Using Post Categories

Categories control where posts appear on your website. Therefore, it is critical that you assign each post to the right category. In fact, when a post does not appear where you think it should, a wrong or missing category is most often the reason.  The following paragraphs describe the most used categories for your site.

Featured News. Posts in this category appear on the main slider on the home page. This category is intended for “the biggies”  that you really want to publicize, not routine, day-to-day news such as meeting notices. For more information on Featured News, see the Home Page help page.

News. Posts in this category appear on the home page directly under the main slider. This category is intended for routine, day-to-day news such as meeting notices. For more information on the News category, see the Home Page help page.

Events & News Broadcast. This category is used to e-mail notification of posts to the site’s e-mail list. Posts in this category are generally in another category, such as Featured News, News, or Coaches Corner. They will appear in that category and be mailed out to the e-mail list. You can select only this category for a post to mail information to the site’s e-mail list. The post (e-mail) will then be in the site’s Archive Area and will be discoverable with the built-in Search Function.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Posts in this category appear in the FAQ page. This page is normally updated at the start of each season to correct dates for example, and then very rarely during the season.

Sponsors. Posts in this category appear on the Sponsors page. There is quite a bit more involved with adding a sponsor (and their ad) to the site than this simple post. See Adding Sponsors for complete details.

Coaches. Posts in this category appear on the coaching staff pages. These posts are slightly more complicated because you must also specify the team – Frosh, JV, or Varsity – and the order you wish the coaches to be listed. See Managing Coaching Staff Pages, for the complete details. These posts are generally updated only at the start of a season.