Article Submission

Article Submission

This video tutorial walks through how to submit an article draft as a Partner or Member of IoT For All. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or [email protected].

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Follow the step-by-step instructions to submit an article draft as a Partner or Member of IoT For All.

Step 1

Log into your WordPress Account through the login portal.

Step 2

In the left sidebar, select Article → Add New on your dashboard.

If you’re already logged in, click this link.

Step 3

In the center content editor, add your Article Title and Article Body.

  • Check any grammatical or formatting errors in the body of your article. Articles should be in AP style.
    • Contract any “to be” words (e.g. it’s, she’s, etc.)
    • Spell out any percentage symbols (10 percent, not 10%)
    • Use WiFi, not Wi-Fi; cybersecurity, not cyber-security, and lowercase words like internet, cloud, and blockchain. Use IoT, not “the IoT” unless you’re spelling out the acronym (i.e. IoT and the Internet of Things)
  • Use consistent formatting.
    • For headers, start with H2 and move to H3 and H4 logically. All headers should be bold and capitalized.
    • Lists should be bulleted or numbered and should have consistent capitalization and punctuation.
    • Paragraphs and sentences should be short and easy to read.
    • All images should be center-aligned and should be credited.
    • All images should have alt-text that summarizes the image for screen readers. If an image doesn’t have a source or doesn’t contribute to the article, it will be deleted. You can add an alt-text by clicking on the image and using the “Alternate Text” field that will open in the right sidebar.

Step 4

Add or write an Excerpt. Your excerpt will appear on all of our content and library pages alongside your article, so make sure it’s compelling!

  • Excerpts should be no more than 141 characters and should be as descriptive as possible.

Step 5

Check the Article Authors.

  • The Article Author will be automatically populated when you create the draft, but you want to make sure it’s correct before submission.
  • If  you want to attribute both an author and a company as the authors, place the company first and the author second to ensure that they display correct only the page.
  • Please do not fill out the Guest Author Section and leave this blank.

Step 6

In the top right corner, click Save Draft, then Publish, and finally Submit for Review.

  • This will save your article draft to the website, but does not alert our editorial team that you’ve submitted a new piece of content.

Step 7

Fill out the Article Submission Form.

  • This notifies our team that a new piece of content is ready for review. If you don’t fill out this form, we won’t be able to access your draft or know that it’s in the queue!
  • When filling out the form, you’ll be asked for your Post ID number – this can be found in the URL of your draft. See the image on the right for details on where to find it.