WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Using Faculty/Staff Members

This document will walk you through adding faculty and staff members to your site using the Faculty/Staff menu.

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Purpose

The Faculty/Staff Members in the left hand column of your main WordPress administrator screen allows you to create a repository of people that you can use to display on pages via page elements, menus, and faculty types.

How to add Faculty/Staff to your Site

  1. In the main WordPress menu in the left hand column, select Faculty/Staff Members.
  2. At the top of the Faculty/Staff Members screen, select Add New. You can also select the Add New link below the Faculty/Staff Members menu in the left column.
  3. You will be presented with the Add New Faculty/Staff Member screen. You will have the following options:

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    Extra Fields section

        Using Faculty Types

        Faculty Types allow you to categorize your faculty members and use those Faculty Types to control what displays on any given page. For example, if you had a faculty member named Bucky Badger with Faculty Types "Mascot" and "Mammal", Bucky Badger would display on any pages in which you designate the Faculty Types of Mascot or Mammal should display. It would not appear on other Faculty Type pages.

        1. Click on Faculty Types in the left hand column under the Faculty/Staff Members menu.
        2. To create a new Faculty type, fill out name, slug (optional), parent (optional), and description (optional).
        3. Click on Add New Faculty Type to add it to your list of Faculty Types.

        the options available on the faculty type screen

        Using Research Areas

        A further way to differentiate your Faculty/Staff members is to also provide a Research Area value for them. Similar to Faculty Types, you can create them as you are adding the new member or choose already existing values from the list.

        Research areas selection box

        These Research Areas can be used in a Faculty/Staff Listing Page Element to further filter the results from that list.

        Adding Faculty/Staff Members to Pages

        Once you've added your faculty/staff members to the Faculty/Staff Members section, you can add them to your pages by using the Faculty Staff Listing Page Element or Faculty Types in your menus.

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