Help

Have You Set up Your User Login?

  1. Email me at james@lifeandhealthwisdom.com, message me on Facebook, or Skype me on life.and.health and let me know what email address you wish to be the basis of your user login.
  2. Please send me a good quality, high-res profile photo of you, ideally looking directly at the camera and smiling, so I can re-size it to create your profile picture to the size the site requires.
  3. I will then give you a username and password and you can then login at http://www.schoolofbeing.co.uk/wp-login.php
  4. I’ll also create the page into which you can edit your Teacher Profile.
    This will always need to be at the url, (e.g.) http://www.schoolofbeing.co.uk/firstname-lastname/.
  5. Let your browser do the work, and let it remember your password for you.

How to Add Articles (Blogs) and Events Pages

Whether adding an Article (Blog), or an Event, steps 1 to 4 are always the same.

  1. Login at http://www.schoolofbeing.co.uk/wp-login.php
  2. Mouse-over Posts in the left-hand menu and click on Add New.
  3. Where the cursor is flashing, under Add New Post, type in the name of your event or article in Title Caps.
  4. Type or paste the body paragraphs of the article or event in the larger box below it.  If you are pasting please paste into notepad first, and then select and copy it from there, as Microsoft Word and other programmes have invisible formatting which would affect display.

How to Add an Article (Blog)

  1. In the right-hand menu, under Categories, check the box for Blog.
  2. In the right-hand menu, under Post Template, select Blog Posts.
  3. To publish the article so it appears on the website, click Publish in the right-hand menu.
    (If you only want to save it as a draft, to edit later, or without publishing, click Save Draft).

How to Add an Event

  1. In the right-hand menu, under Categories, if your event is a “non-School of Being” style event, e.g. not specifically about School of Being-esque teachings (ask Jan if you are not sure), check the box Other Non-SB Events.  If it is an SB style event, if it is in Greater London check the box for London SB Events, and if it it outside of Greater London check the box for Outside of London SB Events.
  2. In the right-hand menu, under Post Template, select Event Posts.
  3. Scroll down to the Custom Fields section to enter the details of the event.
  4. Select an Event Start Date.
  5. Only if your event is more than a single day long, select an Event End Date.
  6. In the Event Name field enter the event name.  Please do not put event location towns etc. in this Event Name.
  7. The Led by event field is actually defunct, as you will be automatically displayed as the event host as you are logged in as yourself.
  8. Enter the Event Venue, Event Location and Event Pricing (including £ sign).
  9. The Re-enter Start Date field is very important, as this determines that your event is displayed at all, and in the right order, chronologically.
  10. Enter Event Contact Details, such as email address and contact phone number (preferably both).
  11. Event Image is currently defunct, and you do not need to enter Teacher Current Town or Teacher Occupation for events either – these are just for your Teacher Profile.
  12. To publish the event so it appears on the website, click Publish in the right-hand menu.
    (If you only want to save it as a draft, to edit later, or without publishing, click Save Draft).
  13. Go to the main Calendar of Events Page of the website to check your event has been displayed correctly.

How to Add Images

  1. Position your cursor where you want the image to appear – either on a new line, or at the start of a paragraph (e.g. if right-aligning (recommended)).
  2. Click on Add Media, and follow the options to select and display an image from there.
  3. From that interface, click on the Upload Files tab to upload new pictures that aren’t already in your Media Library.
  4. With the image selected, make your alignment options in the right panel and click Insert into Page.

How to Add Videos

To embed a video the video must first be stored on a third party platform, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

  1. Position your cursor where you want the video to appear – ideally on a new line.
  2. Click on the YouTube, Vimeo or other logo button as appropriate.
  3. Paste the URL of your video into the URL field, and click Okay.

How to Edit Your Teacher Profile Page or Any Article

  1. Click on Posts in the left-hand menu.  This will display all of the articles you have written, events you have created, and your Teacher Profile Page.
  2. Click on the one you wish to edit.
  3. Edit your Post and click Publish, or Save Draft as you wish.

To view your pages at any time, you can click on View Post just underneath the title on the editing page.  I suggest you right-click this first so you can choose Open Link in New Tab, so you can see your editing page, and how it will be displayed, at the same time.  After you have made changes to your editing page, you can click F5 to refresh the displayed page.

If you wish to have any personal help with me please get in touch via the details above.

Kind regards,

James Blacker