Changing Your Admin Email and Editing the Database with Adminer If you’re using WordPress, you may have noticed in the past few weeks that a plugin called ARI Adminer has shown up on your dashboard. This plugin has been installed by Mennonite.net on all WordPress sites to give users access to their database directly. If ..
Adding a GravityForms Form to Your Page If you’re a managed WordPress customer, you have access to a number of great premium WordPress plugins that can help with many different site functions, including GravityForms. GravityForms is a powerful and easy-to-use form creation tool for any type of form: payment forms, contact forms, and more. Once ..
Working with your Database Behind every great Basic+/Managed Mennonite.net website is WordPress, a Content Management System that makes it easy to bring text and ideas to life. Under the hood, WordPress uses a database to store and work with the information that it has to handle. Mennonite.net offers the ability to interact with the database ..
Using Google Analytics with Your WordPress Site Signing up for Google Analytics To use Google Analytics, you’ll need a Google Account. Log in to Google if you already have one, or go here to sign up. Once you’ve done this, go here to begin using Analytics. You will then be guided through the setup process, ..
Managing Themes Every WordPress site runs on a theme, which dictates how many aspects of the site work: what does the header look like, what features does the site have (without adding plugins), how customizable is the site—these are the types of things controlled by the theme. Mennonite.net provides a number of our own themes ..
WordPress and the Sermons plugin allow you to build create a special type of pages where your users can revisit and reflect on services that your church has. If your church has video or audio recordings, those can accompany the page as well. This is your WordPress dashboard. It’s the starting point for all things ..
Using Divi with WordPress 5.0 and Higher With WordPress 5.0, the editing experience has been overhauled, now using blocks of content that can be rearranged as needed. To read about how to use this editor as is, check out our guide on the Gutenberg editor here. If you’re using a Divi theme, however, and are ..
Using the Gutenberg WordPress Editor With WordPress 5.0, released in December of 2018, the writing experience has changed significantly with the introduction of the Gutenberg editor. Where previously, creating a page was essentially just writing in a giant text-entry box, WordPress has introduced a method of adding different types of “blocks” that come together to ..
Using SFTP to Connect to Your Site We recommend using Filezilla — a relatively simple-to-use client that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux — to connect through SFTP. To install Filezilla, go to https://filezilla-project.org/download.php and download the Filezilla client for your operating system. Make sure to download the client, not the server. Before you ..
Installing and Activating Plugins Installing a WordPress plugin from your website: Navigate to [your-site.org]/login. Log in with your credentials. Go to plugins on the left-hand dashboard menu. Click “Add New” at the top of the page. Search for the appropriate plugin. Click “Install Now”. Activating a WordPress plugin from your website: If you ..