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Step by Step Guide to Adding a Writing Piece

Artists using Writing pages for written content such as resumes/CVs, bios, and artist statements often wish for such pages to appear as a Navigation Label and be accessible from their Home Page. To create a Writing page that appears as a Navigation Label, create the page using the instructions above.

Then click 'Create/Reorder Labels & Links' and paste the URL(s) of your newly created Writing page(s) into the field(s) provided. You may also title the page(s) as you wish them to appear in your Navigation Label.

  • To add a new Writing page to your website, click on the Writing link in the Artwork subheading of the Artwork & Content Section of your Control Panel.
  • Clicking on the Writing link in your Control Panel takes you to an Add New Artwork page:

Title & Date Completed

  • In the Add New Artwork page you can Title your Writing and select the Date Completed from a dropdown menu.
  • You can also select how you would like the Date of your Image to appear on your website from a dropdown menu titled Display Date As. You can opt to display the entire date of creation for your Image, to display the year only, or to display no date whatsoever.

Media, Dimensions & Price

  • In the text fields provided, you can enter the Media, Dimensions and Price for your Image.
  • As with all descriptive text fields in your Control Panel, the Media, Dimensions and Price text fields and boxes are optional.
  • Not adding text to any of the fields means the fields will simply not appear on your website.

Caption, Description & Writing

  • Next, you can add a Caption describing your Image.
  • The Caption text field does not appear on your website. It is used to help with site accessibility and search engine indexing. Your Caption should be a neutral description for an uninformed viewer. Describe your Image as if for an audience who can read about it but is unable to view it.
  • You may add an optional Description for your Image keeping in mind that Descriptions are great places to use content rich wording in order to stay appealing to search engines and to help with your search engine optimization.
  • You can add Special Formatting to your Description (and to any large text box in your Control Panel) by using a series of symbols to indicate the special text options available. You'll see a quick key of these options under the Description text box and other text boxes that allow special formatting.
  • In the Writing text box you may copy your Writing piece or other written content such as your resume/CV, bio, or artist statement keeping in mind that you can add Special Formatting to anything you copy into the text box.

Add To Folder, Thumbnail & For Sale

  • Under the dropdown menu labeled Add to Folder you may choose where your new Writing page will be located. You may select Home Page for the Writing to be accessible directly from the first page of your website. You may also place your new Writing page inside a Folder you've already created.
  • You may upload a custom Thumbnail for your Writing page by clicking Browse under Upload a custom 100×100 pixel thumbnail for this piece and locating the Thumbnail on your computer that you wish to use. If you have selected Thumbnail Navigation uploading a custom thumbnail image is required.
  • If you'd like for your Writing piece to appear For Sale on your website, check the Sell using PayPal box below the Thumbnail field. If you opt to list your Writing piece as For Sale, fill out the Sale Label text field with a unique label to identify this piece when sold. Then enter the email address for your PayPal account in the PayPal Account text field.

Update & Hide Image

  • Should you wish to hide your Writing page from your website you may do so by checking the Hide this piece at the bottom of the Add New Artwork page.
  • Finally, click Update to add your Writing page to your website.

See Also

help/cp/step-by-step-guide-to-adding-a-writing-page.txt · Last modified: 2015/06/16 00:03 by debbie