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Extended Functions (Plugins)

Extended Functions (Plugins)

Several additional functions are available to you for customizing your website. You can find these on your WordPress dashboard along the side menu.  Please see the list below for descriptions of each plugin and links to their documentation (you can ignore the parts about installation; we’ve already taken care of that).

If you need help using these plugins, feel free to email us at help@maddchapters.ca.

Twitter Feed

Your Twitter feed can be embedded anywhere on your website using Twitter’s native embed code. One common place to put a Twitter feed is on the homepage in the lower right area (under Events):

  1. Follow Twitter’s instructions for generating the HTML code and copy it.
  2. In your website dashboard, click Pages.
  3. Click Home to edit the homepage.
  4. Scroll down and click the small plus (+) at the bottom of the Events box.
  5. Click the Raw HTML element.
  6. Click the pencil icon to edit the Raw HTML element.
  7. Paste your Twitter embed code into the Raw HTML area.
  8. IMPORTANT: Add data-tweet-limit=”3″ into the code. This ensures that the twitter feed does not scroll infinitely and create a keyboard trap for people accessing your site with the keyboard.
  9. Click “Save changes”.
  10. If you want to add a title above your twitter feed (like “Our Twitter Feed”), hover over the Events text element and clone it. Then drag it down just above the Raw HTML element. Do the same with the Divider element.

The feed can be put into the sidebars in a similar way. See the Sidebars tutorial (COMING SOON).

Sponsor Logos

Plugin name: Logos Showcase | Documentation
Where to find it: Top of side menu
Description: Getting images to line up nicely in WordPress can be tricky. This plugin allows you to load up all your sponsors’ logos and display them on any page in a grid or carousel. Each image can link to the sponsor’s website. This can also be used for photos or any other images you want to display.

Tables

Plugin name: TablePress | Documentation
Where to find it: Middle of side menu
Description: Allows you to add a nicely formatted table to any page.

Forms

Plugin name: Visual Form Builder | Documentation | Video Tutorial
Where to find it: Bottom of side menu
Description: Insert a form into any page. Options include text fields, dropdown menus, check boxes, radio buttons, address fields, and more.

Volunteer Sign-up Sheets

Plugin name: PTA Volunteer Sign Up Sheets | Documentation (scroll down to Settings)
Where to find it: Email help@maddchapters.ca and we will activate it for you.
Description: Allow volunteers to sign up for events right on your website.

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