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this is a basic overview of how we have configured the site to feature member information and enhance member/contributor visibility on the site

this is a basic overview of how we have configured the site to feature member information and enhance member/contributor visibility on the site

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  • 1. Member Profiles | Member Portfolios | Author Attributions…. What defines them…. how they differ…. and how they work in the site
  • 2. All authors (members) of the site will have an author page – here is alightly styled version of the page:
  • 3. Links to the author page are featured on category defined pages
  • 4. And on individual post displays
  • 5. The author page is populated largely via the information contained in themember’s profileTo access the profile:Login => click on upper right corner => select “edit my profile”
  • 6. In addition to the standard profile fields:
  • 7. We have added fields for :Headshot URL | Company Name | Phone number | Facebook URLLinkedin URL | Twitter URLNote: if the social media URLs are not filled in the icons will still display,but will be “dead links”
  • 8. The term used to display as the “author link” – The title of the author page –and the term displayed after “recent posts by” attribution is selected via the“display name publicly as” drop-down in the profile editor.The options are: Username | First Name | Last Name | First & Last Name |Last & First Name | Nick NameThe default is Username (in most cases not really optimal)
  • 9. In our server environment the image uploader will not work in the profile area,so we are using an actual link to an image instead – of course the firstpreference would be that the image used is uploaded into the site via standardWordPress process.BE WARNED all headshot-avatar images will be displayed at 150 X 150pxIf your image is not squared IT WILL BE DISTORTEDThere is no value using a larger image than 150 X 150px and please make sureyour images are less than 25kb in file size
  • 10. The main body content of the author page is fed the public display name as the pagetitle | followed by the content entered into the “biographical info” section of theprofile editor => the rest of the page is a listing of all of the member’s authoredposts listed in reverse chronological order (title | featured image | excerpt)
  • 11. The terms appearing under the “Specialty” heading will dynamicallyappear based on which “Professional Categories “ sub-categories havecontent generated by each author.While the sub-category term is displayed, the term is linked to theindividual author’s content
  • 12. Portfolio “pages” are generated by a custom content type, and are foundunder the heading of “Portfolio” in the admin panel.The general layout of these pages is set by a series of special fields –information from these fields are mapped to specific regions on the pageLeaving the configuration of the main body content up to the discretion of theindividual member.
  • 13. When creating a portfolio page make sure to select the portfolio– not the post – type!!
  • 14. While the portfolio content type admin display looks very much like astandard post – several custom fields have been addedIt is important to fill in these fieldsAttach each portfolio entry to a Professional Category sub-category!
  • 15. The custom fields are:Headshot (uploader works here!) | Name | Business Name | PhoneWebsite Link | Facebook | Linkedin | TwitterNote: if the social media URLs are not filled in the icons will still display, butwill be “dead links”
  • 16. We anticipate that some content on the site, being more “general”wouldn’t require an author attribution – for this reason a post-templatehas been created to display without the author attributionTemplate assignment is via the Post Template drop down in the post editscreen
  • 17. The authorless post displays just like a standard post …… just no author link
  • 18. However this does not keep the “authorless” posts from showing up onan author’s page….…. Because of this we recommend that additional logins be created tobe used for the generation of “general” content pieces

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