Power Media Begin Contributing To Your School Site
Activating Your Account
After beginning the program, an activation link will be sent to the email you provided. That will give you access to the administration area of your site.
Click the bottom link to activate your account
You can now log into your account using the username and password provide (the username and password will also be emailed to you)
Two links are available once your activate your account
View your site- takes you to the homepage of your site
Login- enables you to login to the admin section of the site (I suggest that you bookmark this page)
View Your Site Login
Admin Functionality Once you are logged into the admin section of the site, a list of options will appear down the left hand side. These are the main sections that will impact what goes onto the site. Descriptions are listed below:
Posts: Controls the news/stories that are on the main page
Media: Houses your digital media that you entered into the “Posts” section.
Links: Where you would add a link to by seen on the bottom left hand section of the main page. For example, a link back to the school homepage.
Pages: Lists all the sections from the horizontal navigation bar on the main page. This is where you could edit schedules, department info, etc.
Users: Ability to add new users to your site. Ex) Students or Coaches
Tools: Add forms/PDF files for your users to print and view
Gallery: Add and control your Photo gallery
Phone Alerts: send SMS/text message alerts to your athletes and parent.
Writing a Post To begin contributing to the site, click ‘Posts’ on the left side. You will see a list of all the posts that are on the site. To write your own, click ‘Add New’. Writing a post is simple and straight forward. There is a visual editor with similar functions, including bold, italic, lists and more. Title Click here to inserts of photo Click here for more functions such as text color, paste from Microsoft Word, etc... Text for your post Select the applicable category Review and publish
Adding Sports or Activities
Another key item under ‘Posts’ is Categories. This controls the list of teams down the left hand side of the main page. You are able to add teams or activities if necessary or edit existing categories.
Simply add the team/activity under Category Name
Select the Category Parent if needed- ex) The category parent of baseball would be Boys Sports.
Click Add Category to save
Adding Links to the Main Page Adding links to the main page can be done very easily. Coaches are able to link to other sites which has relevant information. For example, a link to the NCAA or conference website. * Please note that ‘Editing’ links is the same format as below. Select the link you need to edit and make the necessary changes. Name for your link Website address (don’t forget the http://www.) Click add Link to add to main page
Editing Pages You will only need to edit a view items here, if any at all. The top graphic below is the horizontal navigation bar from the main site. This sections allows you to edit these pages. However, you will never have to edit certain pages (Home, News, Photos, Videos, Schedules, TV, Contributors, Internship, Widgets, Experts, About, and School Store) The items that may need editing include Directions and Department Info. We can work with you about adding other elements, such as Rosters, if you will provide/add the information. Click edit to edit the page of your choice (directions and department info). Editing a page is the same as adding a Post.
Adding a contributor to your site just requires the student’s email. Click ‘Users’ on the left side of your screen and a page of contributors will be listed.
Click ‘Add New’ and provide the information below
ex) johndoe (no spaces) ex) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Role of a user is significant. You only need to grant two roles: either Administrator or Author
Administrator has more rights and permissions than an author. Able to edit/modify more of the site
Author is for a student. It gives them the ability to take credit for their work and build a portfolio for future reference. Can’t make changes to the site, only post news updates.
Uploading forms is a multi-step process
First click on Tools
This gives you 3 different options to choose from: SELECT ‘WP-Filebase’
To upload your form (which I suggest is a PDF file) click ‘Browse’
Select your file and click upload
Uploading Forms- Cont....
Your form has been added to the database of the site and is ready to be added to the forms section.
Go back to the ‘Pages’ section on the left had side and click edit
The Forms section will be on the last page (Page 3)
Hoover over the ‘Forms’ link and click Edit
Uploading Forms- Cont....
Now you are ready to add the form to the ‘Form’ level
Adding a form is the same as adding a post
Click the button highlighted with the RED arrow- called WP-File base
That bring up the WP-Filebase box– Click on Single file (this will bring up files below)
Select the form you want to add and click insert
Repeat until all forms are added
Review and publish FORMS- (already added) The files will look like this when added (different on the frontend)
Click on Gallery to begin the process
The only sub-categories necessary are ‘Add Gallery/Images’ and ‘Manage Gallery’
Click on ‘Add Gallery/Images’
First you name your gallery (ei. Baseball vs. NRHS) and click ‘Add gallery’
You will be notified that your gallery has been successfully added
Now click the ‘Upload Image’
Click ‘Browse’ and select photos from you computer (having flash enabled allows you to add more then 1 by holding down the control or shift key while selecting pictures.
‘ Choose Gallery’ and hit upload images
Managing Photo Galleries
After creating a gallery and adding photos you are able to manage your galleries
Select the gallery you wish to edit
Areas to manage
Preview image: able to change the default picture for the gallery
Actual thumbnail: select options you would like to change
Very important to ‘Save Changes’ after each edit
Sending Phone Alert
Sending Phone Alerts to you subscribers is as easy as a click of your mouse
Click on ‘Phone Alerts’ in the left hand navigation menue
Enter your subject and message
Review your message for mistakes and click ‘Send Message’
Subscribers- Are all those who have entered their cell phone information