Welcome to the MAP Forum!

We extend a warm invitation to all authors to utilise our website back-end to contribute posts and media content. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to add a post.

Log in to Your Dashboard:
Open your web browser and navigate to your website’s admin login page. This is located at https://mapforum.co.za/login.
Enter your username and password to log in to your dashboard.

Navigate to the Posts Section:
Once logged in, you’ll be on the dashboard. Look for the “Posts” option in the left-hand sidebar menu. Click on it to expand the submenu.

Click on “Add New”:
After clicking on “Posts,” you’ll see several options including “All Posts,” “Add New,” “Categories,” and “Tags.” Click on “Add New” to start creating a new post.

Enter Your Post Title:
In the post editor screen, you’ll see a field where you can enter the title of your post. Click into this field and type your desired title.

Write Your Content:
Below the title field, you’ll see a larger text box where you can enter the body content of your post. This is where you can write your article, blog post, or whatever content you wish to publish.

Format Your Content:
Use the formatting options provided in the editor toolbar to style your text, add headings, create lists, insert links, and more. You can also switch between the Visual Editor (WYSIWYG) and Text Editor (HTML) modes if you’re comfortable with HTML code.

Add Media (Optional):
To add images, videos, or other media to your post, click on the “Add Media” button above the editor. You can then upload files from your computer or select existing media from your media library.

Set Featured Image (Optional):
On the right-hand side of the post editor, you’ll find a box labelled “Featured Image.” Click on “Set featured image” and upload/select an image to be displayed as the featured image for your post.

Select Categories and Tags (Optional):
On the right-hand side of the post editor, you’ll also find boxes for “Categories” and “Tags.” Choose relevant categories and add appropriate tags to help organise your content and make it easier for users to find.

Preview and Publish:
Before publishing your post, you can preview how it will look by clicking the “Preview” button at the top right of the editor. Once you’re satisfied with your post, click the “Publish” button to make it live on your website.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully added a new post to your website. Visitors can now view and engage with your content.