Difficulty levels range from 1-10, one being the easiest to 10 being the hardest. If you need any assistance, please contact Overhaulics at 888.978.8430.

Create New Blog/News Post

Difficulty Level

2

Directions:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the ‘Posts‘ tab.
  3. Click the ‘Add New‘ sub-tab.
  4. Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it. This section is a lot like Microsoft Word. Be sure to click the toggle toolbar button next to the teal magic wand to show more options.
  5. As needed, select a category, add tags, set an image and make other selections from the sections below the post. (Each of these sections is explained in high detail in the full article.)
  6. When you are ready, click Publish.
    • To schedule a post for a specific date, click edit next to “Publish immediately” and set a date and time.

Categories: This determines where on your site the posts will show up and under which category. For news be sure to select news. If you want to create a new topic, feel free to “Add New Category”. This will allow users to sort by topics instead of just date.

Featured Image: You can find this setting while editing a post all the way at the bottom of the right most column. This is the image that shows above the excerpt of the article on the homepage and on the news page. Without an image being set, a default blank image will be used.

Magic Wand: The magic wand will allow you to add features of the site to your post such as buttons, galleries, maps and more.

Edit the wording on a page of the website

Difficulty Level

1

Directions:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the ‘Pages‘ tab.
  3. Click on the name of the page you wish to edit.
    • You will see boxes that make up the layout of the page and this should closely represent what is shown on the website.
  4. Click on any of the elements to edit them.
    • Titles and paragraphs of text are easy to spot.
  5. Edit the wording in the editor provided.
  6. Click the blue “Save” button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Click the blue “Update” button on the upper right of the screen.

Update/Add new PDFs to the site.

Difficulty Level

5

Directions:

Upload the PDF to the PDF folder:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the ‘Media‘ tab on the left.
  3. Click “Add New” next to Media Library.addnewmedia
  4. Open the folder on your computer with the PDF in it. Select the PDF and then drag and drop it into the box that says “Drop files here”. Or click the “Select Files” button and browse to it manually and select it.
    • The file will be uploaded.
  5. Wait for the file to finish uploading and then click “Media” again. This time in the Folders section click the “/” to select the root folder which is where all new uploads will be. slash
  6. Select the file using the check-box next to it.
  7. Drag and drop the PDF into the PDFs Folder under Site Files.
  8. Confirm the PDF is in the PDF folder by clicking on it.
  9. Select the PDF you wish to use on your site by clicking on the title.
  10. Under the “Save” box on the top right copy the URL from the File URL box.
  11. You can now have a button, link or menu item direct to this URL and the PDF will open in the users browser in a new tab.

Updating Dates and Rates

Difficulty Level

2 / 8

Editing Dates and Rates on Pages:

Use the same instructions from the “Edit the wording on a page of the website” guide above to edit the following pages:

Some will be text fields, some will be tables, and the homepage uses an Icon Box. All will have their own pop-ups and the text is easy to edit.

Editing Dates and Rates on the Menu Drop-down:

This was custom coded, you will need someone who is proficient in html to make changes. Below is the code in plan text.

If you wish to attempt to update this, please call Overhaulics for instructions or have Overhaulics make the changes.

SESSIONS DATES RATES
First Session: Tuesday July 5th (29 Sivan) – Tuesday August 2nd (27 Tammuz) $2200 US / $2800 CND
Second Session: Tuesday August 2nd (27th Tammuz) – Monday August 29th (25 Av) $2200 US / $2800 CND
Full Summer: Tuesday July 5th (29 Sivan) – Monday August 29th (25 Av) $4300 US / $5600 CND

Transportation

NY Bus, $165 Round Trip / $90 One Way
First Session: Departs Monday July 4th, 10:00 pm – Return Tuesday August 2nd, 8:00 pm
Second Session: Departs Monday August 1st, 10:00 pm – Returns Monday August 29th, 8:00 pm
Montreal Bus, $30 Round Trip / $20 One Way
First Session: Departs Tuesday July 5th, 9:00 am – Returns Tuesday August 2nd, 12:00 pm
Second Session: Departs Tuesday August 2nd, 9:00 am – Returns Monday August 29th, 12:00 pm
Flight: Airport Pick Up Please be sure to complete and submit flight form – $50 Round Trip / $25 One Way
First Session: Arrival: Tuesday July 5th, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Departure: Tuesday August 2nd, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Second Session: Arrival: Tuesday August 2nd, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Departure: Monday August 29th,11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Embed a video in a post or page.

It is highly recommended that you understand the “Edit the wording on a page of the website” guide above and watch the video before attempting to add video to a page.  When adding video to a page, you must have a Text Block content element that you are adding the code to. Text fields using the HTML editor (HTML tab) are the only place the code can be added to pages.

Difficulty Level

3

Youtube

Directions:

  1. On a computer, go to the YouTube video you want to embed.
  2. Under the video, click Share .
  3. Click Embed.
  4. From the box that appears, copy the HTML code.
  5. Paste the code into your blog or website HTML.
    • Please note, you must paste the code into the HTML tab while editing a page or post and not the Visual Tab. The Visual tab will show the code in plain text.

Vimeo

Directions:

  1. On a computer, use your browser to go to the Vimeo video you want to embed.
  2. Under the video, click Share .
  3. Copy the Embed code.
    • For more options you can click the “+ Show option” link.
  4. Paste the code into your blog or website HTML.
    • Please note, you must paste the code into the HTML tab while editing a page or post and not the Visual Tab. The Visual tab will show the code in plain text.

