Project File Template & Posting Tutorial

If you’ve signed up for a challenge, fifteen days prior to the challenge starting you’ll be given “Contributor” privileges on This is an excellent time for you to log in to the site, check things out and practice posting if you’re unfamiliar with wordpress. At this point, you can’t publish anything but you can prepare a draft post of your Project File for me to review if you’re concerned about it going out to several thousand people. (Do not freak out about that number). When you’re ready for me to approve it — post it for review and I’ll handle the rest.

The title should be: Project File: Title – Author

You should use categories: title and the “project files” — you should not use the parent categories of “projects” or “fandom”

You must have a featured image to use for your posts and project file (the same or different I don’t care). It can be a picture of an actor playing your main character. I have no fucks to give on that issue.

Tags — your post should only have your title for that tag. This is for organizational purposes AND so that your project file will list related posts once you start posting your story to the site during the event.

We use a specific template to create the tabbed project file that will house our stories during Rough Trade challenges. It self updates with all the links to your posts, IF you follow the instructions regarding tags and categories.


Project Template – With Cast Tab (with cast tab)  OR Project Template- No Cast Tab (without cast tab)

The template should be Copy/Pasted into the “TEXT” tab in the posting area, then you can flip back to the “Visual” tab to fill in all of your data.

Let me know if you have any problems with it by filling out the contact form.

You must copy/paste this template into the TEXT tab of the editor.

Once pasted, it is easier to work with the template if you’re in the Visual Tab. Here you can fill in all the parts you need for title, author etc.

The little gray boxes are your casting table. To insert a picture into the table, click the center of one of the boxes then click the ADD MEDIA button at the top, grab your image and insert it.

The Add Media screen looks like this ^^^. You upload your images using Select Files or by dragging them from you folder into the large white box area. Once you’ve selected an image you can insert it into the post. If you wish to put information under the picture use the CAPTION box. (pictured below)

Finally, you need to set a featured image. The featured image works the same way it does to add pictures to your casting table. You’ll find the Featured Image section on the right side of the screen in the last box. (pictured below)
Once you click on it, you’ll be taken back to the Media Screen. You can either pick an image you’ve already uploaded OR upload a special image for post.

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