Download Contact Card
What is it?
Downloading a Contact Card for a channel creates a vCard file (.vcf) which can be imported into your preferred email client. This allows you to easily create emails for that channel by storing its email address in your contacts. Community members who frequently contribute to a channel by emailing content can simplify the process by importing the channel’s email address into their email client.
You can find out more about emailing content in our article Adding Content via Email.
Emailing content to a channel
This feature allows you to contribute content to your community without the need to login. With the Contact Card successfully added to your email client, you can email the channel you want to contribute to.
Features and functionality
The Contact Card of a channel lets you save a channel’s email address in your address book. Only members that have the correct permissions can add content to a channel.
There are multiple ways of disabling the ability to download a Contact Card and contributing content via email, these can be found in the article on Adding Content via Email.
How to download a Contact Card
Step 1: Navigate to the channel you would like the Contact Card for
Channels can be found via search, the navigation menu, or through widgets. Alternately, administrators can access the channel via the Site Manager.
Step 2: Select the email content button
Select the downward facing arrow next to the button for adding content. The name of this button will differ depending on the channel. For example, on a blog it will be Add an article, while for a forum it will be Add a topic.
Step 3: Select, Download Contact Card
Selecting Download Contact Card will save the Contact Card as a vCard file in your browser’s default download folder.
Step 4: Import Contact Card to email client
Depending on which email client you are using, the method of importing the Contact Card may differ. However, the option is typically found under the email client’s import option. Detailed information would be available in the email client’s documentation.