How to add content to the AID site

Updating the new site.

Dear friends,

We need all help we can to add more content to the new AID website.  This post will help give a basic back ground on how to do this.


Log in at this URL.

When you first login please save the password so your browser remembers it.  Once you login then when you open a different tab, and view you remain logged in.  At the top of the AID site header you will find an extra header (if you already logged in).  The “Edit” word in this header is helpful —  it lets you edit the content you are seeing.  Clicking on Edit will take you to the dashboard for editing that specific page/post that is already there.


There are 3 primary areas to add content — “Posts”, “Pages” and “Events”

  1. “Posts” are the simplest. Most individual project pages and most new content will be posts.  Just go to the “Posts” section of the left hand side dashboard and click on “Add New” button and create a new post.– Below the edit of the post page you can choose a “Right hand” side bar for the post.  Typical side bars you can choose are “Agri side bar” for Agri posts.  Likewise we will have sidebars on other issues.  You can also choose “Archives” sidebar that shows the Tag cloud.– for posts you can choose a category on right side of edit page of the post.  Choose “Agri-slider” and other such “Issue-slider” categories only for posts that you want to appear in project sliders of that particular issue page.  If you choose a “Issue Slider” you need to also upload a “Featured Image” (bottom right) for the issue that is square and is at least 500 x 500 px.– Choosing category “Ear to ground” (currently appears as category “Transformations” will change the name) makes it appear in “Ear to Ground” section of Home page.  And choosing “Happening Now” (currently appears as category “This week”) makes it appear in that section of Home page.– In the edit part of the post there is a Goodlayer Shortcode tab.  That is also useful in adding things like Gallery, Quote style etc.– Basically if you dont want to worry about sidebars, categories, etc just create the post and we/other editors can add those.
  2. “Pages” have more features. We have used these for more static content and basic content.  Most of our URLs that dont have a date in URL  name are Pages.  Like the homepage, About AID page, Agri and other issue pages.Here content is usually added in the “Page Builder” section.  You will need a bit of practice and patience to do this, but you can go through how some pages have been built by comparing how the corresponding page appears on the website and how it was built in the page builder section of the page’s edit page.Significant collaborations could be added as posts or page builders.  We can fix this choice soon.  Most usual projects are added as posts.
  3. Events — Shilpa adds events to the website.  Just fill this form with your event information and it will be added by her within 2 days or so.


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