Sometime back, I wrote a post on ‘Write a Story at Ghumakkar’ and it was found helpful. As we dug more about the need and the feedback, we realized that the post is a little advanced for a newbie. By the time, folks write a couple of stories they tend to then follow the stuff in the post and that was definitely not our intention. We wanted to write a post for newbies.
So here’s a fresh re-attempt (that sounds like an oxymoron) and there is an emphasis on ‘First Story’ part. Read on and let me know whether this makes sense and I would update it based on what I hear back.
5 Steps towards writing your FIRST story at Ghumakkar
1. Visit Ghumakkar and click on ‘Register’, just under the top photo.
When writing a new story, now you can put a ‘marker on a map’ for the destination you visited. This has been requested for a while and though we tried various options viz. adding google map code, having a ‘Map View’ page etc, none of them were really easy solutions. It seems that our search for an elegant solution for ‘mapping my destination’ has yielded something which would work for our needs.
Here’s step by step guide.
1. Go to Dashboard -> Posts -> Add New for a new story. OR to Dashboard -> Posts -> Edit for an existing story.
2. Scroll down to bottom of the screen and you would see following.
Unlike Blogspot, WordPress gives you a nifty way to show a excerpt of you story on the home page. This is very useful when you would want to show multiple stories on the home page, trying to accommodate as many above the fold.
Here’s a quick primer on how to do this.
There are two modes in the edtior viz. Visual and ‘HTML Code’.
If you are in visual code, then click this button, look at illustration, to insert a ‘break point’. This would ensure that wherever multiple stories are displayed, only the part which is before break-point would be shown.
Same thing can be achieved by clicking [more] button if you are in ‘HTML Code’.
Hope this is useful for fellow bloggers.