create new blog for creative team

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
5 months ago

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(Reporter: jslater, Assigned: nmaul)

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(Whiteboard: [sp-2012-08-28])

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
The creative team would like to create a new blog (blog.mozilla.org/creative, I suppose) so we can post both finished work and in-process prototypes, as well as having an easily updateable central location where we can post about community projects.

This would be a group blog with multiple posters, but I'll be the content lead.

What's the next step? I'd be glad to share more detail or have an in-person conversation about how we'd like to use this if it's necessary.

Thanks!
(Reporter)

Comment 1

7 years ago
Ping!

What happens next here?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

7 years ago
This bug doesn't seem to be getting much traction. Can someone please comment on what the blocker might be? My hope is that this is a pretty straightforward thing.

(copying Craig & Mike in case they know)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

7 years ago
Um, anyone? Erica? Valeria? Mike? Craig?

Help!
This should be fairly straightforward. We just pushed the One Mozilla blog theme and should be able get this up quickly.

We should discuss whether you want to include any graphic and we'll need to know Title and Description.

Comment 5

7 years ago
Sorry I haven't replied here. I don't think you need anything from the PR team since this will be an official Moz blog and can't be rolled into an existing blog. We just ask that you give us a heads up about major posts/things that might create news and we're happy to review content, plan timing, etc at any time. Slater- you would be content owner for your group per our draft blog guidelines: (https://wiki.mozilla.org/One-Mozilla-Project/Documentation/Blog-Guidelines)
(Reporter)

Comment 6

7 years ago
Sorry about the delay here...here's what we're thinking:

title:
about:pixels

description:
Words and pictures from Mozilla's creative team.

How soon do you think we could have this ready? Would be a perfect venue to share the One Mozilla style guide draft if we could get it live soon.
Jake, can you turn on a creative blog when you get a chance? Let me know if there is anything else needed. Title and description in comment#6
Assignee: nobody → nmaul
(Assignee)

Comment 8

7 years ago
What should the URL for this be? There is already:

https://blog.mozilla.org/creative/

Which seems to redirect to a specific blog post.


Also, who should the admins of this blog be?
(Reporter)

Comment 9

7 years ago
(In reply to Jake Maul [:jakem] from comment #8)
> What should the URL for this be? There is already:
> 
> https://blog.mozilla.org/creative/
> 
> Which seems to redirect to a specific blog post.

Thanks Jake. That's the URL we need for this...can you turn off the redirect? That content is pretty old so I don't think would be a problem for users.
  
> Also, who should the admins of this blog be?
me & Matej (mnovak@mozilla.com)

Thanks!
(Reporter)

Comment 10

7 years ago
Checking back in...Jake, any update or estimate as to when this will be ready?

Thanks-
(Assignee)

Comment 11

7 years ago
Trying to find out where that redirect happens... sorry for the delay.
(Reporter)

Comment 12

6 years ago
Jake, can you give an update on that timing? We have a few things going on now and over the next few weeks that would really benefit from having a central public spot for communications (i.e., this blog).
Whiteboard: [sp-2012-08-28]
(Assignee)

Comment 13

6 years ago
I apologize for the time lag on getting this set up. I've given up trying to figure out where the existing redirect comes from... no idea, can't find it anywhere.

However, I just made the /creative/ blog as requested, and it seems to be overriding the redirect. The two people requested in comment 9 are admins. I have activated the One Mozilla theme for it.

I have done no further config on this with respect to theming, comments, categories, etc. If you need any help with that stuff, Craig, Mike, or Valerie/PR should be able to offer some good advice. Good luck!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Thanks for setting this up, just two questions:

I got an email with my username, but no password. How do I sign in to this?

Once in, will I be able to update the description to what John had in comment 9?

Thanks.
(Assignee)

Comment 15

6 years ago
Don't worry about that email... I added you the wrong way at first. :)

You can log in here: https://blog.mozilla.org/creative/wp-admin/

Login is your LDAP email and password.

Yes, you're an admin of the blog and will be able to change the title/description (but not the actual URL it lives at).
Great, thanks so much!
(In reply to Matej Novak [:matej] from comment #14)

> Once in, will I be able to update the description to what John had in
> comment 9?

You can set the title and tagline in Settings > General. Most of the other settings you can leave at their defaults, but you can set a time zone, date and time formats, etc if you like. You can explore some of the other settings pages as well, to decide how many posts to display per page, whether comments should be enabled by default for new posts, etc.

You'll also probably want to visit Appearance > Theme Options and choose a color scheme, but you might want to stick with the default gray anyway. If you have an image you'd like to use in the header I can help with that (it needs to be a specific size, but if you send me something I can scale it).

Also go to Appearance > Widgets and customize your sidebar. If you remove all the default widgets you'll still have a sidebar, but it only shows search and categories by default.

Which also brings us to categories... by default there's only one "Uncategorized" category, but you'll probably want to set up a few post categories to use.

You can make a custom menu under Appearance > Menus and either set it as a top menu bar, or use the standard "Custom Menu" widget to place it in the sidebar.

Feel free to find me on IRC if you have any other questions or need any help.
Thanks Craig, that's very helpful. Much appreciated.
(Reporter)

Comment 19

6 years ago
Thanks Craig and Jake! One more quick question - are Matej and I able to grant publishing permissions to other members of the team or is that something that needs to happen in the deeper levels of the setup?
(Assignee)

Comment 20

6 years ago
Yes, you're both admins of this blog... that means you can add/remove other users to it.
(In reply to John Slater from comment #19)
> Thanks Craig and Jake! One more quick question - are Matej and I able to
> grant publishing permissions to other members of the team or is that
> something that needs to happen in the deeper levels of the setup?

You can do that through the admin panel under "Users" by editing an individual user's profile and access level. The different roles are:

* Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features
* Editor - Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users' posts, etc.
* Author - Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
* Contributor - Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
* Subscriber - Somebody who can only manage their profile 

In most cases you'll want to make people either an Author or Editor, but you can also make them a Contributor so their posts will go into a moderation queue and an Editor or Admin can publish them.
(Reporter)

Comment 22

6 years ago
Thanks guys!

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