Webmaster How To
- Log in
- Add a concert
- Move a concert to Prior Concerts
- Modify the home page (no upcoming concerts)
- Upload a file
- Add a page
Add a concert
Adding a concert is a two step process:
- Create the concert post
- Create one or more concert shows
To create the concert post, log in and choose New Post. The title will be in the format “Season Year: Title” (i.e., “Spring 2011: Mozart and More”). In the body of the post, describe the concert. Do not put dates, times, locations or ticket prices here. To add an image to the post, click on the Add an Image icon, just above the post body after the words “Upload/Insert”. Follow the instructions in the upload pop up.
Although the body editing box says “HTML”, you do not need to use paragraph tags (<p>, </p>) or break tags (<b/>). Most of the HTML tags you will need can be added via the controls at the top of the editing box. Do not use any font formatting tags other than strong and em – the stylesheet already contains all the definitions for fonts families and sizes.
Once you’ve got the body of the post as you like it, choose “Concerts” under Categories on the right, and either Publish or Save Draft. You can create and publish the concert post before any of the show details are finalized. If you publish, the concert post will appear on the home page.
In order to create a show, there must already be a concert post as described above. Log in and choose GigPress. The “Add a Show” dialog will be displayed. If the concert is being performed multiple times, do not choose “This is a multi-day event” – that’s only for shows that are exactly the same (venue, time, etc) except for the date. Artist will always be “Rocky Mountain Chorale” (this is not displayed on the website). Choose the proper venue. If necessary, choose “Add a New Venue”. Fill in all the venue boxes except “Venue Website” (unless you want people to click through to the church’s website – usually not useful). Under “City”, put both city and state (i.e., “Boulder, CO”). Admittance = “All Ages”. Price: there’s a length limit on price, so be succinct (i.e., “$12 for adults, $10 for students”). Leave ticket URL blank (if you ever start selling tickets via PayPal or a service, you can fill this in). Ticket phone is “(303) 442-5081″. Notes should generally be blank, unless there is something you need to say specifically about this performance that isn’t true of the other performances of the same concert. Part of a Tour? = “No”. Related Post will be the concert post you created in the first step.
Move a concert to Prior Concerts
Immediately after the final performance of a concert, log in and choose Posts. You will see a list of concert posts. Hover your mouse over the title of the concert you want to move. You will see a sub-menu pop up. On this sub-menu, choose Quick Edit (you can do this via Edit as well). In the Quick Edit Categories box, uncheck “Concerts” and check “Prior Concerts”. Now choose Save.
Modify the home page (no upcoming concerts)
If there are no posts in the Concerts category, the home page will display a sad “Not Found” text. For the summer, or any other time when there is no upcoming concert info, log in and choose Settings, Reading. Under “Front page displays”, choose “Static Page”. In the “Front Page:” drop down box, choose “Who We Are”. Choose Save Settings. The home page will now display the page about the choir. When you’re ready to go back to showing the next concert on the home page, choose “Front page displays” “Your latest posts” instead.
Upload a file
To upload a file that you want to link to in a post or page, log in and choose Media, Add New. (You can also do this while writing or editing a post or page, as described in Add a Concert.) After you have selected a file to be uploaded, there will be a link to the file location at the bottom. Copy that for use in your post or page.
Add a page
Log in and choose Page, New Page. If you’re going to link to this page from the top navigation menu, keep the title short and sweet. After you’ve put in the title and body for your page, if you want it to be a subpage of an existing top navigation menu page, choose the parent in the Page Attributes box.
Your new page will automatically be added to the top navigation menu (or as a drop down of a top nav menu page). To keep it out of the top navigation menu, first find the page ID. Select Pages on the left. You’ll see a list of pages. Hover your mouse over the title of your new page, and look at the URL (for most browsers, down on the bottom left of the window). The URL will look something like this: http://rockymtnchorale.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=85&action=edit. The page ID is the number after “post=” (in this case, 85). Yes, I know this is clunky.
Now choose Appearance, Halftone Options. Add the page ID (and a comma) to the “Page IDs to EXCLUDE from the navigation menu:” box. Choose Apply.