Editing pages and stories

  • All of your stories can be found under Stories and all your other pages are under Pages
  • If you are viewing the site from the front end (and are logged in) you will see ‘Edit page’ or ‘Edit story’ in the black bar at the top
  • Click a page to edit it – a page with a dash before the title means it is a sub page of the one above.
  • Edit the text directly in the text box. The editing box is known as a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) text editor, working similarly to Microsoft Word. It has controls for creating headings, links, justification, bullet lists (like this one!), etc. More information about how to use it can be found here https:// make.wordpress.org/support/user-manual/content/editors/visual-editor/ 
  • You can also add images and videos to the text area by clicking ‘Add media’ – See more on adding images in the ‘Images’ section.
  • For images that are for decoration rather than in context (e.g. on your visit pages) you can use the Gallery feature underneath the WYSIWYG
  • You might not be able to see all the editing options at first – to make sure you are click the top right toggle, and a second row of options will appear:
  • Here you will be able to change the heading weight by clicking the ‘Paragraph’ drop down menu:
  • Generally on a website ‘Heading 1’ is reserved for the title of the whole site. ‘Heading 2’ is for page titles and ‘Heading 3’ are sub headings within a page. Therefore in the editor you should use heading 3 for headings (do not just use bold).
  • When copying and pasting from another document it is best to paste as ‘clear formatting’ this makes sure that no code has crept in from elsewhere. To do this select the clipboard with a T before pasting in any text:
  • On the right hand side select the Theme(s) in the box:
  • Underneath the main editor box there are some additional fields which you can fill in –
    Min read: Select from 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 5 min from the drop down list, this will show at the top of the story:

    Latitude and Longitude: These fields are used to plot the story onto the ‘Explore our streets” map. To find the values visit https://www.latlong.net/ and search for the correct place, you can move the pin on the map to make it more accurate. Copy and paste the numbers into the corresponding fields.
    – Include audio: If you have audio files relating to the story select the blue ‘Add new audio file’ button. Two fields will appear for you to add in the URL and the caption. The audio files are uploaded to the same server as the images are on so the url will be http://summerlee-storage.default.peterpavement.uk0.bigv.io/modes_audio/nameoftheaudiofile.mp3 (check the files have been uploaded to this server).
    You can add as many audio files as you like, click the blue button again to add a new one.
    – Excerpt: The excerpt field is used for the Explore our streets map – a shorter amount of copy is needed for the modal that you click on before you get to the main story page:
    This can either be the first paragraph of the main text or you can write something new.
  • When you have edited your text and images remember to click ‘update’ near the top right.
  • To make the page you are editing a sub-page (known as a child page) of another page (known as a parent page) select the page from the ‘parent page’ drop down menu in the Page Attributes box on the right. For example the following image shows a page that is a sub page of Contact us:
  • To view the page on the front end click the ‘View page’ or ‘view story’ link at the top left of the screen (see image below) – it is best to always have the front end open in a different window when editing:
  • You can also click ‘preview changes’ on the right to view the page before saving it.
  • Remember if you are editing content from the back-end of WordPress you will need to refresh the front-end page to view the change you have made.
  • You can set the page to be visible to the public or private. This option is under ‘visibility’ in the publish panel:

  • Here you can also schedule when you want the page to be published by clicking the ‘Edit’ button under the published on date. If a date in the future is entered then the page will not be viewable by the public until that date. If a date in the past is entered then the sub-pages will order in publication date on the menu page – this is useful for older news items or events.