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How to Create a New Article


  • How to Create a New Article

    Here's a quick visual guide on how to create a new article with the CMS. I've taken it from vBulletin's documentation, which you can access here if you wish. I've also added a couple of comments specific to the KW site.
    Note: this and the Documentation section is only visible to administrators, moderators, super-moderators, and KW writers/bloggers, no-one else can see this page.

    1. Create New Article Button: Navigate to the section you want the article to be published in (you can also change this once you have opened the Create New Article screen). For most content this will be the News section on the KW site. Select "article" from the dropdown menu and click on the go button. This will open an article form.
    2. Article Title: In the "Add/Edit Article" screen, enter the title of your article in the Title textbox.3. SEO URL: Put in SEO-friendly URL in "SEO URL Alias" field. After entering the article title and SEO URL field is blank, the system will auto-fill the SEO URL based on the article title.

    4. Article Text: Enter the body of your article in the WYSIWYG editor.

    5. Image Settings Pop-up: Clicking on the image in the WYSIWYG will bring up the "Image Settings Menu" that allows you to set Image Alignment, Size, Title and Descriptions, and even enter CSS Style. To insert an image, click on the paperclip icon and select the local file you want to insert.

    6. Publish Status: Enable article to be published or un-published.
    7. Publish Date/Time: Ability to set a future publish date and time.
    8. Comments: Enable/Disable User Comments for this specific article.
    9. Permission Previews: If this article is to be published in a permission-secured section, you can still allow an article preview to be viewed on the homepage or public-accessible sections. This is a great feature if you want to provide a teaser to upsell a subscription package.

    10. Sections: This displays the current section for this article. Clicking on different section will move the article to that section. Initially the only section available for writer-created articles in the KW site is the news section.
    11. Categories. Click on any categories for the articles. Currently we only have 2 categories under the News section, competition reports and seminars, but if we need any more to cover a specific need, please let me know and they can be added immediately.
    12. Permission Read Access: This lets you know which user-groups can read this article. This defaults to the standard settings for the section you initially chose, so you cannot alter this here. The permissions are set according to what section you created the article in.

    13. HTML Title: This is what you want displayed on the browser title.
    14. Meta Descriptions. By default, if the user does not fill this in, the system will automatically fill this in with the first 100 characters.
    15. Meta Keywords: Add any meta keywords for this article. Meta keywords are used by search engines such as Google and Bing to index the KW site, so make sure you put keywords in that appear in the text, and that will help people to figure out the important parts of the article.
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