Frequently Asked Questions
How do I setup my own login account?
Click the "Create an account" link that is inside the "Login" Box that is in the Upper-left hand side of the page.
Is the site free?
Yes. WrestlingAudio.com does not charge for any of it’s programming.
What is the “WrestlingAudio Challenge?”
While it’s called the WrestlingAudio Challenge, the concept is much closer to being the “WrestlingAudio Opportunity.”
After creating a free account, make sure to log into the site every time you visit. Just about every action after you’ve logged in will be worth a set number of points. As you interact with the site, these points add up. Collect these points for your chance to trade them in for great prizes.
- - What are some of the prizes I can win?
Wrestling-related t-shirts, DVDs, Cds, action figures & more. Items are always being added to our “Online Store.”
- - What are Profile Medals?
They’re fun badges that are either purchased or awarded. They appear on your ‘Challenge’ profile. The medals serve no purpose other than to liven up your profile and help you voice your opinion in a unique, non-traditional method.
I just submitted an article but I do not see it on the website. Where did it go?
An article (news, columns, etc.) will not show on the site until a staff member approves it. Once approved, it will appear.
I just submitted a Comment but I do not see it on the website. Where did it go?
If you are not logged in, a comment will not show on the site until a staff member approves it. Once approved, it will appear.
If you are logged in, your comment will show instantly.
If have my own show, can I promote it on WrestlingAudio.com?
WrestlingAudio’s listeners include many fellow podcasters. The staff does not mind our visitors promoting their own shows.. within reason. SPAMMING IS NOT ALLOWED AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
If you are an interactive member of the site, we welcome you to promote and share your podcast with the entire “WrestlingAudio Universe.” However, users joining the site only to promote programs on other sites will promptly banned. No questions asked.
How do I advertise on WrestlingAudio.com? What are the rates?
WrestlingAudio.com offers on-site and in-programming advertising. Unlike other wrestling podcast sites, we are able to offer more than just on-site billboard or skyscraper ads. We offer segment & show sponsorships, produced commercials and more.
Thanks for visiting WrestlingAudio.com and on behalf of the staff, we hope you enjoy your time here on the site!
HOW TO NAVIGATE WRESTLINGAUDIO.COM’S USER FEATURES
WrestlingAudio’s April 2008 relaunch of the site came with a plethora of new features, including user-submitted content, the ability to rate & grade all audio programs, ability for users to write blogs & news posts, upgraded user profiles, and more. This guide will (hopefully) help you learn the site and enjoy the content to the best of your ability.
First and foremost, we must mention that joining WrestlingAudio.com and becoming a member is absolutely FREE! No catches, no VIP section. Everything is completely 100% free.
Onto the guide
How do I submit content (News/Blog) to WrestlingAudio.com?
Submitting any sort of content to WrestlingAudio.com is easy.. once you know how to work the forms!
To submit a News story or a blog to the website, you must be logged in. From the “Home” page, look to the left side-bar and locate the User Menu. The very top option is the one you will need: Submit An Article
Once you’ve clicked “Submit An Article” you will be taken to the Editor page. We’ll start at the top:
TITLE - This line is designated for the title of your project. If you are submitting a News story, label the story for everyone but telling us what topic(s) are included in your posting.
If you are posting a Blog, we encourage you to start your title with “BLOG:” then proceed to name your article whatever you would like. (Example - - BLOG: Why Randy Orton Should Be Champ)
Right next to the “Title” line you will see two buttons: Save & Cancel. Do NOT worry about these buttons at this time. You will only press “Save” once we’ve covered the rest of the form.
BODY - The body in which you write or paste your content does not actually say “Body.” It’s the large empty space located underneath the “Title” line. It’s below the text editor bar that contains the same general icons that your default word processor users (on your computer.)
Use the body to submit the content you want to submit. The body can contain pictures & hyperlinks in addition to the usual text. Your text’s font, size & color can be altered as you wish.
After you have typed the text you want to include, or after you have copy-and-pasted your content, you will want to use the Read More button underneath the body.
The “Read More” button allows you select how much of your article appears on the main-page. This button is typically used to tease the reader into wanting to read more of your work (and to increase page hits for the website.)
Here’s an example how to use the “Read More” button:
(Content ) “Orton wants his belt back! Randy Orton said in an interview yesterday that he’s tired of waiting his turn and he plans to attack Triple H on Raw tonight!”
This is how it will appear on the main-page before the “Read More“ inclusion:
“Orton wants his belt back! Randy Orton said in an interview yesterday that he’s tired of waiting his turn and he plans to attack Triple H on Raw tonight!”
Put the cursor directly after the word “yesterday” then click “Read More”. This is what your content will now generally look like in the editor:
“Orton wants his belt back! Randy Orton said in an interview yesterday --------------------------------------------that he’s tired of waiting his turn and he plans to attack Triple H on Raw tonight!”
Yes.. Your text is supposed to look like that. The line in the middle of the content signals where the article will cut on the main-page. This line will NOT appear in your actual posting!
Here is how your article will now appear on the main-page:
“Orton wants his belt back! Randy Orton said in an interview yesterday
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Once again, this is done to tease the viewer into wanting to read more. Short articles will not need to use this if the content is less than 3 sentences. Anything one paragraph or longer is recommended to use the “Read More” article.
