Choose the right image size for online

Size your horizontal photos to 900px wide by 600px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg format. Your site will display vertical photos fine (except in the Showcase box), but the formatting of the text around them won’t be as clean. Vertical photos should always …

Use the recent sports scores widget

Your site includes a scrolling sports score box widget that can be set to display in any of your widget areas.  To adding a sports score, click on New under Sports Score on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter placeholder text in the title box. This title will not be displayed on the site, but it is necessary …

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

Once you start producing content, you’re going to want to know who’s reading it. Your site is setup with Google Analytics, a robust reporting tool from Google. Each week you’ll receive an e-mail report of your previous week’s site statistics. You can review the report with your staff to learn how viewers are finding and using your new site. If …

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

The WordPress publishing system allows for multiple user accounts and administrative privileges. Your setup already includes a user account for the adviser. You can add as many users as you want to your site giving each one a unique role. Users who are Administrators have access to all the administration features, including comment moderation, theme options, widgets, galleries, and polls. …

How to add a video to your site

You need to use a third-party video hosting service to store and serve video. These services are built specifically for serving high quality video, and their accounts are free. Start by creating an account and uploading video to a video-hosting site. After you have uploaded your video clip to an online video service, locate and copy the embed code for …

Avoid double story placement

If you place stories in more than one category, say both Showcase and Sports, the story will display in both of these sections on the homepage.  The recommend way of working with this is to place a story in the Showcase category first, and then once other stories have displaced it as a top story, change the story to be …

Help is just a click away

Having trouble with something on the site?  Help is only a click away. Go to http://v5.help.snosites.com/ to access all of our support materials and submit a support ticket if you can’t find the answers you are looking for.

Design your site to fit your publication’s style

The SNO Framework is built around the idea of giving site owners complete flexibility with easy to customize options for every aspect of their sites. The SNO Design Options page, available under the Appearance tab on the left side of your WordPress dashboard, allows you to change to a different preset style starter, change locations of many of the elements …

Another headline goes here

This is sample body text.  To delete this and other sample content, click on Manage under the Stories tab in your WordPress dashboard and just trash the stories that you no longer want to see. It is probably in your best interest to wait to trash these stories until after you have added your own content or the site will …

Showcase area displays top stories in a variety of formats

This area at the top of the homepage is called the Home Top Story & Showcase Area. You can use this space to showcase your top stories. You have two options for this area: displaying a single Top Story or showcasing many stories/photos most recently added to single category. There are many options for showing multiple stories. Some options include just …