Welcome to the Guest Writing team!
Here is a quick guide to get you started as quickly as possible.
To begin, you can always log into your account at this link: http://dabearsbros.com/admin.
Once you are logged in, you will be directed to the backend of our website. Look for the “Add” button on the top of the screen and make sure to click on “Post” to add a new post. Self-explanatory, right?
Once you click Add > New Post, it’ll look like this:
Once there, you’ll be able to start formulating your next post.
Here are some photos that will explain some important areas that you will be working with, and yes, I made my wife an account to practice with. 😉
That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with your posts, I highly encourage you to explore the space on your own time.
THIS IS IMPORTANT!!
This may be the one piece of information that you need to pay the most attention to.
You absolutely must ensure you use the proper category. By allowing you to publish your work, I am putting my trust in you to follow this direction. Failure to do so may result in your account being deleted.
The ONLY category you must select is “Guest Posts” as it makes sure that your post goes to the appropriate section of our website. Please, make sure to comply. It’s near the bottom, and it looks like this:
I encourage you to add images to your work. You don’t have to, but if so here are some best practices:
- Always add the caption with this format: “IMAGE CREDIT: Photographer (Publication). See below for an example
- Always use the same image as the featured image (found on the right sidebar) See below for an example
Lastly, below each post is an SEO section. It stands for search engine optimization and I encourage you to do these two things before publising your work, although it’s not neccessary:
- Copy / Paste your headline into the SEO Headline
- Write a meta description (this is what is shared with the headline on social media)
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to clarify or give you some additional advice.
You’re now ready to start publishing your content. Have fun, and of course, Bear Down!