Events – Creating

The process of creating an Event for this site is identical to the process of creating a new Post, however an Event adds a few additional options. Please review the post on creating events, Posts – Creating, first.

To create a new event complete the sections below in addition to the regular post  text fields.

  1. The Events Calendar.
    1. Time and Date.
      This is where you enter the detailed information of when the event occurs. It’s fairly self-explanatory. The recurrence section can be used to add each instance of a recurring event to the Event Calendar.
    2. Location.
      This will default to the Marshall Grange. Additional locations may be added. Options for including a Google map and link are available here too.
    3. Organizers.
      This will default to Marshall Grange Presents. New organizers may be added.
    4. Event Website.
      A website other than ours may be entered here to link viewers to more information.
    5. Event Cost.
      Enter the cost of the event. If you leave the fields blank then you can type more complex fees directly into the event text.
      For example, we usually have different prices for non-members, members, and students. The Event Cost feature wouldn’t work well for this.
    6. RSVP.
      The RSVP feature has not been tested. Use with caution.
  2. Custom Fields.
    This section is visible to Contributors on the New Event form, however you should consult the webmaster to see if this is the best approach.
  3. Event Options.
    1. Hide From Event Listings. Use this option to hide the event from a list view of events.
    2. Sticky in Month View. This option will put this event first if a list of events on the same day are shown.
  4. Event Categories.
    Event categories are different than post categories even though some may have the same name. For more information on event categories click here.

Posts – Categories

  • Admin
    • These are posts for the site administrator. They’re just notes on the plugins that the site uses, host contact info, etc.
    • If you have access you’ll see these at My Grange > Admin.
  • Site Instructions
    • Site Instructions are help topic posts that site Contributors and up will see.
    • If you have access you’ll see these at My Grange > Site Info > Instructions.
  • Site Ideas
    • Got an idea for the site? Create a post and categorize it as a Site Idea. This gives us all a place to discuss it. One idea per post is preferred but the most important thing is just to capture the thought (s).
    • If you have access you’ll see these at My Grange > Site Info > Ideas.

_Getting Help

Use Post Comments

Post comments are a great way to ask questions. The question can be removed after it’s answered, but it may also be left on the page so other contributors can benefit from the discussion too.

Ask by Email

Currently this question will go to Neil Phaby. Feel free to ask anything!

Posts – Creating

Think of a post as an article. If you’ve used word processing software before then creating a post will be simple.

Only steps 1, 2, and 12 are required. I’ve added a step for all of the other options for informational purposes.

To create a new post you’ll do the following:

  1. Click on the New button at the top of the web page.
  2. Create the post by entering a title and creating the article.

    1. Learn more about working with post content at the links below:
      1. Text formatting
      2. Insert images
      3. Inserting hyperlinks
      4. Attach files
  3. Media.
    This section lists media (images, files, videos) that have been inserted into your post.
  4. WP Better Attachments.
    This is a neat way to attach files to your post. When you attach files in this manner they will automatically appear as a file list in your post.
  5. Sharing.
    This option would show sharing options for social websites, however this option is not currently used in our templates.
  6. Mammoth .docx converter.
    This is a neat feature that will import a Microsoft Word document as a post.

    1. NOTES:
      1. The Word document MUST be in the newer “.docx” type of file.
      2. Keep the Word document formatting to a minimum.
      3. When formatting text in Word use built-in styles as much as possible.
      4. Preview the post prior to publishing. Most likely you’ll need to fix things.
  7. Post formats.
    The Standard post format will work for any type of post.
    Feel free to experiment with other post formats and preview them to see the results without committing.
  8. Categories. This is very important!

    1. The category  determines the page that the post will appear on.
    2. Un-categorized  posts will not appear on the site.
    3. Click here to see a list of available categories.
    4. Additional categories can be created – just ask!
  9. Tags.
    Tags are another way to organize WordPress posts. Our template currently does not use these but if you want to add tags to your post it’s a feature that may be used in the future. Look to Categories instead.
  10. Sidebars.
    This a fairly advanced feature. If you think you’d like to use Sidebars talk to our webmaster for assistance.
  11. Featured Image.
    Featured images are used when a thumbnail is generated for you post and also displayed as the prominent image.
  12. Submit for Review.
    Your first post will be submitted for review. Once you’ve had a post approved then future posts will be approved automatically.


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