Naming and Uploading Images

It is very important to correctly name images before uploading to the site.

Consistancy = Professionalism

 

Genus species location, (comma) date

Caladenia serotina Canning Rd, 5 Nov 2005.jpg

 

Caladenia serotina – This is the image Title

Canning Rd, 5 Nov 2005 – This is the Caption which appears under the thumbnail on its page.

 

Permalink: http://wanoscg.com/caladenia-serotina-canning-rd-5-nov-2005/

As soon as the image is uploaded the permanent url is created and cannot be changed.

Get the naming correct because search engines use that name to find images.

After uploading an image Edit it!

Upload New Media

Edit Media

 

If more than 1 image with the same name use 2, or -2, or (2) at the end of the name.

Caladenia serotina Canning Rd, 5 Nov 2005

Caladenia serotina Canning Rd, 5 Nov 2005 (2) correct

Caladenia serotina Canning Rd, 5 Nov 2005 (9) incorrectshould be (3)

If the image is incorrectly named (9) you assume there is at least 8 other images.

Remember the Permalink has this number.

 

The correct spelling of the scientific name is vital. Currently there are over 1200 images in the Media Library. Using the right tools can make finding an image or group of images fast and easy.

After uploading, every orchid image is assigned a category which is usually the Genus.

 

To find Caladenia drummondii

You can use the Filter by Media Category to find all Caladenia.

Then use the Search box to find all drummondii within Caladenia.

If an image is incorrectly named or spelt you cannot use the Search box to find that image.

Media Library Search

 

Reason #27

Let’s say you want to create a Caladenia drummondii page from scratch.

It’s easy if the orchids were named correctly.

On the Add New Page click Add Media.

use the Filter by Media Category to find all Caladenia.

Then use the Search box to find all drummondii within Caladenia.

Select All then click Insert into Page.

Simple!

This is impossible to do if the images are not categorised, named and spelled correctly.

Insert Media

 

I cannot stress enough how important it is to name images correctly before uploading.

This is the template.

Genus species location, (comma) day Month year

Caladenia serotina Canning Rd, 5 Nov 2005.jpg

 

Noel has spent a massive amount of time getting the naming consistent so let’s keep it that way.

You might not think it crucial now but wait until there is 5-10,000 images and someone new is working on the site.

Have fun.