How do I create an article?
This article will show you:
- How to navigate to the Article Manager
- How to create an article
This article also includes basic functionality, such as publishing an article, assigning an author, using the WYSIWYG editing tool, inserting an image, associating related content and editing SEO.
1. In the navigation at the top of your dashboard, hover over Editorial and click Create next to Article.
To edit an existing article, click on Search & Edit.
2. After selecting Create, the Article Manager will appear.
3. A headline is required, but you may also add a kicker and a subhead by clicking in the respective fields and replacing the text.
4. Select an author for this article.
5. Write a teaser for this article.
The teaser appears in Search results or in email Alerts or Newsletters under the headline.
6. Add the body text for this article.
You may type the copy directly into the Body 1 box, using html to format.
Or you may use the WYSIWYG editing tool by clicking Edit in WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get.
7. Opening the WYSIWYG editor results in a pop-up window that looks like this:
7.1. You may type your article directly into the editor.
7.2. To paste your article from Microsoft Word, click on the Word icon at the top of the editor.
For best results, use this icon instead of pasting directly from Word into the body of the WYSIWYG. This will ensure that any formatting translates from Word into the ePublishing Article Manager. When you click the Word icon, a pop-up box will appear with further direction.
7.3. You may also copy and paste your article using the Paste as Plain Text tool in the editor.
When pasting as plain text, the article will default to your website style. All hyperlinks or other formatting may be lost.
7.4. To format your article, use the buttons in the WYSIWYG toolbar. The most common formatting tools are circled below.
In addition, you may adjust the font, size, style and color. However, the text will default to the styles defined by your website for articles.
For more advanced editing tips and tricks, please read How do I format content in an article or blog post?
7.5. To add a hyperlink, highlight text and click on the icon below.
8. Add an image by clicking on the Image icon in the WYSIWYG.
For more details on adding images or other media to your content, view our article on How to Use the Media Manager or How to Use the WYSIWYG.
8.1. Select Browse Server.
8.2. Select the image.
To import a new image into your Media Manager, click New File in the top right of the Media Manager. If you'd like your New File in a specific folder, click on that folder first or select New Folder in the top right of the Media Manager to create a new directory.
8.3. Adjust the settings for your image and click OK.
You may adjust the alignment, the padding around the image (hspace/vspace) or add a border. Add alternative text (alt text) to improve SEO. If the photo is aligned left or right, text will wrap around it.
8.4. Scroll to the bottom of the image properties, and click on Select.
9. When you are finished formatting your article, click Commit Changes.
10. Add keywords by typing a keyword and hitting Enter on your keyboard.
After you enter your keyword, it will appear below the blank field. If needed, you may Delete or Mark as Noise.
You may also Click to Analyze Keywords, which will generate recommended keywords based on the content in your article. It will allow you to choose whether you want to add the recommended keywords.
11. Select where you want the article to appear on your website.
This placement is based on your Taxonomy Manager and is unique to each website.
12. Set a Go Live Date and Go Live Time.
"Go Live Date" "Go Live Time" "Pull Date" and "Pull Time" are set in Eastern Time (EST).
If you'd like the article to only appear on your website for a set period, you may also set a Pull Date.
13. Click Create at the bottom of the page.
14. Return to the top of the Article Manager and hover over Edit. In the dropdown, select Supplemental.
15. Now you will have the opportunity to add taxonomy tags, or Topics to your article. An example is shown below.
16. Under Topic/Category, select the applicable topics that relate to your article. Click Save.
For more on the Taxonomy Manager, and setting up, adding or editing topics, read this article.
17. Return to the top of the Article Manager. Hover over Edit and select Related.
18. On this screen, you will select the related content you want to appear next to your article.
You may click Generate Related Content, or select your related content manually by clicking on the relevant category.
19. If you select Related Content manually, a pop-up will appear.
Select your content by clicking on the box next to the headline and clicking Confirm Selection.
20. Click Save and return to the top of the Article Manager. Hover over Edit and select SEO.
This tool will automatically populate. You may edit the URL and the Browser Title, which are based on your headline, as well as the Meta Description and Keywords on this page.
If you make changes, click Save.
21. Now you are ready to publish your article. Return to the top of the Article Manager, hover over Edit and click General.
22. At the top of the page, click the green Publish button.
Your article will automatically go live upon clicking the Publish button.