How to Add a News Item

First, get a username and password

If you need to post a news item on the LVO website you will need a username and password. On the menu of the LVO website choose “About Us”, “Contact Us” and fill in the form, requesting a username and password.

Now, Log In

Click “Log In” from the menu on the LVO website and enter your username and password.

Create a News Item

After logging in you will be at the website’s “Dashboard”. Hover over “Posts” and click “Add New”. The cursor will be blinking in the title area for the news item. Type your title. Then click on the area that says “Type / to chose a block”. Either start typing or press “/” to choose a different type of “block” (e.g. to add an image).

When you have written the body of your item you need to categorise it. Click the “Settings” button (the cogwheel) at the top of the page and click the “Post” tab. Scroll down to the “Categories” heading and click the checkbox beside “News” to categorise your item as news.

WordPress category selector

You have now created a news item and you can click the “Publish…” button at the top of the screen. As soon as you click this button the item will be added to the news section on front page of the LVO website and all subscribers to the website will receive an email containing the post.

Previewing before publishing

You may wish to preview your item before publishing it. If so, click “Save Draft” and then click “Preview”.

Editing a News Item

Go to the Dashboard. Click “All Posts”. In the “Search Posts” box enter a search term and then click “Search Posts”. Hover over the title of your post and click “Edit”. When you have completed editing you can preview (click “Preview”) or publish your update (click “Update”). The update will be published on the website but subscribers will NOT be sent an update email.

Formatting, adding links and adding media

While writing the body of your item a small formatting menu sits at the top of the page. You can use it to format your text and add links. For example to add a link to the JK website highlight a word, click on the menu’s “link” button, in the box that appears type the address of the JK website, then click the “Apply” button.

WordPress formatting menu

To add an image click the “/” in “Type / to choose a block” and select “Image”. You can then choose options to upload an image of your own or browse the “Media Library” which has images already uploaded.