Seth Hansen

Creating RSS Feeds

You can build an RSS feed off of individual categories automatically in WordPress. To get RSS feed URLs in WordPress: Go to Articles > Categories in the site admin Find the category you want and click “edit” Look at the URL on the page and find the category ID, which is the number after “tag_ID=” in the URL Say, for…

Rayos Elections

The Rayos platform provides a tool to help you manage your election results on your site. The election tool allows you to present election data on pages and articles either by an entire election or just individual races. You can also manage the elections through a manual process in which you would individually enter in the data for each race…

Creating An Election Via A Feed

The Rayos Election tool has the ability accept election feeds from AP or BTI. You must have a contract with BTI or AP to utilize their election feeds. The processes that these companies use to provide the feed vary, but the election results will display the same on your site regardless of the feed provider. From a BTI Feed Prerequisite:…

Displaying Election Results

Once you have created your date and races, follow the steps below to add the election data to your site. On A Page You can add an entire election or a single race to a page using the Election Results object in the Page Builder.  To add the results: Edit the page you want to display results on. Add a…

Manually Updating Election Results

Editing Results From the Elections > All Races list, click the Race Title to open the Edit Results screen. You can also access the results from the Edit Race screen; click on Edit Race Results in the Publish box on the right side of the screen. Enter in the Precincts Reporting. The percentage will automatically update based on the number of precincts entered in the…

Manually Creating An Election

The Rayos Election tool allows you to create and manage all of your races for an election. Follow the steps below to create an election date and the corresponding races. Creating The Date To create an election first you have to set up a Date. The date will allow you to group all the races happening on the same day…

Selecting Categories

Categories and tags are metadata (information) about the article that tells WordPress, plugins, search engines, and website visitors what each article is about. Categories tell the WORLD what your site is about. They are the main outline of your site’s content and should be SEO friendly, concise, and fairly steady over time. For more information on categories versus tags and category best practices, view…

Severe Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Alerts are an automated service that displays weather alerts on your website in the Rayos Alert Banner and in the Weather Alert Banner widget. Once configured, Rayos will display a warning on your website when the National Weather Service has indicated there is a severe weather event in your selected areas. Severe weather alerts can automatically trigger two…