Welcome to Web Help
Welcome to the Fullerton College Web Help website. The purpose of this website is to provide Fullerton College departments, faculty and staff and students with tools to maintain their fullcoll.edu web space. For departments and staff, this website also includes resources to help maintain design standards, like the Fullerton College color scheme, overall layout and feel, and graphics and logos. Use the links to download templates, Photoshop and Illustrator files of official graphics, and instructions for modifying the content on your website.
What is WordPress?
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a easy to use content management system. The Office of Campus Communications offers staff and faculty a WordPress site with the included Fullerton College template.
Benefits to using WordPress
No coding is required. Use a rich text editor to add in your content. Drag and drop images and files to upload.
There are several features included in WordPress, often with minimal or no code required.
- Update your own Calendar
- Add a blog
- Create your own galleries
Getting Started with WordPress
Contact the Web Content Specialist
Faculty and staff may request a WordPress site by emailing the web content specialist at email@example.com. All urls will be http://staff.fullcoll.edu/first name initial + lastname
Add content and photos
For staff and faculty sites on WordPress, Lisa Montagne, Manager of Educational Technology and Distance Education can provide support on how to use WordPress.
Read the documentation to use the Fullerton College WordPress theme.
Read the documentation.
Once your WordPress site has been set up, you can add pages, edit pages/posts, create events, and more.
Users can upload images, documents, videos, and music using the WordPress dashboard.
Getting Started with HTML
Create an FCNet Account
Faculty, staff, and students must have a Fullerton College Network account before publishing their website. Visit the FCNet Support Services website for additional information regarding creating/activating your FCNet account.
Put in a Service Request Ticket
In order to receive webhosting for html and ftp, users must put in a service request ticket, when requesting webhosting, please use the Web Hosting category.
Download a template
Templates are located under the Templates link above.
Once you have downloaded a template, extract the files contained in the zip file to a location on your computer. Next, use an HTML editor to open the “index.html” file.
If you are using a WYSIWYG editor such as Microsoft Expressions or Adobe Dreamweaver, you will see real-time results as you modify the page’s content. Text editors such as Notepad and Wordpad will only allow you to view and modify your template in its raw HTML state.
Those who are familiar with HTML may use Notepad or a similar text editor to edit their web site.
Your “index.html” file is the first web page users will see when they visit your website. The first page of a website typically includes an introduction, welcome message, or mission statement.
All web pages within your site must be saved to the root directory (in the same folder as index.html).
Once you are finished editing a particular web page, or if you want to upload your website for the first time, you have a few options that will allow you to connect to the web server.
You will need to connect to the web server via FTP. Most WYSIWYG editors have built-in FTP functionality.
Connecting with FTP
As of May 2017, staff and faculty sites can no longer be edited over HTTP via Front Page Extension. If you can no longer access your site after this time you will need to set up Microsoft Expression to connect through FTP.
Follow these steps to connect through FTP in Microsoft Expression:
- Open Microsoft Expression Web 4
- Go to the Site Menu, Select “Open Site”
- For Location, specify “ftp://staffwww.fullcoll.edu”
- Click Open
- When prompted, select use “Edit live site now”
- It should then prompt for username and password, have them specify their username prefixed with “FC\”
- In the future, users can go to Site -> Recent Sites -> and select staffwww.fullcoll.edu
For more help setting up Expression to connect through FTP, contact Jazmin Zuniga at firstname.lastname@example.org.