Pages

To add or change a Page, navigate to the Pages tab in the dashboard, or visit the page you want to edit on the website and click the “Edit Page” button at the top.

Editing a page:

  • To edit a page, select the name of the show from the Pages list and you will be brought to the page layout editor.
  • The name field at the top of the page will be displayed in the tab title as well as the site’s navigation. The on-page title of most pages can be updated by clicking the special heading element in the first color section.
  • Most elements can be edited by clicking on them to open the editor for that item.
  • Background Photos
    • To update a background photo, hover the grid section or color section containing the image and click the Edit button. Then, click the Styling tab and open the Background dropdown.
    • Here, click on the current background image or the Insert Image button, then select an image from the media library or upload a new one. Before inserting the image, scroll to the Attachment Display Settings dropdown on the right and select Large or Full Size to make sure the image isn’t blurry.
    • Then, click the blue Insert button, followed by the Save button.
    • You can change the focus of the image (the part of the image that remains visible when the section is too small to show all of it) by selecting an option from the Background Image Position dropdown. Center Center is a good default.
  • You can preview your changes before publishing them by clicking the white Preview button at the top right.
  • Make sure to click the blue Update button at the top right of the page once you’re happy with the changes you’ve made.

Adding a new page:

  • When adding a new page, we don’t recommend “Add New”, as this will simply create a blank page with no layout. Instead, find a page in the list with layout similar to the page you want to make and click “Duplicate Page”.
  • Rename the duplicate by hovering it and clicking Quick Edit and updating the title. Also update the slug (URL) below the name to match.

Removing a page:

  • To hide a page from the site, hover it and click “Quick Edit”, then locate the Status dropdown to the right and select “Draft” from the list, then click Update. This will hide the page from the website and you can add it back at any time by changing the status to Published.
  • For posterity, we recommend you do not delete any pages.

Posts

To add or change a Post, navigate to the Posts tab in the dashboard.

Adding a new post:

  • To add a new post, visit the Posts page and click the white “Add New” button at the top. This will take you to a blank post editor page.
  • Do not click the blue Advanced Layout Editor button as it will convert the post to a page and remove post formatting.
  • Add a title in the Title field and a slug (URL) will be automatically generated from it. You can edit the slug after the post has been saved by clicking the small Edit button next to the URL below the title field.
  • Type your post in the visual editor, it works like any other simple word processor.
  • You can insert pictures into the body of the post by clicking the white Add Media button at the top of the editor.
  • When pasting content from other websites or emails, we recommend clicking the Text tab at the top right of the editor and pasting there, then switching back to the Visual editor. This will remove any HTML markups that have been copied with the text and may otherwise cause the post to have a strange appearance or behavior.
  • Set a Featured Image by scrolling to the Featured Image section and clicking Set featured image, then select a picture from the gallery or upload a new one.
  • By default, Featured Images will be converted into thin banners at the top of the post. If you would like to display the full image, select Image in the Format section on the right.
  • Be sure to select the appropriate Category from the Categories section on the right.
  • You can then Preview or Publish your post or save it as a Draft to edit later.

Editing a post:

  • To edit a post, select the name of the post from the Posts list and you will be brought to the post editor.
  • Post editing tips can be found in Adding a New Post above.
  • Make sure to click the blue Update button at the top right of the page once you’re happy with the changes you’ve made.

Removing a post:

  • To hide a post from the site, hover it and click “Quick Edit”, then locate the Status dropdown to the right and select “Draft” from the list, then click Update. This will hide the post from the website and you can add it back at any time by changing the status to Published.
  • To delete a post from the site, hover it and click the red “Trash” button.
  • To restore accidentally deleted posts, visit the Trash tab at the top of the Posts page, find the post you want to restore, and click Restore.

Show Profiles

To add or change a Show profile, navigate to the Portfolio Items tab in the dashboard.

Editing a show:

