We’ve updated the NAIWE member site engine to the latest version of WordPress to make posting even quicker and easier. You can go to your NAIWE site (http://yourname.naiwe.com) and reach the log-in screen directly from the right sidebar. You’ll find a spiffy new interface that makes posting more fun. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see screenshots of the new WordPress dashboard. I think you’ll like it!
If you already have a website or domain name, what can you use your NAIWE site for?
Drive traffic to your primary website: Whenever you post on your primary site, copy the first few lines to your NAIWE blog, and finish with a “Read more…” tag, linked to the post on your primary blog. This will be a quality incoming link that will help your site show up higher in search engine results.
If you already have a domain name you’ve been planning to use for a primary website: Forward it to your NAIWE site, and use the NAIWE site as your primary spot for posting. This will eliminate reasons for procrastination, and get your web presence started in the quickest and easiest way possible.
Remember that building quality incoming links to whichever site you choose to use for your primary site is an important part of search engine optimization. Each link provides another way for readers to find you, and the more links you have coming in, the higher your ranking will be in Google and other search engines.
In addition to linking to your NAIWE site from any other sites you own, we recommend that you link to NAIWE and your member site from social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It’s also helpful to place a link to your member site in your e-mail signature (you do use one, don’t you?). An e-mail signature is a quick, easy and unintrusive way to share your website, book titles, upcoming classes, an invitation to subscribe to your newsletter, or anything else you can fit into a few discreet lines.
Your NAIWE member website is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, and we encourage you to make the most of it. Post on it, then tweet your post title and a link so that others can read what you’ve shared. It’s an ideal way to connect with readers or potential clients, because people who are looking for writers or editors come to NAIWE to search the database. Your NAIWE-linked site is a lot easier to find than an isolated single site with few connections. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
1- How to reach the log-in page:
2- How to log in to post on your member site:
3- The back-end or “dashboard” for your member site:
The main thing to remember is to never ever copy and paste something directly from Microsoft Word into any post or page. Convert it first to plain text, then paste it and format it using the tools at the top of the Post or Pages box. Word leaves a bunch of gunky coding that results in odd formatting and symbols that show up in all the wrong places.
Enjoy working with your site!