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Posting Articles
Updated On: Feb 27, 2006 (02:09:00) Print or Save this ArticlePRINT/SAVE Email Article to FriendEMAIL

Articles allow you to arrange information for a page into sub-sections of the page for easier reading and navigation. A page can have an unlimited number of articles.

An article will appear as a hover menu when the mouse is positioned over the link. A user can click on and go directly to each individual article from the menu, or they can click the main page link to view the whole page. When a user clicks on the main page, the first article listed for the page will be displayed below the content of the page. All other articles will be listed at the bottom of the page as click-able links.

To post a new article to a page: Click the Post Article button on the home page or go to the Administration Area and click the Post Articles/Content to Site link.

The Post Article form has several fields:

Select Article Page - Use the drop down menu to select which page the article will appear on. Once the article is created you can move it to any page.

Listing Order - Articles will be listed on a page ordered by the listing order, starting with 1 first.

Menu Title - Enter the title of the article that will appear in the hover menu when the mouse is positioned over the menu page link. This is a required field.

Full Page Title - Enter the full page title of the article that will appear at the top of the article when a user clicks to read the article.

There are two ways to enter content for the article. The first option is to use the Enter Article Text field. The second option is to upload an external HTML file that contains the article content using the Select Article File to Upload field below the text box. You can use either option or both together for greater control.

Enter Article Text - Use the built-in editor to directly enter in the article content. If the article is a What's New article for the home page, this will be the text that is visible on the home page under the title link of the article. If you are typing in a large amount of text into the editor box, make sure to update the article every half hour to keep your login from timing out and loosing your work.

Select Article File to Upload - Click the browse button to select an HTML or Text file from your computer that contains the article content. The file will be uploaded to the website and displayed when someone clicks to read the article. You can create HTML or Text files using many programs including Microsoft Word.

Select Article Attachment to Upload - You can attach any type of document to an article for users to download. Click the browse button to select the file to attach to the article. The file will be uploaded directly from your computer to the website. Once you post the article to can add an unlimited number of attachments to the article.

Select Caption Image - The caption image will appear in the article with the article content wrapped around the image. If this is a What's New article for the home page, the caption image will appear as a click-able thumbnail below the article title. Click the browse button to select the caption image from your computer. The caption image will be uploaded directly from your computer to the website. You can set the thumbnail preview size for the home page using the height and width fields.

Once you have completed the form, click the Post Article button at the bottom of the form to save the article to the website. If you are posting large attachments or files this may take a few minutes. Make sure to let the page finish processing before leaving in order to ensure proper article creation.

To Edit an article, navigate to the article link, and then click the Edit Article link just under the article title, to the right of the printable version link.






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