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The default is 100 mb which can be adjusted upon request if needed.
There are many tutorials and forums available to help you at Codex:
UD has an excellent online web based training affiliation: vtc.com
Call IT Help Desk 831-6000 and submit a request for assistance.
IT CS&S consultation, WordPress training classes, and documentation support are available.
To add a new user use the UDelizer plugin under Settings.
Once logged into the dashboard,
- Click the Settings button
- Click UDelizer
- Under Add Users, type in the user’s UDelNet ID (do not add the @udel.edu)
- Then change the role.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes
Choose a theme with a customizable header.
Create an image the same size as the theme header area size.
Name the header file ‘<theme-name>_header_1.jpg’ .
Upload the image to your site through the Media Library.
If you want to have the header image rotate through a series of images, make the images all the same size and named <theme-name>_header_1.jpg, <theme-name_header_2.jpg, <theme-name>_header_3.jpg, etc. Upload the images to your site through the Media Library.
Google Analytics is a free tool that is recommended for giving you insight into your site traffic and content. Monitoring your site statistics will help you as the site admin make informed decisions about what content may be missing.
The first step is to create an outside (non-UD) Google Account.
Once your account is created, obtain UA-xxxxxxx code, copy that code
Return to your site.udel.edu/site , log into the dashboard, click Settings > Udelizer
scroll down to the Google Analytics section and paste your UA- xxxxxxx code
To view the google analytics reports, log into your Google Account.
How do I stop the spam!
Turn on the plugin: Akismet . For directions, please review this helpful video. You will have to register to obtain an api key. It is free (simply move the slider to the amount you would like to contribute). All this is explained in the video.
If you continue to experience problems
. . . enable the settings to disable comments on a post after a set number of days.
This helps reduce spam sent to old postings which is the bulk of the spam submissions in most cases.
. . . and turn on the comments moderation feature to prevent spam from automatically ending up on the site.