Getting Started on WordPress


  1. Access the website editor login by visiting 
  2. Enter your login and password. If you do not have a login or password, please contact your manager or site administrator to request access.
  3. Once you log in, you will see your “Dashboard” where all of your editing capabilities exist.

User roles

The level of access for each user depends on the role. Roles on the site include (in order from highest level of access to lowest):

  • Administrator: Full editing privileges in the website
  • Content Captain: Edit or publish pages or news posts, check broken links, publish or edit PDFs and forms
  • WordPress Wizard: All Content Captain capabilities, in addition to deleting posts or forms.
  • Contributor: Read posts

Your dashboard

Each user’s dashboard may look different depending on the user’s role. While the dashboard may seem overwhelming due to the various modules of information, you can ignore most of it. 

The majority of the actions that users will do are located on the left side panel, such as: Pages, PDFs, News, Media. WordPress works by creating libraries of the content that can be linked on each of the pages. For example, if you need to add a new PDF to the website, then you will first add the PDF to the library and then create a link to it through the content blocks. 

View your profile

Click on the “Howdy,” button in the upper right corner of the top toolbar to open your user profile.

Reset password

  1. Once in your profile, scroll down to the “Account Management” section. 
  2. Click generate password. You can either use the password they generate for you or clear the field and enter the new password you have chosen. Doing this will maximize the security of your account.

Lost password?

  1. From the login screen (, click the “Lost your password?” button.
  2. An email will be sent to you to begin the reset process.
Last updated April 14, 2021