A discussion list dedicated to Hypotheses blogs
If you can’t find the answers to your questions on the House of blogs, you can send a message to the Hypotheses blogs’ discussion list. This list allows Hypotheses users to share their knowledge and tips and tricks to better manage their research blog. You can use this medium to request technical or editorial advice from community members. Of course, in return, do not hesitate to share your own experience and knowledge with the other bloggers!
Please note that no question remains unanswered on this list. After a reasonable period of time, the Hypotheses team will answer via this list any questions that no member of the community has answered.
If you would like to subscribe to the bloggers’ mailing list or request the subscription of other members of your editorial team, send an e-mail to the Hypotheses team. Note that this address also allows you to contact the Hypotheses team for more personal questions, such as those related to your password (and to which the community of bloggers would not be able to provide you with an answer).
A widely documented software
The Hypotheses platform is based on the free software WordPress. Most of the questions you will have to ask yourself in relation to the use of your blog will be about how this software works. The House of blogs, the blogger’s discussion list and the team’s email address are effective ways to get answers to your questions.
In addition to the resources we provide, a good way to get information about WordPress is to refer to the contextual help provided by the software itself. To access it, in your dashboard, click on the “Help” tab located at the top right of your screen, next to the “Screen Options” tab (be careful, if you use the Hueman graphic theme, a second help menu is available, specifically dedicated to this graphic theme. It is accessible via the “Help” button on a green background, also located at the top right of your dashboard, next to your username). The advantage of this help provided by WordPress is that it is contextual, i.e. the information presented in the “Help” tab is adapted to the menu of the dashboard where you are located.
When you expand this “Help” tab, you will also get links to external resources, grouped on the right in the “More Information” section. These links take you to the official WordPress website, which offers many resources in the form of tutorials and forums, via its “Support” section. As a general rule, keep in mind that WordPress is used by millions of users around the world. Therefore, do not hesitate to use your favorite search engine if you are stuck. Chances are you’ll find answers to your questions quickly.
In any case, don’t forget that the version of WordPress we use to power Hypotheses has many adaptations compared to the basic version of WordPress. So, don’t be surprised if information you find on the Internet sometimes refers, for example, to options that are not available in your Hypotheses blog.
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