How to add posts to our new blog
Hello authors and contributors!
I know you are having problems with our WordPress set up and I’m going to explain basic actions that you’ll need when posting.
How to start writing
Remember, you can’t access this screen if you don’t have required permissions. Only authors and contributors can access this screen. You can, however, reach us to show your intentions for becoming an author or a contributor.
Writing your very first post
Once you are in Add New Post screen, you’ll see our text editor which is pretty much like any other word-processor. You can style your content using corresponding buttons.
Please note that, all of the posts will be edited by me in order to make them fit into our format and to use power of some functions that help readers to navigate and fit style. Therefore, you don’t have to worry much about the look.
Adding Images and Videos
A picture is worth a thousand words. Images and videos are vital parts of any article and it is very likely that your post will include at least one image. Since adding images to posts seems a little tricky, it’s far from being difficult and complicated. Practising it couple of times will make you an expert
On top of the text-editor, there is this Upload/Insert link. Once you click, it calls Add Media box, which is where we can manage all the attachments.
Once you have the box open, you’ll notice Select Files button which let’s you select the images that you want to upload to our site before you insert them into the post. You can select multiple files at once. It will automatically start uploading the files when you are done with selecting.
When the upload process is done, you’ll see the image or list of the images that you uploaded (almost) right away.
This screen is where you can manage what the image will look like on the page. We advise you to fill Title and Alternate Text with a concise something readable by a human being.
Alignment and Size are self explanatory, you can pick any of them as you like. We, however, tend to align them to right with a size of thumbnail or medium selected but this could change due to the importance of the image
When you are done with the options, you have to click Insert into Post button. This will put the image into your article. Please remember that the size of text editor is not same with the size of article-area on our blog. Things may look a little squeezed in the editor.
When you feel like your article is done, you’ll want to publish it. But please don’t.Publishing your article means that it will go live right away without proper formatting. This shouldn’t cause any technical problems but we like to keep our content in standards.
You’ll see Publish box on the right hand side of text editor. There are three buttons, Save Draft, Preview and Publish. This may be slightly different due to your user role – authors and contributors may see different buttons.
We strongly advice you to use Save Draft button instead of Publish button. Also, if you like to have your article published sooner, please set its’ status to Pending Review then use Save Draft button.