This template is a ‘Magazine’ format – as we are just starting out we don’t as yet have any clearly defined ‘Sections’ or ‘Categories’ (I’ve made up a ‘Hut’ & ‘Douglas Park’ as a start) but we can make these up as we go along…
We can make it jump through hoops once I’ve got a basic grasp to the flow and subject matter and amount of your content.
Most of the News & Updates will be in the form of “Posts” – (See Left Hand menu)
You will need to
- Have a (fairly) short Descriptive Title for your article / update
- Text & possibly photos for the main body of the article
- A Featured Image (hopefully) This is the image that is shown at the top of each Post and can be a static image (OR a link to a youtube video = Featured Video) –
These are a fixed size of 700 pixels Wide by 357 pixels Tall. It’s best to have these sized BEFORE uploading tho the software will have a go at resizing the image to fit in all the various location and size options.
The Feature Image is fairly important to the glossy ‘Magazine’ look n feel of the template so it would be nice to be fairly consistent in it’s use through out… It may be you’ll want to post D&G Council news in which case we can create a standard council logo for use in these articles / category
We can set the template up to do the bulk of the layout once we’ve got a clear view of the type of content – so you may want to use the ‘Screen Options’ at the Top Right of this screen to remove some of the clutter from the posts page (Most pages have the option to set the content and your computer will remember the settings)
For example below would be a typical Edit screen in the ‘Posts’ add / edit page
This is just the short description of the article used in the side bar / list page etc. and is basically the same as the description in that it will use the first few lines of the content unless you specifically change it to make it a) the right length and b) better