Useful information for all things Digital Branch.
- Website Short URL Links
- Content Schedule
- Catalog Search Links
- Digital Branch Style Guide
- Social Media Guidelines for Staff
- Tips for Filming Yourself
- Writing for the Web Training Session Slides (PDF) | Presenter’s Notes (Word doc)
- Writing Style Handout (PDF)
- WordPress Visual Editor Cheat Sheet (PDF)
- Tips for Creating Posts on the Intranet
- Markup Style Guide – Examples and code of special formatting options
How do I log in to the website?
For the Staff Site
There is a login button at the top of the Intranet. Log in using your Windows username and password.
For the Public Site (tscpl.org)
There is a login link on the Intranet in the Quick Links menu. Log in using your Windows username and password. Quick tip: You can login to most WordPress sites by going to `/login`. For example:
How do I create or edit posts?
In the left sidebar, click on All Posts or Add New under the Posts menu
To edit a post, simply navigate to the post you want to edit and click the Edit Post button at the top.
How do I add an excerpt/teaser?
Below the post body, should be a box to type in a short (ideally single sentence) teaser. The teaser will appear below your post thumbnail on the homepage.
If you don’t see the Excerpt window on the edit page, it may be disabled. To make it visible, click on the Screen Options button at the top and then select the Excerpt checkbox.
Login and Edit Bookmarklet for WordPress
Want a quick way to login to WordPress and automatically go back to the page you want to edit? Drag the link (bookmarklet) below to your bookmarks bar.
Content and Multimedia
There is a blogging checklist to tscpl.org WordPress which appears in the sidebar in the new or edit post screen (right above the Publish box). It has a list of helpful reminders taken from the Writing for the Web sessions we did this spring. You can hide this block by clicking anywhere in the heading.
How can I add a BiblioCommons list to my posts/pages?
- Browse to the book list page in BiblioCommons.
- Copy and paste the following code where you want the list bookshelf to appear (you can do this in the Visual tab):
Notice the use of “square brackets”. The list image will not show up in the visual tab, but will appear when you “Preview” the page.
In the following example, the entire URL is LIST_URL
Here is more information about creating good BC lists:
Tip: if a good advanced search can capture all the items you want to share, feel free to use those links as well.
Where can I find free/public domain/Creative Commons-licensed images to use in my posts?
What’s best practice for citing Creative Commons (CC) licensed photos?
The CC 2.0 description states:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
We don’t have any formal guidelines per se, but we do want to make sure that we always at least provide a link back to the original source to serve as credit. Ideally, this should be as close to where the photo is used as possible. The Creative Commons wiki has a nice page of best practices with examples.
- The Essential Social Media Design & Sizing Cheat Sheet
- 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content
- 5 Common Punctuation Problems to Avoid
- 10 Typos You Don’t Even Know You’re Making
- Double Spacing After a Period Short answer: No!
- How We Edit Written Content – Useful guide to editing content
- Links Should Open in the Same Window