To write an article:
- Log into your sites admin section
- Click the Blog menu item on the left main navigation
- Click the Add New Article sub menu
- Complete the fields you feel are relevant (explained in more detail below)
- Click Save when you are done.
- Short Title
- The short title of your article. Depending on your template configuration, this field is generally used when article modules are used on main category or home pages. Avoid using the same title as another article. If you want to use punctuation, go right ahead. This title can be the same as the Main Title.
- This is a small snippet of text to introduce your article. Depending on your template configuration, this field is generally used when article modules are used on main category or home pages. This can be a summary of the article or a catch phrase to entice users to read the article. You can use all kinds of HTML coding or WYSIWYG editor functionality.
- Main Title
- The Main Title of your article. You can add phases, words characters or numbers, to describe your article. Webwidget CMS will create a meaningful and user-friendly url using the main title. Try to avoid using the same title as other articles as this will cause issues with the linking of articles.
- The main guts of your article. You can add text, links, images, videos etc using the WYSIWYG editor functionality or using valid HTML code. Don't worry, the WYSIWYG editor will also add HTML code if you just want to type text into the content box. (see Adding media to content boxes)
Parameters - General
- Feature Post Box
- Selecting this option will allow articles to published in addition to the general article lists when and If you are using the feature post module.
- Publish Box
- Select this option when you want the article to appear on your website. By default this publishes the article on the date it was saved. To override this use the Start Publish Date option which defaults to the article created date.
- The general topic of the article. Select from this list the Catetgoy the article belongs to. Articles can either have no category or you can add your own. To add a category go to Admin Section > Blog > Categories > Add Category.
- The author of the article. Defaults to the user logged in, however type over this to change the authors name. This does not change who created the article which is stored in the database.
- Show Author
- Show the author of the article. Depending on your template configuration this option will show the author's name, as entered in the Author field, on the article main page. Having this option unchecked will mean the author name will not show.
- Show Created Date
- Show the date the article was created. Depending on your template configuration this option will show the date the article was created in the database. Useful if you want to show users when an article was created.
- Show Modified Date
- Show the date the article was modified. Depending on your template configuration this option will show the date the article was last updated in the database. Useful if you want to show users when an article was changed compared to when it was created.
- Start Publish Date
- The date the article is to be displayed on the site. Use this option if you want to display the article on a specific date. This only works if the Publish box is checked initially.
- End Publish Date
- The date the article is to be removed from the site. Use this option if you want to stop displaying the article on a specific date. This only works if the Publish box is checked initially.
- Additional mini categories you can associate to an article. Articles with the same Tags are lnked together. Start typing your tags and press enter to add. Depending on your template and module configuration tags will show up on articles and can be added to modules.
Parameters - Multimedia
- Leading Image
- Make your articles stand out with an image. The leading image is the main article image which will show up at the start of your article. Depending on your template and article configuration leading images are generally the show case of the article. Future versions may include video linking.
- Image Credit
- If you borrowed an image from somewhere else, here is your chance to credit the original image provider. Add there name or any other text you want here. Depending on your template configuration will depend on how this element is styled.
Parameters - SEO
- Page Title
- A custom page title for this aparticular article. This option is only to change the title of the page. Yopur article title still remains.
- Page Keywords
- Optimise your page to include specific keywords for this article. Make your article stand out to search engines with custom meta data.
- Page Metadata
- Optimise your page to include a detailed description. Optimising your page further for search engines.