Wordpress Posts and Pages Best Practices and Policies

Summary

  • Posts are to capture a point in time (such as an event).
  • Pages are for regular website content
  • Always use Page Builder to create all types of content--makes it easier!

Posts

Capturing a point in time - content will not be updated over time
  • Content Type:
    • News
    • Blogs
    • Events
  • Editor/Admin Roles:
    • Contributors - Can create posts which will then be moderated
    • Authors - Can create, edit, and publish their own posts only
    • Editors and Admins - Can create, edit, and publish any posts
  • Authorization for certain webpages should be obtained by the corresponding admins:
    • Main MLML website - Approved by Kathleen or Jim
    • Tier 1 sites - Approved by website owners
    • Tier 2 & 3 sites - Approved by website owners or web admins (as website owner decides)
  • General Info:
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Pages

Content not tied to a specific date - may be updated over time
  • Content Type:
    • About page
    • Project pages
    • Bio pages
  • Editor/Admin Roles:
    • Editors and Admins - Can create, edit, and publish
  • Authorization for certain webpages should be obtained by the corresponding admins:
    • Main website - iTicket
    • Tier 1 sites - iTicket
    • Tier 2 & 3 sites - Website owners and web admins
  • Reviewing Process:
    • Main website - iTicket > WAG review > approval > page updated
    • Tier 1 sites - iTicket > WAG review > approval > page updated
    • Tier 2 & 3 sites - Approved by website owners and web admins 
  • Getting Started:

 

    Widget Recommendations:

    For more information on the different widgets available: Third-Party Plugins

    Page layout:
    • Use Page Builder for every Page and Post created, even the simplest posts and pages
        • Organize with rows and columns
        • Copy and paste rows and widgets
    Text:
    • SiteOrigin Editor widget
    • Headline Widget
    Images: (Image Use Guidelines)
    • SiteOrigin Editor widget
    • FooGallery - use shortcode in Custom HTML widget
      • SiteOrigin Image widget
      • Inline with text wrap around
      • Photo gallery/slideshow
      • Single image
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