Once you have successfully logged in to your Trinity Portfolio, there are a few ways to add new portfolio posts. Here are the two easiest:
Option 1: Use the WordPress Dashboard bar.
Clicking the plus (+) sign in the WordPress Dashboard bar will automatically bring you to the screen for adding a new post.
Option 2: Go to the Posts section in the WordPress Dashboard.
You can also get to this screen by clicking “Add New” from within the Posts sidebar of the WordPress Dashboard.
Adding post content should be a pretty straightforward process, but here is a basic list of the steps you need to take to get a portfolio post to appear on your site.
- Add a post title
- Add post content, including your reflection and at least one (1) portfolio artifact.
- Specify at least two (2) post categories.
- Use the Publish button to release the post to your portfolio site.
Many of the components of the Post Editor will be familiar to you, but some may be new. Here’s a breakdown of the most important elements to pay attention to.
- Post Title: Display title of your post.
- Slug : The slug is the URL valid name of a post, category or page. You might want to change the slug if your title is long and complicated, but the auto-created one is usually sufficient.
- Content editor: Area where you enter all text and any portfolio artifacts you plan on including.
- Add Media button: Allows you to upload, insert and format images or PDFs in your portfolio post.
- Content editor toolbar: Bar at the top of any content editor in WordPress with formatting options (like bold) and other HTML shortcuts (like adding links to other sites or formatting lists).
- Category box: Window where you can select an existing category for your post, or add a new one. Post categories are the main taxonomical method for grouping related portfolio posts together. You will use categories to populate your navigation menus and the "Related Posts" section of your site. Every portfolio post should have at least two (2) post categories specified.
- Publish box: Window where you can publish your post to your live site, or save it as a draft.
- Screen options tray: Allows you to show and hide different elements of the Post Content Editor.