Having trouble with a form on your site? Try this method to troubleshoot issues with forms. Start by logging into your website: www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin. Enter your username and password to enter the backend of the site.
Look at the lefthand sidebar to find Plugins. From there, look for the Postman SMTP Plugin. Click on Settings underneath Postman SMTP.Settings.
Click Start the Wizard. Input your email address and name. Then click Next.
At the next screen, you will see an area for Outgoing Mail Server Hostname. Type in: smtp.gmail.com. Click Next.
The plugin will do some checking for connections. Select Gmail API. Then, select the button to authorize OAuth 2.0. Click Next.
Keep your WordPress Dashboard open. Open another window or tab in your browser. Click on this following link to open it in a new tab: Google Developers Console Gmail Wizard. Input your email and password. Click Sign In.
Select Create a project. Click Continue.
Click Go to Credentials.
Look at the lefthand sidebar to locate the Credentials tab. Then, look for the sub-tab: OAuth Consent Screen. Here, input your email address and product name. Click Save.
It will go to the Credentials tab. Select the Create Credentials dropdown, then click OAuth Client ID.
Select Application Type: Web Application. Then, input your name. Now we are going to use information from Postman in your WordPress Dashboard. Click back to the WordPress tab you left open in your browser.
- Then, copy the Authorized Redirect URI link from your WordPress Dashboard and paste it into your Google API Credentials.
- Click Create.
Next, we will copy information from your Google API Credentials into Postman in your WordPress Dashboard. then copy Client ID & Client Secret from google to Postman:
- Copy the Client ID from your Google API Credentials into Postman in your WordPress Dashboard.
- Copy the Client Secret from your Google API Credentials into Postman in your WordPress Dashboard.
Click Next. Click Finish.
Now, we’ll run a test to see if this resolved your issue. In Postman in your WordPress Dashboard, click Send a Test Email.
Input your own personal email so you can check to see if the email goes through. Click send.
If you receive the email, then the mail setup is working! Success! Click Finish. Go back to main Postman SMTP. Click Grant permission with Google.
Click Allow. You’re all set! Of course, if this did not work, you can always get in touch with us. We’d be happy to help you resolve your issue.
Find the events tab in the left Admin nav bar. From here you will be able to view any previously created events. Notice the dropdown menu that currently says “Future events” can be changed to view “Past events” as well.
Creating New Events:
To create a new event, we will click the “Add Event” button (at the top of the page, or in the lefthand sidebar).
This is where you can give your event a title, and describe it for your guests. You can include details about the event, list sponsors, and even add images. To add an image to your event, click the “Add Media” button to bring up the image selector. In this window, you will see any images you have previously uploaded to your site. Click on an image to select it, or add a new image by dragging the file from your desktop to the window. You can tell an image has been selected by the blue box and check mark appearing on the selected photo. Click the “Insert into post” image to complete the image upload.
The next step is to add a location so your guests know where the event will be hosted. Scroll down past your post window to see the Locations Editor.
Begin typing to autofill the location and address. You can also input the name of the location and the address manually. When the address is completed, a map will appear pinpointing your event address:
You can organize events using the right sidebar. Event Tags and Event Categories are ways of organizing events for your users. Add categories as needed to properly filter your events.
Continuing in the right sidebar, it is helpful to add a “Featured Image” to your post. This is the image that will appear anywhere an event is linked elsewhere on your site (and on social media when it is shared). It will not be directly inserted into your post. Select “Set Featured Image,” and then choose the image that best represents your post. You can also upload a new image by dragging a file from your desktop into the window.
Next, add the details of the event using the right sidebar. Edit the time and date accordingly.
Now that all the details are in place, it’s time to publish your event. Click the “Publish” button to make your event live on your site.
Hyperlinking text to another page on your site, or to an external website is easy within the WordPress text editor. Login to your site and navigate to the page you wish to edit. Highlight the words that you want to link to another page or website. Click on the link icon in the formatting bar above the text pane.
In the pop-up window, paste the link of the page or website. If you are linking to a website other than your own, we recommend checking the “Open link in a new tab” box to keep visitors on your site.
If you are linking to a page or post within your own site, you can also use the search bar to find the appropriate page or post:
Select the blue “add link” button to complete your hyperlink. For images, the process is exactly the same—just select the image instead of highlighting text.
WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform, and creating blog posts or pages is the core of the wordpress system. To create a new blog posts you must first login to your wordpress dashboard. by navigating to http://yoursite.com/wp-admin (replacing yoursite.com with your actual domain).
