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2. Entering

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Researchers who desire to add an Impact Statement to this site must first contact Tim Rhodus (Rhodus.1@osu.edu) and receive a registered username and password. Upon activation of their account, the following instructions for creating a new post (entering an impact statement) using our WordPress system will be helpful.

Step 1 – Log in and posting:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard) at: ashsmedia.org by clicking on the Log in option located lower right corner of the home page.
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New option
    • Start filling in the blanks: Title, Body, Project Fields, Funding Category and Tags.
    • Be sure to enter individual state names in the Tags area corresponding to each Congressional District listed under project Information.
  4. When you are ready, click Publish.

Step 2 – Uploading to the Media Library – If possible, select or acquire a photo or digital image that adds visual support to your impact statement.

  1. Click the Media tab (left side of screen below Posts)
  2. Click the Add New option and then click Select Files
    • Browse – Click this button, and then from the File Upload window, find and click the file to upload, then click the Open button. The Media file name will be placed in the text box to the left of the Browse button.
    • Upload – Once a Media file name is displayed in the text box to the left of the Browse button, click the Upload button to upload that Media. At that point the Media Library Screen is displayed.
    • Cancel – If the Upload is not working or is taking a prolonged period of time, click the Cancel button to cancel the Upload process.
  3. Once the Media is uploaded, the information associated with that Media can be edited. Click on image thumbnail or File Title.
    • Fill in Title, Caption and Description
    • Click on Update Media to Save all Changes. At that point, the Media Library Screen is displayed.

Step 3 – Return to Post and Insert Image

  1. Click the Posts tab.
  2. Click the Title of your posting for Editing
  3. Place cursor at the start of the first paragraph
  4. Click on first Upload/Insert icon located above editing toolbar to insert an image
  5. New window opens, select Media Library as the source
  6. Click the Showbutton located to the right of your uploaded image. Within the Image Options window,
    • Select Left or Right Alignment
    • Select Medium (300 pixel) size
    • Select – Use as featured image
    • Click Insert into Post
  7. Click Save all Changes
  8. Lastly, click Update in the Edit Post window.

You are free to browse the site and inspect your changes. Return to Edit options using the WordPress toolbar located at the top of your posting or the Site Admin link in the Author Use Only area on the home page. Be sure to log out before leaving the site.

Please direct questions or comments about these instruction to: Rhodus.1@osu.edu