Add a Practitioner

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Adding a practitioner requires several steps in the WP Admin area of WordPress.

Before you start

We add practitioners only if a HEN trainer confirms that they are certified through HEN.

Step 1. Create the framework of the profile

  1. In WP Admin, under Portfolio, click Add New.
  2. In the Enter title here box, type the person’s name (first, then last).
  3. Type the first paragraph in the following format: “Role in City, State, Country”
    for example, “Hakomi trainer and practitioner
  4. Create a line break (Shift+Enter) and type their city, state, and country
    for example, “Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  5. If the person is associated with a training organization, create a line break (Shift+Enter) and type the name of the group in the following format: “Associated with Group”
    For example, “Associated with Vancouver Hakomi Education Network“.
  6. Press Enter to start a new paragraph.
  7. Paste in the bio.
  8. Type “Contact Information”. Do not add a colon at the end of the line.
  9. Type the email address and create a line break (Shift+Enter).
  10. Type the phone number (if they provided one) and create a line break (Shift+Enter).
  11. Type the website (if they provided one).
    Make sure the website opens in a new window.
  12. Click Publish.

Step 2. Create Links

  • If they have an associated organization, select the organization name and create a link to the organization.
    For example, “Associated with Vancouver Hakomi Education Network“.
  • If they have an email, select the email address and create a link to it.
  • If they have a website, select the website address and create a link to it.

Step 3. Format the Style of the Paragraphs

  • In the toolbar, make sure you can see the box that says Paragraph.
    If not, click the btnToggleToolbar Toggle Toolbar button.
  • Place the cursor in the first line, and select Heading 3.
  • Place the cursor in the “Contact Information” line, and select Heading 3.

Step 4. Add the Photo — in Two Places

  1. Ensure the picture is 180px by 180 px. If not, see the instructions on how to Crop a Photo.
  2. Place the cursor at the start of the first line of the bio and insert the picture so that it is Link To None and Align left.
  3. Scroll down to the lower right are of the page, click Featured Image and select the picture.

Step 5. Add the Tags and Categories

  • Scroll down to the lower right area of the page under Project Types, and select the person’s role. The person can have more than one role, such as Practitioner and Trainer.
  • Under Project Tags, type the person’s country, such as “Canada”.
  • Under Project Tags, type the person’s language, such as “English”.

Step 6. Add an Excerpt

  1. Under Excerpt, type the person’s role in one of the following formats:
    • “Practitioner”
    • “Practitioner and teacher”
    • “Practitioner and trainer”
    • “Practitioner, teacher, and translator”
    • “Practitioner and trainee teacher”
  2. Press Enter to create a line break.
  3. Type the person’s city and country.
    • Keep it short, by abbreviating the province or other elements.
    • For example, type “Vancouver, BC, Canada”.
  4. Click Publish or Update.

Step 6. Test it

  • Go to the Practitioners page and confirm that it appears correctly.
  • Go to the Language page and confirm that it appears correctly.
  • Go to the Country page and confirm that it appears correctly.
  • Go to the person’s individual page and confirm that it appears correctly.
  • On the person’s individual page, click each link to confirm that each link goes to the right place.

Step 7. Notify the Practitioner

  • Email back the person to let them know that the profile is posted.
  • Encourage them to review it