Website Builder: Administrator Guide to Getting Started
Welcome to TeamSnap's Website Builder! As an administrator for your organization's Website Builder account in Wordpress, this handy guide has been put together to help get you comfortable with how to make changes within your site and manage the day-to-day operations.
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First things first, you'll want to log into your site. Your login credentials should have been provided to you via a email, along with your new site's web address. If not, you'll want to reach out to your Customer Success Manager to get that. Once set up, you can log into your TeamSnap Website Builder site by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site's web address (URL).
If you set up a custom domain to use with your site you will access it using the new URL the same way:
This will bring you to a login screen for your website where you can log in with your username and password.
Once logged in, you will be taken to your dashboard.
Get to Know the WordPress Dashboard
The dashboard is the first screen you are taken to upon login and is the place you manage your site from using the admin menu, which includes administrative functions for managing your media library, site pages, plugins, and other settings. You'll also notice a black bar across the top of the dashboard - this is the toolbar, which will remain visible if you click your site name to view the front end of your site while logged in. This allows you to more easily edit pages and access certain admin functionality as you navigate through your site.
The toolbar has a few different links on it.
- Wordpress logo: provides links to information about Wordpress and accompanying documentation for general Wordpress use. You will likely not need to access this information during the course of your website builder use.
- Site link: Your site name is a link to switch to the front-end view of your site. Click the name or hover over it and click View Site to visit the public homepage of your site.
- Howdy, [You]: On the far right of the toolbar is your name and Gravatar image (if you have one). When you over over your name, you will see links to edit your profile or log out of your website builder account.
- Screen Options: This is a sub-tab right below Howdy, [You] that contains some options for what is shown on the screen you are on. Different screens may have different screen options.
- Help: This is another sub-tab below Howdy, [You] that contains contextual help information for the screen you are on.
Posts and Pages
Posts are blocks of content generally used for blogs, news, events, and other more time-sensitive content. Pages are the screens people will navigate to within your site that contain more static content. They can be linked to your navigation menu items and are where you add permanent content sections with various layouts and content modules using Page Builder.
One of the first things you may notice is that your site is already set up with some default pages. There are two pages that you should leave untouched as far as modifying the layout/modules already set up. These are the Locations and the Schedule pages. They are special pages set up to connect to other links within modules that are connected to TeamSnap, and will dynamically update to display information based upon the link clicked. What does this mean? Well, for example, if you set up a page for your division listing, each team in the division will display a link to view their schedule. They will be taken to the Schedule page, which will automatically show the schedule for whichever team they clicked, and if they go back and click a different team schedule link, it will automatically show that team's schedule instead.
The Media section is where you'll upload any images, video, or other files that you will be using within your site. You'll just upload them once in the Media section and you can then select them for use throughout your site.
Under the Appearance section, you will see subsections for themes, customization, widgets, and menu management.
Themes encompass the overall look and feel of your site including color, graphics, and text. There nothing you will need to edit in your Website Builder theme since that is preset by using the TeamSnap product.
Under Customize you will see a whole menu of settings you can adjust within your site theme.
Widgets allow you to add a variety of information to your theme's sidebar content. You can add a widget to display blog post categories, archives, or recent comments.
This is where you can manage your site's navigation menu options and create your parent menu with sub-navigation to the pages, categories, and custom links that you set up.
TeamSnap reviews each plugin made available within your Website Builder site for security. The plugins you see available have passed this vetting process. Plugins provide a variety of added functionality within your site without requiring special coding knowledge and need only minimal setup. Learn how to activate plugins .
As the site administrator, you will have the ability to set up additional users within the site. This is separate from the user list within TeamSnap, meaning that the access level granted within your Website Builder site does not carry over to the same user within TeamSnap, and vice versa. Learn more about user roles and how to add them.
The Tools section provides options for managing blog content that is mostly ignored for Website Builder purposes. The main area you need to pay attention to is the domain mapping option. This is where you will go to add your custom domain if you decide to obtain one as the last step of your custom domain activation.
This is where you'll control some basic settings on your site like the site title & tagline, set your time zone, URL format, define the homepage, etc.