Environmental Health - WordPress + GeoMashup

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Getting Started

Login to your program's WordPress Site

Driving in WordPress

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

Sections required for your site:


  • "Map": global map that uses the GeoMashup plugin to display your geo-located posts
  • Additional pages, such as Welcome or About, to be determined by faculty and students.


(To be determined by faculty and students - may include:)

  • Journal entries that use the location as an organizing principle for each entry including:
    • geo-mapping using the GeoMashup Google Maps plugin
    • critical and casual reflections about your travels: surprises, museum visits, concerts, encounters, etc
    • other information relevant to your spring work

Images, video and linked files

Geolocate Posts

Once the GeoMashup plugin is activated a Google Map will appear at the bottom of each post you are editing.

  • You can drop a placemark to locate your post. Tip: single click the map to insert a placemark.
  • For places you will be posting form frequently, consider Saving the Location.

Embed a Map

  • Use the shortcode [geo_mashup_map] to embed the global map on the page you setup to be your global map
  • Use the same shortcode [geo_mashup_map] to embed single maps on your geolocated posts
  • Optional: On your Global maps page use the shortcode [geo_mashup_category_legend] to add a category legend to filter map placemarks by post category

Additional WordPress Resources

  • Built-in Help
    • when you're logged into the Dashboard look in the upper right under "Howdy"
    • Help is context aware so will show you help based on where you are in the WordPress Dashboard
    • Built-in help videos (part of built-in help)
  • WordPress Tutorials
  • Lynda.com Video Tutorials

Need More Help?

Still have questions or problems with WordPress, send Academic Computing a message or call the Computer Center at 360-867-6227.