From there you will need to click “Posts” from the left hand column menu.
Here you will see a list of all the posts on your site. You can edit a post by clicking the title of the post. This will open a new page with all of the post options listed.
However to create a new posts click the “Add New” button at the top of the page.
On this page we will start by giving the Post a title and also writing our post content in the Text area.
To add Images to a post you need to click the “Add Media” Button located between the Title and the Content Area. When adding an image the image you select will be added wherever your cursor is in the content editor.
To add an image to your post you can choose an image from the library or you can upload a new one from your computer. In order to upload a new one click the “Upload Files” tab at the top. This will change the pop up to allow you to click the “Select Files” button and add more images to your site.
Once you have the images you want to add to the posts. You will need to select the image from the library. You will know one is selected by looking at the bottom of the pop up and seeing the number of selected images. There are a few options for inserting the image into the post. You can change these settings on the right side of the screen.
– The Caption is used to add a line of text directly below an image, some bloggers use this space to credit the photographer.
– Alt Text are used for screen readers and SEO purposes. Giving your photo alt text that describes the photo as well as uses a keyword is very good for your sites content.
In the Attachment Details section you can choose how the image appears on your site.
– Alignment deals with the way the image is laid out. Centered will center the image while Left and Right will float the image to either side and the text will wrap around it.
– The link to box gives you a method of making the image a link to whatever you like. You can choose None, Custom URL( useful for linking to a page on your site or a social page or any site you like, or Media File( this will link directly to the image. Opening the full size image in its own page.
– The Size setting allows you to choose a image size for you blog. Usually you can choose the “Large” Option. This is a size that will fit in your blog page and usually fill up the entire horizontal space. You can also choose Smaller size if you choose. And finally Full Size. The Full Size option usually shouldn’t be used as it will load in most cases a very large image that takes lots of bandwidth for no additional value.
CATEGORIES AND POSTING
Once you have created the Title, Content and images for you posts, you are ready to assign the post to a category and schedule it for posting.
You can select one or more Categories from the right column to assign the post to. If you want to add a new category simply click the “Add New Category” and type in a category of your choosing and press Enter.
Once the category is selected you can publish the Posts by scrolling to the top and clicking the “Blue Publish” button. Once published this button will change to Update and will be the button you need to click in order to save any changes any changes to the posts.
Other than publishing the post, you have a few options in regards to when the post becomes active on the site. In the “Publish” box you can click the “Save Draft” button to save the post to come back to later. This is useful if you need to do something else and need to come back to finish writing at a later time. This option will save the post in Draft form, meaning that it is saved in the site but is not active.
You also have the ability to set the publish date in the future. This is useful if you have more than one post to write but don’t want them to become visible until a certain time in the future. To do this. click the “Edit” button next to Publish Immediately. This will bring up a calendar and time so you can schedule it in the future. Once you choose the date simply click the publish button and the post will become active at the selected time.
Navigate to the Press Page in your WordPress Admin by clicking on Pages and then clicking on your press page.
Click Add Press Badge – This will bring up a new set up input fields
Insert the Title, Link, and add a press image by clicking Add Image.
You can reorder badges simply by clicking and dragging on the number on the left.
To remove a badge hover over the badge you want to remove and click the – (minus) symbol that pops up on the right side.
We here at Doodle Dog are always improving our customer experience and therefore editing Testimonials has become easier. Testimonials can be located in two different locations on your website.
Step 1. From the Left Side admin menu choose Theme Options -> Site Wide Content.
Step 2. Here you can see multiple items that appear in different places of your site. In the Testimonials section Click Add Testimonial – This will bring up a new set up input fields
Step 3. Fill in the provided fields and click the Update button on the top right.
Step 4. That’s it. Your testimonials should be updated across your entire site.
Step 1. Navigate to the Testimonial Page in your WordPress Admin by clicking on Pages and then clicking on your Testimonial Page.
Step 2. Click Add Testimonial – This will bring up a new set up input fields
Step 3. Insert the Name, Date, Content and add a Image by clicking Add Image.
You can reorder Testimonials simply by clicking and dragging on the number on the left. To remove a Testimonial hover over the one you want to remove and click the – (minus) symbol that pops up on the right side.
We have a customer portal for you to submit all of your content and revisions. You can find it by navigating to my.doodledog.com or by clicking here. You should have already received your username and password and will be able to login and make edits to your project content.