Hanna Bernard – Graphic Designer: After almost ten successful years in Sweden, Hanna moved to the Bay Area/Silicon Valley and took her company with her. In the Bay Area, she had the pleasure to work on several projects for some of the biggest, most well-known high-tech players in the Silicon Valley such as Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Baan, UC Berkeley, and Netscape, among others.

All-In-One Calendar Plugin

If your website has the All-In-One Calendar Plugin, here’s how you manage it.

You can find the plugin developer’s full tutorials and help here —>

Add an event

Go to “Events —> Add New”
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Add event information

Click on the green tabs to enter the information requested. Use the content area at the bottom for any additional descriptive text for your event including images — this area is just like the content area on a page or post.
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If you have Event Categories, don’t forget to select or add your event category:
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If you want a specific image used as the Featured Image for your event post, use the “Featured Image” upload:
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When you are done adding your event’s info, click “Publish”
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Add a Blog Author Box

If you are utilizing the Blog on your website, you might want a short “bio” to appear at the bottom of all your posts so people know a little about who’s writing and also have your social media links available.

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  1. Install an Author Bio Box Plugin. Instructions on how to install plugins here.
  2. When the Author Bio Box Plugin is installed, go to “Settings —> Author Bio Box”
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  3. Set your desired Author Bio Box settings or leave as is.
  4. Click “Save Changes”
  5. Go to “Users —> Your Profile”
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  6. Fill out as much of the information as possible to have populate the Author Bio Box.
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  7. Click “Update Profile”
  8. In order for your picture to appear in the Author Bio Box, you need to have your “Avatar” uploaded to your account at Gravatar.com. The Gravatar account need to use the same email address as you are using on Your Profile information.
  9. Your Author Bio Box will now appear with the above information on your posts.

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Website’s theme

To decide what theme your website is using:

  1. Go to “Appearance —> Themes” and find what theme is the “Active” theme (it should be the theme that’s listed first in your themes window.
  2. Hover over the Active theme and click “Theme Details”
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  3. In the Theme’s details you can see what the name of the active theme is and what theme it’s based on. In this sample below the theme’s name is “Flour Girl Wedding Cakes” and it’s based on (or a “Child theme” of) the theme “Parabola”
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  4. When you know what theme your site is using, you can find specific information on your theme and how to customize it on the theme developer’s own website. There is usually a link to the theme’s website if you view Theme Details for the main theme, in this case “Parabola” (hover over the Parabola icon instead and see the details).

Home page — ElegantThemes

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The content on your home page is controlled in “Appearance —> xxx Theme Options.” (xxx is replaced by your specific theme’s name).

The settings for the home page can be found under the  “General Settings” menu, under the “Homepage” tab.

You should not change any settings unless you have an understanding of what you are doing. There is a link to support documents for your specific theme under the “Support Docs” menu. Use this documentation and its tutorials to learn how to change any of the theme’s settings.

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Home page — Parabola Theme

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The content on your home page is controlled in “Appearance —> Parabola Settings.”
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It is strongly recommended that you export your Parabola settings before you change any of the settings in this panel. That way you can import your previously saved settings again if you don’t like your new settings.
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The settings for the home page can be found under the  “Presentation Page” tab.

You should not change these settings unless you have an understanding of what you are doing. There are FAQs on the theme developer’s website that you can use if you want to familiarize yourself with this panel before changing any settings.

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Home page — StudioPress Themes

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Most sites’ home pages are divided into “Widget areas.” Widgets and Widget areas are found under “Appearance —> Widgets.”

There are numerous widgets that you can put into the widget areas to achieve a certain look or functionality of your home page.

Home page view (click for larger view):

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Corresponding widget areas (Appearance —> Widgets) (click for larger view):

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Home page — Centric Theme

The home page in the Centric Theme is using pages or posts for most of its home page areas. In order to change the content in the home page’s area for a specific page, please do the following:

  1. Scroll to the home page area you want to edit and click the link button to take you to the page in question.
  2. When you are on the correct page, click the “edit page” link or button in the site’s header bar.
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  3. In “Page Edit” view, scroll down to the “Excerpt” area (if you don’t see the “Excerpt” area, follow instructions here to make it visible).
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  4. Edit the text in the “Excerpt” area. For more instructions about Excerpts, please click here.
  5. Click “Update” in the upper right corner of your Page Edit window.
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  6. Your edits are now published to the home page.

Note. If you need to change which page is displayed in an area on the home page, you need to log in to your WordPress site with Admin login. Please contact your web developer for this login if you don’t have it.

For Centric theme specific instructions, please click here.