= Video Tutorial
Available. Click on "Video Tutorials" tab above.
This section will answer many of your
questions on posting articles to your blog. Please also watch the
video tutorials that highlight selected features.
How do I post an
article to my blog?
Simply click on the "Create New Article"
link in the top, right menu of your blog home page. You will then see the WYSIWYG editor. You
can either write your article in the editor or write it in a word
processor (recommended) and then paste it in the editor. To paste, use
CTRL + V (or CMD V for Mac's). The paste buttons may not be supported
by all browsers. Once you have written your article, click on the
"Publish" button to publish it now, or the "Save Draft" button to save
it and publish it later. To publish it later, go to the article and
click on the Publish icon
in the upper right corner next to your article title.
What do all of the
icons in the editor do?
Hover over an individual icon to see a
description of its function. You can also try it out to see what it
does. If you don't like the result, click on the "Undo" icon
What are Tags used for?
Tags are used so people can search for
keywords to find articles. You should add keywords from your article separated by
commas. These keywords will then appear in the Keyword Cloud in the
main directory and on the
How do I edit an
Simply go to the article you want to edit,
and click on the
Edit link at the top right or bottom right of the article. You can
then edit the article and save it.
How do I
Simply go to the article you want to
delete, and click on the
link at the top right or bottom right of the article.
Can I preview an
article before posting?
Yes, click on the
icon located in the top row (left) on the WYSIWYG editor. Your preview will
open in a new window (make sure pop ups are enabled for this site).
article to make it private?
Yes, click on the
link at the top right or bottom right of the article. Once you do, the
link will change to
This means that only you and Admin can see unpublished articles. You can use
the Publish link to publish it again in the future if you choose.
Can I use/upload
in an article?
Yes. You can either use images stored on a
different website or you can upload your images to our server. To
insert an image, click on the
icon. You can then add the Image URL or upload a file by clicking on
icon just to the right of the Image URL field (see the screenshot pic
in the next question).
Can I use/upload
audios/videos in an article?
Yes. You can either use media from a
different website or you can upload your media to our server. To
insert media, click on the
icon. You can then add the URL or upload a file by clicking on the
icon just to the right of the File/URL field (see screenshot below).
Be sure to specify the type of media you are inserting in the "Type"
field, i.e., Flash, Quicktime, Shockwave, Windows Media, Real Media.
Bear in mind that if you choose Quicktime, Windows Media, or Real
Media, your readers will need these players installed to view your
videos. Windows Media player is a commonly installed player in most
computers. Mac's will likely have Quicktime.
What kind of
files can I upload?
Acceptable upload file types are:
Images: jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
Media: swf, dcr, mov, qt, mpg, mp3, mp4,
mpeg, avi, wmv, wma, wav, wm, asf, asx, wmx, wvx, rm, ra, ram
What is the maximum
file size for uploads?
The maximum size for images is 100 MB. The
maximum size for video and audio files is 300 MB.
Can I insert a
video in an article?
Yes. Simply click on the
icon in the editor to open the dialogue box. Then you must insert the YouTube video
ID of the video you want to appear. NOTE: you only need to add the ID,
not the entire URL, ex: uHPg262Kr9c. You can find this at the end of
the YouTube video URL. The default width/height settings will usually
be just right.
How do I edit an image
or media once it is already in an article?
Simply go into the edit mode and right
click on the image/media you want to edit (see screenshot below). You can
then select the edit option you want .
Is there a
Yes, just click on the spell check icon
Misspelled words will have a red underline. Firefox and Google Chrome
also have built-in spell checkers with custom dictionaries.
When I edit an article,
all I see is html code, no WYSIWYG. Why?
This is an issue with Google Chrome and,
occasionally, Firefox. Just refresh your screen and the WYSIWYG editor