Add New Post

Steps to Create a New Post:

  1. Select from the POSTS category, ADD NEW
  2. Enter Title Here
  3. Text Box: this is where you enter all your page information and format it how you would like it to look using the menu bars provided.
  4. Upload/Insert: the icons to the right of this text allow you to easily insert graphics to your page.
    1. Add an image
    2. Choose files to upload: select the file from your computer that you would like to upload. Ensure that the file is less than 128MB. After the file has uploaded you can complete each of the boxes that appear. Select the alignment and size of the picture.
    3. Use as Featured Image:
      1. i.     This allows you to set this particular image as part of the slider on the homepage that rotates through images.
      2. ii.     Insert into Post, this automatically places the image in the page that you are creating.
      3. To the right of the Upload/Insert icons there are two tabs: VISUAL and HTML, it is important that you are always in Visual unless you are familiar with programming in HTML.
      4. Skip the Spectrum SEO Settings & Custom Fields sections.
      5. Discussion:
        1. Allow comments: this will allow people to make comments on the page. Typically you would uncheck this for pages, but may allow for blog posts where you would like to have people comment.
        2. Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page: only leave checked if you have comments activated.
        3. Author: you can set who wrote each article/page here. If a user is set as an author, they cannot edit pages/posts created by other users.
        4. Spectrum Custom Settings: you can leave blank or experiment with in the future.

10.  Publish: we will come back to after next sections

11.  CATEGORIES: it is important to check off which Category the post belongs to. This will allow users to search easily and also CREATES the SECONDARY menu bar underneath the main logo on the page.

  1. You can add a new category here if you would like, try to keep the name short.

12.  POST TAGS: very important to use these to allow for easy searches of your site and for Google Searches.

  1. You can create NEW tags, or use already created tags by clicking on the ‘choose from the most used tags’
    1. i.     typically I will use “slider” as the tag to ensure posts are included in the Feature Slider.

13.  Featured Image: click on this if you would like an image with this page to be featured in the slider on the home page.

14.  Publish:

  1. Save Draft: this is to be used if you are not quite ready to launch the new page
  2. Visibility: set this if you want the page to be restricted to who can view it.
  3. Publish Immediately: you can set the date when a page will be ‘live’ this is good if you have something that you need to have launched on a specific day and have the page created in advance.
  4. Move to Trash: deletes the page
  5. PUBLISH: takes your page live to the website.
    1. i.     If you are editing a page after it has been created, this will be the UPDATE button.

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