Writer Guide

This tutorial will cover the basics of how to navigate your WordPress account on FusionFFB, and how to start, edit and submit content.

Logging In

So you’ve logged in for the first time and been directed to this page.

First thing you should do is change your password to your own. To do this you can go to the “Edit Profile” button in the top right. Open it in a new tab so you don’t lose your place here.

While you’re there, add things like your Twitter, any biography, photo, etc. Links to social media should be the entire URL, not just your username on the platform.

After saving your changes you can turn your attention to the rest of the WordPress dashboard menu:

There’s not much here you’ll need to worry about for now. So highlight Posts with your mouse and select All Posts.

You won’t see anything here the first time, but hopefully that will soon change! Any post you write will show here whether its a draft, pending or published.

Starting a New Post

You can start a new post right now at the top of the All Posts page with the “Add New” button, but you can also start one from the top menu of any page after you are logged in, as well as access the WordPress Dashboard.

Writing the Post

The newest WordPress editor is a “block style” editor, meaning there are different kinds of pre-formatted and purposed blocks. Headings, paragraphs, images, and Youtube embeds are some of the more common blocks you may use. Hit the blue or black squared plus [+] buttons to select the block you’d like to insert and start editing. Build your article a block at a time.

If this is uncomfortable, sluggish or you’re just used to normal editors, you can try the “Classic Paragraph” block and you’ll see what may be more familiar. Otherwise, try writing it where you are comfortable and importing it in when it is finished (or close).

Importing Your Writing from Docs, Word, etc.

You can take most formatted documents and copy and paste them into a Paragraph block. Make sure it is not the Classic Paragraph though. Now we just need to double check the formatting and proof read it one more time.

Writing Style Guide

The Title

Titles may show as all capital letters, however, even so, be sure to capitalize each word in the title when you type it in. Titles should hopefully be interesting but also faithfully communicate what the post is. Over the top titles may catch the eye better, but no one will know what it is about and are now even less likely to click it. Get to the point.

Remember that a sub-title is always a possibility and even encouraged, to flesh out the main title even more.

Headings

This is Heading 1


A major Heading 1 should be centered and use the Seperator block afterward. If it doesn’t deserve that much attention, use a lesser header.

Heading 2

Heading 2 is large, but won’t break up the entire page. It can be aligned to the right typically, but should be centered if you are using multiple other lesser headers and need to differentiate. Major sections need a H2. Think chapter titles.

Heading 3

H3 should definitely be left to the Left. Use H3 to divide steps in your process, less like chapters, more like sections.


Quotations

The Block editor does come with some nice perks. Things like quotations can really pop. Anytime you have a large written quote place it in a quote block.

Quotations are like farts. Everyone has them but never know who it came from.

-Abraham Lincoln, probably, in a regular Quote Block

“Things like quotations can really pop.”

-A Pull QUote Block

Images

Images are easy to either copy and paste in, or insert. Just select the image block and then upload your image. You can align the image a few different ways. Large images should use the full width for consistency and easy of reading.

Embedding Media

You can easily embed a YouTube video wit h the Embedpress Youtube block. Search for YouTube in the “add block” insert menu.

Other media such as podcasts can often be embedded. It will usually be a different link labeled “embed.” If it has code < or > around it, that’s probably it. Insert it into a “Custom HTML” block.

Columns

Want to wrap the text around a quote, image or other block? Select the block and in the floating menu Transform it from what it is to “Columns.” Now you can fit your text around it.

Attributions

Always give attributions. If it’s a quote, a stat, a resource, a concept or idea, anything you can give credit to anyone else for, you should give it. After your post’s conclusion, insert a separator and then add your attributions.


Thank you to Wordpres for the fantastic platform that makes this so easy, yet as difficult and complex as we can handle.