Northeast Tennessee

Back-Blast Help

Here’s an online copy of the new user email that gets sent when we create your account. As always, give us a shout if you have any problems.


To create and publish your first back-blast, login to the admin section of the site using the “Login” link at the top-right of the page, in the main menu, or at the bottom-left of each page in the “Meta” box.


Once you’re logged in, a black menu will appear at the top of the page. Move your mouse over the “Northeast Tennessee” item in that black menu bar, and select “Dashboard” (the first item in the list).

From there, click on the “Posts” menu (should be the second item down), then click on the name of the first or second post in the list, “First back-blast for YOUR NAME (replace this title).” or something like that.

It’s a pretty standard text editor from there, with formatting tools that you would expect. I’ve already entered some basic content as a template. You’ll just have to replace that with your own.

NOTE: Toward the top of the edit post page, attached to the top-right corner of the main content box, there are two tabs. Those allow you to switch between “Visual” and “Text” modes. Visual is the easier editor to use, with the same formatting tools as most text editors. Text mode is better suited to those who would prefer to write their own code, or publish a plain text back-blast, with no formatting.


On the new site, we use categories on the site to keep track of which AO hosted the workout and tags to keep track of who was in attendance (there are cool implications of this on the web site that allow you to click a PAX’s name and see where they’ve posted). For your first back-blast, I’ve already added the appropriate categories for the AO (Ex: Northeast Tennessee, Johnson City, and Iron Horse) and “tagged” you as being in attendance. You’ll just need to add tags for the other attendees. If an FNG doesn’t have a tag yet, just let me know and I’ll add them.


Publishing your back-blast to the site is easy! Just insert your content, select the appropriate AO categories, tag the PAX in attendance, then press “Publish” to make it live on the site.

There’s a “Draft” setting that allows you to save your work without publishing it to the live site (handy if you don’t complete everything in one sitting). There’s also a “Preview” button that will allow you to see what it looks like before you make it live.


If you get stuck, just shoot me a dm on Slack or text me at (423) 794-7257.


Penn-Seagal (Jamin Rathbun)

Here’s a fun little video demo of posting a backblast.