Destinations section: How do I edit the pages?

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1. Posted by anniesweetiepie (Full Member 23 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hello all!

I've recently joined the community and noticed that I could help with the section regarding Greece. I have plenty of material and I've already started uploading some for the Greek guide in the Destinations section. How can I create a new page? I can see the word of the destination I wanna write about but there is no page for it -no link. Can the users create one or are only the moderators allowed to do that? I tried to create one but the link send me to an error page. Please provide some info on how to use the editor.

One more question: I read in the guidelines that the users can provide a link when they upload info from their site. So how does that work? I wouldn't like my link to be considered as spam. If I add info about Rhodes for example could I link to my blog as well? Or do I add my link only if I create a travel blog on travellerspoint? Does the guide have different rules from the blog section? I am a bit confused.

Thank you in advance.

Best,

Annie

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5545 posts) 2y 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting anniesweetiepie

How can I create a new page? I can see the word of the destination I wanna write about but there is no page for it -no link. Can the users create one or are only the moderators allowed to do that? I tried to create one but the link send me to an error page. Please provide some info on how to use the editor.

Create a new Article is the page you need. You'll need to know the name of the destination you're going to write about (that should be easy) :) and its "parent"; the page in a logical hierarchy that already exists. If you look for example at Santorini, you'll this line at the very top of its page:
Travel Guide / Europe / Greece / South Aegean / Cyclades / Santorini
So when Santorini was created, its parent was set to Cyclades, when Cyclades was created, its parent was set to South Aegean, and so on. It's quite possible that the logical parent you'd want to link your new destination to doesn't exist yet either, in which case you should create that first.
The last thing you need to choose is the "Template"; this will probably be "National Region", "City" or "Town" (depending on its size; the main difference between a "City" and a "Town" is that a city has default sections for information about its neighbourhoods, what type of work is available, and any educational institutions).

One more question: I read in the guidelines that the users can provide a link when they upload info from their site. So how does that work? I wouldn't like my link to be considered as spam. If I add info about Rhodes for example could I link to my blog as well? Or do I add my link only if I create a travel blog on travellerspoint? Does the guide have different rules from the blog section? I am a bit confused.

Any article where you've made a significant contribution will automatically list you as a "Contributor", along with the link to your website as you've set it in your profile. You can already see this in action on Naxos e.a. (look at the right-hand column, where it says:

anniesweetiepie (51%)
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What you can't do is also link to your website in the article itself; that is considered spam.
See About:Promoting Your Website on Travellerspoint for a bit more in depth explanation of the same.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Apr-2018, at 10:16 by Sander ]

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6993 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

In addition to the pages Sander mentioned, there's a whole bunch of pages to help people get up and running in the guide. They're all linked from this page

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6993 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Also, please don't just copy/paste content from your site. This will result in duplicate content issues for both your site and ours. It needs to be unique content.

5. Posted by anniesweetiepie (Full Member 23 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Ok, I see. Thank you for the info. I've done some mix and match with changes in the content from a variety of articles. I'll try to keep the content as unique as possible in my new posts- that will take more time. I have added a link where it says about how to travel to the islands by boat. If you consider it spam you may delete it. It is not a product per se. Hostelbay has joined forces with Hellenic Seaways and created a unique island pass. In the guide there were other external links about sites like Blue Star Ferries, Greek Travel Pages, Greek Ferries so I added ours as well. I am sorry if this was not allowed.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5545 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Quoting anniesweetiepie

I have added a link where it says about how to travel to the islands by boat. If you consider it spam you may delete it. It is not a product per se. Hostelbay has joined forces with Hellenic Seaways and created a unique island pass. In the guide there were other external links about sites like Blue Star Ferries, Greek Travel Pages, Greek Ferries so I added ours as well. I am sorry if this was not allowed.

I've gone ahead and indeed deleted it. External links are fine, but we want the people who add them to be completely unaffiliated with, and impartial about, the websites they link to. Thanks for explicitly calling it out and asking about it; that definitely speaks in your favour. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Apr-2018, at 04:31 by Sander ]

7. Posted by anniesweetiepie (Full Member 23 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Cool :) You're welcome. Thanks for the time and info! Really glad to be a new member of this community.