Ozcat’s WordPress Blog Basics

By , July 30, 2013 9:15 pm

Once you are registered, Ozcats are bumped to Author status and allowed to post. (As distinct from replying to posts, which anyone who registers can do.)  This allows you to post in the topic categories: DJ Stuff, Music Matters, The Admirals, Vallejo, and any other topical issues we choose to add.  Only the Vallejo category posts to the OzBlog page.

If you want to create a post like mine for Whirled Hits on the Home page, it can be recycled week to week, or you can post a new one every week.  Here’s the basics:

As authors, you can add a post by clicking + New on the black Ribbon Bar at the top of the window (it appears once you are logged in). You can also access the Dashboard by clicking The Ozcat …Connection on the ribbon bar.  It will look like this:


The WordPress Dashboard, Author View


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Reggae on the River, August 1-4

By , July 13, 2013 1:44 pm

The 29th annual Reggae On The River returns home to French’s Camp on August 1 – 4, 2013

Reggae on the River

Clicking the image above will take you to their site for line-up, daily schedules, tickets etc.

Every user in WordPress has a changeable role…

By , July 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Every user in WordPress has a changeable role. Subscriber, which you get just for registering, lets you comment only. Contributor, the next role up lets you post a new topic, but waits for review… not useful for us. So DJs get Author status, so you can start a new topic. The idea is not to litter the place with hundreds of topics, but for now simply to open one post for your show, which you can mention on the air for requests, contact or whatever. See my example below.

We can also create categories for topics, like DJ Stuff and Music Matters in the sidebar.  When you post, pick a category.  Those two won’t display on the front page, but Uncategorized and Vallejo (the default category) will.

Anyone can comment on any post once its on the site, so conversations can continue for a while, but don’t create a new post on the front page (see the ribbon bar above when you’re logged in) unless you’re on the air and planning to use it. We can also put topic pages (which also allow replies) on the sidebar to the right to cover current hot issues.

Oh, you’ll notice as an author you can add media. [There’s a glitch in the upload folder, so not for now.]  Use it to add an image to your post if you want. Videos would have to be stored on our server, and they’re too big, so don’t use them.  Still working on embedding MP3s, YouTube and the like.  Most of the solutions are a bit buggy.

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