Instructions

Dear Religious Studies web site users,

If you have reached this page, it is because you have remembered that the editing instructions are located here or you have bookmarked this page.  When you no longer feel the need to consult this page  about how to edit your site, you can bookmark this link :

religiousstudies.stanford.edu/wp-admin

Clicking on this link gives you a Stanford WebAuth page for signing onto the administrative workings of the site. In general, your editing permissions include editing only your own pages. If you have a need to edit pages other than your own, we can sort that out.

After Stanford has authorized your log in, you will be confronted with an administration page. In menu on the lefthand side of the page, you should find a “People” button, which leads you to your own pages.

Once you land on your own page, the first thing to do is to be sure you have two rows of icons in the toolbar above the text box. Clicking on the top right icon either reveals the second row of icons or hides it in case it is already open. The second row contains styling options for your text and your links on your page.

Most of the time, remaining in the “Visual” field (see the tabs at the top right of the editing toolbar) will be adequate for styling your page. Occasionally, one does need to open the “HTML” view to get an idea of why styling changes, especially line spacing, are not appearing. There is no need to panic, just take a quick look at the code and remove extra paragraph styling if you can.  You can always go back to the previous code if you have made an error.  If you fear the Text tap, just let me know daveyh@stanford.edu.

Text styling options include italicizing for titles of works or foreign words or whatever you choose.  Besides the main text box option, there are two options in the second row of icons. Bear in mind that a clean transfer onto your site often depends on the styling of the original document.

In the event that your would like to link one of your articles either to the online journal URL or to a PDF that you have prepared, you may do so on your publications page.  This publications page appears in the left menu when you sign on.

Link to journal :

Find your article on the journal’s web site.

Copy the URL of that page.

Return to your publications page and highlight the title of your article, or if you prefer, the entire entry.

Click on the “link” icon in the top row.  It looks like a chain link.

Paste the copied URL into the link field in the small window that opens.  Watch out for the occasional repeating “http://” at the beginning of the URL.

Check the box to open the page in a new window.

Click the “Add link” at the bottom of the link window.

Click the blue “Update” button in the far righthand column, or, for the faint of heart, click the “preview changes” button to check your work before putting it out on the site.

When the page has updated, press the button allowing you to see the page.

Check the link to the journal.

Link to PDF :

Check to see that your PDF reads correctly, rather than sideways or upside down. Name your PDF something that will let you or someone else find it easily in the Media Library.

There are two ways to add your PDF to the Media Library.  You can click on “+New” in the charcoal colored top admin bar and pull down to find “Media” there, or go tho the “Media – Add new” button in the left hand Dashboard menu.

Upload your PDF file to the Media Library.

Click the “edit” button that appears when your file has finished uploading.

Copy the file URL from the right hand column.

Return to your publications page, write “click for PDF” after your article entry.

Highlight “click for PDF.”

Click on the “link” icon in the top row of the toolbar.

Paste the copied URL into the link field in the small window that opens.  Watch out for the occasional repeating “http://” at the beginning of the URL.

Check the box to open the page in a new window.

Click the “Add link” at the bottom of the link window.

Click the blue “Update” button in the far righthand column.

When the page has updated, press the button allowing you to see the page.

Click on your new link to be sure your PDF opens nicely in a new window.