Write

WalkSydney needs you to add your voice and make walking in Sydney better. Posts are on the order of 500 words, but can be longer or shorter as the topic warrants.

WalkSydney uses WordPress to publish posts and organise our site. All submitted posts are reviewed and copy-edited by our editors before publication, and also are reviewed to ensure they add to the general conversation.

WalkSydney editors can also offer guidance on using WordPress, reviewing drafts, or troubleshooting posts.

To set up a contributor account, get more information, or ask a question about writing for WalkSydney, contact us .

How to get started

1. Join WordPress

a) Join WordPress – https://wordpress.com/

b) Contact us to be added to the WalkSydney wordpress site.

>Current WordPress roles

    • Everyone is a Contributor 
      • Contributors can create a post 
      • Contributors can upload files. 
    • David, Yvonne, Federico, and Brigid are Administrators.
      • Only Admins can post. 

2. Write a post in WordPress

  1. Log into wordpress.com
  2. Ensure the site selected in the top left hand corner is WalkSydney. (Some of you may have personal blogs)
  3. In the left hand menu, go to Post, and then Add New
  4. Start writing your blog post
  5. Please add
    1. Feature Image
    2. Categories
    3. Tags
  6. You can review your post using the Preview button at the top right hand corner. 
  7. If you do not complete writing the post, please Save the draft.
  8. When your post is ready, set to Pending Review.  (Go to Post Settings, Status, Pending Review). Our WalkSydney volunteer website administrators will schedule your post to be published.
  9. If there is a time constraint on your post – eg. you wish for it to be published to coincide with a launch, please Contact Us.

I don’t know what to write about!

Have a look at previous posts to get an idea.

The focus is on whatever matters to people on foot, from Wollongong to Newcastle and from the Pacific to the Blue Mountains.  We hope WalkSydney will not be contained to just the CBD or City of Sydney! So if there is an issue of importance in Sutherland Shire, and you have prepared public testimony or written a submission to the relevant officials, that could be adapted into a post.

And it’s not just problems and outrages (though there will be plenty of that), it’s also things that are great, and maybe things that should be replicated or adapted elsewhere.

Generally, every post should have an image (this greatly increases visibility on social media).

I’m having trouble with images

This may be due to incompatibilities with plugins.

To be able to upload images as a Contributor:

Login via:

walksydney.org/wp-admin

Note this login is the one created in wp-admin, so differs from what was created in wordpress.com

Users will be able to change this password as needed by clicking on “forgot password”

Once you are logged in this way, you should be able to upload photos via “Add Media”. (The interface looks a bit more archaic, because it is.)

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