Editing pages & stories

Stories

Editing pages & stories

All of your stories can be found under Pages on the left hand side menu.Read More

  • All of your stories can be found under Pages on the left hand side menu.
  • If you are viewing the site from the front end (and are logged in) you will see ‘Edit page’ 
  • Click a page to edit it – a page with a dash before the title means it is a sub page of the one above.
  • Edit the text directly in the text box. The editing box is known as a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) text editor, working similarly to Microsoft Word. It has controls for creating headings, links, justification, bullet lists (like this one!), etc. More information about how to use it can be found here https:// make.wordpress.org/support/user-manual/content/editors/visual-editor/ 
  • You can also add images and videos to the text area by clicking ‘Add media’ – See more on adding images in the ‘Images’ section.
  • You might not be able to see all the editing options at first – to make sure you are click the top right toggle, and a second row of options will appear:

  • Here you will be able to change the heading weight by clicking the ‘Paragraph’ drop down menu:

  • Generally on a website ‘Heading 1’ is reserved for the title of the whole site. ‘Heading 2’ is for page titles and ‘Heading 3’ are sub headings within a page. Therefore in the editor you should use heading 3 for headings (do not just use bold).
  • When copying and pasting from another document it is best to paste as ‘clear formatting’ this makes sure that no code has crept in from elsewhere. To do this select the clipboard with a T before pasting in any text:

  • If you are adding a story then you need to tick “stories” from the categories box on the right hand side:

  • You need to also select the theme from the box below – this makes sure it will appear in the correct place on the site and can be filtered by the theme. Start typing the theme in the box or click “choose from the most used tags” to see all the themes that have been added so far:

  • In the Page Attributes box make sure the parent page is set as Stories and that the template is Stories Single:

  • For a story there are different fields to fill in than to a standard page, you will see these in a panel entitled “Single stories”
  • The intro panel is the text that appears at the top of the page with the image behind it.
  • Underneath this there is a Title field – you can enter a title for the story or the author
  • Underneath this is the Left column text area – this is where the main copy for the story is entered
  • You can then add an image that will appear within the left hand column underneath the text
  • Next add the images and copy for the right hand side column.
  • If you wish to include more images within the columns, click “Add row” and select Image:

  • You can also add more text or a quote – this will be a larger font pull quote such as:

  • If you have an audio file upload it here:

  • Audio file types need to be mp3s
  • You can then add a final image to the page, this will appear below the two columns.
  • When you have edited your text and images remember to click ‘update’ near the top right.
  • To make the page you are editing a sub-page (known as a child page) of another page (known as a parent page) select the page from the ‘parent page’ drop down menu in the Page Attributes box on the right. For example the following image shows a page that is a sub page of Contact us:

  • To view the page on the front end click the ‘View page’ link at the top left of the screen (see image below) – it is best to always have the front end open in a different window when editing:

  • You can also click ‘preview changes’ on the right to view the page before saving it.
  • Remember if you are editing content from the back-end of WordPress you will need to refresh the front-end page to view the change you have made.
  • You can set the page to be visible to the public or private. This option is under ‘visibility’ in the publish panel:
  • Here you can also schedule when you want the page to be published by clicking the ‘Edit’ button under the published on date. If a date in the future is entered then the page will not be viewable by the public until that date. If a date in the past is entered then the sub-pages will order in publication date on the menu page – this is useful for older news items or events.