Create Posts

Once your site is setup, now it’s time to start populating it with your trips, travel events and blog posts. The following are a few of the more common posts you might create, but feel free to get creative.

Create a Trip Post

When you create a trip post you will want to share details about where you went and what you did on your trip.  You may do this through writing a few descriptive paragraphs, adding pictures, or even adding videos.  Another interesting feature that we have added to our Travel Blogger WordPress theme is the ability for you to feature a mapped location of where you went by going under the “Enter Address Related to Post” section and typing in the address for the location that you visited.  We will go over some of the basic steps for creating a Trip Post below. (See Fig X Images 1 and 2)

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to POSTS > ADD NEW
  2. Assign the Post to the “Trips” category so this post will display with all your other trips posts
  3. Set a Featured Image using photos from your trip. The featured image is important, as that is what the Travel Blogger WordPress theme will display if you choose to feature your trip in the main Featured Post Area.
  4. Fill in the Post’s detals…
    1. Enter a title that reflects the place you visited, for example “My Adventures in Santa Barbara”  (keeping the title a little shorter and simple is better for SEO.)
    2. Enter in some details about the location you visited
    3. Add any other personal details, photos, or videos that you want to about your trip.
  5. To use the Travel Blogger Global Google Map Widget and the in post Travel Blogger Google Map feature to map the location that you visited use the following steps: (See Fig X Image 2)
    1. On your post editor screen on the right hand side you will find the Enter Address Related to Post section.
    2. Under this section type or copy and paste the short code that you see in the first paragraph under this section into the bottom of your post.
    3. After you have either typed or pasted this code into your post, you will then see a blank field below the paragraph with the short code.
    4. Type the address of the location that you visited into this blank field.
    5. You must enter a valid address. It can be either the full address of a location, or just city/state name or just a zipcode, e.g.: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 or San Diego, CA or 92110
    6. After this is done click the UPDATE button on your post editor page, and when you go to look at your post on your main site, you will see a map has appeared at the bottom of your post with the geo location of the address that you just put in.  If you look at the left sidebar of your screen, you will also see this location has been featured in the Travel Blogger Global Google Map (also titled “My Locations”) Widget.
  6. Click PUBLISH. Congratulations, you have just created your first Trip Post!
FIG X: Trip Post Images
Image 1: How a Trip Post looks 

Image 2: Where to get the maps feature short code text and type in the address


 


Create a Travel Event Post

If you decide to also use a Calendar plugin, like WP-Calendar, then creating a Travel Event Post should have two steps. 1) Create a regular Post and assign it to the Travel Events category, and 2) Create a Calendar entry and assign it to the Travel Events category. This way you can write something more detailed in your Travel Event Post, and still have it marked on your Calendar.

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to POSTS > ADD NEW
  2. Assign the Post to the “Travel Events” category so this post will display with all your other Travel Events, and in the Travel Blogger Latest Content sidebar that you created for events.
  3. Fill in any event details
  4. Click PUBLISH

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24 Responses to Create Posts

  1. Kylie Veale says:

    Hi! Love your theme, I’ve used it on my personal travel journal website.

    Just wondering how I can change the CSS for the front page to:

    - show the full post instead of excerpt; and
    - more the comments to under the post.

    I’m happy with all the other pages, though really want the home page just to show the latest post in entirety.

    Thanks
    Kylie

    • admin says:

      Hi Kylie,

      Great to hear the theme works for you! Thanks for your support.

      To show the full text you’ll need to do the following:

      Open the file named “loop-home.php” and on line 49, you should see this , change it to

      You will also need to edit “loop.php” if you want this change to happen on the entire site, so on line 115, change to

      As for the comment, I’m not sure where you wish to display more comments, on posts and pages there shouldn’t be any limits to the number of comments displayed.

      Remember, that when altering the theme’s core files, you will lose any modifications when updating to newer versions. So make sure to take notes of custom changes to reapply them.

      All the best

  2. Luigi says:

    Hello, congratulations for the theme. But I have a problem.

    How ever, despite having turned on the comments, I’m not commenting on the articles? How come there is no form of comments? He’s just in the pages, and not in the articles! What should I do?

    It is also possible to remove the writing There Are No comments, click here Be the first one! preview of the article?

    Let me know what to do and I’m sorry my English!

    Luigi

    • admin says:

      The option to turn comments on or off is located on the edit post / edit page area for each individual post or page. At the top right find where it says “screen options” and make sure “discussion” is checked. Under the content of the post or page there is a a check box to turn comments on or off. As for the comment box on the preview, our theme currently does not have the control to get rid of that box, but we are considering adding that option.

  3. rulianof31 says:

    Hi,

    Great theme I’m trying on my local pc.
    How can you do to make a line break in posts ?

    I can’t insert some line break ? can you help me ?

    Best regards

  4. ALVARO says:

    Hi there,
    i really like so much yr themes. But i have a problem

    Look at this pic

    https://freevps.us/img/images/wordpress1.jpg

    How i can move the comment under the post?

    There is a way to handle the elements that i read at begin “admin,September 23″ etc etc how i normally do with blogger types?

