Step 1 – Navigate to the Museums > Add New from the WordPress dashboard.
Step 2 – You will see a standard WordPress editor and post creation screen.
Step 3 – You can add a title and description to the museum. The expected controls for saving it as a draft or publishing it are present.
Step 4 – Just like regular WordPress posts you can use taxonomies.
- Categories: You can select/create categories that describe the type of the museum.
- Countries: You can select/create the city or country where the museum is located.
- Curators: You can select/create the curators for the museum.
- Directors: You can select/create the directors for the museum.
- Tags: You can select/create the tags for the museum.
Step 5 – Upload a featured image from the ‘Featured Image’ field. Also, you can define a excerpt from the ‘Excerpt’ field.
Step 6 – Now scroll a little to the bottom of the page and you will see the museum details section. This area contains the museum details and the museum management controllers. This area is divided into sections for easier use.
- Details: This section includes general museum details, opening hours, museum content boxes and other details.
- Media: In this section, you can add photo gallery, video gallery or logo to the museum.
- Contact: In this section, you can enter contact information.
- Sponsors: In this section, you can create a sponsor list.
Step 7 – Currently, the museum is ready to be published, but you can turn the museum into a higher quality content by filling out the other fields. Below I will explain in detail what all the fields do, so that you can fill them in easily. You can also check out the demo of Loquet, it might give you a good idea.
- Date of Establishment: The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point.
- Collection Size: It is the size of the collection that the museum contains.
- Area: It is the area value of the museum.
- Visitors: You can enter the number of visitors by year or general.
- Opening Hours: You can enter opening hours. This value is shown in the museum listing items.
- Opening Hours on Weekdays: You can enter working hours on weekdays.
- Opening Hours on Saturday: You can enter working hours on saturday.
- Opening Hours on Sunday: You can enter working hours on sunday.
- Content Sections: You can create more custom content areas besides content.
- Extra Details: Many details will appear in the museum details field of the museum. For example, opening hours, location, address, phone and many other details. However, you may want to add more or special information here. From here, you can create new information fields.
- Position of Extra Details: You can decide whether to add this new additional information before or after the existing information via this field.
- Info Boxes: You can add new boxes like existing boxes to the sidebar section. You can customize them according to your needs. You can imagine of them like widgets.
- Buttons: You can add some additional buttons you need to the sidebar section and direct your customers.
- Logo: You can upload the museum’s logo.
- Photos: You create a photo gallery for the museum.
- Video: You can add a video for the museum.
- Videos: You create a video gallery for the museum.
- Address: You can enter the address of the museum.
- Phone Number: You can enter the phone number of the museum.
- Email Address: You can enter the email address of the museum.
- Website: You can enter the website of the museum.
- Social Media Sites: You can enter the social media sites of the museum.
- Sponsors: In this section, you can create a sponsor area for the museum and list your sponsors.
For all areas where you select the ‘Default’ option, the selection in the theme settings will be used automatically.
With these features, you can visualize your venue and better promote your content.
Step 8 – Now that everything is ready, you can press the ‘Publish’ button to publish your content.