How To … Add A Post

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BEGIN:
Log In to the site. From the top black menu bar hover your mouse over “NEW” and select “POST”

TITLE:
A box will open. It is here that you will create what it is you wish to share with the public. Click the image below to familiarise yourself with the box.

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At the top of the box is the title bar. It is important that you give your work a title, as without one it will be invisible.

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YOUR POST:
Once you have entered the title you may begin to add the content of your post. This is done in the large white space below the title bar.

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VIDEO:
If your post includes a video we recommend that you put this at the very top of your post. See the instructions here for adding videos.

“THE “READ MORE” LINK:
VERY IMPORTANT
After a maximum of three or four lines of text you must insert a “Read More” link to your post. This will make your post more presentable on the main page of the site. If you do not add the “Read More” link there is a chance your post will be edited or perhaps even deleted.
To add the read more link place your cursor at the end of a setence and click on the editing icon highlighted in the image below.newpost12

 

ADDING IMAGES:
To add an image to your post click the “Add Media” button.

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A dialogue box will open. Select the “Upload Files” button.

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A new dialogue box will open.

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Click the “Select Files” button in the centre of the screen and then choose the image from your computer that you wish to add to your post.

Once your file has uploaded you will see a largez box containing all the media files you have uploaded. The newest one is automatically selected for you. On the bottom right of the screen there is a small section for you to choose the size you want the image to be shown in. We recommend you select “Large.” Your image will show to a maximum of 500 pixels across. However, if it is larger than this it will automatically be opened when the reader of the post clicks on it.

When you have selected the size click the blue “Insert into Post” button and – hey presto- you have added your image.

 

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CATEGORIES
If you wish to add your post to one of the already existing categories scroll down a little and on the right hand side of your screen you will find the category selection box. Select which one you would like to use.

Below the category box are a number of further options. For the smooth running of the site it is important that you ignore these options.

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PUBLISH YOUR POST:
On the right hand side of the screen you will find a blue “Publish” button. Once you have added all the text, images and/or videos click on this button and share your post with the world.

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