Bloggers: FAQ

FAQs

Please read through our Bloggers FAQs and how-to guide.
This page will be regularly updated as new requests are made.

P.S.:
The editor uses Publish Press (PP – Post Calendar) to schedule out specific content for the blog assigned to specific contributors. Read the how-to guide to understand how to use Publish Press so you don’t miss a deadline!

HOW TO ADD NEW POST

Add New Post
Visit the Dashboard

While you’re here, you can click these links above.
Alternatively, whenever you’re logged in, click the + sign along the top toolbar to add a new post. You can also visit the Dashboard by hovering your mouse over Hello ORE in the top left corner of the webpage and select ‘Dashboard’ where it appears underneath.

Inside Dashboard, along the left menu, you can explore your backend access to the blog. Select Posts to see all your Posts, and select Publish Press to see your post scheduling from the Editor.

HOW TO FORMAT POSTS

Add New Post
Visit the Dashboard

Write your article directly into the blank space.
For images, copy and paste the url (image address) of all the images you’d like to use in the post, and include the author/source of the image where appropriate (e.g. https://hips.hearstapps.com/hbz.h-cdn.co/assets/15/10/hbz-street-style-mfw-fw2015-day5-19.jpg?crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*  )

If you’re familiar with using Page Builder with WordPress, you can select Backend Editor and create rows for formatting. If not, simply write and include all images. The editor will format your post.

When you’re done, switch the status of the post to ‘Pending Review’ for the editor to review and format your post before it appears live.

HOW TO USE PUBLISH PRESS (PP - Post Calendar)

The editor uses Publish Press whenever a specific topic/article is required on the blog. Whenever a post is assigned to you, it will appear on the date of the deadline.

If you are assigned a post, the editor will give an idea of the topic and include notes on what the post should include. You will need to ensure you’ve written your article before the deadline. Once complete, change the status of the post to ‘Pending Review’ and the editor will be notified that your article is ready for submission. Your post will then be reviewed before appearing live on the blog.

HOW LONG DO MY POSTS HAVE TO BE?

The choice is yours!
Browse around the blog – a standard post-length is relatively short; and that is because the blog mainly comments on style/fashion which requires less writing and more imagery.
Simply put, your writing style and length will depend on the topic – so write as you flow and give yourself time to proof read to make tweaks. Our admin team will always be on hand to read through to consider whether the post length/style is appropriate for your topic.

HOW LONG TILL MY POSTS APPEAR LIVE ON THE BLOG?

All posts will have to be reviewed for suitability before appearing live on the blog. The editor reviews all posts during the weekend and schedules out the posts during the following week.

E.g. if you write in week 1, your posts should appear by week 2 – provided no edits are required.

HOW FREQUENTLY DO I NEED TO POST?

All contributors are required to update the blog with their original work at least once a week.

If you’ve selected up to 3x a week in your feedback form, please make sure you’re submitting content as often as you have declared.

The Editor uses Publish Press to keep a schedule of contributors posts.

CAN ADMIN DECIDE NOT TO POST MY ARTICLE?

The Editor in Chief reviews all contributing posts to ensure audience suitability and topic-relevance. Sometimes posts simply don’t fit – as awesome and as well-written as they may be – and EiC reserves the right not to approve a post unto the blog.

We will let you know straight away and explain if your post is deemed inappropriate or simply doesn’t quite fit the category you’ve been given – or the topic you’ve been assigned.
Please don’t take it personal!! 🙂
We hope all our contributors eventually get to grips with the diverse culture/empowering theme of our blog and the classy-fun-street-aspirational style guide we like to adhere to – but this may take a while, so as long as you’re open and willing to adjust you’ll be fine!

HOW TO SEE ALL MY POSTS

SEE ALL YOUR POSTS

First, make sure you’re inside the WordPress dashboard.
Second, from the left-hand column select Posts and All Posts to see the posts you’re working on and the posts you’ve submitted for review – Pending.


HOW LONG DOES MY ACCOUNT LAST FOR?

Your Contributor’s Account will last for as long as your contributing freelance period, as agreed upon when you first started. Your account may be deleted afterwards if you do not continue blogging with Hello ÒRÉ. If your account is deleted, all your work will be assigned to the ‘oregirl‘ account and your articles will be credited with your name underneath as the original author of the post.

HOW TO CHANGE PASSWORD

Head over to your Account. On your profile summary in the left-hand sidebar, select ‘Password’ then follow the instructions on the screen.

Try to familiarise yourself with the WordPress dashboard and practice posting before your deadlines begin.
If you’re absolutely stuck on what to write about, you’re more than welcome to get in touch with the Editor in Chief via email (oreonline@live.com).


Projects

We love doing different things with bloggers through projects; we get a variety of contributors involved each time and make tons of new connections!
We hope to expand our projects and provide more opportunities for the bloggers on our team. If you’d like to get involved with a project or have an idea of a project – contact us!

July – September 2015: The Summer Writers
November 2014-January 2015: The Winter Project

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