WordPress Resources

Looking for tips on how to perform common tasks in your website? These will get you started!

Do remember, you are always welcome to contact our tech support team:
techsupport@vistacomm.com or (877) 333-8299

Getting Started

Logging In

  1. Your login link is www.youdomain.com/wp-admin.
  2. Your username/password is what was established during your training session or what you've changed it to since.
  3. Once logged in, you will be viewing the dashboard.
Editing Content
Managing Media
  1. Navigating the media tab.
  2. Adding a file to media.
  3. Editing media file properties.
  4. Deleting a file from media.
  5. Organizing media. (video)

Resizing Images

  1. Free image editor.
  2. Open your image.
  3. With the crop tool selected, choose output size from the constraint dropdown.
  4. Enter the appropriate dimensions in pixels.
  5. Select the crop area on your image by clicking and dragging. Then double-click to accept the crop.
  6. Choose File > Save... in the main menu.
  7. Format should be set to .JPEG. Use the quality slider to reduce the file size to a manageable number.
  8. Click Save.
Add-Ons

Locations Tool

  1. Navigate to Locations in the sidebar menu.
  2. Either Add New or click on a location name to edit.
  3. Add or edit title, address, phone numbers, etc. Upload an image if desired.
  4. Add services  in the right-hand sidebar, if desired.
  5. Click Save / Update in the right-hand sidebar.

Job Application / Forms Tool

  1. Creating a form.
  2. Form field types.
  3. Using conditional logic in your form.
  4. Adding a form to a page.
  5. Viewing form submissions.
  6. Changing confirmation the user sees after submitting the form.
  7. Setting completed form submission destination(s).

Employee Profile Management Tool

  1. Add a new user.
  2. Delete a user.
  3. Editing your user profile.
    • To edit a user other than yourself, navigate to users and select their name from the list.
  4. Viewing, editing and removing groups.
  5. Assigning users to groups.

Ag Newsroom

  1. Stories will automatically populate in your posts or news admin area as unpublished.
  2. If you wish to publish a story, click on the story title to edit.
  3. Assign story to the appropriate categories in the right-hand sidebar.
  4. Adjust date in the right-hand sidebar, if needed.
  5. Click Publish.
Message Center

Creating a new subscriber list:

  1. Under Message Center in the menu at left, click subscribers.
  2. Click Add New.
  3. Fill out the title field and assign a list type (text/email).
  4. If you do not want the list accessible by the public (ie. Employees Only list), check the box for Is a Private List.
  5. Click Publish.

Adding subscribers to a list:

  1. Under Message Center in the menu at left, click subscribers.
  2. Mouseover the list you would like to add subscribers to. Click the subscribers link that appears beneath the list name.
  3. Search for and checkmark individual users or groups you would like to add. Then click Add Subscribers.
    • Note: Users must have an account under users to be added as a subscriber.
  4. If you wish to use or provide your users with a link to subscribe use the following: www.youdomain.com/subscribe. This will automatically complete all of the previous steps in adding a subscriber to a list(s).

Removing subscribers from a list:

  1. Under Message Center in the menu at left, click subscribers.
  2. Mouseover the list you would like to remove a subscriber from. Click the link called subscribers that appears beneath the list name.
  3. Mouseover the user you wish to delete. Click the unsubscribe button that appears upon doing so.

Sending an email:

  1. Click Email Messages in the menu at left.
  2. If you are creating a new message, click Add New. If you are editing a message draft, click the subject of the email to resume editing your message.
  3. Enter the subject in the title field.
  4. Select a template by clicking the template icon () in the editor window.
  5. Add your message text, pictures and links.
  6. Click Save Message in the top right sidebar.
  7. Once your message is ready, send yourself a test message in the bottom right sidebar.
  8. If you are content with your message, select the lists you wish to send your message to in the right sidebar.
  9.  Next select the time and date you would like your message to send.
  10. Click Save and Send Message.

Sending a text:

  1. Click Text Messages in the menu at left.
  2. If you are creating a new message, click Add New. If you are editing a message draft, click on the title of the text to resume editing your message.
  3. Enter a title.
  4. Add your message text.
  5. Click Save Message.
  6. Once your message is ready, send yourself a test message in the bottom right sidebar, if needed.
  7. If you are content with your message, select the lists you wish to send your message to in the right sidebar.
  8.  Next select the time and date you would like your message to send.
  9. Click Save and Send Message.
Accessing Analytics Dashboard
  1. Visit www.reporting.vistacomm.com.
  2. Login using the credentials shared with you.

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