If you have questions about the site, need help managing your user/login credentials, or would like assistance with technical troubleshooting, please contact:
Your user credentials will be circulated by email to the club president, manager, and graduate board chair. Please guard this information carefully.
To log into the site, go to eatingclubs.wpengine.com/wp-admin. Or when you’re viewing the “front end” of the site, click the Login link in the bottom-right corner.
If you ever forget your login credentials, you can reset your password. The password reset instructions will be sent to the Board Chair whose email address is on file.
As a last resort, consult the contacts above for help resetting your account.
For a quick tutorial on using the WordPress what-you-see-is-what-you-get text editor for formatting page content, check out YouTube. There are many tutorials like this … and making sure you know the basics will be five minutes well spent. It’ll give you the know-how to make your club info look sharp (and hopefully to troubleshoot anything that doesn’t).
Managing Your Club’s Page
Once you’re logged in, click “Clubs” in the main menu on the left-hand side. You will have access only to your club’s own page content.
Most of these fields should be self-explanatory. For basic info, links, dues details, and contacts, just fill in the appropriate field and then click Update in the top-right corner. When you elect new officers, tally a new member count, or change your dues, you can update this page with a few clicks.
- * In the main text zone, you will notice some content that is surrounded by straight brackets: [ ]. These are “shortcodes” that give content special style formatting.
You can insert new shortcodes by clicking the rainbow-colored, circular button atop the text editor. There are lots of ways to add a little flair to your content with featured quotes, highlighting, etc. Just don’t go too crazy with these, because it can be overkill.
After editing content, always update and then click “View Post” so you can check the live version online for errors or glitches. If something’s awry, chances are one of the shortcodes is missing an opening or closing bracket.
- This is a little more complicated, which is why we’re happy to help you get set up if you need a little guidance.
… In addition to having the ability to add media to your page using the “Add Media” button — which lets you upload a picture, position it on the page, adjust alignment and sizing etc. — you can also embed a YouTube video in a page or blog post. Just paste the full URL and it will be displayed as an embedded video, e.g.:
Check out this cool video:
That was a cool video.
That said, every club page has the potential to include a featured slideshow. For an example, see Charter‘s page. If you’d like to add a feature like this to your page, gather some photos and get in touch with Justin for guidance.
We’re working on streamlining the process so everyone can manage slideshows on their own, but for now we’re happy to help out by resizing and adding your photos to get these features set up and looking good.
- Blog Posts & Events
We encourage you to contribute often to the shared blog and events calendar on this site. Posting your news and events — especially those that are open to sophomores — will help publicize your club and boost interest, and will help to offer sophomores a more complete, positive image of what it means to be part of an eating club.
To add a blog post go to News & Outreach > Add New and you can post news about your club (achievements, events, alumni info, whatever). If this news item relates to community service, select the “Outreach” category on the right-hand side, so this post will be featured on the Outreach page along with other service-oriented news from other clubs.
To add an event go to Events > Add New and plug in the details of your event, including the date, venue, cost (“0” if it’s free), and a photo if you’d like (e.g., a concert poster).