Directions for how to login, create, edit, comment, nudge, like, and feature a post. These directions also include how to features a post and post as a different author. These features are only available to select users. If you have any questions or concerns contact the ITS team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How-to Login to the Intranet
Please note: You may not be prompted to provide your credentials if you are currently logged into other WSB single sign on services.
Step 1: Navigate your browser to intranet.wsb.wisc.edu.
Step 2: You should arrive on the landing page of the intranet.
Step 3: Click the login button to access the Intranet.
Step 4: Login using your NetID.
Step 5: Pass the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Step 6: You should arrive on the homepage of the intranet.
If you see a login error, follow these steps:
Step 1: Close any incognito/private browser windows that you have open. Then, open a new incognito/private browser window and retry step 1-6.
Step 2: If you are still having trouble contact an admin at email@example.com.
How-to Create a Post
Step 1: To create a new post, select the "Add Post" link from the dropdown. You should arrive on the post editor page.
Step 2: Select the post category from the checkboxes in the lower right of the post editor page. If your post is a celebration you will be required to select your department from the dropdown.
- "Announcement" is used for time-sensitive information and events. Post to Announcements by Monday to ensure your post shows up in the Tuesday digest of weekly posts.
- "Celebration" is used to celebrate existing things you are doing in your area. A celebration is always published as a department. Post to Celebrations by Wednesday to ensure your post shows up in the Thursday digest of weekly posts.
Step 3: Add a post title and enter your content.
Step 4: Images can be added by clicking the "Add Media" button above the editor, simply drag-and-drop the images into the "Insert Media" interface.
Step 5: When you are ready to publish your post, click the "Publish" button on the upper right of the post editor page. To save a draft, click the "Save Draft" button.
How-to Edit a Post
Step 1: To edit a post, click "My Posts" button on the intranet top bar. You should have arrived on an admin page that lists all of your previous posts. If you're an admin, you'll see a list of everyone's previous posts.
Step 2: Click on the post that you would like to edit. You will be transferred to the post editor page.
Step 3: From the post editor page, make your changes. When you're ready to publish the update, click the "Update" button.
How-to Comment on a Post
Step 1: Click the "Comments" link displayed below the post. You will be transferred the post's comment form.
Step 2: Type your comment in the form.
Step 3: When you are ready to post your comment, click the "Post Comment" button below the form.
How-to Nudge a Post
Step 1: Click the "Nudge" link displayed below the post. A small form will pop-up below the link.
Step 2: Begin typing the name of the person who you would like to nudge into the form. Select the name you are looking for when it appears.
Step 3: When you are ready to send your nudge, click the "Nudge" button below the form. It may take moment to send. Once sent, a message indicating that your nudge was successful will display above the form.
Note: If you are the Dean or an Associate Dean you will have the ability to nudge to groups. To nudge a group type "group" into the nudge form and available groups will appear at the top of the autocomplete dropdown. If you are not a Dean or an Associate Dean but would like to nudge to a group, request that the appropriate Dean in your department to nudge your post.
How-to Like a Post
Step 1: Click the "Like" link displayed below the post. To unlike a post, repeat step one.
How-to Feature a Post
This functionality is only available to editor and admin users.
Step 1: If you are an editor or admin, click the "Feature This Post" link displayed below the post. To unfeature a post, repeat step one.
How-to Post as a Different Author
This functionality is only available to admin and editor users.
Step 1: If you are an editor or admin, follow the instructions to create a post but do not publish it yet.
Step 2: Select the author you would like to publish as from the "Publish As Author" list in the upper right of the post editor page.
Step 3: When you are ready to publish your post, click the "Publish" button.
Images with Captions that Load Automatically
If an image has certain meta-data information a caption might automatically load. Simply edit or delete the caption as needed. Click on the image and editing options will appear.
How-to Remove Microsoft Word Formatting
Copying content from Microsoft Word may result in unexpected formatting issues. To avoid this, use WordPress' "Paste as text" button to convert your copied content to plain text and then format the content in the visual text editor.
Step 1: Copy content from Microsoft Word.
Step 2: Paste the content into the WordPress visual editor using the "Paste as text" button.
Step 3: Format the pasted content, as necessary.
Managing Your Subscriptions
Step 1: Go to the Home page.
Step 2: Locate the "Manage Subscriptions" section, which is below the INTRANET HOW-TO GUIDE link.
Step 3: Click Subscribe or Unsubscribe to receive immediate alerts. Immediate alerts send you an email whenever a new post is created.
Internet Explorer Compatibility Mode
Step 1: Open Internet Explore. Then click on the gear in the upper right of the window.
Step 2: Choose "Compatibility View Settings".
Step 3: Make sure that the "Website you've added to Compatibility View" list is empty.
Step 4: The "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" box should be unchecked.
Step 5: Click "Close" and refresh your browser.