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Sites at Penn State Tutorials

Creating and Setting Up Your Site

This tutorial will walk you through creating and setting up your site for the first time. If you have already created a site and are ready to start adding content, please see the Creating and Publishing a Post tutorial. Navigate to sites.psu.edu and click on the...

Adding Links

This tutorial will help you learn to add hyperlinks to your posts in Sites. From your post editor page, select the text that you’d like to hyperlink. Next, click on the hyperlink button above the text, on the WYSIWYG toolbar. It looks like a chain link. The...

Adding Photos to Posts

Go to sites.psu.edu and login with your PSU username and password and navigate to your site dashboard. [For tips on logging in, see the creating a post tutorial] To add photos into your posts, first create a new post. For information on creating a post, go to the...

Creating and Publishing a Post

This tutorial will show you how to create and publish a post on your site, whether it’s your first or 100th time. To create a post, we will be accessing a part of Sites called the Dashboard. To do this, make sure you are logged into your Sites account by either going...

Embedding Video from YouTube

YouTube makes it easy to quickly embed videos into your website. All you need to do is copy the URL of the video you’d like to add and paste it into your post. If you need a refresher on creating a post, check out the creating a post tutorial. First, select the...

Setting Up Site Navigation + Curating Your Posts

This tutorial will show you how to add items to the top navigation of your site To curate your posts, you will need to set up your site navigation. This is done through setting menus to pull in specific categories that you have created. If you have not created...

Adding Categories to Posts

Categories will allow you to curate your posts into different sections of your research topic. The categories you create will be specific to you and how you wish to categorize your research. To begin creating a category, navigate to your Dashboard again. Once there,...

Customizing Your Site for NUTR360

Once you’ve created and set up your site, there are additional ways to further customize the appearance of your site. This tutorial will show you how to add a custom welcome message on your homepage and how to remove some pre-set fields to enhance your homepage. The...

Brochure Assignment Tutorial

For the NUTR360 Brochure assignment, there are a couple of steps that you will need to complete (if you haven’t already) in order to get your six sections of your brochure grouped together. First, you will need to learn how to create a category and assign those...

Customizing your site for NUTR 495

This tutorial will walk you through customizing your already existing site from NUTR 360. If you have not yet created a site, please refer to the introductory tutorials about setting up you site here. The steps to customize your site are as follows: Create the NUTR495...