At this point, you can click the blue Publish/Update button – but please fill in as much of the rest as possible. If you leave it there, your group won’t look very interesting at all and people won’t be able to get in touch with you!
Of course it is all objective, but if you want to see what the site editors think are good group pages, you could have a look at the Chapeltown Cohousing page or Leeds BDS. They both have good quality ‘featured’ images (the one that goes next to the group name), have a decent amount of description so you can see what they group is about and they have filled in all the necessary information so that people can get involved.
Let’s get your page looking awesome…
For simplicity, consistency and to allow use in slideshows etc, all photos should be uploaded with a minimum height of 202 pixels and a minimum width of 432 pixels and sized roughly in those proportions (say width/height = 2.15). During upload, WordPress will resize and crop the image to 432 x 202, and generate a set of other sizes based on those proportions.Provided a photo is chosen with at least those dimensions and more or less that shape, the results are likely to be acceptable most of the time. However, if it doesn’t look quite right, or if you’d like to control what your image will look like on the page, resize it to 432 x 202 pixels.
But how do you get your image that size? I would recommend using an online image editor – I like Pixlr, but there are others out there.
Here’s a video tutorial which guides you through how to change the size of your image, and also crop it, in case you’d like to select just a portion of the image.