Posts about Guidelines

Design Update: No-Sidebar article display

After testing a clean new post design that's centred without a sidebar, we liked the results, and are making this change live across all GV sites.

Special Categories Temporary Guide – With video!

Learn about the new system that replaces "Special Coverage Pages".

GV Design Refresh 2020 – With Video!

We're launching some small but poignant design changes for Global Voices! In this post you can learn what they are as well as the thinking behind them.

Global Voices Test Post: Formats

A test post demonstrating various post styles and formats, used to ensure everything looks like it should.

Zoom and Global Voices – Communication and Safety Guidelines

Zoom isn't perfect, but it's the best solution we have right now. Read about our reasoning behind keeping it as tool we use in our work.

The art of hyperlinking in a Global Voices story

Hyperlinks serve a double purpose: they ensure transparency and credibility with our audience, but also help contextualize a subject or point readers to further resources. This is how hyperlinks should...

Taglines: What they are and how to use them

Taglines are not mandatory on GV stories, but a good one can heighten engagement in a story by arousing the reader's interest.

Embedding Tweets on GV: Tutorial video and updated guidelines to stop making translators sad!

Embedding tweets can be confusing but I've created a video tutorial and updated the official Twitter guidelines in the WordPress Posting Guide to make sure it's clear!

New Feature: Post Validation Checklist!

This is a quick post to introduce a new feature being added to the GV WordPress sites: Post validation! Learn how the new system ensures consistent post settings.

Guidelines for first-hand reporting

While GV is mostly a second-hand reporting site, we do sometimes engage in first-hand reporting. Here are a few things to bear in mind when you're reporting a story first-hand.