More about Blogging

You already know how to create a blogpost? If so, read these instructions on how to embed further media, how to release comments and how to change the structure of your blogsite.


Contents

Embedding further media

   Inserting and aligning images
   Inserting video

Administering the blog

   Comments
   Dashboard and Quick Edit

Pages, categories and menu structure (admins only)

  Pages and categories
  Creating categories and pages


Embedding further media

Inserting and aligning images

If you have more than one photo, you can insert them into the text thus creating an attractive appearance. To do so, click at the spot where the photo is to appear and then on the Add Media button:

You will be taken to the Media section where you can either Upload Files or select images from the Media Library:

To select more than one image, hold the CTRL-key pressed and click on the image(s). On the right, you should annotate your image. The caption should include the name(s) of displayed persons, place and date when it was taken. When ready, click on Insert into post.

 

You could have aligned the image right away in the Media section or do it now in the text editor. You can also define the image size and determine where it is to appear in the text. When you click on it, a small toolbar will be displayed on top.

Tip: Nice photographs with a high resolution look best when you make them "big" and place them centered.

Inserting video

It is better to embed a video rather than to link to it. To do so, click on the spot where the video is to be shown and open the Media section by clicking on Insert Media and afterwards on Insert from URL. Copy the link to the video and insert Into the post.

 

Administering the blog

If you are the person in charge of the blog, there will be further things to do for you, as for instance administering comments, posting or deleting articles and creating pages.

Comments

When there is a new comment, you will be notified in the sidebar, next to Comments. Click on it.

When you move the cursor over the comment, you will see a small toolbar allowing you to Approve, Reply, Quick Edit, Edit, mark as Spam or to Trash it.

Dashboard and Quick Edit

The Posts overview allows for deleting or Quick Editing your posts. You can delete more than one post at a time by selecting the posts to be deleted and then choosing Move to Trash in the Bulk Actions field. If you want to delete or Quick Edit just one post, move your mouse over the post. A small toolbar provides options: Edit Quick Edit Trash and View

Choose Quick Edit when you want to change the publishing date, choose a category or set tags.

Pages, categories and menu structure (admins only)

Pages and categories

The structure of the blog consists of pages and categories.

  • Categories have the function to group posts by topic, publishing date or other aspects. When categories are made menu items, users will see all posts belonging to this group when he/clicks on the respective menu item.
  • Pages are elements, used for static contents such as the editorial or "About this blog". They can be edited like posts and can be made part of the menu too.

Blog homepage:

Category page (archive of 2016 posts):

"About the project" page:

Creating categories and pages

If you want to create a new category, click on Posts in the sidebar on the left and then on Categories:

If you want this category to be a menu item (as shown above), click on Appearance - Menus:

You can see an overview of all categories and pages and can insert them into the menu by dragging & dropping them into the menu structure.

In order to create a new page, click on Pages - Add New in the sidebar.

A new editor screen will open, and the page can be edited in the same way as a post. Define the hierarchy of the new page on the right in Page Attributes - Parent. You can, for instance define here whether the newly created page is a subpage of another page.

Finally, you can save and publish your new page:

Now, you know everything you need to know to be able to regularly work on a blog. In case of questions, please turn to the people in charge.