Support Documentation

This page contains a list of our support documentation articles for ISUComm ePortfolios. If you would like to suggest content for an article, please email us at sites@iastate.edu. All of these topics are covered in more depth in the WordPress Codex; the articles here are more localized for ISUComm ePortfolios.


Creating Content

sm_add_pagePages and Posts: information about WordPress’s main content types, as well as instructions for how to create basic content.

sm_add_categoryCategories and Tags: information about different ways to organize posts for readers, including main differences and how to create them.

sm_editorEditor: a diagram of the TinyMCE editor and its functions, as well as instructions for customizing your editor. Having a nicely customized editor can speed production.

sm_add_menuNavigation: instructions on how to create, add to, and edit navigation menus, as well as on how to choose theme locations.

sm_insert_mediaMedia: an overview of the media library, including how to upload files and insert them into pages and posts, as well as how to use the media editing tools.

sm_cyboxEmbedding and Linking Using Cybox: instructions on how to create hyperlinks and embed documents and images.

Embedding and Linking Using the Media Library: instructions on how to create hyperlinks and embed documents and images.

Embedding a Prezi: describes how to embed a Prezi presentation into a page or post using shortcodes.

How to Create a Slideshow: describes how to create a slideshow and embed the slideshow into a page or post using shortcodes.


Site Administration

sm_user-roles Users and Roles: information about WordPress user accounts and and user roles, including ISUComm Sites-specific roles. Useful for granting access to others.

sm_passwordSecurity: details about how to secure your account, and tips about passwords. This article is about general information security.

smpublish_menu Privacy and Visibility: instructions for how to set visibility of your ePortfolio and individual pages and posts, and how to password-protect certain content. Useful for presenting to multiple audiences.

sm_themes Themes: an overview of WordPress themes and how to customize the look and feel of your site. Also includes information about the effects themes have on your content.

sm_widgets Widgets: an explanation of what widgets are and how to use them to provide improved functionality.