Using The Blog (Updated 05/06/15)

Register
Email alan.brentnall@btinternet.com for a userid.

Photographs
It is a splendid idea to illustrate your posts with photographs, and this is encouraged. However, WordPress makes six copies of any photographs you upload which can cause issues with space on the server. Because of this we will be archiving some of the older photographs on a regular basis, and we would encourage anybody who wants to upload a large gallery of photographs to use a website such as Flickr or Picasaweb for this, and provide a link from your post.

Copyrights etc
Recently had some problems with the owner of some copyrighted material which was used in a blog post back in 2012. If you wish to use images which aren’t your own, please contact the originator for permission and give him/her credit in the subtitle.

Just a few notes about how the Blog should be used.
Think about this as a kind of diary cum newsletter for Pennine. It can contain details of events past, events to come, sales & wants, lifts needed etc. Everything you would have found in the newsletter in fact.

Anybody can read it by going to the Pennine website and simply linking to the Blog.

If you want to create a new post, or comment on an existing post, you will need to register – which you can do by sending an email to alan.brentnall@btinternet.com. 

I’ve had to restrict the Blog registration in this way because of bogus registrations and spam.

When you post, you are also invited to put your post into one of the Categories (e.g. this post is in the Pennine Blog category) which is a way of linking together posts of a certain kind. Please do this, as it will be useful when the Blog gets bigger and more complex.

The easiest way to post textual stuff into the Blog is to use the Word tool – look on the tool bar, mid-way along the lower bar is a tool with a “W” on it. This allows you to write all your post in Word (or any other word processor for that matter) and the copy and paste it into the window the word tool provides, allowing some of the formatting and any links to be retained. Don’t bother to put pictures into the word document, they won’t come across in the paste, and you’ll need to add them to the post afterwards.

Big posts should be truncated on the Blog front page. You do this by moving the cursor to a good truncation point (e.g. end of first paragraph) and then clicking the Insert More Tag tool (toolbar, top bar, near right hand end). This makes the part of your post much shorter, but only on the Blog front page, where it willl end with an inserted link which says “Continue Reading” which invites the reader to click to see the full article.

Adding Images

This can be done using the Upload/Insert set of tools just above the toolbar – the leftmost rectangle is the image tool. This will give you the option of loading an image from your PC (note the max size, please) or from the web. Unfortunately different browsers render images differently. Firefox will automatic