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Posting Blog Articles
Posting Blog Articles
Create Blog Articles to share news, updates, and announcements with your digital workplace. Blog Articles offer a formal writing platform typically used to create and house timely content that stays relevant for more than a day. You can publish new Blog Articles immediately, save them as drafts, or queue them for publishing at a later date. Depending on their location, Blog Articles may require moderation before they are published.
Features and functionality
Each blog post can include the following features:
- Scheduled Content
- Related Content
- Read Tracking
- Channel Templates
- WYSIWYG Editor
How to add a Blog post
There two ways to add Blog articles: via the web interface method detailed here, or via email
Step 1: Navigate to the channel
Navigate to your Blog channel and on the right-hand side select, Add Article.
Step 2: Creating the Blog article
Once you select, Add Article, you will be presented with the content editor interface.
Step 3: Add a title
All of the content you create in Igloo needs a title. The title will appear above the content and will also be used to generate a unique URL.
Step 4: Choose a channel (optional)
When you start the content creation process from a Widget or Channel, the Channel field defaults to the Channel you selected or were on. In contrast, creating content using the add button on the Userbar results in the Channel field being blank. In all cases, you have the option to select a different Channel.
To select a Channel:
- Click the Channel drop-down.
- Search for a Channel by its name or the name of its parent Page or Space. This search will return up to 100 results. You will only see Channels to which you have at least Write Access, and their parent Page or Space (regardless of Access Level).
- Select a Channel from the list by clicking on it.
Step 5: Add a summary (optional)
You can enter a summary, which will be displayed in plain text above the main body of the blog post. It can also be displayed in Blog Articles widgets. Summaries have a maximum size of 2048 characters.
Step 6: Write your blog post
Use the WYSIWYG editor to write your Blog post. For more details on the options available, see the WYSIWYG article.
Step 7: Add attachments (optional)
To add attachments to your content, either drag files from your computer into the attachments field, or click Select files from your computer. Attachments will appear directly below the body of your published article and will be available for download.
Step 8: Add related content (optional)
You can include Related Content when creating a Blog post. See the Related Content article for more information.
Step 9: Set up a Broadcast (optional)
You have the option to have a Broadcast go out to selected groups upon publishing a Blog post. See the Broadcasting article for more information.
Step 10: Add labels (optional)
You can apply labels to your blog article to make it easier to find.
To add a label:
- Click Add Label.
- Select the labels that you want to add. You can use the search box to filter labels in the following ways:
- Search for labels that are similar to your query.
- Enter a label group name to filter displayed labels to those that are in that group.
- Click outside of the label window to close it. Alternatively, you can click the X found on the top right corner of the label window to close it.
For more information about labels, see Labels.
Step 11: Disable comments (optional)
It is possible to disable comments on your content by unchecking the Allow members to post comments checkbox.
Step 12: Notification Settings (optional)
Prevent the body of your content from appearing in notifications. When this option is selected, notifications will only include the article’s title, its summary, a message indicating the author's decision not to provide a content preview, and a link to the content.
Step 13: Set a publish date (optional)
You can schedule a post to be automatically published in the future. Use the fields in this area to select the date and time you would like the content to be published.
Step 14: Adjust Archiving policy (optional)
You can change when an article will be archived, or prevent it from being automatically archived. Use the options in this field to override default archiving on the Blog channel. For more information, see Archiving
Step 15: Set read tracking (optional)
Read Tracking allows you to track whether a person has engaged with a piece of content, and can be enabled on any article. Use the options here to turn on read tracking and customize the button text in any supported language.
Step 16: Publish, save as draft, or send to a moderator
Once your article is complete, you can save it as a draft, or publish it, which will make it immediately available in the selected channel. If the channel is Moderated, you will see an option to send your article to the moderator instead of the option to publish directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I create a template for my Blog articles?
A default template for all new Blog articles can be created and applied to your blog using a channel template. For more information about channel templates refer to the Channel Template article.
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