Adding content to the club website

Introduction

There are several types of content on the website which you may want to create/update:

  • News Articles (displayed on front page)
  • Team Pages – each team has one of these (e.g. https://twrfc.com/team/u8/)
  • Blog Posts – Usually used for opinions and/or other updates that isn’t really news…  (e.g. https://twrfc.com/blog/development-update-january-2019/)
  • Other Static Pages – e.g. the information pages, or https://twrfc.com/youth

Posting guidelines

The website is operated on a permissive basis. There is no ‘editor review’, if you’ve been given access then you are trusted to post; please consider yourselves empowered; the more great content the better.

When posting to the site please consider:

  • That the post represents the public image that TWRFC wants to maintain (we are a friendly family club, and want to continue to attract new members and supports from local area).
  • For opinion-pieces or personal updates – a blog post is generally the best format, they are by their nature the author’s soapbox.  Even so please make sure that the post isn’t contrary to the club’s values or ethos.
  • If you are posting images of minors consider the privacy policy and TWRFC Youth Policy.

Crib Sheet

The crib-sheet below covers adding new News and Blogs, and making updates to existing Team & Static Pages. If you have permissions to create new pages then I’m assuming you already know what you are doing.

News Article

Appears on the front page, and News Archive page https://twrfc.com/club-news/

To create a News entry:

  1. Log into wordpress (twrfc/wp-admin)
  2. From the dashboard sidebar – click [News] -> [Add News Item]
  3. Create the post…
    1. To add a title picture don’t add media to the top of the text, instead set the featured image (right hand side-bar).  Note – this will be cropped to the aspect-ratio.
    2. You can upload and include other media images
    3. If you want to display the article on the front page, or any of the side-bars tag the appropriate categories (often you will want to tag them all).
  4. You can edit, preview and save as much as you like, draft posts are not publicly visible.  Once you ready are click Publish.

Team Page

Each team (junior & seniors already has an existing team page)

If you are the ‘Team Manager’ of a team (within wordpress) you will have rights to edit the content of that teams page:

  1. Log into wordpress (twrfc/wp-admin)
    A small black menu bar should appear above the TWRFC banner, as show in the picture
  2. Go to the relevant team page on the public site (e.g. https://twrfc.com/team/u8) & click edit (above TWRFC banner)
  3. Make any changes you want, and then click ‘Update
    Note: The page is already published so changes are publicly applied immediately.

Blog Entry

Usually used for opinions and/or other updates that isn’t really news…  visible from ‘Latest Posts’ sidebar.

To create a blog entry:

  1. Log into wordpress (twrfc/wp-admin)
  2. From the dashboard sidebar – click [Posts] -> [Add New]
  3. Create the post…
    1. To add a title picture don’t add media to the top of the text, instead set the featured image (right hand side-bar).  Ideally set the featured image to a profile picture of you. Note – this will be cropped to the aspect-ratio.
    2. You can upload and include media images
    3. Tag your post to the appropriate categories (right hand side-bar). This will determine where it is visible on the side.
  4. You can edit, preview and save as much as you like, draft posts are not publicly visible.  Once you are ready click Publish.

Updating a static page

Such as O2 Touch, Information Pages, Club house updates.

Each page has an owner who can update it (pages can have only one owner). Additionally anybody with ‘Editor’ rights can update any page.

  1. Log into wordpress (twrfc/wp-admin).
    A small black menu bar should appear above the TWRFC banner, as show in the picture
  2. Go to the page you want to edit on the public site (e.g.  https://twrfc.com/information/clubhouse-hire/) & click edit (above TWRFC banner).
  3. Make any changes you want, and then click ‘Update
    Note: The page is already published so changes are publicly applied immediately.