Frequently asked questions about web site submissions.
What’s a submission?
A submission is content you’d like displayed on our web site.
Articles, guides, images, podcasts, posts, tutorials, videos, and walkthroughs are all examples of submissions.
How do I submit content?
We’re in the process of developing:
- An external links page so you can inform us of any excellent work relating to The Lord of the Rings Online available online.
- An image gallery for you to upload and display your pretty pictures of Middle-earth, or our events and raids.
- A video gallery for videos of our events and raids.
- A submission form for you to upload documents and files.
What content are you looking for?
We’re interested in anything that’s going to help Lord of the Rings Online players, and our Members.
Examples include class guides, equipment guides, essence guides, instance walkthroughs, legendary items guides, skill guides, and tutorials.
Do you have a Style Guide for submissions?
Not at present. It’s in development.
Our Style Guide will be split into three sections:
- A document explaining formatting, grammar, and punctuation.
- A simple cheat sheet covering HTML headings and links, images and other media, and WordPress shortcodes.
- A comprehensive guide detailing code, formatting, and WordPress.
What are my rights regarding a submission?
You agree that the content you submit is released into the public domain. Once published, it will not be removed from our web site unless it breaches the law, violates our policies, or by mutual agreement.
When anything’s published online, search engines use robots to find it and add it to their records. We have little to no control over what a third party, such as a search engine, does with published content.
If we ever part ways, either on good or bad terms, any content you’ve submitted will not be removed. You submitted it to help Lord of the Rings Online players, and it will still be relevant to them.
What’s the best format for me to submit content?
Google docs, Microsoft Excel or Word documents, Open Source documents, or PDF files are all formats we can work with.
If your submission contains any images, please attach these separately to the email.
WordPress is web software used to create a beautiful website or blog.
It’s easy-to-use, and allows you to add content online, rather than write code.
Can I just use WordPress to submit content?
Yes. Drop us a line as per our Contact page, and we’ll make you a Contributor.
What’s a WordPress Contributor?
A Contributor is a role on our web site that has access to WordPress. As a Contributor, you can save a submission as a draft post.
How do I use WordPress?
At its simplest, WordPress is just like filling out a form online, or using a word processing program.
- Login to the web site.
- Select “WordPress” from the role menu. i.e. If you’re a Contributor, it will be under the “Contributor > WordPress” navigation menu at the top of your screen.
- The WordPress menu appears on the left-hand side of your screen.
- Select “Posts > Add New” from the WordPress menu.
- The Add a New Post page loads. Start typing!
- When you’re finished, push the “Save Draft” button on the right-hand side of the page.
A post is a web page that contains your submission.
Why can’t I just publish a WordPress post online?
One of our Editors needs to review your submission before it’s published.
Why does an Editor need to review my submission?
Our Editors review your submission looking for grammatical errors, inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and spelling mistakes. They also ensure it makes sense, and does not violate our Policies.
We use CSS, HTML, and WordPress shortcodes to format your content. Our Editors do that part for you too!
Once you’ve made a submission, one of our Editors will review it:
- If minor changes are required, we’ll make those, and publish it.
- If major changes are required, we’ll contact you to approve these prior to publication. If you’re happy with the changes, we’ll publish your submission. Otherwise it will be rejected.
What do you consider minor changes?
Minor changes include formatting, grammatical errors, inconsistencies, and spelling mistakes.
What do you consider major changes?
Major changes include inaccuracies, and restructuring a submission.