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News is where it's at. We encourage you to share lots of updates from your department via posts.

A post is fresh content. Just a sentence or two is all you need—although you certainly can write more. Announce an upcoming event or deadline, give a shout-out to someone in your department, point to a feature story published elsewhere.

Posts are fast, flexible and powerful. When you write a post, use short and active sentences. Add images, links, video and more. Here's how.

To create a new post:

  1. Sign in to your site. (Note: If you are not on campus, you will need to use Wheaton's virtual private network.)
  2. Go to the site's Dashboard.
  3. Select Add New under the "Posts" button.image for "add new post"
  4. Complete the "Title" and "Body" fields;
  5. Add an Excerpt to your post. Use simple, clear, and concise copy that entices readers to want more.
  6. Add a Featured Image to spice up your post, especially as it may appear in a News feed. (Of course, be sure you do not use copyrighted images on your site.)
  7. You might wish to assign a category to your post. Your site may be set up to use categories to control where posts appear. For example, many sites are set up in such a way that a post with the category "News" will automatically flow onto your homepage (typically, into the News column).image of post categories
  8. Save your work as "private" to continue working on it later—or make it public by "publishing" it.
  9. Move it to the Trash it if you'd like to delete it.

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