Editing Posts and Pages

One of the core features of WordPress is the blog.

We have the ability to make announcements and blog posts through our website. We can use these to let the populace know of upcoming activities, recent changes, useful or educational information, and more.

We still have to follow SCA policy, however, so this post will cover

The Local Webminister is ultimately responsible for all content on the website.

However, the Local Webmin can allow other people to edit pages or make posts. This means that all sorts of people can have a reason to publish content on the website

  • Officers
  • Deputies
  • Guild Principals
  • Autocrats
  • Committee Members
  • and more!

Would you like to be able to make posts, announcements or updates about activities under your purview? Continue reading this post and then submit a request to the webminister for an account.

That being said, you don’t have to have an account to get your content on the website. If you have content you’d like to see published, you can always feel free to contact the Webminister with your request.

If there is any concern that specific material may be questionable, contact the Bryn Gwlad Webminister with questions.

  • The primary goals of this website are to
    • inform and educate people about Bryn Gwlad
    • to further the educational purposes of the SCA
    • to create a positive experience for members and new folks
    • if your post strays from those goals, consider using a different platform
  • Things that aren’t acceptable
    • Articles that cause anger
    • Articles that divert people from study and recreation
    • Personal attacks
    • Content that furthers the aim of subgroups or factions within the Kingdom (this includes, but is not limited to, households). We want to support the entire community.

Personal Information

    • Personal information (modern name, home/work address, phone numbers, personal email) unless permission first is obtained from the specific individual in writing or in electronic format
      • the person giving permission should send an e-mail to webminister@bryngwlad.ansteorra.org
      • The individual can revoke permission at any time.
      • If publishing a personal email address, permission must come in an email from that address.
  • Objectionable content. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Personal attacks on individuals or groups
    • Harsh criticism of the behavior of individuals or groups
    • Copyrighted material used without permission
    • Use of racial or religious stereotypes
    • Offensive words, phrases, or images
  • Do Publish:
    • Publish Society names
    • Officer titles
    • Official email addresses
    • Editorial Content. As long as
      • It conforms to the goals and objectives of the Society and Kingdom
      • It is informative, educational, or helps to create a positive experience
  1. You: Read the previous sections
  2. You: Contact the BG Webminister and provide the following information:
    • Role or purpose for account (ex. clothier’s guild principal, exchequer deputy, chronicler, committee member, autocrat)
    • Your personal email address (NOT an official email address)
    • Mundanely: First Initial
    • Mundanely: Last Name
  3. Webminister: Grant you the “Contributor” Role and create your account
  4. You: Go to https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/wp-admin to log in to finalize your account
  5. Webminister: Grant you additional roles as appropriate (Officer, Deputy, etc)
  6. Webminister: Grant you edit permissions for pages (as appropriate)
  7. You: Make posts, edit pages, add content!
  1. Familiarize yourself with the Dos and Don’t above.
  2. From your dashboard click “+ New” -> Post
    • Write your post.
    • Whenever possible, embed links in text, link to relevant website pages, link to relevant Facebook or discord groups. The Webminister can help you with this.
  3. Before you publish the post, check the following items in the “Document” tab:
    • Date and Time — chose the date/time you want your post to be published
    • Author” — make sure this shows your user name or nickname
    • Categories” — Select ALL appropriate categories
      • These are used to display subsets of posts on officer/guild/committee pages; if you need a new category, let the Webminister know
    • Tags” — add any an all tags you feel are fitting; try to use existing tags, but make new ones if you need to
    • (optional) “Featured Image” — If you want to add a featured image, you can…
      • send all appropriate releases to the Webminister if you’re using intellectual property, artwork, or photographs
      • then add the content
    • (optional) “Excerpt” — You can write a short excerpt describing your post.
  4. Then select the big “Publish” or “Update” buttons to allow an administrator to review and publish your post.
  1. Familiarize yourself with the Dos and Don’ts above.
  2. From your Dashboard, select “Pages” -> “Add New”
  3. Edit your page
    • If you see blocks labeled as “Shortcode” or that are “Reusable Blocks”, feel free to move them around, but don’t delete them. Those help us auto-share information between pages

Don’t panic.

WordPress has version control and autosaves pages and posts.

If you’ve deleted content, reach out to the Webminister and they can help you restore pages and posts to a previous state.