    Sorry for my bad englis and my bad wordpress skills

    Many Thanks

    Alvaro

    • admin says:

      The pic shows the way the comments are presented in the preview version of a post, when the full post is opened the comments appear under the post.

  5. mersea says:

    Hello,

    Great theme!

    One thing I can’t work out – When I enter a location in the ‘Enter Address Related to Post’ section on the right hand side of admin for a particular post, and then click ‘publish’ the text I entered changes to read instead of the address I entered to ‘array’. So if I edit the post content and click update, the map pinpoints a place called ‘array’. Is there a way to keep the postcode or zipcode etc in this text box, rather than it changing to ‘array’?

    Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Mersea,
      I will have one of our developers get back to you about this little bug. Thanks for contacting us and we will be in touch shortly.
      - Travel Blogger Support

  6. Bob Wells says:

    Hi, Great Theme. So far I have figured out everything and it looks like it will work great!

    BUT (isn’t there always a (“but”) I can’t figure out how to load a picture to use as an avatar for my profile. It must be under the USER>MY PROFILE menu but I am missing it. Thanks for your help! bob

    • admin says:

      Bob,
      You have to sing up with one of the services that wordpress pulls graphics from (like Gravitar), you can see the other services like this on the users settings page, but WordPress doesn’t have the ability to upload your own avatar. Hope that this helps.
      -Travel Blogger Support

  7. Bob Wells says:

    Another problem has cropped up. I went to insert pictures into a post and all went well, except the pictures all get cropped down to just the center of the picture. Tried 3 different pictures, same thing on each. Any ideas? Bob

    • admin says:

      Bob,
      Are you talking about inserting a picture into the body of a post, or are you talking about the thumbnails of the image in the post? The thumbnails for the post automatically size themselves, but if you are talking about inserting a picture into the body of the post, then this shouldn’t happen, so there may be a bug that we need to fix. Can you let us know which you are referring to? Thanks!
      - Travel Blogger Support

  8. Aleksey says:

    HI! Thank you for great work!
    I have question
    On main page in post I can’t make text format, text color and position of photo as in full version of post
    Please look the screenshots
    http://www.12k.su/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/preview.jpg
    http://www.12k.su/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/full_post.jpg

    How to solve this problem
    Thank You!

    • admin says:

      Aleksey,

      We recently came out with an updated version of our theme, so this may fix some of the bugs that you are currently experiencing. Please let us know if you need anything else.

      - Travel Blogger Support

  9. Andy says:

    Hi there, love your product! I just have one question, which hopefully is a simple one. I’m using version 1.6 of Travel Blogger, with the posts set to display a sample of the content, so people can click it to read more. Is there a way I can change how much test shows in that initial excerpt? I’d prefer maybe twice or three times more text on the screen initially than what is currently shown. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Andy,

      When you are creating the post itself, you can insert the custom excerpt text that you would like, this is a general WordPress based setting too, and doesn’t have to do with the theme itself. If you would like to learn more about WordPress settings and configurations you can check WordPress.org and type in the search for the support forums the topic that you are looking for, in this case, “excerpt settings and length” Please contact us via our support page if there is anything else that we can help you with, so we can better follow up with you. I apologize for such a late response.

      - FTWT.com Team

  10. Gino B. says:

    Hi, thank you for your amazing themes.

    I have downloaded and installed 1.6 version of Travel Blogger theme from this URL: http://www.freetravelwebsitetemplates.com/download/#tb

    I follow your installation instruction but I have problem width TB widgets, specially with Global Google Map: no maps is displayed both in the post and in the sidebar. I inserted properly address in the widget and shortcode ([tb_google_map]) but I always get the following message: “Sorry, no locations found.”
    Could you help me please?
    I use wordpress 3.5.2

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • admin says:

      Gino,

      Sorry about the very delayed response, if you try going under Appearance > Theme Options and Layout and scroll down to Travel Blogger Support, click on the link to update your google maps locations and see if this fixes the issue. If not, please contact us via our support page so we can better follow up with you on this issue.

      - FTWT.com Team

  11. Oana says:

    Hi,
    I am trying to get the map to work, I tried your instructions set by step but nothing happens. It never shows in my post after I paste in the shortcode and put the address in the blank field. Also, it says that no locations were found on the side bar
    Please let me know if I am doing something wrong. Btw I have the 1.6 version. Thanks in advance.

    • admin says:

      Oana,

      Are you still having a problem with the Google Maps Widget? If you go under Appearance > Theme Layout and Skins > Travel Blogger Support. Click the link that will update your Google Maps locations, this should fix the issue. Please use our support page to get a hold of this if this issue still persists.

      - FTWT.com Team

  12. Victor says:

    Hi there
    Great theme. Can I remove the author details, the portrait and about text at the end of each of the posts? I want to use AuthorSure plugin and don’t want the author details duplicated. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Victor,

      The settings for the author stuff should be overridden by the new plugin that you install, I would try installing your plugin and just seeing if the settings are overridden. If not, you can always uninstall, and just give us a quick shout again and we can help you troubleshoot further.

      FTWT.com Team

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