Write up etc

Sept 2018 update: Most of this is obsolete. I will modify or create a new page at some point. –PC

The “Write up etc” file copy-and-paste text to update pages when the new issue comes out. You’ll use the New Issue Resource Code to update:
• The posts for last month’s issue and two issues ago on main site
• Last month’s issue in the webstore
• Listings for last month’s issue and two issues ago in the MRR Bibliography (Note: You will also need the new issue’s “Write up etc” file to update the Bibliography.)

The New Issue Resource Code template can be found in the Dropbox or downloaded here.


UPDATE LAST MONTH’S ISSUE POST ON MAIN SITE

(Pro tip: the easiest way to get there, if you’re already logged in, is to type in its URL: maximumrocknroll.com/mrr-3XX and click Edit Post at the top of your screen)

In Text mode, select everything after the write-up and replace it with the LAST ISSUE’S MRR POST section from New Issue Resource Code:

Text to replace in previous issue post

When you preview, the end of the post should now look like this. Be sure to test the “Buy” and “Download” buttons:

Preview after editing previous issue post


UPDATE TWO ISSUES AGO’S POST ON MAIN SITE

Select everything after the write-up and replace it with the TWO ISSUES AGO’S MRR POST section from New Issue Resource Code:

Text to replace in previous issue post - MRR site

When you preview, the end of the post should now look like this. Again, be sure to test the “Buy” and “Download” buttons:

Preview two issues ago after updating


UPDATE LAST MONTH’S ISSUE IN WEBSTORE

In the Product Short Description, in Text mode, add the LAST ISSUE STORE POST section from New Issue Resource Code after the short write-up:

Donwload text for previous issue - webstore

Preview and test the link, as usual.

While you’re editing this product, you can also add the PDF to Product Data > Linked Products > Up-Sells


UPDATE THE MRR BIBLIOGRAPHY

Grace/Eli— This is the most “codey” part of the whole new issue process, but hopefully not too complicated. Let me know if you think I should make this section into a separate instructions page. —PC

1. Go to edit the Bibliography page either through the front end of the site, the Pages section in WordPress, or simply by clicking here.

2. In Text mode, copy the entire page and paste it into a new TextWrangler document as a backup so you can start afresh if anything goes awry.

3. Scroll, scroll, scroll to end of the post (or depending on your settings, you may have to scroll up a bit after you’ve copied everything).

4. Open your Write up etc file for the new issue and copy the BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE section.  In the Bibliography page, paste that text right before the last “<tr>” tag  (#1 below).

Bibliography page sections to edit

5. In the New Issue Resource Code file, copy the LAST ISSUE IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE section. Replace the part if the last issue’s section that begins with “<em><strong>Order this issue” through the last “<td>” of that section (#2 above).

6. Do the same thing with the TWO ISSUES AGO IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE section of the New Issue Resource Code and Bibliography page (#3 above).

7. Click Preview and check all of these:
 All of the previous issues should have download links but the newest issue should not
 Check the download links for the two previous issues
The “Order” links on the new issue and  previous issue should go to their webstore posts
 The “Order” link on the issue before last should go to Back Issues

Preview Bibliography page edits

If the issues are not aligning properly, you may have altered something in the “<tr>” or “<td>” tags, or put an extra line space in your code. Compare it to the backup file you made to make corrections, or just start over and make sure you’ve copied all of the code and no extra lines from your resource files.

If it’s all good, click Update!

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