If submitting News, WrestlingAudio suggests placing the “Read More” after the first or second line. If your article contains spoilers, we urge you to type what sort of spoilers your posting at the top (example: *Smackdown Spoilers*) then place the “Read More” immediate afterwards, saving those viewers who do not want to be spoiled, from being spoiled.
If submitting a Blog, WrestlingAudio suggests placing the “Read More” at the conclusion of your first paragraph.
Note: We recommend you NOT copy-and-paste content that includes pre-set tables or columns. The “Read More” button might not work properly in this situation, and the article itself might not load correctly.
To include an image into your article, put the cursor where you would like the image to appear. We recommend the image to be included either in a break near the middle, or at the very end.
Once you’ve selected where you want your image, you will need to press the cleverly-titled Image button underneath the body. Do NOT use the “Insert/Edit Image” icon in the text editor.
Once you’ve clicked “Image” a new embedded window will open up over your content. You will see a folder already full of pro-wrestling related images that you are invited to use in your article, or you can submit your own.
You may hyperlink images from other sites using the “Image URL” field, but WrestlingAudio strongly urges all images to be directly uploaded to our own server using the “Upload” section near the bottom (on some screens, you might have to use the scroll bar to see this section.)
To use a saved image already existing on your computer, press the “Browse” button, find the file you want, then press “Open.” Please note that this does not automatically start the upload to the file folder. To start, and complete, the upload of your image, you must press “Start Upload.”
You should only have to wait a few seconds before the upload is complete. The upload window will automatically refresh itself and your image, under the name you saved it as, should be in the file folder. Find it, select it, then look towards the top of the window and press “Insert.”
Your image should have uploaded properly. If not, retrace your steps and see if you missed anything. If not, contact the Webmaster and tell him of your issues.
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Do not worry about the “Pagebreak” button. Consider it dead to you.
We move on to the Publishing section that looks much worse than it will be.
SECTION - Click on the drop-down menu to the right of “Section.” The first default option is “Uncategorized”. Other options available are Audio Programs, News & Rumors, Video-On-Demand, Columns.
The only two options you will use is News & Rumors and/or Columns.
If you are submitting News, select “News & Rumors”.
If you are submitting a Blog, select “Columns.”
CATEGORY - The corresponding drop-down menu changes according to the section you have chosen above.
If you chose “News & Rumors” above, the following Category options will become available: WWE, TNA, RoH, Indy. Select which category relates to your News story best.
For articles containing numerous promotions, WrestlingAudio recommends you select the biggest promotion listed/mentioned in the article. If WWE or a current WWE employee is listed, select WWE. If not, but a TNA star is, select TNA.
(It’s all about judgment. Make your best decision.)
If you chose “Columns” above, your drop-down menu is easy.. since “Columns” is your only option.
SHOW ON FRONT PAGE - Only two options are listed, but we can rule one out right away. The ONLY one you should select is “Yes”!!! What’s the point of submitting an article if you’re not going to show it off to the world? Select “Yes” every time!
**THE FOLLOWING FIELDS YOU SHOULD LEAVE BLANK:**
What is the reasoning behind leaving these fields blank?
There is no need to create an Author Alias as the article will already post under your name.
As for the Publishing fields, leaving both blank will allow your content to remain on the site forever and ever and ever. Your article will publish the moment you press “Save” (at the end of this section). There is no need to select an end date for your article. Once off of the main-page, your article will head into the Archives, where it can still be read for years to come.
“Ordering” is unable to be selected at this time, so simply ignore it.
Lastly, we head into the Metadata section, another simple one:
DESCRIPTION - This is an optional section. If you would like to describe your blog‘s content in a shorter form, you may do so. However, this field is not required nor will it affect your final product.
KEYWORDS - Another option section. If your News story contains a tidbit on Triple H, you’re welcome to type in “Triple H” in this section (minus the quotations.) If your Blog is a Fantasy Booking for a certain wrestler, you can type in “Fantasy Booking” (once again minus the quotations.) Like the Description above, filling out this field is not required.
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If you’ve followed along properly, your article should be ready to rock! Scroll back up towards the top of the page and locate the “Save” button. Press it!
Once you’ve pressed “Save” you will NOT see a confirmation page. Any User submitted content must be approved by a WrestlingAudio Staff member. This is done to keep all content on the site as tasteful as possible.
WrestlingAudio will not approve of any vulgar, racist, or otherwise distasteful content! Articles containing such will not be approved, and Users could be deleted or even banned from the site. Please adhere to these warnings.
Once an article is approved, your item will instantly appear on both the WrestlingAudio main page and the category section you chose earlier.
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At this point, all that’s left is to send this puppy to the moderators for approval. Press “Send” when you’re finished typing your response and filling out the fields.
Do not be surprised when you are met with a message concerning the need for someone on the staff to approve your message. WrestlingAudio requires all User comments to be viewed ahead of time, in case someone tries to submit “no-no” content.
As always, WrestlingAudio asks you to refrain from posting or submitting distasteful material. Anything vulgar, racist or otherwise considered “wrong” by general professional standards will not be tolerated.
Once your comment & score is approved, your post will be at the top of the “Comments” section of the article. The newest posts are always on top, so any response written after yours will push yours down.