How do I join Aus Mac Ed?

AusMacEd uses a blogging system called WordPress to allow you to post directly to the website. First you need to register.

Register or log-in here:

Be sure to fill out all the fields of your profile. This will display next to the automated archive for all your posts. eg: http://ausmaced.org/author/paul-reid/ Your display name should be your full name; eg Steve Wozniak.
Now you can comment on the posts of other ‘Aus Mac Edders’. Your membership status is now “Author” allowing you to post and comment.

Once you are logged into the WordPress “Dashboard”, check basically if you click on “write post” you can get started contributing. Here are some more details:

How do I post to Aus Mac Ed?

NB: WordPress claims to be as a easy as sending an email - more detailed tutorials are available here.
To write a post on Wordpress you need to follow these steps:

  1. Log-in and click on “Write” in the sidebar.
  2. Give the post a “Title”. Copy and paste the text you have written offline into the WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor.
  3. a). Click on the “Chain-icon” in the WYSIWYG editor to add a link.b). Click on the “Indent-icon” to add a quote you have pulled from somewhere else.c). To add an image you need to browse to the image on your hard drive using the upload tab below the post editing box. Then click on the “Image” (tree) icon in the WYSIWYG editor menu to add an image to the WYSIWYG editor.
  4. Go to the right hand sidebar and click on “Categories”. Select the category/ies that will file your post. You can add a category if your post doesn’t match any already listed. These are words that describe the post you have made and help with the automated site archiving system.
  5. Click on “Save” to save a draft of the post, sales now scroll down to preview OR “Publish” to do just that: “Publish”.
  6. Click “View site” to check that the post loads correctly (NB: sometimes the cache will take up to one hour to display your post). If not log back and navigate to the post to edit.

Please try to include links, phimosis and importantly allocate a category to the post; images always help too. NB: choosing the “Clippings” category means the post will be regarded by the database as a minor-post and it’s title size will be smaller.

Please contact webmaster Paul Reid if you have any questions.


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