“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
While you are free to leave your WordPress Posts List and Post Editor layouts as they are, here are some suggestions for setting these displays to flow more with the editorial workflow and to remove a few modules that you will likely never, ever touch.
Product cannot push these recommended views as these are controlled at the actual editor/author/user level.
iOne3 Post List Display (Everyone but Bossip, Madamenoire and TVONE.TV)
When you look at your post lists, do your titles stretch down vertically, making them very hard to read? Making the changes below will help make navigating the post list easier.
Boxes to Uncheck (recommended, not required)
Entities – these will be converted to tags soon
Stats – Google Analytics / Parse.ly is our traffic source of truth, not WordPress
Active Visits – Should be monitored via Google Analytics or Parse.ly
Likes – not applicable in our theme
Empty Check Box – ?
iOne3 Post Editor Display (Everyone but Bossip & Madamenoire)
Left Rail Boxes/Modules
Sailthru Expiration Date – This comes by default via the Sailthru plugin, unless you work in the Audience Development group (and even then, possibly), you should remove.
Trending Flag – see more details about this feature here
Primary Category – required
Apple News – not currently in use per theme settings
Format – required
Categories – required
Tags – required
Entities – required
Likes and Shares – not required Featured Content – not currently in use per theme settings
Default Media Playlist – not required, but allows one to override the default media playlist for the site on a post level
Editorial Metadata – not required unless you are using the Edit Flow plugin (you won’t even see it if you are not)
Crossposting Options – required, this is how you block a post or playlist from going into the crossposting ecosystem. Must be activated PRIOR TO PUBLISH
Featured Image – required
Set Featured Image as Cover – not required, doesn’t work unless one has deactivated the post’s Video Everywhere setting; Creative Services uses it sometimes. Page Display Options – not required for editors, this setting allow Product, Creative and Revenue teams to remove pieces of a post per need. Image Attribution Verification – not required for editors unless you are switching out an image in the post for a legal reason. If that is the case, you must check this box.
Center Well (below post editor)
SailThru – This comes by default via the Sailthru plugin, unless you work in the Audience Development group (and even then, possibly), you should remove. Writing Helper – not required
Revisions – This is not required, but is handy for checking changes made
Excerpt – required and should be filled out for every post
Send Trackbacks – not currently used in our theme Discussion – not relevant Comments – not relevant Slug – not relevant
Author – not visible unless you have admin privileges
External Permalinks Redux – required if you want to promote another site’s url via your post as a passthrough – MUST BE USED WITH XML SITEMAP EXCLUDE
Facebook Instant Articles – not required, indicates if your post meets FBIA requirements
Lead – this is the subhead for the post
Read Counter – not relevant
Custom Title – see more details about this feature here
XML Sitemap Exclude – REQUIRED IF USING the External Permalinks Redux
Editorial Comments – not required unless you are using the Edit Flow plugin (you won’t even see it if you are not)
SEO Meta Tags Options – REQUIRED for proper SEO title and description
Syndicated Content – not relevant Post Meta Inspector – not needed unless you are Product or just interested in post meta 🙂 Post Ads – not relevant Show Single Dynamic Carousel – not currently being used with our theme
Byline – allows you to display a different author name from the username attached to the post
Legacy URL(s) – not relevant
Crossposting Information – not required, but indicates if post was crossposted and if so, what originating site is.
The recommended placement of the remaining boxes or modules is this – it best follows the editorial flow for items needed prior to publish.
Bossip & Madamenoire Post Editor Display
Bossip and Madamenoire have a lot of the same WP modules, however, since they are on individual WordPress themes, some of their options are different.
Below is a screenshot of the suggested post list displays and editor module setup for Bossip and MN editors.