This is a guide through the backend of a Schlosspost-post. It provides you with all the necessary information to set up your post and introduces you to all the possibilities to present your text and image material.
Not too long. 1-4 words max. is ideal.
For example: ‘Twas All in My Head, Get Rid of Edges.
Take care of capitalization and use this title case converter
Make sure the permalink below the title is synchronized with your title. If it consists only of numbers instead of your title, correct it by clicking »edit«, erasing the link and confirming with »ok«. A new link will automatically be inserted afterwards.
2. Entry Meta 1 (Spitzmarke)
The »Spitzmarke« is supposed to serve as a kind of tag. It can be related to the format(essay, diary, studio, short story, interview, review…) but also to the content (VR drawing, machines & psychoanalysis, found footage, women in film…)
If you are publishing on a Schlosspost blog, »Spitzmarke« is always the title of your blog plus the number of entry: e.g. Traces of a Water Spirit#2, Lost Traces#6
3. Entry Headline
Here, you can extend the title if necessary. This will only appear on post level.
For example: ‘Twas All in My Head – Research and Frustrations
Please use this only if really necessary.
4. Entry Meta 2
Name of the author(s).
For example: by Devin Jernigan
5. Entry Teaser
This short teaser, visible on the front page, provides the basic information for the reader what he/she can expect.
Max.length 170 characters (including tab spaces).
Keep in mind that Schlosspost is content-wise very diverse. Information on the author’s background, the topic of the contribution and the format can be helpful to raise readers’ interest.
- »Architect Devin Jernigan on the absence of anthropomorphic elements in architecture and what this means for understanding the relationship between humans and buildings.«
- »With a team of researchers, Grenoble-based Pauline de Chalendar developed a tool to draw in VR. In an interview she talks about leaving the limits of a paper page behind.«
6. Featured Image
The featured image is the header image of the contribution. It appears on the front page and as a the header of your post.
7. Image Caption
Caption of the header image.
8. Show featured image on entry page
Choose »yes« or »no«.
Yes (left): Image appears with a light grey frame on top of the post.
No (right): You can avoid that the featured image and the header image are the same by choosing »no«. But be aware that you have to add an image in the beginning of the post. It appears without light grey frame.
Choose author’s name. Only possible if the person has already a profile in the peoples category. By choosing a name a light grey box will appear on the bottom of the published post with short bio of author.
10. Show in Latest and Trending
If you choose »yes«, the post will appear on the front page under »Latest«. »Trending« articles are the most frequently clicked ones. Only choose »no« if you for any reasons want to hide the post.
11. Manual Related Entries
Choose three related contributions. You can search for suitable posts by selecting a similar category as the one of your post. The selected contributions will be visible on the bottom of the published post.
12. External Redirect
Mark the categories related to your post and unmark the category »Uncategorized« (in case it is marked).
Please do not use more than 2 categories.
14. Save Draft and Publish
»Save Draft« is a very crucial function to save the work you have already done on your post. Whenever you do bigger changes make sure to »save draft«. To get an impression of what your post looks like please use »preview« and not publish. »Publish« is the last thing you do when the contribution has been proofread and was approved by one of the Schlosspost editors!
Start To Set Up Your Post!
1. Insert text
You can copy-paste text directly into the field. The first two sentences are always bold.
- We use American English.
- Schlosspost uses exclusively French inverted commas: »…«.
- If there occurs a quote within a quote use single French inverted commas: ›…‹.
- Titles are italized
- To emphasize a term, a notion or a specific word use single French inverted commas: ›…‹.
3. Link and Unlink
There are four different formats: heading, papragraph, Quote and Quote:Cite:
»Heading: Can be used to titles different chapters in the text«
»Paragraph: This is the regular text format.«
»Quote: For Quotations« (always with inverted commas)»Quote: Cite -> to name the author«
In the text a code appears. Enter the footnote in the brackets of the code and take care the footnote itself doesn’t contain brackets. In case the footnote does contain brackets use these within the footnote: [ ]
6. Add Media
To insert images, sound files or videos into your post click »add media«.
1.) Upload your images.
2.) You can either choose a single image or create a gallery with more images.
3.) If your image has a caption enter it here.
4.) There is the option to »edit« your image. You can change the size, resolution or choose a different aspect ratio.
5.) Insert the image into the post and click on it again to choose the type of image display.
Create Image Galleries
There are several options to display images in a post.
1.) In case you would like to mention the author of the image, insert his/her name here. It will appear as a mousse-over in the right corner of the image.
2.) Choose the »type« of image display.
For single images the types default(choose: column = 1), small centered and full-width image work.
b.) Small centered
c.) Full width images
II.) Default with 3 colums
III.) Full width fluid grid
You figured out the best way to present your images, include quotations and finished all your footnotes? Then, your post is almost ready to be published. The last and very important step is to make sure your content is also prepared to be shared on social media. On the bottom of your post you find a box called Yoast SEO:
A.) Click the »share«-button
B.) Facebook Title: Enter the title of your post
C.) Facebook description: Just enter your »short teaser« from the beginning here.
D.) Facebook image: You can use your header image, just make sure the resolution isn’t to high and the format of the image is landscape format. Ideal is 600×400.