The BikeWalk NC web site is based on WordPress, which makes it easy for novices and non-technical users to post and edit articles. Here are some basic instructions to get you started.
Only users who have logged in to the BikeWalk NC site can post material. Go to
and enter your username and password as was provided to you by a BikeWalk NC web site administrator. If you don’t have one or lost your information, send Steve or Esther an email and we will get you what you need.
Create a New Post
When you log in you will be presented with a “dashboard” with all sorts of controls and options. The easiest way to just create a new post is to move your mouse pointer over the +New menu item at the very top of the page. A drop-down menu will appear; click on Post to create a new post and start editing.
Add a Title
When the Add New Post page opens, the topmost edit text editing box is where you will enter the title of your post. Use capitalization as you would for any book or article title.
The large text editing box in the center of the page is where you will enter the main text of your post. It resembles the word processing text editors you may be familiar with that feature basic text formatting controls in the button bar at the top. There is also an “undo” button (the arrow curving to the left) that can be very helpful.
On posts with multiple paragraphs, you may want to enter sub-headings, like the Add Sub-Headings text above this one. Enter the text for your sub-heading, place the cursor anywhere on the sub-heading line and click on the drop-down style selection control on the left side of the button bar (by default, the style will say Paragraph). Select Heading 4 for your major headings and Heading 5, 6, etc. for additional sub-headings. If for some reason you want a heading to be as large as the post title will appear, you can choose Heading 3, or you can make the heading even larger if you wish, but for style consistency this is not recommended.
To provide a link to another web page, enter the readable text that you want to use for the link, select the text, and then press the link button in the menu bar (the link button looks like an oval link of a chain). Enter the URL for your link in the pop-up window that appears, and press Add Link.
You can add photos to your post by placing the cursor where you want the image and pressing the Add Media button above the text editor button bar. This will open the Media Library, where you can browse photos that have been uploaded to the web site. Click on the Upload Files tab next to the Media Library tab in order to move your own image file(s) to the site. You can drag and drop your images onto the Upload Files page or press the Select Files button and browse for them on your computer. Once your image is uploaded, you’ll go back to the Media Library view to select an image to insert. When the image you want is selected, view and modify the options on the right hand pane and press the Insert into post button.
Select a Category
On the right side of the editing page is a Category area where you can select one or more categories that apply to your post. If you want your post to appear on the front home page of the site and in the “latest from our blog” area, be sure to check the “News” category.
Publish Your Post
When you are done editing your post, you can press the blue Publish button on the right side of the page, and you’re done.
Save Your Post as Draft
If you’re not done with your post but need to stop working temporarily, press the Save Draft button above the Publish button. You can return to it later by going to the Dashboard and clicking on Posts to find yours in the list of posts.
Posts about events, organizations, people, and links to other news articles are appreciated. When writing, use a professional, objective reporting style and avoid expressing personal opinions other than positions and mission objectives that have been formally adopted by the board. However, personal opinion pieces may be submitted to the Board for review and once approved submitted under a personal byline as opinion material.