- Register. Follow the instructions in the email that will follow your registration. If you have already registered, skip to #2.
- Log in.
- Under the “Posts” tab, click “Add new.”
- Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it. (Each of these sections is explained below.)
- When you are ready, click “Submit for Review.”
DESCRIPTIONS OF POST FIELDS AND ACTIONS
Title/Headline Box (A)
Where the field says “Enter title here,” type the title of your post. You can use any phrases, words or characters.
Body Copy Box (B)
The large blank box is where to enter your writing and images. You can use either the “Visual” or the “Text” tabs to compose your posts. The default is Visual and you should keep it that way. Text view is for advanced coding.
Adding images (C)
To add an image, just click the button above the Body Copy box that says “Add Media.” You will be guided to upload an image from your computer.
Featured image (D)
Down the page a bit, you’ll see a link to “Set featured image.” Clicking this will allow you to choose one of the images you uploaded to be featured on the Community Blog page, as the lead image for your post.
Preview button (E)
Allows you to view the post before officially submitting it for moderator review.
Publish box (F)
Contains buttons that control the state of your post. While you are working on your post, you may wish to save it as a Draft so that you don’t accidentally lose what you’re working on. When you have finished drafting your post and want it to be reviewed and published by our moderator, just select click “Submit for Review.”
NOTE: OTHER OPTIONS
There are many other options available when creating your post. You can ignore all of them. The above steps are all you need to successfully contribute to our blog.
Good luck, and have fun!