How to write and publish a post

Post anatomy

A quick description of each post componant:

Title This is the headline of the story. These are better kept short.
ID number This is the ID number of the post. When in “edit” mode, it is the 4-digit number that comes before “&action” in the url.
Author This is the author of the story. This can be changed if someone else publishes the story for you. This will ensure the correct footer is placed at the bottom of the story with the author’s name and contact information. If it is a News Service story, make sure the author is “News Service.”
Category This is the parent page where the post will appear. A post can appear on multiple pages (for example, “research” and “alumni”), therefor you may select more than one category.
Tag This ensures the post is formatted correctly. All stories must be tagged. The most common tags are “feature,” “news,” “announcement” and “Steve’s Blog.” As with categories, you may give a post multiple tags. This is also where you put information for searching, such as “psychology,” the name of the professor, or the name of the award.
Excerpt This is a short description of the story. It will appear under the headline on the news page. It will also be automatically dragged into the Around LAS newsletter. These should further explain the headline, not copy the headline.
Subtitle This is used for “feature” stories, found mainly – but not exclusively – on the alumni page. These are the short lines under the headline that further explain the headline. They should not copy the headline.
Feature Image This is the square image that appears next to a story on any page. It is easier to crop your Feature Image before uploading it to the image library. Make sure your image has a title and a caption. Ensure that your Feature Image is cropped square, and that you aren’t cutting off part of the photo that will jeopordize its meaning.
[feaure_image] This is a short code to add the feature image into the body of your story. This short code means you don’t have to “add media” to add a photo to the story.
Image Title This is the title of the image. These are essential for image readers to read photo information to persons with disabilities. They should be one or two words long.
Image Caption This is the caption of the image. These are essential for image readers to read photo information to persons with disabilities. These should be descriptive of the photo.
Slug This is the title of the post in WordPress.
Disable WP Texturize Check this box under “Raw HTML” on the right column when posting an alumni story. This will ensure the formatting is correct.
Disable automatic paragraphs Check this box under “Raw HTML” on the right column when posting an alumni story. This will ensure the formatting is correct.

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