Learn to Navigate the Administration Menus

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The setup wizard provides access to many basic configuration options, but to further refine your website setup you should learn your way around the menus.

Set New Password

The Set New Password button appears on the Profile screen, along with options for editing your name and contact details. For administrators, Profile is a submenu under Users. Other users will see Profile as a top-level menu.

Profile Screen

Toastmasters Settings

The officer’s listing and other Toastmasters-specific options can be accessed from the Toastmasters screen under Settings.

Toastmasters Settings screen

RSVPMaker Settings

The WordPress for Toastmasters system uses the RSVPMaker plugin for WordPress to manage events and event registration. Many options such as whether to display the timezone on events can be set here. RSVPMaker can also be configured to collect money for events using PayPal or Stripe (the Stripe integration can also used by the Toastmasters extension for dues collection).

RSVPMaker Settings screen

Event Templates

Your meeting templates and any other event templates you may have created can be accessed through this screen under RSVP Events.

Event Templates screen

Event Setup

Clicking either Add New or Event Setup under RSVP Events will bring you to this screen. After entering the date and time of your event, as well as basic settings like whether to collect RSVPs (registrations), you will compose the content of your event post in the WordPress editor.

This is how you would create an event that is not a regular Toastmasters meeting, for example an open house, party, or special workshop that your club is hosting.

RSVPMaker Event Setup

Events Listing

All events created so far are shown under the main menu for RSVP Events. An edit link appears beneath each individual event.

RSVPMaker Events listing

Pages Listing

The pages of your site are listed under the Pages menu. A similar Posts menu lists all blog posts. Use pages for evergreen content and posts for newsier content, like celebrating a club member’s win at a recent contest.

Pages Listing

Edit Links on the Front End

When you are logged in with sufficient editing rights, you will see an Edit Page, Edit Post, or Edit RSVP Event on the black menu bar that appears at the top of the screen.

Admin Bar, Edit

In the case of events created with RSVPMaker, you will also see many options for the configuration of events and related documents, such as registration forms and confirmation messages.

If an event is based on a template — as meeting events typically are — clicking on Edit Template is one way of navigating to the template, making changes, and then updating all events currently on your calendar.

Admin Bar, RSVP Options

The “New” Menu

When you are logged in, you will also see a menu labeled New for creating new documents.

Admin Bar, New