Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ section basically covers the following questions.

For visitors

  • About this website
  • Who can be authors?
  • How regularly must I write?
  • How to become an author?

For authors

  • How to log in & migrate from Main Page to Dashboard & vice versa?
  • How to change or reset your password?
  • How to change or reset your password in case, you know your password but still want to change it?
  • How to update your profile?
  • Where to write articles and where to find ‘Saved drafts’?
  • How to  make a good table?
  • How to add images in article and mention their sources?
  • How to add featured image and mention its source?
  • How to add video from Youtube?
  • How to add keyphrase?
  • How to write a good article?

For editors & authors

  • Follow the points mentioned.

For Visitors

About this websitePlease do visit the page About Us.
Who can be authors?Anybody with an interest to write regularly about plant science can be an author. Note that, the admin panel of this website craves for regularity of articles with quality from the authors, nothing more.
How regularly must I write?About at least 1-2 articles per month. We have authors who write even 7-8 articles in average in a month. 
How to become an author?

In order to become an author of ‘Plantlet’, you need to send your CV to our email. The CV must contain your personal and institution’s info. Remember, a good skill in English freehand writing, interest in plant science, experience in writing in ‘Microsoft Word’ or in any other website will be prioritized. 

Its a must that you attach one of your own written articles with your CV.

After getting your CV, Plantlet’s admin panel will consider your eligibility and will inform you the decision in the return email.

Email: plantletorg@gmail.com

For Authors

  1. What not to do as an author?

What not to do as an author?

  • If you can not log in for three times in a row, do not try more. Please inform the editor about your log in problem.
  • Do not publish article yourself.
    You have to save your final draft and then by final revision, an editor will publish the article.

For Profile Management

  1. How to log in and migrate from Main page to Dashboard and vice versa?
  2. How to change or reset your password if you forget it?
  3. How to change or reset your password in case, you know your password but still want to change it?
  4. How to update your profile?

How to log in and migrate from Main page to Dashboard and vice versa?

How to change or reset your password if you forget it?

How to change or reset your password in case, you know your password but still want to change it?

  • At first, ‘Log in‘ in our website Plantlet.
  • After log in, in the log in box, find the option ‘Your Profile‘ and click it.
  • In ‘New Password’, press ‘Generate Password‘.
  • An auto generated password will be shown which is very hard to remember. There, you remove it and then write your own password using at least 2-3 capital letters and @ sign so that the password you type shows that it is either strong or medium.
  • Remember weak password is not preferable.
  • Then click ‘Update Profile‘ to save the changes.

How to update your profile?

  • At first, ‘Log in‘ in our website Plantlet.
  • After log in, in the log in box, find the option ‘Your Profile‘ and click it.
  • In ‘About Yourself’, you will find ‘Biographical Info‘. Here, write about yourself.
  • In the ‘Avatar‘ section, upload your profile picture.
  • Then click ‘Update Profile‘ to save the changes.

You can see your updated profile by going to the ‘Our Authors’ page shown in the menu bar of our main page of the website.

For article writing

  1. Where to write articles and where to find ‘Saved drafts’?
  2. How to make a good table?
  3. How to add images in article and mention their sources?
  4. How to add featured image and mention its source?
  5. How to add video from Youtube?
  6. How to add keyphrase?

Where to write articles and where to find ‘Saved drafts’?

Additional video for this question is not made, as it has been shown in the first video titled as ‘How to log in and migrate from Main page to Dashboard and vice versa?. Watch the video.

How to  make a good table?

How to add images in article and mention their sources?

How to add featured image and mention its source?

Adding featured image just like adding other images. First, go to option ‘Set featured image’, select the image and then in the caption box, write the caption. And after that, paste the image source url.

Remember that, unlike other images inside the article, source of featured image can’t be written using embedded link. So, you have to directly copy paste the link in the caption box.

How to add video from Youtube?

  • Copy the youtube video link from the share button of the video.
  • In the article, press ‘Add Media‘.
  • Select ‘Insert from url‘.
  • Paste the video link. (Be careful so that http: doesn’t become double while pasting)
  • Press ‘Insert into page‘.

