Faculty Course Site Template

Faculty Course Site Template

This WordPress template is designed for faculty who would like to have a site for their course where students are not contributing to the site and instead, potentially have their own sites.

Template Homepage

What is a site title? 
It’s the name of your website.

What is a menu?
It is the navigation for your site. It is a place that guides people to different places on your site. 

What is a page or post?
You can read about the difference in our WordPress Basics help guide.

What is a sidebar and a widget?
A sidebar is a place where widgets can live. Widgets are little pieces on your site that have content. You can read more about them in our WordPress Basics Help Guide. 

What is a post slider?
For this theme, the slider features your recent posts from either one category or all categories. You can also choose how many posts you want to show. The images come from the post’s featured image.

Screenshot of Course Site Template Homepage

Customizing the Template

Silent screen recording with captions of some of the customizable options. 

Specific Sections
0:00 – Changing the site name and tagline
0:30 – Changing colors
0:50 – Editing the menu
1:20 – Editing widgets
1:45 – Homepage settings
2:17 – Activello Options > Slider
3:00 – Changing the theme
3:50 – Publish Changes

Changing the images in the slider
4:03 – Featured Image in a post changes the image on the slider

Template Plugins

  • Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha – Show noCaptcha or invisible captcha on a variety of forms across your blog. This will protect your site from spam user registrations. You need a Google account to use this plugin. See steps on how to set this plugin up below. 
  • Akismet Anti-Spam – Protects your blog from spam, particularly in comments. Please make sure you finish setting this up!
  • Disable Comments – Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type.
  • Duplicate Post – Clone posts and pages.
  • Elementor – The most advanced frontend drag & drop page builder that works with any theme, any page, any design.
  • Feed Them Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) -Customize feeds for Facebook Pages, Album Photos, Videos & Covers, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & YouTube on pages, posts or widgets.
  • Jetpack – Gives you a variety features such as tiled galleries and site stats.
  • Limit Login Attempts Reloaded – Limit the rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies and for each IP address.
  • PDF Embedder – Embed PDFs straight into your posts and pages, with flexible width and height. Compatible with Gutenberg Editor WordPress.
  •  Recent Post Widget with Thumbnails – Displays in the sidebar a list of linked titles and thumbnails of the most recent postings.
  • Shortcodes Ultimate – A comprehensive collection of visual components for WordPress
  •  Wordfence Security – Anti-virus, Firewall and Malware Scan. Please make sure you finish setting this up!
  • WP Dashboard Notes – For this template, the notes are reminders about how to make your site more secure and where to find DoOO Help Guides. You can make your own notes for reminders or you deactivate the plugin once you’ve gone through the checklist.

Setting Up Google Advanced noCaptcha & Invisible Captcha

  1. Once you have created one or logged into your Google account, you can set up a reCAPTCHA at google.com/recaptcha/admin/create.
  2. Enter in a label (what you are calling this reCAPTCHA)
  3. Choose a reCPATCHA type (one you may have commonly seen is )
  4. Enter your blog URL (this includes a subdomain or subdirectory)
  5. Make sure your email is the one listed under Owner
  6. Accept the Terms of Service.
  7. After that, go to the Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha Settings by going to your WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha.
  8. Enter in the site key and secret key from your Google reCAPTCHA and click save.  
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