  • To edit a show, select the name of the show from the Portfolio Items list and you will be brought to the page layout editor.
  • Select the show’s Categories from the Portfolio Categories section on the right. Check all boxes that apply.
  • You can also add Tags to the category. These tags are not visible on the website but assist in suggesting relevant shows in the Discover More section below each show.
  • Titles & Descriptions
    • The name field at the top of the page will be displayed in the tab title as well as the show’s thumbnail on the site. The on-page title can be updated by clicking the title in the left half of the layout editor.
    • When updating the on-page title of a show, notice that the host’s name is included in the title inside em tags, like this:
      Show Name <em>host name</em>
      Make sure that both tags are intact and the host’s name is between them before saving or they will not display properly.
    • The show’s description can be edited by editing the on-page title and scrolling down to the Subheading Text section. For long descriptions, you may want to wrap part of the text in Read More tags to make the page more visually balanced. Simply type [read more]
      where you want the link to appear and type[/read] at the end of the description. All text between the two tags will be hidden.
    • To update the host name/subtitle of the show (displayed on thumbnails), scroll down to the Excerpt section (NOT the Additional Portfolio Settings section) and type the host name/subtitle you want to display in there.
    • If you do not see the Excerpt section, make sure that Excerpt is checked in the Screen Options dropdown (at the very top right of the page).
  • Cover Photos
    • To update the cover photo of a show, hover the left grid section and click the Edit Cell button. Then, click the Styling tab and open the Background dropdown.
    • Here, click on the current background image or the Insert Image button, then select an image from the media library or upload a new one. Before inserting the image, scroll to the Attachment Display Settings dropdown on the right and select Large or Full Size to make sure the image isn’t blurry.
    • Then, click the blue Insert button, followed by the Save button.
    • You can change the focus of the image (the part of the image that remains visible when the section is too small to show all of it) by selecting an option from the Background Image Position dropdown. Center Center is a good default. If there is text at the top of the image, pick Top Center, etc.
    • To update the thumbnail of the show, locate Featured Image on the right and click it, then select the cover photo from the media gallery or upload a new one, then click Set featured image.
    • Make sure to Update after making changes.

Adding a new show:

  • When adding a new show do not click “Add New”, as this will simply create a blank page with no layout. Instead, find a show in the list and click “Duplicate Portfolio Entry”.
  • Rename the duplicate by hovering it and clicking Quick Edit and updating the title. Also update the slug (URL) below the name to match.
  • Make sure the Playlist ID in the right grid section matches the appropriate playlist in the Playlist Manager.

Removing a show:

  • To hide a show from the site, hover it and click “Quick Edit”, then locate the Status dropdown to the right and select “Draft” from the list, then click Update. This will hide the show from the website and you can add it back at any time by changing the status to Published.
  • For posterity, we recommend you do not delete any shows.

Videos

To add or change a Video Gallery, navigate to the Video Gallery tab in the dashboard.

Adding & Updating Video Galleries:

  • To edit a video gallery, visit the Video Gallery page and select the gallery you want to edit, or click Add New Video Gallery at the top of the page.
  • To add a new video to the gallery, click the black Add New Video button and fill out the following:
    • Paste the YouTube video URL in the first field. Do not attempt to upload videos directly to the website.
    • Title: Type the title of the YouTube video.
    • Description: Optional, will not be prominent.
    • URL: Ignore this URL field.
  • The added video will appear at the bottom of the list. Make sure the “Open in new tab” box is checked. Click Save after every video added to prevent errors.
  • You can rearrange videos in the gallery by dragging and dropping them.
  • In the Video Gallery Custom Options section, you can rename the gallery (for admin use). Make sure that the View dropdown here is set to Lightbox-Video Gallery. The other layout settings are untested and cause unexpected conflicts with the site’s stylesheet.

Displaying Video Galleries:

  • To display a gallery on the site, copy the gallery Shortcode (ex. [origincode_videogallery id="2"] )
  • Then, visit the page or post you want to display the gallery (likely Watch) and paste it into a text element or the post body, then save.
  • On the Watch page, you can duplicate a title color section and use it as a title for your new gallery.

Hosts

To add or change the Hosts page, navigate to the Teams tab in the dashboard and edit the team called Hosts.

Editing Hosts:

  • The first thing you’ll want to do is click Collapse all at the top of the editor, this will shrink all of the hosts down to just a list of names and make navigation much easier.
  • Find the host you want to edit and click their name.
  • First and last names are self explanatory, and the Job/role field is for their nickname/stage name.
  • To update their biography, click the blue Edit biography button. Make sure that all biographies longer than one line start with [read more]
    and end with [/read], this will preserve the page formatting by hiding their bio in a Read More link. Once finished, click Update biography.
  • To add links to their show, go to Social links and select Link type > Other links, then type the name of their show in the Title attribute, and add the relative URL to their show in the Link URL field. (show URLs will start with /radio/ followed by the name of their show, with all spaces replaced with hyphens and no punctuation marks)
  • To add or change a host photo, go to Photos and click Upload photo, then select their photo from the gallery or upload a new photo. The Secondary photo will be displayed when their picture is hovered, we suggest adding the cover of the show they host here.
  • Once you are satisfied with your changes, click the blue Update button at the top right of the page and your changes will be published.

Adding Hosts:

  • To add a new host, you can open another host somewhere in the list and click Clone, this will create an exact copy of the selected host directly below the cloned one. You can then edit this host as per Editing Hosts above.
  • You can also create a new blank host by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the green “Add a member” button.

