Agenda for today

  1. Crop photos for the web – Avatar, Staff photo
  2. Overview of our website
  3. Login as users and change password, upload Avatar and bio.
  4. Create Draft story
  5. From Draft to Pending

Best practices you should know…

  1. When you name photos which you upload to the site, remember that Google uses that name in search engines. So, if you want your story to be found, and you want to be found in google, use good naming techniques. For example, a photo of John Doe should be named something like this: john_doe.jpg.
  2. Add Alt tags and captions.

How to login to the website:

Make sure and create a STRONG password. Continue adding characters until you get the word STRONG.

Enter your sc.edu email address into the slot and then check your email for the password reset link.

Create your gravatar/profile photo:

Once you are logged in to the website, click on the “Profile” link in the left navigation.

Complete the Biographical Info box using only the number of words/characters specified by your faculty.

Upload your 200 px x 200 px into the Avatar link at the bottom of the page.

Click “Update Profile.”

Photo Crops

Avatar – 200 px x 200px @ 72dpi

Staff photo – 600px x 400 px @72 dpi

Featured/Top Images – 1080px x 600 px @72 dpi – KEY here is getting maximum quality, BUT with a file size less than 500K.

Left images – 720px x 480 px 72 dpi (720 px width is the key here; best practice is that all images are the same sizes. However, you can change the height – just not the width.)

 

How to create a news story in WordPress.