Step 1: Logging In
- Go here to log in: https://www.a1steam.com/login/ or by clicking the “Log in/Register” button at the top of the website
- Enter the name and password you were supplied with
- You’ll now have access to the admin area of the website through this button on the “admin bar”, which has appeared at the very top of the page:
- If you click that button, you’ll enter the admin area, known as the Dashboard:
Step 2: Adding a Tour
- On the admin bar, click the “+ New” button to create a new post:
- Before you do anything else, scroll down to the Categories list on the right of the page and tick “Tornado Railtours”:
- You can now scroll back to the top and start entering your content. Enter the tour name in the Title box:
- Then enter the tour content (ignore the Hrunk Page Builder, that’s an advanced topic not covered in this post):
- Then continue to scroll down the page until you find the Tours section. (The other sections, such as “Quick Page/Post Redirect” and “Yoast SEO” can be ignored, and can be hidden with the triangle icon at the upper right of the section box.)If you don’t see the tours section, it means you didn’t tick the “Tornado Railtours” category.
- The Tours section looks like this, and the field’s descriptions explain what information you need to enter:
- Once you have completed the Tours section, go back to the top of the page and look for the Publish section, on the right hand side of the page:
- You can use the “Preview” button to open a new browser tab with a preview of how your page will look. Once you’re happy with it, you can click the “Publish” button and your tour will appear on the website. If you wish to save your work for later, use the “Save Draft” button. You can get back to your unpublished tour later using the Posts menu items on the left hand side of the Dashboard.
Step 3: Adding a Featured Image
The featured image appears above the tour content:
To create a featured image, look for the featured image area of the post page:
Use the triangles to open up the “Featured Image Position” or “Featured Image” sections as necessary. The “Featured Image Position” allows you to set the focal point of the image, in this case, no matter the aspect ratio of the device (desktop vs tablet vs smart phone) the page will focus on the centre of the image. The first percentage is horizontal and the second is vertical, so if you wanted to focus 75% across the photo and 25% down you’d use 75% 25%.
Please note that a featured image must be at least 1600 pixels wide to display without blurring on modern devices, which is well below acceptable print resolution. The website will automatically resize the featured image to be the required size, so you don’t need to resize the image before uploading.