Biodiversity - WordPress

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Getting Started

Change your display name

You can control how your name appears next to your writings. Remember, these sites will be public so use a name you feel comfortable with being in the public sphere, such as first name and last initial.

  • To change your display name, click on Howdy, [your display name] in the upper right corner.
  • Click on Edit My Profile
  • Enter desired display name in the Nickname (required) field.
  • Select and set desired display name using the Display name publicly as drop-down box. Note: this will change all references in your site, even for posts that were already published.

Writing and Managing your content

Posts and Geolocation

You will be geo-mapping your posts using the GeoMashup Google Maps plugin. Every post you geo-locate will appear on your site's Global Map.

Adding geographical data to your WordPress posts


You have the ability to create placemarks or locations on a Google map when you are writing a new post (scroll to the bottom of your New Post to see the Google Map).

  • Find a location by entering a street address
  • Add a location by clicking on the map (you can move your location later if you need to)

For recurring locations you can save a location for later re-use

  • Name your location
  • Save your location if you think you may use it more than once, it will then be available from the "Saved Locations" dropdown menu when you create new posts

Add maps to your WordPress posts

Using the GeoMashup shortcode you can embed Google maps to any geolocated post.

  1. Create a post
  2. Add geolocation data at the bottom
  3. In the body of the post include the GeoMashup shortcode [geo_mashup_map]

For more info on available GeoMashup shortcode tags see

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