Admin Responsibilities

Users | Menus | Taxonomies: Categories, Tags... | Comments


General WordPress Users

Be mindful of user capability settings. Choose the minimum access level needed for each user. This will help avoid spam and malicious attacks on your website. Reset all website user passwords every year, if possible.

NVCAC Users & Roles

Your website includes all WordPress user types. Listed here are the user roles that we recommend you use. Review all users 1-2 times a year to ensure they are assigned the correct role.

How To Assign User Roles


Your site uses multiple WordPress menus. To edit go to: Appearance > Menus > then on the main page use the dropdown option to select the menu of choice to edit.

You can edit the items in each menu by:

  1. Choose items from the left (or create a custom url).
  2. Drag & Drop to 'add' them to the menu area.
  3. Edit 'Navigation Title' or menu item 'ULR' if needed.
  4. *Save your work to see the change on your live website.

Menu Titles & Location

  • Main Menu: Appears at the top of the website (sticky)
  • Art Crawl Menu: Appears in the sidebar, when page template = Art Crawl Template
  • Art Rental Menu: sidebar for all art rental archives
  • Cultural Mapping: sidebar (auto post and select template page)
  • Default Menu: sidebar, when page template = Default Template. Ex: Contact and all sub pages.
  • Education Menu: sidebar (auto post and select template page)
  • Exhibitions Menu: sidebar (auto post and select template page)
  • Footer Menu: small list of links at the bottom left of the page
  • Member Area Menu: sidebar for logged in ‘members’
  • Membership Menu: sidebar (auto post and select template page)

Taxonomies: Categories, Tags...

Keep your taxonomies organized! This means keep your categories, tags and any other custom fields organized. Follow the taxonomies outlined in your sitemap. Also try to limit the categories or tags applied to a post - this will keep your content relevant to the viewer.

Edit A Taxonomie Name (Category, Tag or Custom Field)

To edit or add a taxonomies go to: Posts > Categories (tags, or custom taxonomy title)

Click ‘edit’ on the title you would like to edit. Edit the ‘Name’ or ‘Parent’. If you would like to change the ‘Slug’, note that the old url will no longer work. You should create a redirect or avoid editing the ‘Slug’.

NVCAC Taxonomies

See the taxonomie sitemap below for a master list of all categories and taxonomies use on this website. Overtime the list will grow but try to keep it organized and update outdated information.

*When creating a new page or post - do your best to select a taxonomie for each appropriate category. These are used to help users filter search results or create a collection of relative thumbnail links.

Taxonomie Sitemap


If you have comments enabled on your website be sure to manage them. Not only do you want to avoid spam or negative comments but this is also a high risk area for malicious attacks on your website.

Even if you do not have comments on your site, you should check the comments tab monthly to delete any spam or unwanted items. Be sure to empty your trash.