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Twitter feed

The Twitter feed updates automatically To edit the settings go to Settings > Social Stream Here you can turn on/off retweets and replies and other settings

E-learning

The content for the e-learning section can be found under the learning management system ‘LearnDash LMS’ Here you will see one set up for ‘Diamond e-learning’ To edit the introductions of the four different sections of Diamond select Modules To edit the individual slides within these four sections select Topics You will find all the pages listed here Underneath the…

Resources

This section includes anything that isn’t a blog or news post and contains the main content of your site. You can attach a document to the post such as a PDF or Word file. You can edit the text that appears in the blue box by editing the caption on the file Tick the category on the right to make…

Awards

To edit your awards page go to Awards under Pages

Blog and News posts

All of your news and blog posts are created under Posts. Add a title and enter the main text into the editor. NB – categories are not used in this section, instead use themes. Using the Themes panel: If it is a news posts tick News. If it is a blog post you can select a theme to help people…

Links

Avoid lists of links, instead try to incorporate them into paragraph text. This gives them more meaning and puts them into the context of how they may be useful. People are unlikely to scroll through lists of links looking for what they want and search engines will mark you down if you have links pages. To create a link in…

Media gallery

The media library is the central hub which stores all your images and files that you have uploaded anywhere on the site. Including resources. The default view when you go to ‘Media’ is as a grid. You can select to view them as a list in the top left toggle:   This makes it a bit easier to see certain…

Galleries

A gallery is useful when you need images to appear in a grid such as a collection of logos or small images In the WYSIWYG editor select Add Media Click Create Gallery on the left hand side Select all the images you want in the gallery and click Create a new gallery in the bottom right You can reorder the…

Images

Images should ideally be no less than 2000px on the shortest side. It’s best not to go below this size so that the image remains at good quality for high retina screens. Images for the web must be in .jpeg, .png or .gif format Avoid using rogue characters in file names. When saving any image or document for use on…

Editing the home page

Go to Pages > Home – Front page This time you won’t need to put anything in the first main text box Add your video or background header image Underneath these options you will see ‘header description’ where you can edit the text at the top of the page in the banner You can then add Featured sections that will…

Editing pages

If you are viewing the site from the front end (and are logged in) you will see ‘Edit page’ in the black bar at the top If you are already in the back end select Pages from the main left hand side menu Here you will find the static pages of your site e.g. About, Contact us etc.. Click a…

Writing for specialists

Research shows that higher literacy people prefer plain English because it allows them to understand the information as quickly as possible. For example, research into use of specialist legal language in legal documents found: 80% of people preferred sentences written in clear English – and the more complex the issue, the greater that preference (eg, 97% preferred among other things…

Writing for the web

It is ideal to have a consistent tone of voice across all copy on a website. This creates continuity and prevents the content and organisation appearing fragmented. If there are a number of people with editorial rights to the site, you may like to have one or two central people to run copy through/sign it off to help maintain the…

Getting Started

The login page for you website is at http://creativediversitynetwork.com/wp-login.php If you have forgotten your password, go to http://creativediversitynetwork.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword and follow the instructions. When you’re logged in, the first thing you will see is the Dashboard this is a summary page for your WordPress installation. It can be customised, but by default it should show things like Recent Activity, and WordPress…

About WordPress

Your website is built using WordPress, a free, open-source, website platform used by thousands of people worldwide. WordPress is actively developed and maintained, so updates are frequent, and new features are added all the time. This also means that support resources and documentation for WordPress are numerous and easy to find in comparison with other platforms. The main documentation site…

APPENDIX 3: SUMMARY OF WHICH CONTRIBUTORS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN DIAMOND

The tables below summarise the information contained in the Diamond Guidance Notes on which types of contributor should be included in Diamond, and which should be excluded, on the basis of their role type or the nature of their contribution to the programme. General Principles ? applies to all (scripted and non-scripted) role types You should enter a list of…

APPENDIX 2: PERCEIVED PRIVACY NOTICE

Diversity ? how people are perceived on-screen UK broadcasters (currently the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky) are carrying out a project called Diamond to help ensure that their productions reflect the diversity of the United Kingdom. They are looking at how viewers might perceive the characters and people they see on screen. Diamond is being implemented by the Creative…

APPENDIX 1: DIVERSITY SELF-DECLARATION FORM ? WELCOME TEXT AND PRIVACY NOTICE

When contributors first open their Diversity Self-declaration Form, they are presented with the text below, and asked to tick a box confirming that they have read and understood the Privacy Notice and agree to personal information relating to them being processed as set out in the Notice. Welcome! You will be aware of a ground-breaking initiative called Diamond that has…

GLOSSARY

ACTUAL DATA, ACTUAL DIVERSITY DATA, ACTUAL DIVERSITY CHARACTERISTICS Actual diversity data?is collected by voluntary self-declaration, rather than being based on another person?s perception. It is captured by?Diamond?for everyone involved in a TV programme, both on- and off-screen. The purpose of collecting Actual diversity information is to answer the question: ?Does the workforce on UK productions reflect the diversity of the…

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