Guidelines for Setting Up an Artist Member Page

Creating an Artist Member page

Here’s an example of a completed artist member page.

  1. Log in at http://centerforbookarts.org/wp-admin/ using the password you received in an email when you registered.
  2. Once you are on the dashboard, select “posts” over on the left sidebar.
  3. To create your page, click “add new” at the top of the screen.
  4. On the “Add New Post” screen, enter your name in the title field at the top.
  5. Enter the text for your bio in the main content area below.
  6. To insert a link, see these instructions. Always check the box “open link in a new window/tab” when linking to another website.
  7. Add images of your works as a “Media Gallery” underneath your bio. To insert a gallery, follow these instructions.
  8. If you have just one image, follow these instructions for inserting an individual image.
  9. Important: Be sure to select “Artist Members Registry” under Categories on the right of the screen. This should be the only category checked.
  10. In the right sidebar, you can click “Save Draft” to save your page before it’s ready to publish, and “Preview” to preview the page before publishing.
  11. When you’ve got everything set the way you want, click “Publish” to publish the page.
  12. When you have published your page, please send an email to membership@centerforbookarts.org and marketing@centerforbookarts.org so we can set up the link on the Artist Registry page.

Editing an existing Artist Member page

  1. Log in at http://centerforbookarts.org/wp-admin/ using the password you received in an email when you registered.
  2. You should see the title of your page on your dashboard – click on it.
  3. Follow the above guidelines to make your edits. Use the “Preview” button to preview the changes to your page, and click “Update” to publish the changes. You do not need to alert Center staff when making edits.

Linking Images and Text in the Visual Editor

Click on the image, or select the text you would like to link up.

Click on the chain link icon in the tool part and insert your link (starting http://) in the “URL” field. You can leave the “Title” field blank. Always check the box “open link in a new window/tab” when linking to another website.

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Inserting a Gallery

Image prep:

  •  Use an image editor to make the height 500px and whatever width is proportional. If you don’t have Photoshop, you can use Preview on a Mac or Paint on a PC.
  • Before uploading, re-name your file to follow this convention:
    registry_artist-name_brief-name-of-piece.jpg.
    Example: registry_jane-doe_my-super-duper-book.jpg

In WordPress:

  1. Click the “Add Media” button. The Insert Media screen will pop up
  2. On the upper left-hand side of the screen, click the “Create Gallery” tab.
  3. Select “Upload Files” at the top of the window. You can do this one of two ways: you can click the “Select Files” button to browse your computer and choose files, or you can drag and drop the image files to this window. You can add as many image files as you want.
  4. When files have uploaded, make sure all the images you want in the gallery are checked, then click the blue “Create a New Gallery” button at the bottom.
  5. On the next screen (Edit Gallery), you can add your captions below the images – enter the title of the work and the year; media and dimensions are optional.
  6. On this same screen, you can drag and drop the thumbnails to arrange the order of your images. In the Gallery Settings on the right-hand side of this screen, be sure to select Link to Media File in the first drop-down menu. This is what activates the lightbox/slide show feature.
  7. When you’re done editing the gallery, click the blue “Insert gallery” button at the bottom.

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Inserting an Individual Image

  1. Before uploading:
    Use an image editor to make dimensions 550px height x (whatever width is proportionate). In Photoshop: Use “save for web”, quality = “high” or “very high”. In Preview (Mac) or Paint (PC): Use “Save as.”
  2. Before uploading, re-name your file to follow this convention:
    registry_artist-name_brief-name-of-piece.jpg.
    Example: registry_jane-doe_my-super-duper-book.jpg
  3. In WordPress, click the “Add Media” button.
  4. Upload your file.
  5. In the right sidebar, add the caption for the image, if any.
  6. Choose “Medium – 320 x …” when inserting into a page.
  7. Choose alignment  – this will generally be “left” if surrounded by text, or “center” if the image is on its own.
  8. Set the “Link to”, which is typically “none” unless you are linking the image out to a web page.

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