How to add keyphrase?

Follow the most end video of this page.

How to write a good article?

In order to write a good article, an author needs to be cautious about many things. Many times, even the most expert authors make mistakes which through continuous revision have to be found out and corrected. So continuous revision and gradual update of info make an article good. 

Besides, beautiful arrangement, good sentences, colorful images etc. make the article more readable and attractive. To maintain such criteria of a good article, the author is asked to follow the section below headed as ‘For Editors‘.

 

For Editors & Authors

Title

  • The title should contain two parts separated by a colon (:).
  • There should be a gap after colon.
  • Each word of the tile must begin with capital letter except in case of prepositions.

Example: Algal Classification: Comparing Three Schools of Thought.

Article

  • There should be a great beginning or introduction.
  • There should be a good conclusion.

 

  • Check the spellings carefully.
  • Scientific names must be italicized. Check the spelling of scientific name from the internet.
  • Space after comma, colon, semicolon etc. pronunciation marks.

 

  • The letters of the headings of paragraphs shouldn’t all be capitalized.
  • Paragraphs, if they have headings, must start from the next line of the heading. Not from the same line of the heading.
  • Each paragraph must be justified.
  • For paragraphs, follow font either ‘Georgia 16’ or ‘Veranda 14’.
  • Only black colored fonts are to be used. No blue or red or any other colors should be used in the article.

 

  • The article shouldn’t be that long. It should be within a range of 600 to 800 words. If more, divide the article and make two articles from one.
  • If you know any new info, incorporate them in the article.
  • Each tough word or term must have their explanation given in bracket after the word. Or you can create a separate paragraph named ‘Good to know’ where you can give their explanations and also incorporate some other info.
  • You can add similar articles from other websites. This will promote our website and also help the readers.

 

  • One important thing: Add a metadescription in the ‘Edit snippet’ option at the end of the article. Remember, metadescription is the few lines that will be shown in Google below the headline of the article. If the article has a good introduction directly linked to the topic, copy that and paste it in the metadescription box. You can add copy metadescription from any part of the article. Remember, what catches the readers best and what introduces our article best are the lines deserve to be the metadescription.
Image in article

  • The images must have their source mentioned. The image url (image link) as source must be written in ‘here’ of the ‘Source here’ written after the caption.
  • The images must be clear. If not clear, click the image, press the ‘Pencil’ like option, the a new page will come along with many options like caption, size etc. Click size, and select full size. Then save.
    Remember, the full size of the image may cause the image to become too large. In that case, click the big image, and adjust it to a desired size by moving its outer sides.
Categories

  • Their should be a primary category of the article such as ‘Algae’
  • ‘Lead’ category has to be selected along with the primary category in case the article is new. The selection of this category will cause the article to be in the forefront of our website’s homepage.
 Tags

  • The tags should be the words that correctly represent the article.
  • The most important thing is: The primary category such as ‘Algae’ selected should be also written as a tag. This is important as by this tag, our website will find the article’s related articles.
 Featured image

  • The featured image should be rectangular in size.
  • It must be attractive and colorful, if possible.
  • The source url of the featured image should be written directly in the caption box. Unlike the images of the article, there is no chance of writing ‘Source here’ and then embed the url.
Most important thing

Our articles, if searched in the internet, do not come at the top. And in most cases, they do not even come in the first page of the search result.

In order to promote our articles, we need to write correct keyphrase in the Keyphrase option below the article.

What is Keyphrase?

Suppose, you and your friend want to know the classification of algae. So in google, you typed ‘Classification of Algae’ and he searched the same thing writing ‘Algal Classification’. These both words are Keyphrase.

Now some keyphrases are common, some are uncommon. For example, among 10 million searches worldwide for classification of algae,

  • 8 million people searched writing ‘Classification of Algae’
  • 2 million people searched writing ‘Algal Classification’.

So, obviously, ‘Classification of Algae’ is a better keyphrase as most people search this way.

So, you will use ‘Classification of Algae’ as your keyphrase and write it in your Keyphrase box.

How will you understand which keyphrase to use?

Here, we are going to take the help of website Google trend.