At a glance

Registration

You need to register as a pontikis.net author to post articles. Simply go to the registration page and give your username and your email.

You will receive an email with subject: [pontikis.net] Login Details

This automated email message sometimes is considered as spam. Please, check your spam folder, if you don’t receive this email in your Inbox.

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Username: your_username

To set your password, visit the following address:

https://www.pontikis.net/wp-login.php?action=rp&key=SECRET&login=your_username

https://www.pontikis.net/wp-login.php

Navigate to the address you see in this email, so you can create a password. Please note that only strong passwords are accepted.

Only strong passwords are accepted

Complete your profile

After your registration, your Dashboard looks like:

Candidate Author Dashboard
Candidate Author Dashboard

At this time you can only complete your profile:

First and Last Name

We do not accept anonymous or nickname posts. Please fill out your First and Last Name.

Biographical Info

Please, find the “Biographical Info” field in your Profile page. You can add your bio using a handy WYSIWYG editor.

It must be less than 400 characters long (about 50 words or 4 lines in desktop view).

You can put one (1) do-follow link in your CV.

You may add links to your social profiles.

Author photo

You may use Gravatar or directly upload your photo.

To upload a photo, please, find the “Avatar” field in your Profile page.

If you choose to upload a photo, please use a square photo with dimensions not less than 500 x 500 px.

Author bio is important

The author’s bio is automatically placed below each article you post. This CV will also appear on the Authors list page.

A well-structured “Author bio” is a determining factor in the publication of submitted articles.

Introduce yourself, add your photo, provide info about your professional experience, your website, or social profiles. Be specific without general expressions.

Author bio must include:

  • a URL related to your professional experience (eg personal website, current position, etc)
  • at least one active social account
  • author email and photo

Please note that:

  • any anonymous registration is deleted immediately
  • any registration, that remains for more than a week without the profile being completed, is deleted automatically.
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Discuss Topic Ideas

You must discuss the subject of the article with us before submitting it.

We will help you to address successfully pontikis.net audience. So your topic will gain more traffic.

Please, read here some Topic Ideas with a short description and possible references to internet resources.

You can suggest the title of the article you want to submit. Any suggestion from you is always welcome.

Contact us to discuss topic ideas.

Submit Articles

After the subject of the article has been decided jointly with us, you will be able to submit articles.

Your Dashboard now looks like:

Author Dashboard
Author Dashboard

Except of Profile option (arrow 1), you are now able to see the Posts (arrow 2) or to submit a new Post (arrow 3).

Posting Guidelines

  1. pontikis.net uses WordPress for content management
  2. Content should be error-free, spell checked, and well-structured.
  3. The title length should be less than 90 characters or 12-14 words (optimum length of 60 characters).
  4. As a general rule, a post should contain more than 600 words.
  5. Use subheadings (H2, H3, etc). Do not use H1. Subheadings divide your post into sections, so it is easily readable.
  6. Each post must have a featured image (1200x630px). If it is not easy for you to add a featured image, we will add one.
  7. All images should be royalty-free images (or licensed). The source of the image is mentioned in the image caption with a link. This is not necessary for screenshots or images created by the author.
  8. Articles must be unique and must not be published anywhere over the web.
  9. We will take care of article SEO, so we will add a featured image (if you don’t), category, tags, meta description, and focus keywords. We may need to make some small changes to the content to improve SEO. We inform the author about any change we made.

Publishing Process

New post

To add a new post, simply press “Posts” and then “Add new” (or directly the “+ New” option at the top).

Let’s say you are writing a post with the title: “Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS”.

If you have not finished, save your work by selecting a status “Draft” or “In progress”.

If you think that your article is completed, then press “Publish”. Confirm your choice by pressing “Submit for Review”.

Editorial comments

If we have any remarks, we will post an Editorial comment and you will receive an email notification

From pontikis.net Editorial process (no-reply@pontikis.net)

Subject New editorial comment to "Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS"

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Thank you for helping create great content with us in pontikis.net

This notification is to let you know that an editorial comment was added for “Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS”.

The user who commented is Christos Pontikis.

Comment:
Hello! Thank you for your post! This is a test comment.

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You can always reply to this comment in the Editorial comments section of your Dashboard.

Post is published

When your article will be published you will receive an email notification

From pontikis.net Editorial process (no-reply@pontikis.net)

Subject "Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS" was published

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Thank you for helping create great content with us.

This notification is to let you know that the content “Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS” was published.

The URL of the content is https://www.pontikis.net/blog/top-5-criteria-when-choosing-a-vps

Best regards

— pontikis.net

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The Post was not approved

In case your article will not be approved for publication you will receive an email notification

From pontikis.net Editorial process (no-reply@pontikis.net)

Subject ""Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS" was not approved for publication

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Thank you for helping create great content with us.

This notification is to let you know that the content “Top 5 criteria when choosing a VPS” was not approved for publication.

Best regards

— pontikis.net

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Prevent messages from going to the Spam Folder

Automated email messages sometimes are considered spam. To prevent that, you may add to your contacts the email addresses from which we send you these emails (no-reply@pontikis.net) and/or create a filter in your email client (“never send it to spam”).

How to Cancel your Account

We will be very sorry to see you go, but if you decide to do so, then, go to your profile and press the red link “Delete Account and all my Posts“.

How to Get Help

Please, use “Editorial comments” for any issue related to submitted articles. Editorial comments are available below each article. For each comment you post, you will receive a confirmation email. We will reply to you as soon as possible. Again, you will receive an email notification.

You can always contact us.