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In this tutorial I will be showing you how to start contributing to the Mary Washington faculty and staff site Eagle Eye. This guide provides a step-by-step process of getting a umwblog user name, signing up for the Eagle Eye site and finally how to create a new post.
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==EagleEye Documentation==
  
You'll notice that on the Eagle Eye site a header saying "contribute" as well as a set of instructions on the right side of the screen on how to start joining Eagle Eye. Click either one of those links:
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This guide provides a step-by-step process of getting a UMW Blogs username, signing up for the Eagle Eye site and finally how to create a new post.
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===Contributing to EagleEye===
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1) Go to Eagle Eye website and click [http://eagleeye.umw.edu/contribute/ "contribute"] in the header or sidebar:
 
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And you will be taken to a new page with another set of directions. A umwblogs username is required to join the site. If you do not already have a umwblog account click "here". The umwblog [http://umwblogs.org/wiki/index.php/Step-by-step_guide_for_using_WordPress_2.7 wiki] which will help you set up your account. Otherwise, fill in your information and click "send email".
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2) Fill in your UMW Blogs information and click submit email. A UMW Blogs username is required to join the site. If you do not already have a UMW Blogs account click [http://umwblogs.org/wiki/index.php/Step-by-step_guide_for_using_WordPress_2.7 here].
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The next screenshot is the sign up page for umwblogs. Please select a username for yourself and fill in your UMW email. Note, you must use your UMW account in order to access this site.
 
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At the bottom of the sign up page are two options. You can either go ahead and create a umw site or just confirm the username that you have just selected. '''Eagle eye does not require you to have a umwblog, only a umwblog username'''. After you have submitted that information, you should receive a confirmation email. Please be aware that the umwblogs' confirmation email will occasionally end up in the junk section of your mailbox.
 
  
Now you can return back to the contribute page of Eagle Eye and submit all of the appropriate information. Clicking "send email" will take you to another page acknowledging that you submitted a request. Please wait for an email confirming that you have been added. Again, this can possibly end up in your junk, so do check it!
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'''Note''': '''EagleEye does not require you to have a site, only a username'''.
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3) Check for the confirmation email ('''be sure to check your Junk Mail folder'''). Please wait for an email confirming that you have been added, which may be a bit of delay given we are manually authorizing new authors.
  
 
(The thank you page for Eagle Eye)
 
(The thank you page for Eagle Eye)
 
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Once you have received that confirmation email, you can now begin contributing to Eagle Eye. You will first need to find the "Site Admin" link which can be found on the right side of the page if you scroll down to the section entitled "Meta". This link will take you to what is known as the "backend" of the website.  
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Once you have received that confirmation email, you can now begin contributing to Eagle Eye.
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===How to create a post in Eagle Eye===
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You will first need to find the [http://eagleeye.umw.edu/wp-admin "Site Admin"] link which can be found on the right side of the page if you scroll down to the section entitled "Meta". This link will take you to what is known as the "backend" of the website.  
 
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To get started writing, click on the "posts" section and also click "add new post".  
 
To get started writing, click on the "posts" section and also click "add new post".  
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Writing up posts for Eagle Eye is a relatively easy process,  
 
Writing up posts for Eagle Eye is a relatively easy process,  
 
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and if you require more assistance please see the umwblogs wiki for more information on creating posts as well as more specifics about the wordpress platform.
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and if you require more assistance please see the [http://umwblogs.org/support UMW Blogs support page] for more information on creating posts as well as more specifics about the WordPress platform.
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===Adding a featured image to a post===
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In order to add a featured image in Eagle Eye you will need to upload an image from your computer into the site's media gallery and then set it as your featured image. Notice that you do not have to insert the image into the post if you do not want. Below are simple instructions for adding a featured image.
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*click "set featured image."
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*browse for the photo you would like to upload to Eagle Eye's media gallery.
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*Next you will see an option for "use as featured image" underneath the size option.
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Voila you now have a snazzy featured image to go along with your post.

Revision as of 20:04, 17 August 2011

Contents

EagleEye Documentation

This guide provides a step-by-step process of getting a UMW Blogs username, signing up for the Eagle Eye site and finally how to create a new post.

Contributing to EagleEye

1) Go to Eagle Eye website and click "contribute" in the header or sidebar: 4948698109_570284fe69.jpg

2) Fill in your UMW Blogs information and click submit email. A UMW Blogs username is required to join the site. If you do not already have a UMW Blogs account click here.

4951882266_6b0fe1f9e1_o.png

Note: EagleEye does not require you to have a site, only a username.

3) Check for the confirmation email (be sure to check your Junk Mail folder). Please wait for an email confirming that you have been added, which may be a bit of delay given we are manually authorizing new authors.

(The thank you page for Eagle Eye) 4948697959_928a2b0e94.jpg

Once you have received that confirmation email, you can now begin contributing to Eagle Eye.

How to create a post in Eagle Eye

You will first need to find the "Site Admin" link which can be found on the right side of the page if you scroll down to the section entitled "Meta". This link will take you to what is known as the "backend" of the website. 4949286758_703be7cd88.jpg To get started writing, click on the "posts" section and also click "add new post". 4949287300_3fd1e3f4d9.jpg This will take you to a very simple looking page where you can type the title of your post as well as your main content. From there save your draft. It is always recommended to save any of your work before trying to publish. You may also notice that you can add tags as well as select the category. For the purposes of the Eagle Eye site, all posts if uncategorized are set to the default "What's New @ UMW".

Writing up posts for Eagle Eye is a relatively easy process, 4948698561_f567b192d9.jpg and if you require more assistance please see the UMW Blogs support page for more information on creating posts as well as more specifics about the WordPress platform.

Adding a featured image to a post

In order to add a featured image in Eagle Eye you will need to upload an image from your computer into the site's media gallery and then set it as your featured image. Notice that you do not have to insert the image into the post if you do not want. Below are simple instructions for adding a featured image.

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  • click "set featured image."
  • browse for the photo you would like to upload to Eagle Eye's media gallery.
  • Next you will see an option for "use as featured image" underneath the size option.

Voila you now have a snazzy featured image to go along with your post.