Post, publication

Chapter 5: Post

 

5.1. How do I create a post?

 

To create a post you need to:

1. Go to the user menu by clicking on the link with your name in the upper right corner of the Site.

2. After that you will go to the editorial page of the post:

 

5.2. Creating a post 

 

To create a post you need to fill the following fields:

  1. Type of material
  2. Theme
  3. City
  4. District
  5. Title
  6. Description
  7. Tags
  8. Image
  9. Video
  10. Content
  11. Links
  12. Status
  13. Time of publication

 

5.2.1. Type of material

 

The type of material is a thematic criterion for a property of a publication that can be attributed to news, articles, or reports.

This is a required field, so any type of material will need to be selected.

News is an informative text post about an event that is happening, is happening or is about to happen.

Article - interviews, prose, feuilleton Any structured, large-scale textual publication that results from analysis, study of a problem, or material that expresses the author's opinion on a particular issue.

Report - a text publication that contains reporting information about an event, event, recent event, or performance of a specific work, task, assignment.

Announcement - event information coming soon.

Vacancy - information about the vacancy.

Grant - information about the grant program.

 

5.2.2. Section

In this field, you need to select from the following topic area, or the industry that most closely matches the topic of your post.

This is a required field, so any type of material will need to be selected.

  • Anti-corruption - articles related to the topic of anti-corruption
  • Volunteering - materials that cover the activities of volunteers
  • Public budget
  • Decentralization - publications that raise the issue of decentralization
  • Ecology
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Culture
  • City
  • Young
  • Education
  • Events
  • Human Rights
  • The social protection
  • Technology
  • Transport
  • Tourism

If none of these sections is relevant to the subject of your post, you can write an email to the Administration info@spilno.org where you can reasonably suggest creating a new section on the site.

 

5.2.3. City

 

Select the city of the publication. Choosing a city gives you the opportunity to find a better audience for your post.

"City" is not a required field because your publication may not be geographically specific, or may be country-wide. That is why you can leave it unchanged - without selecting a specific city.

 

5.2.4. District

 

In this field, you have the opportunity to narrow the circle of readers who will find this post most interesting.

"District" is not a required field.

 

5.2.5. Title

 

In the "Title" field, you must include test information that would very briefly explain the content of your publication.

"Header" is a required field. Without the information entered in the "Header" field, it is impossible to publish the post.

Today, most citizens determine the curiosity of a publication by its title. Therefore, we recommend that you use the following tips when creating a header:

  • The title should be as concise as possible, readers do not read long headlines. The maximum is 50 characters.
  • The title should reflect the content of the article as much as possible, tell what the article is about to create intrigue, and fascinate the reader.

 

5.2.6. Description

 

The Description field actually contains a summary of the post. But the description does not need to reveal all the intrigue, the description should only hint what exactly will be discussed in the publication.

Description, or summary, is not a required field. It is more promotional and can help your post find readers, but it is not required.

 

5.2.7. Tags

 

Tags help to find the site similar in content and theme of the post.

  • Remember to add a minimum of 5 tags to each post.
  • The words and phrases that are most associated with the topic of the post should be added.
  • You do not need to add tags with the hashtag icon, the system will automatically replace them

"Tags" is not a required field. Tags improve the indexing and search of your material on the system and for search engines. But you can leave this field blank if you wish.

 

5.2.8. Image

 

An "image" or main image is a required field. In the absence of the main picture, the publication of the post becomes impossible.

To add an image of the title picture to the post, you need to click on the button with the camera icon "Add image":

Select on your computer the most relevant to the subject of your image material, and click on the "Open" button.

The image will then be uploaded to the Platform server.

There is no need to make an image in size. The script will do everything automatically. However, in order for the material to look great, you must follow the following rules:

  • The picture should definitely not be square or elongated vertically
  • The image size should not be less than 1280x800 pixels
  • The aspect ratio of the picture should be 16: 9

 

5.2.9. Video

 

If you want to add a video to your post, then you can add a link to your video previously uploaded to Yuutbe or Facebook in the "Videos" box.

 

5.2.10. Contents

 

At its core, the Content box is a separate text editor with all the relevant capabilities.

The Content field is required. And without information in this field, the post cannot be published.

 

5.2.11. Link 

 

If you use copyrighted text in your post that you do not own, or it is important for you to indicate why you have formed such an opinion. You have the option of adding links to, or several, primary sources.

The "Links" field is optional.

 

5.2.12. Status

 

Posting status will help you decide the fate of your post. You can choose one of three statuses for your post:

  • Posted - The post will be published immediately and will be made publicly available.
  • Moderated - This status is badly needed to moderate the posts you publish on behalf of the organization
  • Draft - This status will help you delay posting until you believe the post is ready to be published publicly

The "Status" field is required.

 

5.2.13. Publication time

 

With the ability to change the time of publication, you will be able to synchronize your posts with the time of their publication in other publications, if they were previously published. Or, you can delay the post by specifying when it will appear in the feed.

Publishing time field is required. If you do not want to change the publishing time, the publication time will be selected automatically.

To save your post, be sure to click the "Save" button at the end of the Cabinet page:

 

5.3. Content text editor menu

 

Content field menu:

  1. Cancel
  2. Repeat
  3. Paragraph formatting. Available options
    • Normal
    • Title 1
    • Heading 2
    • Heading 3
    • Formatted
  4. Bold text
  5. Italics
  6. Crossed out
  7. The top index
  8. The lower index
  9. Left alignment
  10. Center alignment
  11. Right alignment
  12. Reduce access
  13. Increase access
  14. The numbered list
  15. Bulleted list
  16. Insert link
  17. Delete link
  18. Insert a quote
  19. Insert a character
  20. Insert table

 

5.4. How do I view all my posts?

 

In order to look at all your posts you will need:

1. Call up the user menu by clicking on the link with your name in the upper right corner of the window.

2. Click on the "My posts" link.

 

5.5. How do I edit a post? 

 

In order to edit the post you will need to:

1. Call up the user menu by clicking on the link with your name in the upper right corner of the window.

2. Click on the "My posts" link.

3. Find the post you want to edit and click on the Edit button:

The post is also editable when you are on its page.

If you are logged in, you will see an "Edit" button under each of your posts.

Click it and you will be taken to the post editing page.

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