Removing Hosts:

  • If you would like to remove a host from the Hosts page but save their profile in the backend of the site (in case they may return in the future), you can find their profile on the list and check the Hide this member box next to the Job/role field.
  • If you would like to delete them from the site, instead click the trash can icon next to their name.

Remember to Update after all changes.

Program Schedule

To add or change the Program Schedule page, navigate to the My Calendar > Manage Events tab in the dashboard.

Updating the schedule (manually):

  • To add shows individually, navigate to My Calendar > Add New Event or visit the lightweight Schedule Update page.
  • Type the title of the show, followed by a short description.
  • You must select 2 Categories for each show: Genre and Length.
    • The Genre category is used to sort the shows in the schedule and defines the accent color.
    • The Length category is hidden on the schedule but is used to define the height of the element (a show with category z.4HR will appear twice as large as a show with category z.2HR).
    • There are 12 Length categories: z.0.5HR (half-hour) through z.6HR (6 hours).
  • Next, enter the date and time of the show. Ignore the “All day event”, “Hide end time”, and “End Date” settings.
    • NOTE: The system gets confused by the time 12:00 AM. If used as a start time, the event will be set to go all day. If used as an end time, the event will spill into the next day.
      For shows starting at 12:00 AM, please set the start time to: 12:01 AM
      For shows ending at 12:00 AM, please set the end time to: 11:59 PM
  • Repetition Pattern: This setting is used to define when the show should reappear in the schedule.
    • Repeats X times: The number of times the show should reappear in the schedule. Leaving this as 0 will make the repetition go on forever or until the event is deleted/edited.
    • Every X (select): The unit of time used to define when the show should repeat. By default, it will be “Does not recur”, which will create a single event at the selected date and time that does not repeat.
    • Example: if a show airs at the same date and time every week, set it to: Repeats 0 times every 1 Weeks.
      If a show will air bi-weekly 5 times, you can set it to: Repeats 5 times every 2 Weeks.
  • URL: Paste the full link (https://cjtr.ca/radio/show-name/) to the Show page of the program you are adding (if one exists). Make sure that “Link will expire after event” is not checked as this will cause the link to disappear once the show airs.
  • Once you have filled this information out, click Publish/Submit and the show will instantly be added to the schedule.

Updating the schedule (bulk):

  • To add shows in bulk using a CSV (comma-separated values) document, open this CSV template in a spreadsheet editor like Excel (do not use Excel 2011 for Mac, it causes formatting errors).
  • If you do not have a spreadsheet editor, we recommend Table Tool for Mac or LibreOffice Calc for Windows.
  • The CSV has 11 columns:
    • event_title – the name of the show
    • event_begin – the first date the show will air, in YY-MM-DD format
    • event_time – the time the show will begin, in HH:MM AM/PM format
    • event_endtime – the time the show will end, in HH:MM AM/PM format
    • content – a short description of the show
    • event_link – the full link (https://cjtr.ca/radio/show-name/) to the Show page of the program
    • event_category – the Genre of the show (be sure to use exact spelling and capitalization or it will create a new category on import and not display properly)
    • event_recur – Recurring frequency period codes: S – single (will not recur), D – day,  E – weekdays, W – weekly, M – month/date (monthly, on the same numbered date), U – month/day (monthly, on the same weekday of each month), Y – year
    • event_repeats – Number of repetitions: 4 = event repeats 4 times, for a total of 5 occurrences. (default is 0, which will mean repeating forever or until stopped manually)
    • event_every – Recurrence frequency multiplier: 3 = every 3 days if period set to D, 2 = every two weeks if period set to W
    • event_link_expires – Should be 0. If set to 1, the link will be hidden from the program once the show airs.
  • Once you have filled out and saved your schedule CSV, navigate to My Calendar > My Calendar Pro > Importer and upload your CSV file by clicking Browse…, then click Import Events and the program will interpret the document. If there are no errors, click Import Events again and leave the window open until import completes.
  • You can check the progress of the import by viewing and refreshing the My Calendar > Manage Events page in another tab.
  • NOTE: In the current version of the My Calendar plugin, the CSV cannot accept more than one Category. Because of this, you will need to quickly edit each program in the Manage Events page and check the appropriate Length category for every show, then save them in order for the shows to appear with the proper height. This will be fixed in a future update, and this page will be updated accordingly.

Sponsors & Supporters

Sponsor Logos

To add or change Sponsor logos, navigate to the Logos tab in the dashboard.

