Help

This page is for Fairleigh Kindergarten staff who administer the website. It is not for public view, but has some handy videos that can be used to quickly show how to edit/change/update various pages or stories on the www.kindergarten.co.nz website. There is also a guide to using an image resizer which is a handy tool for making photos the correct size to use online, or to watermark them too.

These videos should be watched in conjunction with the user guides which are more detailed, but will probably make more sense after viewing the videos.

Video 1 – Intro to Website Guides & Homepage Slideshow

An overview of the Website CMS and how to add images to slideshow.

Video 2 – “The Dashboard”

A basic look at the Dashboard Admin Section where all updates begin

Video 3 – Creating & Editing Posts (used in the Newsboard section)

 

Video 4 – Adding Links

Video 5 – Adding / Editing Images

Video 6 – How to use the Media Library

Video 7 – Widgets – What they are and how they work

Video 8 – Master Slider Overview

This video will show you the basics of creating and installing a new slider.

Extra slider settings

How to use the Page Builder

You will notice some pages use a page builder to more easily create a different layout, e.g. where columns are needed. The homepage uses Pagebuilder to create the layout. Below is a guide to how it works.

Advanced Tips

What are Tags?

Here is a basic guide for clients on what post tags are.

Jetpack Site Stats

visitors, keywords, top stories, etc.

More videos

If you wish to delve more into how specific things work more generic videos like those above can be seen here WordPress Video Guides

For website specific anomolies or problems contact Medlicott Design direct.

Light Image Resizer – Free Photo Resizer

This is a FREE program that I recommend to most clients who do not already have photo/image manipulation software like Photoshop. This program is great for resizing photos to use online in websites which you own and where file size can affect costs (not like Facebook which is free at present.)

This program can also add watermarks and copyrights to photos easily and is ideal for clubs and sporting organisations where costs are always a factor. The only drawback is that this is built for Windows operating systems, so those people with Apple Macs and iPads will have to use something from the Apple stable.

You can read about and download the program from here http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/

Video 1 – How to resize photos basic (30 secs)

Full video tutorial for using Image Resizer (6 mins)

Watermarking Photos (2.45min)