NWA Website Tutorial

Follow these steps to get up and running on the NWA website.

LOGIN

All NWA Members have a unique login page containing their name. It’s recommended you bookmark the page for quick access in the future.

If your name is Bob Smith, your website would be:

http://newwestartists.com/bob-smith

To login, visit this page:

http://newwestartists.com/bob-smith/wp-admin/

Your username and password will have already been sent to you. Please check your email or in some cases your junk mail folder. If you forgot either, simply request a new password with this link:

http://newwestartists.com/forums/index.php?action=login

Once logged in, you can create Posts and Pages using links from the left menu bar. A post is a blog entry (much like a diary entry) and is best suited to share something that you’re working on like a new work of art or your process. Create a post when a date or time makes sense.

When a date or time doesn’t make sense, create a page. A perfect example of a page is the contact page. One has already been created for you and you can edit it as needed with your personal information. Links in your menu bar automatically appear when you create a new page.

When creating a post or page, click the “Add Media” button to upload an image. The image will appear in your post or page like a normal word processor. You can add more than one image, but it is recommended at least one of your images is the “Featured Image”. A thumbnail of your featured image will appear on the right column while you’re editing.

For more detailed information on how to create a post, visit:

GETTING SOCIAL

If it recommended to create a post when you want to share new work. But sometimes you just want to quickly say “Hi” or create a NWA friendship like you do with Facebook or Twitter. After you’ve logged in, simply visit the http://newwestartists.com homepage where you’ll see a textbox that allows you do to this.

NWA FORUMS

The NWA Forums are completely optional. They exist to facilitate more in depth discussions in a formal forum structure. A separate username and password will have already been sent to you. Please check your email or in some cases your junk mail folder. To participate in the NWA Forums, login here:

http://newwestartists.com/forums/index.php?action=login

If you forgot either, simply request a new password with this link:

http://newwestartists.com/forums/index.php?action=reminder