Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions particularly made by existing and potential contributors. However, if after going through this page you still have unanswered questions do not hesitate to contact us by using the contact form on our Contact page. You may also contact us by asking your questions in one of the relevant categories of our online Forum. Thank you!
Last FAQ Update: 26/01/2017
Q. How do I become a guest contributor?
A. You can publish articles on our site on our site by the following simple steps.
Q. How do I login?
A. You should find ‘Log In‘ in the top menu navigation.
Q. How do I submit my articles for review?
A. Go to ‘My Account‘ > ‘My Posts’ in the top menu navigation where you will find the option to submit your articles for review.
Q. How do I add images to my articles?
A. As WordPress would not let you upload anything on our server, you can only attach your images to submitted articles by using a direct <img> html tag.
Q. Do I have to use images in my articles?
Q. I was trying to add a post and every time I tried to log in, it took me to the home page and not to the normal WP screen to enter post info.
A. There should be a dark toolbar at the top of the Web page after you log in. You can submit your post by clicking on the “+ New” menu on the toolbar.
Q. How can I edit my author profile?
A. You can edit your profile by going to the profile page after login. A shortcut to the profile page can be found on the dark toolbar at the top right-hand side of the Web page.
Q. How do I add a gravatar to my profile?
A. Please follow instructions on this page.
Q. Do you accept or publish press releases?
Q. Why does the link in my author bio not point to my Website?
A. Make sure you insert your link in the following format:
Note the inclusion of “http://” before the actual Website URL. If this part is omitted, your link will not point to your site.
Q. Can I use the name of a business or product as my pen name?
A. It is against our policy for guest contributors to use names other than their real names for their registered accounts. Those in breach of this rule will be required to revert to their full names within 48 hours or face further action.
Q. How do I edit my author bio/profile?
A. Following a successful registration, you may log in to your contributor account to edit your bio at any time. However, note that you MUST still comply with our links policy before, during and after each edit.
Q. What happens after I submit my article?
A. After you submit your guest post, we will receive a notification, and our editors will review and edit the submitted post if necessary. This will be followed by converting the post to fit in with our guidelines, look and feel. Note that in some cases we may edit your article title without changing the meaning.
Q. How long will it take for my article to be published?
A. As we have over 300 active contributors on this blog, it can take up to 14 days for your article to appear on the site. In particular, we usually schedule all submitted posts every Sunday, to be published the following week, in their order of submission. However, regular contributors with 20 or more articles can asked for their posts to be placed on our priority list on an individual article basis. Articles in the priority list will be published in 24 to 72 hours in spite of the queue. This may include breaking news stories – in which case, you will have to email firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why we should regard your article as a breaking news story. Note. that the stated timeline is based on the discretion of the administrators and can change without prior notification. Read more.
Q. Do you have an account termination policy?
Q. I can no longer see my article in the Pending list!
A. There is no cause for alarm. If you can no longer see your submitted articles in the Pending list, it means that your article has been reviewed and is now scheduled for publishing. We always notify contributors if their article has been rejected or after it has been published so you only have to wait to hear from us in 1-2 weeks.