Uploading Mikado Messenger / Tornado Telegraph

Creating the PDF

  • You’ll need Google Chrome
  • Click the “View this email in your browser” link on the email or, if Chrome isn’t your default browser, open Chrome and drag that link to your Chrome window (or to the Chrome icon on the Dock if on a Mac)
  • In Chrome, click the 3 dots icon to open the menu, and choose Print
  • In the Print panel, set the Destination to “Save as PDF” (not the Microsoft PDF option), Pages should be All and Layout should be Portrait
  • Click More settings, choose Paper Size: A4, Pages per sheet: 1, Margins: None, Scale: Default, and tick “Background graphics”
  • Click Save, and save the file. I used the naming convention TTT-123.pdf, or MM-123.pdf.

Posting a Tornado Telegraph to the A1 site

  • Log in at www.a1steam.com/wp-admin
  • At the top of the WordPress dashboard, click “+ New” (choose “Post” if the menu pops down)
  • For the title, use, e.g., “August 2021”
  • Click “Add Media” above the area where you enter the article text
  • Drag the PDF in to the media area
  • Once the thumbnail appears, you need to alter the “Attachment Details” over on the right hand side
  • “Link To” should be “PDF Media File”
  • “Media” should be “Medium size”
  • “Alignment” should be “None”
  • Click the “Insert into Post” button
  • On the right hand column of WordPress it shows Categories. Tick “The Tornado Telegraph”.
  • Click the “Publish” button.

Posting a Mikado Messenger to the P2 site

  • Log in at www.p2steam.com/wp-admin
  • At the top of the WordPress dashboard, click “+ New” (choose “Post” if the menu pops down)
  • For the title, use, e.g., “August 2021”
  • Click “Add Media” above the area where you enter the article text
  • Drag the PDF in to the media areaOnce the thumbnail appears, you need to alter the “Attachment Details” over on the right hand side
  • “Link To” should be “PDF Media File” (IMPORTANT! The P2 WordPress dashboard gets this wrong by default and if you don’t change it, users won’t be able to click the thumbnail to open the PDF! If you end up in this situation, edit the Post, click the thumbnail image in the editor and click the pencil on the bar that appears, and in the “Display Settings” area change Link To to “Custom URL” and you’ll need to paste the URL of the PDF file from WordPress’s Media section. Alternatively you can delete the post and re-create it with the correct “Link To”.)
  • “Media” should be “Medium size”
  • “Alignment” should be “None”
  • Click the “Insert into Post” button
  • On the right hand column of WordPress it shows Categories. Tick “Mikado Messenger”.
  • Click the “Publish” button.

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