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How to add a featured article and featured banner image to the homepage

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Tutorials | 0 comments

Select Featured Image. Make sure the image is 960 x 340 dpi (or larger). Under the Categories, select Featured Article (in addition to the normal categories, e.g., Fern, New Collection). Comments: Featured images that are at the top of the home page should not be less than 960 x 340 dpi. It’s easier to crop the image to this dimension because you can control how the image looks; however, as long as it’s this size or larger it will work. Try not to upload a huge image because it will slow the system down. Remember you don’t...

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How to publish a florula on FOTW

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Tutorials | 0 comments

Presently, the florula section of this site is being tested and is only open to Editors. If you are an Author that is interested in creating a florula, please contact an Editor and we will let you know when the system is available. This is a tutorial about how to build a florula that is similar to Ferns and Lycophytes of Santa Catarina Island. I am not convinced this is the most efficient way to build this type of e-publication because the system does not automatically generate all the parts; however, the end result allows you to do a rapid...

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How to add and edit names of taxa and locations

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Tutorials | 0 comments

As an author you can add, edit, and delete general categories, taxonomic names, and locations in the system. Please do not add general categories (where Fern, Lycophyte, New Collection, and Video are listed) and do not delete categories or names of taxa and locations. If you add a name that is already in the system or think a general category should be added or removed, please contact an editor. How to add taxonomic names and locations Adding a name (e.g., a species) or location (e.g., a city) is easy. When you are adding or editing a post,...

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How to add an image gallery

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Tutorials | 0 comments

This is a general video (posted by Jerry Bates on YouTube) of how to add an image gallery to your post of a new collection or observation. Note that before you insert an image gallery into your post  you need to link your gallery images to the media files (see image below). If you do not do this your gallery will not open properly when a visitor clicks on a thumbnail in your published...

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How to add a new collection or observation

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Tutorials | 0 comments

This is a basic overview for new contributors that explains how to to add content. Ferns and Lycophytes of the World uses WordPress, which is a very popular content management system. It might take you a few attempts to publish your first post but the system is fairly easy to learn so it won’t be long before you are adding your collections and observations. To add a new collection or observation of a fern or lycophyte, do the following: 1. Login with your username and password. The login page is under the Contributors link in the green...

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