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The main topics described in this help section are:

General

Content Editors ONLY

Background

Editing Area

Managing Web Content

Reviewing Web Content

There are a series of navigational links that appear at the top and at the footer of every page.

Home Home
Takes you back to the initial Welcome page.
Project home Project
Navigates to documents about the background and aims of this project.
Browse Browse
Refers to a page, which allows you to select documents from the web site by Key Skill, Challenge, Subject and or Disability. Find out more about the Browse page below.
References References
Details all the references used for information within the SCIPS site.
Contact Us Contact Us
This section allows you to send feedback to the SCIPS team.
Help Help
Leads to the start of this explanatory help section.

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Browsing

From the Browse page you can select resource information based on the following criteria;

  1. Subject
  2. Disability
  3. Key Skill
  4. Challenge
  5. Subject & Disability
  6. Subject & Challenge

After you have selected your criteria, for example Computing, request the document by activating the corresponding Browse button.

Please note that where subject as well as disability terms have been selected, there is the possibility that a document with that specific combination is not available at present. If this occurs, please view the individual subject or disability document, by selecting only one term as your browse criteria.

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Searching

This search area can be found at the top of most pages. You can perform free text searches of the title and body of each document.

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How SCIPS is organised

You can see how the various content types are related on this object relationship diagram.

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Publishing Workflow

More information about how WordPress treats different document states.

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Log out

When you have finished editing the SCIPS website, you should always log out of the website. This can be achieved by following the Log out link at the end the dropdown behind your name in the top right black/grey bar.

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Adding new content

Only authorised editors can add content to the SCIPS site. Once you have been issued with log on details and have signed into the editing area, you are ready to begin. Below you will find a series of links to the System Documentation of the SCIPS website. These links detail how to create a particular content type and the last link describes how to further categorise your content using metadata.

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How to hide a published document

  1. Individual Items
    • Locate the document by browsing or searching for it.
    • Click on the item name you wish to unpublish
    • Locate the Publish area.
    • Next to the Status label, click the Edit link
    • Click the Status drop down
    • Select the Draft option
  2. How to unpublish more than one item
    • Locate the content type containing the items you wish to hide, e.g. the Subjects area.
    • Check the box(es) next to the item(s) you wish to retract
    • Click on the Bulk actions drop down
    • Select the Edit option
    • Click the Status drop down
    • Select the Draft option
    • Click the Update button

How to edit the details of an existing document

There will come a time when you wish to update an item that you have created.

  1. Locate the document by searching for it.
  2. Click on the name of the item you wish to amend
  3. Update the document as required
  4. Click Update

How to delete a document

If you only wish to temporarily hide an item you can retract it, from the public domain, instead of permanently deleting it.

  1. Locate the document by searching for it.
  2. Hover over the title of the document
  3. Click the Bin link

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How to publish documents

By default when new documents are created in a draft state. Visitors to the SCIPS website can only see published items. Once you have reviewed a document and you are happy with it, you will need to publish the item before it can become visible to the public. You can do this in either of the following two ways.

  1. Individual Items
    • Locate the item you wish to publish.
    • Click on the name of the item you wish to have published, so that it can be seen by visitors to the SCIPS website.
    • Locate the Publish area.
    • Next to the Status label, click the Edit link
    • Click the Status drop down
    • Select Publish
  2. To publish multiple items
    • Locate the content type containing the items you wish to make public, e.g. the Subjects area.
    • Check the box(es) next to the item(s) you wish to publish
    • Click on the Bulk actions drop down
    • Select the Edit option
    • Click the Status drop down
    • Select the Published option
    • Click the Update button

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