Note: This documentation applies only to the Alumnae/i Bulletin blog theme.
Creating a new issue homepage:
- Create a new page with the name of the issue, e.g. “June 2012”
- Page parent= Issue Archive (so the issue becomes part of the archive)
- Page template= Landing Page
- slug= month-year, e.g. june-2012 (all lowercase). This should get created when the page is published, but if articles from old issues are displaying, double-check that the slug for the page was created correctly.
- The content of this page is the text in the grey/gold box for that issue
- Attach the cover image to page without inserting it into the page (upload via the media uploader as usual but do not insert). Inserting the image will result in 2 copies of the cover image appearing on the Issue Page.
Create articles for an issue
- Article posts must have a tag that matches the issue’s page name (without spaces or other characters). This must be the FIRST tag on the post. For example, if the issue page is “June 2012,” URL http://bulletin.blogs.brynmawr.edu/archive/june-2012 , the corresponding tag must be “june2012.” This is how articles get to the proper landing page.
- If the issue tag is not the *first* tag on a post, it will not appear in the “in this issue” sidebar area.
- Put the text you wish to appear on the Issue homepage in the Excerpt field (below the Post field on the Post screen) for this article.
- The first thumbnail in an article should automatically be used as the thumbnail that appears on the Issue Page.
Making a new issue live:
Set the new issue’s homepage to be the front page of the blog under Settings->Reading. The first item on the page says, “Front page displays.” Select the page you want from the drop-down menu.
Embedding videos and other media:
- YouTube videos and content from a list of sites trusted by WordPress embed automatically when you paste the URL
- If you wish to embed content from other trusted sites (check with Web Services if uncertain), or change options available only via the embed code (such as video size or captions), use this method:
Replace the angle brackets < > with square brackets [ ] to turn it into a WordPress “shortcode. So if I wanted to embed this code
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FGHmzu9Dz18" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>I would change it to:
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FGHmzu9Dz18" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen]
Known issues with this theme:
- The theme’s comments.php seems to override or ignore a default function of /wp-includes/comment-template.php — when a user comments and the comment is held for moderation, they should see a message indicating that. This happens with most themes. In this theme the comment just displays as if it has been posted.