Contributor Publishing Guide

We would like to welcome you as a new contributor to Mystery Tribune family. To make your writing experience more smooth and effective, we have put together a brief guide to explain the nuts and bolts of the process for writing new blog posts and tips on how to best use of our platform.

Introduction

Our web platform for desktop and mobile browsers is based on WordPress solutions. As of April 2016, WordPress is used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites and is a very popular platform among content providers. We have leveraged this platform to create a lightweight website, with attractive and modern design, to draw visitor’s attention to the content. You will be using the same platform to write and submit your content for publishing.

First Steps

Upon your username activation, you will be given a user and password to login to WordPress. Use your login credentials to login hereYou can add this link to your browser’s favorite bar or bookmarks for future reference.

Writing Content

Upon login to your profile, you will be directed to WordPress dashboard. In order to write a new post, hover over the “Posts” menu item and select New Post.

Contributor Mystery Tribune Interface

You will then be directed to a new screen where you can write and submit your post. Specifically, there are three tasks which are required from you:

  1. Title of the post
  2. Content of the post (you can copy and paste the content or write the content directly.
  3. Submit for Review

Contributor Writing Posts

After you finish writing your piece and click the “Submit for Review”, the post will be sent to Mystery Tribune team for final stage of publishing.

Tip: In case you would like to finish your post at a later time, you can use the button called “Save Draft” to save your progress. You can login later and pick where you left the post by going to the main menu and selecting Posts / All Posts.

What happens after I submit my post for review? 

Upon clicking the “Submit for Review”, the post is sent to our team for final touches. This includes searching to find relevant high quality images for the posts, adding the right categories and tags and preparing the post from Search Engine Optimization.

Activities such the ones mentioned above are usually time consuming and may occasionally require technical know-how. In order to make the life easier for contributors, this last stage will be handled by our staff. This stage will typically take around one business day to complete.

Other Tips

You can change your password, add your biographical info, and social profiles by selecting Profile under the main menu. When it comes to including your biographical info, we strongly suggest you to keep it less than 50 words. In the case you would like to change your profile photo, please send us an email with a high-resolution image of your face and our staff will do the substitution.

Additional Support

If you need additional assistance, please send us an email and we will be more than happy to assist you.