1. Sign In
  • Access your WordPress admin area at yourwebsitedomain.com/wp-admin/
  • Enter your Username and Password then click “Log In”.
  • Once signed in, look for the Emergency Prep in the menu at left to access all the features covered below.
2. All Resources

This area shows a list of all resources entered into the Emergency Prep App. The blue column headers like Title, Date, etc. allow sorting your list of resources by that column. You can also filter this list by Facility by clicking directly on any facility name in that column. Click the title of any resource to edit the details for that event.

3. Adding a New Resource
  • In the left column, click Emergency Prep then click “Add New”.
  • Complete the Resource Details fields for your resource:
    • Title – Title of your resource.
    • Choose one of the following:
      • Resource File Upload (PDF) – Upload a PDF resource users can access through the web app.OR
      • Resource Web URL – Paste in the URL of an external resource to make available via the app.
    • Additional Details – Add a description or other information to this resource.
  • Complete the Contact Info fields to add a relevant Phone or Email to this resource.
  • Choose one or more from the Emergency Prep Categories, Emergency Event Types, and Facility Resource Categories listings, usually to the right of the other form fields above. New categories can be added here by clicking the +Add New… link, typing the name of your new category, then click the Add New… button.
  • Click “Publish” when done to save your changes.
4. Categories

Under Emergency Prep, use the Categories, Emergency Event Types, or Facility Resource Categories to create and manage the areas resources can be placed within.

  • Categories – Top-level organization of resources e.g. Prepare, Respond, Recover.
  • Emergency Event Types – Organize resources by specific event types e.g. Earthquake, Flood, etc.
  • Facility Resource Categories – Categories available for facilities to organize their own resources within. NOTE: Facilities can’t create their own categories but can only assign their resources to categories you create.
5. Facilities

Under Emergency Prep, click Facilities to view a list of all facilities. The blue column headers like Title allow sorting your list of facilities by that column. You can also view a facility’s resources by clicking the View link under the Resources column.
To add a new facility click the “Add New” button.

  • Complete the Facility Info fields for your facility.
    • Facility Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, and Email
    • Assign Facility User – Choose the user account who has access to sign in and view or manage resources for this facility.
  • Complete the Contact Info fields for your facility. Add the Name and Phone and/or Email of someone users can contact at the facility.
  • Click “Publish” when done to save your changes.
6. Pages

Under Emergency Prep click Pages to add/edit any content to your app that stands aside from the resources library. Each page has a title and content that can be added using the rich text editor. After you have created a new page, you must add it to the Menu by going to: Appearance > Menus. Select the “Disaster Prep Secondary” menu; Then expand the “Emergency Prep Pages” dropdown and click “View All”. Check the box next to your new page and click “Add to Menu“. This will add the new page at the bottom of the menu list. Simply click and drag that into the position you’d like it to appear. Once you’re done, press “Save Menu

7. Settings

Under Emergency Prep click Settings and complete the following fields where needed:

  • App Title – Title of the app as it appears to users on the front end.
  • Menu Title (short) – Title of your app as it appears in the admin area (default: Emergency Prep).
  • URL Slug – Web address users will use to access the front end of your emergency prep app.
  • Facility Sign Up Code – Code supplied to and used by facilities to sign up for an account to add their own resources to the app. NOTE: Any resources added by a facility account are visible only to those who have that facility’s account login info.
  • Sign Up Page Intro Text
  • App Icon – Image that will be used if a user bookmarks or saves this app to their mobile device home screen.
  • Analytics Code – Paste code provided by Google or others here to track app usage stats.
  • Twitter Feed – Embed a curated Twitter feed on your app’s homepage or elsewhere to help keep users informed in emergency situations.
    • Title – Title of the feed shown to users.
    • Embed Code – Code provided when creating a widget on Twitter.