About WordPress

Your website is built using WordPress, a free, open-source, website platform used by thousands of people worldwide. WordPress is actively developed and maintained, so updates are frequent, and new features are added all the time. This also means that support resources and documentation for WordPress are numerous and easy to find in comparison with other […]

Getting started

The login page for you website is at https://doncastermansionhouse.co.uk/wp-admin If you have forgotten your password, go to https://doncastermansionhouse.co.uk/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword and follow the instructions. When you’re logged in, the first thing you will see is the Dashboard – this is a summary page for your WordPress installation. It can be customised, but by default it should show things like […]

Writing for the web

It is ideal to have a consistent tone of voice across all copy on a website. This creates continuity and prevents the content and organisation appearing fragmented. If there are a number of people with editorial rights to the site, you may like to have one or two central people to run copy through/sign it […]

Editing pages

If you are viewing the site from the front end (and are logged in) you will see ‘Edit page’ in the black bar at the top If you are already in the back end select Pages from the main left hand side menu Here you will find the static pages of your site e.g. About, Contact […]

Events

Your events are all under Events on the left hand side Each event is a unique post Upload an image if there is one Enter the events date, time and description into the fields On the right hand side tick the category that the event belongs to. You can add a new category if the […]

Blog

The blog posts are edited under Posts on the left hand side Select on the right hand side which category they belong to – House news or Information.

Images

Images should ideally be no less than 2000px on the shortest side. It’s best not to go below this size so that the image remains at good quality for high retina screens. Images for the web must be in .jpeg, .png or .gif format Avoid using ‘rogue’ characters in file names. When saving any image […]

Links

Avoid lists of links, instead try to incorporate them into paragraph text. This gives them more meaning and puts them into the context of how they may be useful. People are unlikely to scroll through lists of links looking for what they want and search engines will mark you down if you have links pages. To […]

Style guide

It is best to decide up front the tone of the site so it remains consistent – this can differ in different sections, for example a blog post or story feature can be more conversational and from the first person. For consistency, decide on preferred formats, terms and conventions for commonly used content e.g: – […]