Adjusting the width of the content display

The default width of Twenty Seventeen is about half the screen. That was unsatisfactory to the editors who installed the Theme. WordPress Happiness Engineers provided two snippets of CSS code which allow us to change the width of the content area. In the event this code is changed or lost, this is what we started …

Changing the Pages Displayed on the Front Page

The Twenty Seventeen Theme includes a Front Page Template that can display up to four Pages as part of the scrolling Front Page. These designated Pages can be easily changed in the Customizer. In My Site, select Design -- Customize -- Theme OptionsNote: Wait for all the features to load. Theme Options will eventually appear …

Page Anchor, Page Jump, HTML Anchor

Page Anchor, Page Jump and HTML Anchor are different names for hyperlink targets.These targets can be set in Heading Blocks in your documents using visual tools. After setting targets, they can be used with hyperlinks in the same document or from other documents inside and outside our domain.Page Jumps in WordPress SupportNote: Page Jumps will …

Ping-Backs — What to do.

Ping-Backs are a way to tell if some other site is using a link to our Posts.Notifications will be delivered to the OCA Inbox in Google Mail. Self Ping-Backs happen when you reference one of our Posts, in another of our Posts incorrectly.You might do this when making a link to another OCA Post from …

Categorizing Posts

What Are Categories? Categories provide a helpful way to group related Posts together.Tools on the page can display Categories of Posts in a list by their subject. From a reader's perspective, it's important to assign each Post to one or two Categories.On the other hand, adding a Post to many Categories degrades the user experience; …

About Categories

Inside WordPress, blog Posts reside in one big list.That list can be accessed via My Site -- Posts. It can be sorted and searched in various ways. By default, it shows the Posts that YOU have made in chronological order. In the Post composition window, the properties of the Document are in the column on …

How to use the More tag

<!--more--> The More Tag will shorten a Post to the place the tag is inserted when the post is displayed in a Category Page. We use this feature for long Posts to facilitate browsing the many Posts on a page.Note: The More Tag only splits posts on your Home Page, Category Page, or Archives. You …

Displaying a Post using Shortcode

There is a technique for displaying, and quickly changing, individual Posts using Shortcode. Shortcode in WordPress Help Insert a Shortcode Block and Paste or type the above code.Replace the highlighted Post number with the number of the Post you want to see.Replace again to change the Post displayed. Find the 5-number unique identifier of the …

Following-up on E-mail Returns

After you have sent your e-mails, you need to wait a little while to check for returns because of errors. There are a couple of causes for returns: Delivery Status Notification (Failure) When an address is invalid it fails to deliver the e-mail.Look up the address in the Contacts List to see if there is …

Checking and Sending the Invitation E-mail

This is your last chance to ensure your e-mail invitations look the way you intend.Starting from the top of the composition dialog: Bcc - Is the message addressed using the Bcc line?Subject - Check the SubjectMessage - Is the message the same in each dialog?Sign Your Name - Is you name on the message? If …

Duplicating the Invitation E-mail

Overview When your message is exactly the way you want it, you will need to duplicate it for the rest of the contacts in OCA GROUP2. This is easier than it sounds. Procedures Select Compose to open another e-mail composition dialog.Select Bcc as before, then select OCA GROUP2 this time. Highlight and Copy the Subject …

Composing the Invitation E-mail

Overview Sometimes I only include a link to "Hot Off the Wire . . ."Other times I provide a couple of important links from the Digest as teasers, which will display independently without Hot Off the Wire.Graphics will not display on the user's computer if they do not reside in Google Mail's Media Page, which …

Addressing the Invitation E-mail

Overview At the time of this writing, OCA has about 800 contacts who asked to be on our mailing list. Being on this list is the only requirement to be a member of OCA. Because of the large number, member contacts are split into two groups, OCA Group1 and OCA Group2. This means you will …

Inviting OCA Members to Read

After composing Hot Off the Wire, it makes sense to invite OCA Members to visit the website and investigate the current stories. This follows the tradition of sending e-mails to the membership with the links right in the message itself. If you like, you can put a couple of the important links in the e-mail …

Tags — Add Tags to your new Posts

Tags should be added to the properties of a Post to aid in Searching and display. Tags are like keywords. They are listed under: My Site--Manage--Settings--Writing--Tags, and all the Posts with that Tag are listed separately. Tags can be used to create Topics.OCA uses 500 Tags. As a new Tag is typed, a drop-down list …

Document (Post) Featured Image

The Featured Image Property of a Post defines what graphic will appear above the Title of the Post. ALWAYS save Posts with a Title, even if the Featured Image includes the Title you want to use, like an Event poster. The Title is part of the name of the Post and it aids in Searching. …

How to Make Internal Links

What is an Internal Link? -- Ping-Backs Internal Links require one additional step.After making a link in the usual way, edit the link in the link dialog; removing all the text except for the URL Slug. You can also select just the part of the web address that you want to use when copying the …

Learn the Basics of WordPress

Learn how to create and publish web contentwith and for Olympic Climate Action. Do you want to learn more about publishing a blog or managing a website? Hi, I'm Michael Clemens and I assemble Hot Off the Wire for the OCA website.In the past few months I've learned how to use WordPress and I'd like …