Technical Guides

WordPress Posting Guide

This guide to creating stories with WordPress has everything you need to know about the technical side of creating and formatting stories for Global Voices.

WordPress Widgets and Sidebars

WordPress “Widgets” are blocks of content that can be added to the various “Sidebars”. This guide covers the use of widgets in the “GV Theme”.

Redirecting URLs with Safe Redirect Manager

A guide to the Safe Redirect Manager WordPress plugin, which can be used to fix broken URLs by redirecting them to a new URL. This is needed for posts or pages who's URLs change.

WordPress Shortcodes

What's a ? Shortcodes are words wrapped in square brackets that you put into a post, page or text widget that get replaced at load time by some complex content or HTML. Default WordPress shortcodes include which gets used when you insert a photo with a text caption into a…

Using Gravity Forms on GV

This guide explains our implementation of the GravityForms WordPress plugin on GlobalVoices and how to use it. Intended for site administrators only.

Geolocation in WordPress

Learn about the Location box in the post editor and how to embed maps that highlight post locations

Mailchimp Setup for GV Sites

This guide explains how to set up a MailChimp email newsletter and how to integrate it with a GV site that uses the standard GV theme. It is intended for project leads and Lingua site managers with admin privileges for a site. If you aren't sure please contact the Lingua…

Debugging HTTPS Problems

Now that Global Voices is going HTTPS-only we have a new problem that will crop up: HTTPS errors and warnings. Note: This page is for background on the subject and to help GV users self-diagnose problems and solve them without having to wait for a solution from GV Tech. At any…

Facebook Instant Articles Guide

This page explains how we use the Facebook Instant Articles (iA) system in conjunction with our WordPress sites at Global Voices. The guide is intended for technical staff site administrators to understand how it works and be able to setup and modify the many moving pieces that make iA work correctly….

Trello Task Management Guide

This document contains tips, tricks and strategies for using Trello, a free task management app/website that many people within Global Voices use to manage our work and collaborate on projects. Most GV staff and contributors aren't required to use Trello, but this document will serve as an overview for those…

GV Quotes

NOTE: Quotes are essentially disabled on Global Voices sites as of March 2017, this guide is for reference to how the feature was used in the past and to aid in future resurrection of the feature if needed.  Contents1 What are Quotes and Quote Categories?2 How is the avatar image…


Geo-bombing is one of the techniques that can be employed to enable more effective dissemination of your YouTube videos campaign through Google mapping applications like Google Maps and Google Earth.