Instructions

New IDMIL website Info and Instructions

The new IDMIL site is now online everywhere at idmil.org.

Connecting

To add or edit content on the site, go to the admin page at idmil.org/wp-admin.

LOGGING IN:

  • Click on the “Members” link in the top menu bar, or direct your browser to idmil.org/wp-admin.
  • Your username is your first initial followed by your last name, (i.e., mine is `jsullivan`).
  • For your first login, the default password is the first initial of your last name followed by your first name, (i.e., mine was `sjohn`).

If you are having trouble logging on, don’t have a user account set up yet, or have other issues with the site, contact me at john.sullivan2@mail.mcgill.ca.

NOTE: The internal WordPress mail server is disabled for the site, so the “Lost your password” link on the login page is not functional. If you have lost your password, email me or christian.frisson@mcgill.ca to reset it for you.


ToDos for IDMIL members:

CHANGE PASSWORD AND UPDATE USER SETTINGS:

This section pertains to your actual WordPress user account information, where your login credentials and other administrative settings are.

  • From the admin page left sidebar, go to ‘Users’ and ‘Your Profile’.
  • The first time you log in, change your password to something secure: scroll down to ‘New Password’ and click on Generate Password. You can keep the automatically generated password or create your own.
  • Update any additional fields as necessary.

CREATE YOUR PEOPLE PAGE:

The People page is your own biographical page that is shown on the site and listed at idmil.org/people.

  • To create new: From admin page, go to ‘People’ and ‘Add New’ and fill in appropriate fields.
  • Upload and set ‘Featured Image’ for your profile photo.
  • Projects and Publications can be selected from dropdown menus in the appropriate fields (note that these will have to be added and, for publications, must have you listed as an author to be associated on your People page)

ADD PROJECTS:

  • Add projects you are involved with, and link them to your People page.
  • To create, go to ‘Projects’ and ‘Add New’
  • Add ‘Featured Image’ for the project. Important: to preserve uniform formatting on the front page, please use an image with a square (1×1) aspect ratio.
  • Note that there is there is a place to embed a video on your page. If you have more than one video you can add them in the project description space.

ADD YOUR PUBLICATIONS:

  • Add publications that you have (co-)authored, and link them to your page.
  • To create, go to ‘Publications’ and ‘Add New’.
  • Fill in appropriate fields.
  • For ‘Document URL’ you can link to an external source of the .pdf, or upload your .pdf using the ‘Media’ item in the admin menu.

Adding new content and general site maintenance

In addition to adding your own personal content as described above, you are also encouraged to contribute news items and other content to the site. You can do this on your own by creating a new Post from the left sidebar on the admin page. If you are unfamiliar with the WordPress interface, there are many quick resources online to get you started. Alternately, you can send items to john.sullivan2@mail.mcgill.ca and I will post them for you.

As this new IDMIL site is still young, please help maintain the site by letting me know (via email) if you see anything that is not working, out of place, or needs improving.

The former IDMIL site is still active at www-archive.idmil.org. We continue to assess how best to bridge the two sites, both by transferring primary content from old to new and maintaining (and remapping) active links to archived content on the older site.