Hi there. I love the plug-in. I run an online literary magazine and I am setting up a few boxes for our masthead page so the bios there look uniform, professional and pretty. We also have regular contributors, and I’ve started to create a box for each one that would appear at the very bottom of their story; until now, I’ve manually copied and pasted in some sloppy HTML for a shaded box I created. So – that’s all fine. But one of the biggest reasons I thought this would help me in may not be possible…
Each month we also have six to seven pieces of creative nonfiction; these authors change each month and we rarely (although it does happen) accept stories form a person more than once. So, rather than hand-code a bio block at the end of each post through the Text tab, each month – very time consuming and they all always look different because I have to change the padding (again, my coding skill are almost zero, hence the love of this plug-in), I was hoping that this plug-in would also allow for code to be inserted into the individual post, where form there I could just change the headline, photo and content.
The reason I had this idea was because I work at a college and our CMS has something called a “snippet” – a piece of predefined code that can be added into a page; we use this to help our campus users make things look nicer, which in essence really reminds me of this app. I just handle content, so I did not create the snippets at work.
I’m sorry for the long-winded question/post, but I wanted to make sure I explained this fully. Basically, I am wondering if there is a quicker and easier way to make a box set for one-time use cases rather than create an individual set for each author on each page every single time.
I hope this all makes sense.
The website is HippocampusMagazine.com. My Feb. issue is late because I’ve been tooling around with this new plug-in instead of posting the rest of the articles, but when I realized that only the short codes can be added to the post, and not code itself, I realized it can’t do what I thought it could. (Def. still great for me to have for the regular authors and masthead page.)
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