Basics

Off-Campus Dashboard Access

Williams VPN Required from Off-Campus Due to the increasing number brute-force login attacks directed at our servers, we are now requiring the use of the Williams VPN when editing site content from off campus. This allows us to give legitimate users remote access when they need it while easily blocking… Continue reading »

Webpage Caching (Why Don’t I See My Changes?)

Overview and Technical Details What is caching? The content of a webpage can be copied and saved (or "cached") at a number of points between the server where it lives and the browser where it is viewed. Why bother caching content? This is desirable because it can greatly speed… Continue reading »

Welcome New Faculty!

If you are new to the college, new to editing content in the WordPress content management system (CMS), or both: Welcome! We’d like to introduce you to a few of Williams’ more important web resources and to this site, which is home to Williams’ WordPress documentation. Department Sites The majority… Continue reading »

Large File Storage

Information about saving large files outside of your WordPress site on servers that specialize in media hosting and storage. Continue reading »

Last modified on December 16, 2019

Uploading Files to WordPress

Please Note: Currently, the maximum size permitted for a single file is 8MB and you are limited to a small set of file types for security reasons. Want more options? Check out Large File Storage or Storing Files on Google Drive. Uploading your file Open your page/post for editing in the… Continue reading »

Last modified on December 16, 2019

Getting a Website at Williams

Williams offers many website options, including personal DIY WordPress sites, department/program WordPress sites, personal Google sites, and Glow for course related materials. Continue reading »

Last modified on December 16, 2019