Add a New Album

Difficulty Level

6

This is a long one but not very hard. Just follow the instructions exactly until you have done it a few times and understand why each step is part of the process.

For this demo we will be using an album from 2014 titled “2 Av”

Prerequisites: 

  • Gather all the images you wish to upload to the site in a single location on your computer. This can be in a folder on the desktop or in the Pictures directory. Be sure you know how to browse back to this location.
  • Login to the WordPress Dashboard and make sure there are no files or images in the “/” folder. If there are, you need to sort these into a sub-folder. If there are files in here when you upload your images, you will not be able to use “select all” and will need to select every image manually.
  • For older albums (2014 and before) you will need to access the file from the old site. These have been uploaded to a google drive account owned by Overhaulics LLC and can be accessed with this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxXfoH10asrEWjdBWmVUNVRpd3c&usp=sharing
    • You will need to download all these folders or at least the ones you need to your own computer.
    • You will also notice many albums do not have a name but rather a random number. This is just how they were stored on the site. To figure out what the albums are supposed to be called you can visit the old site here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160110201400/https://cgimontreal.com/
      • Click on “Archives” then the year. Albums show up as an image with a title. You can match up the image in the archive with the first image in the album to know what to rename it.
Warning

Failing to follow these instructions to the letter may result in additional work or accidentally moving the wrong images around, requiring fixes to existing albums. Luckily you can’t break the site from any of these pages and backups are always available.

Tips and Tricks

When adding older albums, do one step repeatedly to get in a rythm. For example, create all folders you will need, then upload a batch of images and sort them, upload another batch then sort and so on. Create all portfolios needed at the same time.

OR

Work on adding additional folders and portfolios while images upload in a different tab.

Directions:

Creating a folder for the album:

  1. Login to the WordPress Dashboard and click on “Media
  2. Click “Add New” next to Folders.AddNewFolder
  3. Name the new folder the same as you wish to name the new album. (Ex. 2 Av)
  4. Click “OkFolderCreation2Av
  5. Scroll back to the top and click the sort option in the Folders area.sort
  6. Drag the new album folder under the correct year so it is indented and set as a sub-folder. (Ex. 2014 Albums)sorted

Upload the images to the album folder:

  1. Click “Add New” next to Media Library.addnewmedia
  2. Open the folder on your computer with the album images in it. Select all and then drag and drop them into the box that says “Drop files here”. Or click the “Select Files” button and browse to them manually and select all.
    • The files will all upload. During this time they are uploading, being cropped to a maximum size and optimized to use less data when loading. This can take some time if you are uploading a lot.upload
  3. Wait for all files to finish uploading and then click “Media” again. This time in the Folders section click the “/” to select the root folder which is where all the images just uploaded to. <-- THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT Make sure the number of files matches how many you just uploaded.slash
  4. Select all images using the check-box. You can select 200 at a time.selectall
  5. Drag and drop all the images into the Album Folder you created earlier. (Ex. 2 Av under 2014 Albums)
    Warning

    The mouse and representation of the folders does not match up. Be sure to drop the folders where your mouse is and not where the representation is.

    Correct:incorrectdrop  Incorrect: correctdrop
  6. Confirm the images are in the new folder by clicking on it. Make sure the number of files matches how many you just uploaded.

Creating a Portfolio for the new Album:

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard click “Portfolio Items” in the left most menu.
  2. Click “Add New” at the top of the screen.
  3. Title the entry the name of the album. (Ex: 2 Av)newportfolioPNG
  4. Click the blue “Advanced Layout Builder” button.
  5. Click the “Templates” button and select “Default Gallery Entry
    • This will populate the area with a pre-designed layout matching all other galleries already on the site.gallertemplate
  6. Replace the wording “Album Name” with the name of the new album.
  7. Click on the masonry gallery element and click “Add/Edit Galleryaddedigallery
  8. Use the third drop-down to select the folder with your album images in it.
  9. Select every single image in that folder by clicking on them one by one.
    • Yes there should be a select all button but there isn’t. :( selectimages
  10. Click the blue “Add to Gallery” button at the bottom of the window.
  11. Click the blue “Insert Gallery” button at the bottom of the window.
  12. Click the blue “Save” button at the bottom of the window.

Categorizing, Setting the Featured Image and Publishing:

Categories:

  • To have the album show up on the gallery page on the site under the correct year, you will need to select the correct year under the “Portfolio Categories” box on the right hand side.
  • In order to allow visitors to sort by subject of the album, you can select existing subcategories under the appropriate year or create additional new categories. See 2015 as an example. It has plays, masmidim, etc.portfoliocategory

Featured Image:

  • The last box on the right column of the page lets you select the featured image for the album. This is the image that represents the album and is like an album cover. You want this to represent the contents of the album as best as possible.  To set an image:
    • Click the “Set featured image” link.
    • Again use the third dropdown to select the correct album.
    • Select a single image and click the blue “Set featured image” button.

Publish:

  • This section is very important and determines when the post was published. If this is a bran new album for the current session, you will not need to change the publish date.  However if this is an older album from a previous year, you will need to click the Edit button and change the year to match. This will help prevent the old album from showing up on the homepage as a newly added album. We want the homepage to just be the most recent albums from the current year.
  • To make the album live, click the blue “Update” button.