its box.

About Author You can give information on the author of the blog.
Audio You can show an audio player.
Archives You can add monthly lists of your posts.
Calendar You can add a calendar view of your posts.
Categories You can add a list or drop-down menu of your post categories.
Custom HTML You can add an HTML code of your choice.
Gallery You can show an image gallery.
Image You can show an image of your choice.
Meta You can add links to sign in, RSS feeds and WordPress.org.
Navigation Menu You can add a navigation menu to your sidebar.
Pages You can list all the pages of your website.
Posts Liftup You can highlight a particular post.
Recent Comments You can show the most recent comments on your blog.
Recent Posts You can show the most recent posts in your blog.
RSS You can show any RSS or Atom feed.
Search You can add a search bar to your website.
Sub Pages Widget You can list the subpages of the page.
Tag Cloud You can show the most used tags.
Text You can add a text of your choice.
Video You can show a video of your choice.

Menus

You can insert lists of links, i.e. menus, into the top and sidebar of your blog/website.

  1. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Appearance > Menus.
  2. Enter a suitable title for the menu (Menu Name).
  3. Select Create Menu.
  4. Add links to the menu.
    • If you want to add a link to a page within your blog/website, in the Pages tab, choose the page and select Add To Menu.
    • If you want to add a link to a post within your blog/website, open Posts, choose the post and select Add To Menu.
    • If you want to add a link to an external page, open Custom Links, enter the address (URL) and name (Link Text) of the page and select Add To Menu.
    • If you want to add a link to the posts of a certain category, open Categories, choose the category and select Add To Menu.
  5. If you want to change the order, go to Menu Structure and drag the boxes to rearrange them.
  6. If you want to create a submenu, drag the subordinate box to the right.
  7. If you want to remove a link, open the box by clicking the arrow and select
  8. If you want the menu to appear in the top bar, select Top Menu in Menu Settings.
  9. Select Save Menu.
  10. If you want the menu to appear in the sidebar, add a navigation menu widget (see Widgets).
  11. If you want to edit an existing menu, find it from the list and click the Select button.
  12. If you want to remove a menu, open it for editing and select Delete Menu.

Previewing a post or a page

You can preview posts and pages before publishing.

  1. Under Publish on the right, select Preview.
  2. Check your post/page in the new browser tab that opens.
  3. When you want to continue, close the preview tab and go back to the original tab to continue editing. NOTE: If you try to go back to editing in the preview tab, you will lose any changes you make.

Removing the University of Vaasa header

If you want the university logo and links from the top of your page removed, please send an email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi

Using the toolbar of the content editor

The content editor has two tabs: a visual tab and a text tab. The icons in the toolbar of the visual editor are similar to those of word processing tools. Hover over an icon to see what you can do with it.

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1. Add media content 14. Strikethrough text
2. Choose a predefined style 15. Add a horizontal line
3. Make text bold 16. Paste text without formatting
4. Make text italic 17. Clear formatting
5. Start an unordered (bulleted) list 18. Add a special character
6. Start an ordered (numbered) list 19. Decrease indent
7. Highlight a quote 20. Increase indent
8. Align content to the left 21. Add a table
9. Center content 22. Undo the last command
10. Align content to the right 23. Redo the last command
11. Insert or edit a link 24. See a list of keyboard shortcuts
12. Insert a Read More tag
13. Show or hide the toolbar

 

Embedding a Youtube video

You can embed a video from Youtube to your post or page.

  1. Copy the address of the Youtube video.
  2. Open the Text tab of the content editor.
  3. Paste the address of the Youtube video to the place of your choice.
  4. Select Update.

Using categories and tags in posts

You can publish as posts blog posts, news or any current articles that you want to present in chronological order and on which you want your readers to be able to comment.

Use categories to group your posts according to a general theme (e.g. news, opinions, decisions). Use tags to describe the content of a post in more detail with keywords (e.g. dissertation, award, grant). Tags will make your post more visible in search engine results. Categories are a must and correspond to the table of contents of a book, whereas tags are optional and represent the index of a book. Choose and limit your categories carefully. Tags you can use more freely.

Enter the categories and tags of a post already as you create it. You can use widgets to present groups of posts according to a category or a tag. You can also feature posts of a certain category (e.g. news) with a content block.

Read the following instructions.

  1. Creating a post
  2. Widgets
  3. Adding a feed to feature content