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Prepare your photos for online presentation

Prepare your photos for online presentation

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 30, 2006

Your site automatically generates a series of scaled down images for each photo you upload for the various parts of your site that display different sizes of images. Cameras take pictures at a far higher resolution than will ever be useful on a website — the pictures you take are often more than...

Add a story to your site

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By Sample Student, Staff Writer

December 30, 2006

Adding a story is a simple process with SNO FLEX.  To get started, click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of the title, choose your title size for the Story Page, if you would like it to...

Completing the custom fields

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By Sample Student, Staff Writer

December 30, 2006

Each story has custom fields available for you to fill in as needed. Not all of these features will show up on the homepage, but they will show up on a story’s page. While the descriptions for each custom field make its purpose obvious, read below for more information. Writer: Be sure to add a...

Sidebar offers more room for widgets

Sidebar offers more room for widgets

By Sample Student

December 30, 2006

This story is currently using With Sidebar Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long Form. Simply, select which you would like on the left hand side of the Edit Story page. The default for this option can be set on the SNO Design Options page...

Tell the full story in long form

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By Sample Student, Editor-in-Chief

December 30, 2006

Want to tell the full story?  To get started click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of the title, choose your title size for the Story Page, if you would like it to be different from the d...

Choose the right image size for online

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By Sample Staff Member, Writer

December 30, 2006

Size your horizontal photos to 900px wide by 600px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg format. Your site will display vertical photos fine (except in the Showcase box), but the formatting of the text around them won’t be as...

Use the recent sports scores widget

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By Sample Staff Member

December 30, 2006

Your site includes a scrolling sports score box widget that can be set to display in any of your widget areas.  To adding a sports score, click on New under Sports Score on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter placeholder text in the title box. This title will not be displayed on...

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

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By Sample Student, Editor

December 30, 2006

Once you start producing content, you’re going to want to know who’s reading it. Your site is setup with Google Analytics, a robust reporting tool from Google. Each week you’ll receive an e-mail report of your previous week’s site statistics. You can review the report with your staff to learn...

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

By Sample Staff Member

December 30, 2006

The WordPress publishing system allows for multiple user accounts and administrative privileges. Your setup already includes a user account for the adviser. You can add as many users as you want to your site giving each one a unique role. Users who are Administrators have access to all the administration...

Welcome to SNO: A video introduction

December 30, 2006

This orientation video provides a quick overview of your new SNO site and the SNO FLEX tools.

How to add a video to your site

How to add a video to your site

December 30, 2006

You need to use a third-party video hosting service to store and serve video. These services are built specifically for serving high quality video, and their accounts are free. Start by creating an account and uploading video to a video-hosting site. After you have uploaded your video clip to an online video service...

Another headline for a video story

December 30, 2006

This is another video story because it was published before the other video stories, it is displayed less prominently on the page.

Create a custom header

By Author, Writer

December 30, 2006

Your header graphic should have your logo, organization name, tagline, and any other essential information about your program. Your graphic should be sized to 980px wide, and the height should be between 100px and 200px. You can upload your header graphic in the Custom Header Graphic section of the SNO...

Take your stories beyond the text

By Sample Staff Member

December 29, 2006

Stories don't have to be for just the written word any more. Using some of the SNO FLEX features you can add embeddable objects, pull quotes, related story links, and videos all right along side the story text.  Check it out on the SNO help site: http://v5.help.snosites.com/add-content/story-features/

Use social media to increase readership

Use social media to increase readership

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 29, 2006

Social media platforms are the best way to drive traffic to your new site. So, set up a Facebook Fan Page, and get your audience to like your publication. Even add a Facebook Like Box to your website to increase your audience.  Then when you publish a story, add a link and teaser on your Facebook...

Drop the sidebar and expand the story

By Sample Student

December 29, 2006

This story is currently using Full-Width Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long Form. Simply, select which you would like on the left hand side of the Edit Story page. The default for this option can be set on the SNO Design Options page under...

Go long using the long-form option

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By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 28, 2006

This story is currently using Long-Form Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long Form. Simply, select which you would like on the left hand side of the Edit Story page. The default for this option can be set on the SNO Design Options page under...

Another headline goes here

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By Sample Student, News Editor

December 27, 2006

This is sample body text.  To delete this and other sample content, click on Manage under the Stories tab in your WordPress dashboard and just trash the stories that you no longer want to see. It is probably in your best interest to wait to trash these stories until after you have added your own content...

Customize the look and feel of your site

December 21, 2006

The look and feel of this site is created by a combination of style and layout choices. To help get you started, your site came with a preselected style, but you can change this preset style to create a different baseline look. You can change the fonts, background, general appearance, and even your...

Avoid double story placement

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By Sample Student

December 20, 2006

If you place stories in more than one category, say both Showcase and Sports, the story will display in both of these sections on the homepage.  The recommend way of working with this is to place a story in the Showcase category first, and then once other stories have displaced it as a top story, change...