  • To add a new logo, click the Add New Logo button and type the name of the sponsor in the Logo Name field.
  • Paste the URL to the sponsor’s website in the URL field. You do not need to use the Description field.
  • Add the sponsor logo by clicking “Set featured image”, then select it from the gallery or upload a new image file, then click the blue Set feature image button.
  • Finally, check the Sponsors category in the Categories section, then publish the logo by clicking the blue Save button to the to right.
  • Logos can be edited, hidden, or deleted in the same manner as Posts.

Community Supporters

To add or change Community Supporters, navigate to the Name Directory tab in the dashboard.

  • To update the Community Supporters list, select Community Supporters in the Name Directory page.
  • Here, simply type the name of the supporter in the Name section, then click the blue Add Name button and it will instantly appear on the site in alphabetical order.
  • Currently, the list is set up to display plaintext names. To enable links or descriptions, contact carter@strategylab.ca
  • You can create new Name Directories similar to the Community Supporters list using the Name Directory plugin. Learn more on the Name Directory plugin page.

Plain A.I.R. & FTP Audio Playlists

Plain A.I.R. Page

To update the Plain A.I.R. page, visit Pages > Plain A.I.R. > Edit.

  • To add a new year to the Plain A.I.R. page, duplicate the color section containing the previous year by hovering the section and clicking the Clone button.
  • In the cloned section (above the previous year), click the name of the year to edit it and change the text to reflect the current year.
  • Click the first magazine element to edit it, then scroll down to the Filter section. Change the Start Date to January 1 of the current year and the End Date to June 30, then click save.
  • Then, click the second magazine element and do the same. Set the Start Date to July 1 of the current year and the End Date to December 31, then click save.
  • Finally, update the page. Now all future posts in the Plain A.I.R. category will appear in the appropriate section on the page.

Playlists & FTP Audio

To add a new show playlist, visit Modern Audio Player > Playlist Manager from the site dashboard.

  • Whenever a new show is added to your FTP server, you can create a new playlist by scrolling to the bottom of the Playlist manager and clicking Add New Playlist.
  • Enter the name of the show when prompted to add a playlist title, then click Save Changes.
  • You will be brought back to the Playlist manager. Your new playlist will appear in the list alphabetical order. Find it and click Edit.
  • In the Playlist options, set “Retrieve more on total scroll” to Yes and click Save playlist options.
  • Next, scroll to the bottom of the Playlist options and click the Add New Media button.
  • In the Add New Media page, set Select media type to “folder with audio files”.
  • In the Path * section, type ‘/’ followed by the exact name of the show’s folder in the FTP server. Example: /SHOW NAME
  • Set Enable Load more to “yes”, then scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes.
  • Note the playlist ID # (in red at the top of the page). Enter this number in the Modern Audio Player playlist shortcode where you would like the playlist to appear (see Show Profiles)

Other Tips

Redirection

To add or change a URL redirect, visit Tools > Redirection from the dashboard.

  • Click the Add New button at the top of the Redirection page and the 301 redirect form will appear.
  • Source URL: The relative URL you want to redirect from.
  • Target URL: The URL (relative or absolute) you want to redirect to.
  • Example: If you want to redirect cjtr.com/meet-the-team to cjtr.com/team, you would enter /meet-the-team in the Source URL and /team in the Target URL. Now any time someone visits cjtr.com/meet-the-team, they will be taken to cjtr.com/team instead.
  • If you want to redirect to an external website, you can use an absolute URL in the Target URL field.
  • After entering the 2 URLs, click the blue Add Redirect button.
  • In the list below, you can see all the Redirects added to the site. You can edit, disable/enable, or delete a redirect by hovering it in the list.

Redirection

To add or change a User, visit the Users page from the dashboard.

  • Click the Add New button at the top of the page and the Add User form will appear.
  • Enter a Username (for sites with fewer users, we normally just use the user’s first name, but you can use any format)
  • Enter the user’s email address.
  • You do not need to fill out any other fields (the user can add this info themselves if they choose to)
  • Select a User Role:
    • Subscriber – Powerless
    • Contributor – Can make and edit their own Blog Posts but cannot publish posts
    • Author – Can publish Blog Posts as well as upload media (such as pictures)
    • Editor – Can create/edit/delete Pages as well as Posts; can moderate comments; can edit Categories
    • Administrator – Absolute power: Add/activate/update/delete Plugins; Create and delete Users; Edit files; Manage Theme and Site options
  • Make sure “Send the new user an email about their account.” is checked before clicking Add New User.
  • If a user does not receive the email from WordPress with a link to reset their password and log in, and it is not in their Spam folder, an Administrator can edit the user’s profile and manually reset their password by clicking “Generate New Password” and entering a temporary password for the user to log in with. They can then change their own password from their profile.