Part 4: How to Post Your Issue Story

Review some of the examples in the ONA list for ideas

1. Set up a new WP blog for your issue story.
Make it private.
Make all members of your group an editor so everyone can contribute.

2. Pick a theme that you think works for your story.
You might try HarmonicBook Lite or Tonal. You are looking for a design that is clean, simple and allows you to showcase multimedia. The responsive designs tend to work best

3. Give it a compelling title and tag line connected to your issue.

4. Create a new page (not a post) for your story. Call it Home.

6. Make your homepage a static page.
>Settings
>Reading
>Front page displays… Select Static Page
>Select Home

7. Post your story and embed your multimedia in the page called Home.

8. Tweak your WP blog. Get rid of anything that isn’t necessary or usable.

9. Invite me to view your private blog.

10. After it is graded and edited, you can make it public if you wish.
And I hope some of you will.

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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