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For your site, you’ll find in many places that when you are logged in, there is a little “edit” link below the content that will take you directly to the page or post for that content.
Be careful about copying and pasting text from other websites, as this can cause formatting issues. It’s best to either type directly in the main content field or to write in a simple text editor and copy and paste from there.
Everything on the homepage other than the featured image is coming from other pages and posts. The text content for the about and films sections are coming from the excerpt fields on those pages, not from the main content field. If you copy and paste text into the excerpt field from elsewhere, it will have no formatting, but you’ll see html tags in the existing excerpts that create italics (<em>), bold (<strong>) and paragraphs (<p>). If you follow these examples you’ll be fine.
The Films have been set up as “child pages” under “films”—with further child pages for the sub-sections for each film. The sub-sections correspond to the accordion-sections on the film pages. You can create new sub-sections and they will automatically create a new accordion.
When adding new content to a film page, check back to the “Holy Man” film pages, as that has a lot of content and you can copy the pattern from that.
The Photography portfolios have also been set up as child pages under a parent page “Photography”. The images are uploaded as a full gallery rather than one by one and if you want to change the order or the images, you need to edit the gallery. The icon of two images stacked activates the gallery in edit mode and you can use the “<” and “>” links to move the individual images into new positions within the gallery.
Articles, Books and Courses have been set up using custom post-types which you will see in the left-hand black sidebar. You will create a new custom-post for each article, book or course you add. Each article will need you to select the correct “category” (eg scholarly) for it to go into position correctly.
The information for the “Articles” posts is all contained in custom fields under “Article Details”. The articles for which you selected “Featured” will be the ones whose covers display on the homepage.
There is one other custom post-type for Book Reviews and here you need to add a post with the same exact name as the book and add reviews. Please refer to one of the existing review posts for the correct formatting—in fact, if you copy and paste one full review (including contributor info) and then replace the quote and contributor information with the new information, that will be the safest way to create the reviews (which use the WordPress “blockquote” option and are formatted by our stylesheet).
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