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Email

You may access your rightwirereport.com email account via our hosted roundcube webmail interface – click here (also on the footer of rightwirereport.com). You may also configure your rightwirereport.com email account address directly on your PC client software and/or smartphone/devices. Click here or here for Apple smartphone/tablet products. Click here or here for Android smartphone/tablet products. Click here for web Gmail integration. For all configurations, you will need your rightwirereport.com Webmaster provided email and password. The following are server information required to complete your configuration:

Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes (SSL/TLS, Authentication method is normal) 993
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465

Note: If you are looking for a free PC based client email program we recommend Mozilla’s Thunderbird, but others can work just as well.

Site (Editors and Authors)

For both editors and authors’ roles, you will need your rightwirereport.com Webmaster provided user name and password. This is not for Member Submitted posts. The editor’s role allows for the creation, editing, and publishing of posts. The author’s role allows for the creation, editing, and drafting of posts. Upon an author completing a draft post, they should signal one of the editors for validation (spelling, grammar, etc …) and then publishing to the website. To access the author and editor functions – click here (also on the footer of rightwirereport.com). The following are helpful reminders when creating a post:

  • Pick a topic or a point that has not been already exhausted already – look at other sites and aggregator sites to get an idea. Timing can be critical. You can refer to other content, but add value and not just repost existing articles without some original content.
  • Typically when writing a blog:
    1. First, start with an SPS (specific purpose statement/sentence) – what is your point?
    2. Then build your points in the body of the post with citations (links, videos, factoids, charts, etc …).
    3. Build to a conclusion and summarize it with relevance, a call to action or a summary.
    4. Then go back and write the catchy intro – anecdotal event, a shocking fact or provocative question. Your post should be at least 1 page but generally not more than 3.
    5. Make a catchy title – yes a little bit of clickbait.
    6. Select a clear relevant feature image … greater than 700 to 800px in width and proportional height.
  • In terms of the blog technicals:
    1. Select at least 1 but not more than three category(s). Categories merely organize the blog posts into sections on our website – not sent out on syndications. Similar to what section of a book store (i.e. history, religion, news, etc …). Think of it as a vertical organization of blog posts.
    2. Enter generally 1 to 5 tags. In the tag entry field, type the first three letters and use the suggestions. Let’s not have three different tags for the same thing. Tags generally cut across categories in their taxonomy, and are sent out on our syndication on other websites as #hashtags (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, other blogs, etc …). Think of it as a horizontal organization of blog posts.
    3. The “Post SEO Settings” is very important as this is what shows in a Google search result and summaries used by social media and other blog syndicators on whether to repost the article or not. This is located in a widget at the bottom of the post editor page. Here are the key sub-steps to follow:
      1. Meta Title (found on the General Tab [gear wheel]) – In general leave as is. At RWR we have a habit of making too long titles. It suggests less than 60 characters, but its ok to violate this – but no longer than 120 characters.
      2. Meta Description (found on the General Tab [gear wheel]) – This is mandatory and should be around 150 to 180 characters. This is the excerpt used by some syndicated editors to decide whether to re-post on their site or not.
      3. Optionally, but a good idea, go to the Social Tab on the Post SEO Settings widget and find Social Image URL. It will show the feature image link of your post. Click the image icon and crop for the best image as it will suggest. This the image that will be shown on social media platforms – otherwise, it would be cropped for you by the social media platform.
      4. Here is a tool (HeyMeta) to see what it might look like when it is extracted by a syndicator, but in general if you violate these rules the post may not appear well on other syndicated websites or social media platforms.
    4. All content needs to be in HTML code. Malformed HTML code is a reason to get the post rejected, though the RWR Editor will help here. In the visual post editor toolbar, normal text is automatically placed in HTML code. For example: paragraph sentences (i.e. <p>This is a sentence.</p>). Headers of sections are part of the editor styling of Header 1, Header 2, etc … (i.e. <h2>This is Header 2 text</h2>). Again if using the visual editor all this is done for you but you can see this by clicking the “Text” view in the post editor. There are other text format HTML code available on the post editor toolbar (i.e. bullets, numbers, tables, text size, bold, etc …). 
    5. Links and embed content also need HTML code. For out-links to other websites use the link (paperclip tool on the visual editor toolbar). For others (i.e. Images (internal and external), Twitter, Youtube, etc …) use the Post Snippet tool on the post editor toolbar – in the visual editor will properly make the HTML code.
  • Check for grammar (consider the use of Grammarly) and readability. Then submit for publishing – status “Pending Review.” The RWR Editor will reserve the right to modify accordingly.
  • Note: If you need help, ask, or request a short 1-2-1 tutorial session to get started.

For specific WordPress edit tools tutorial, here is a brief (generic – 5m) video that can help:

Twitter

To understand how to use Twitter – click here. To find the RWR Twitter home page – look on the footer of rightwirereport.com. You may want to consider a separate account for RWR activities. Here is a general strategy for tweeting:

  • In general, Twitter gives a chance to speak directly to many public figures. One can monitor a person of interest and be ready to fire back a well thought out reasoned responses (avoid insults). If Tweeting quickly the person may still be on line an actually read your post.
  • Speed and following the trends is everything on Twitter.
  • Consider video and picture posts, as they often get read more often. Don’t forget to check and use the trending #hashtags.
  • Please retweet RWR posts and/or comment on them, it helps our exposure.
  • Always be mindful to respect the Twitter ToS – see Do’s and Don’ts.

Here is a good tutorial video (29m) on how to use Twitter:

Facebook

To understand how to use Facebook – click here. To find the RWR Facebook page look on the footer of rightwirereport.com. Here is a general strategy for posting on Facebook:

  • Please re-post RWR posts and/or comment on them, it helps our exposure.
  • Consider video and picture posts, as they often get read more often. Don’t forget to check and use the trending #hashtags.
  • Facebook Groups are very popular and one should seek them out and participate in the discussions. See if you can get an admin of the group to allow RWR to syndicate our content to their Page/Group.
  • Always be mindful to respect the Facebook ToS – see Do’s and Don’ts.

Do’s and Don’ts (posting on social media)

As we know what we post on social media can be a dubious exercise. Banning, shadow banning, and account suspensions happen on a regular basis. When posting on your social media channel to get the best results here are the top things to remember:

  • The catchy title or comment.
  • A teaser phrase to get people to engage even click our website post link.
  • The link to the web post if available.
  • Trending #hashtags.
  • The web post image or some other meme/image (important to draw attention).

Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to consider: Do’s:

  • Be as graphic as possible – images and videos.
  • Ensure you keep a good reputational value of RWR with thoughtful and intelligent postings.
  • Instead of posting, “you are an idiot,” rather ask an uncomfortable question, or make an ironic agreement. Be clever.
  • Use #hashtags that look to be trending. One way is to search using your proposed #hashtag – it may even suggest more relevant #hashtags on other’s posts.
  • For every negative post, make sure you do a positive post.
  • Try to get a link back to rightwirereport.com or mentioning the hashtag #RWR. This can be done by posting links to our blog postings and then commenting on them.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t swear and insult – at least not on a regular basis.
  • Refrain from using bannable trigger words or phrases.
  • 40 ways to get banned from the top 5 social networks.
  • Never post personal information.
  • Overuse #hashtags.
  • Post about illegal activities – unless it is in opposition.
  • Be repetitive to the same users the same message.
  • Careful with any Copywrite infringements where appropriate.

Note: this is just a start, please give more ideas to the Webmaster.