Adding a Post

Posts, unlike pages, are typically utilized on blogs and are ideal for allowing comment fields beneath them and display on your site's RSS feed.

How to write a post:

  • Login to your Momentum Platform dashboard.
  • Click the 'Content' menu tab 
  • Click 'Posts' from the sub-menu tab
  • Select the blue 'Add New' button, shown in the example below.



  • Begin by filling in the blanks fields of your post, the upper field field is the title, the second larger section below it is for the post body content.



  • As needed, select categories and add tags that are relevant to your new post. (below you'll find more details on categories and tags.)
  • When you are finished and the post is ready, select the green "Publish" button.

 

Descriptions of Post Fields

Title/Headline Box

The title of your post can be any phrase, words or characters your prefer. Always avoid using the same title twice as that will create issues. Commas, quotes, apostrophes, hyphens/dashes and other symbols can all be used within your post title such as, "Site Name - What's Up, Doc?". The Momentum Platform will then take that title and clean it up so that a user-friendly and URL-valid version of the post name (also referred to as the "post slug") will be used as the permalink for the post.

 

Body Copy Box

This is the larger blank box found directly beneath the Title/Headline box. This is where you enter the content of your post, such as writing, links, image links, and any additional data that you want displayed on your site. There are two settings to choose from when creating a post, Visual or Text. To learn more about the Text view, see the section below, Visual and Text View Options.

 

Preview Button

This will allow you to see a preview of your post before it's actually published to your site. This is the large blue button directly beneath the "Publish" button.

 

Publishing Details

This area allows your control the status, visibility and publish date of your post. Before the post is made live on your site, status has two setting within the Momentum Platform. Draft means the post is still in progress and not yet live on the site. Pending Review means that the post is currently awaiting review by an Editor before the post is published. Once the post is published, a third option is made available which is the Published status. This indicates that the post is currently live and has been made available to view on your site.

To schedule a post for publication on a future date, select the "Edit" link next to "Publish Immediately". This will create a menu where you can set the publish date and time. This allows the post to be published automatically at he selected time. You can also change the publish date to a date in the past. This can be a helpful when you want to re-organize the order that your posts are displaying on your site without having to recreate the post completely.

Visibility gives you the option to show your post to the world, or only a select few. By defaut, all posts are set to Public, allowing it to be seen by all visitor to your site. Password Protected posts are published to all, but require a password to view the post content. Private posts are visible only to you (and other editors/admins with your site). Stick this post to the front page of your site that have posts available on their home page and will ensure that the post stays on the home page.

 

Save Draft

This allows you save your post as a draft, so that you can return to it later. You can find your post drafts in the same location as your published posts.

 

Post Tags

Micro-categories used on your blog to describe common topics and keywords within your posts. Add new tags to your posts by typing the tag into the box and selecting "Add".

 

Categories

General topics that your posts can be classified in. Readers can browse through your categories to find more posts related to that subject. To add a new category, click the "+Add New Category" link in this section. To manage your categories, simply go to your Momentum Platform Dashboard > Content > Categories .



Display Options

  • Show Title - Display the title at the top of your post
  • Show Breadcrumb - Displays the breadcrumb menu at the top of the page, under the main navigation.
  • Sidebar Position - sets the position of your Sidebar
  • Show CTA? - displays your Call To Action section of your site at the bottom.
  • Show Affiliates? - displays the affiliate section of your site.

 

Custom Sidebar

Changes the sidebar type.

 

Featured Image

Set the featured image at the top of your post.

 

Visual and Text View Options

When writing a post, you have the option of using the Visual or Text mode of the editor. Visual will display the post as it would show on your site once published, and Text mode allows you to use HTML or Quicktags to create your post.

  • b - <strong></strong> is the HTML tag used to create a strong emphasis of text, better known as bold.
  • i - <em></em>  is the HTML tag used to create emphasis of text, better known as italicize.
  • b-quote - <blockquote></blockquote> is the HTML tag used to distinguish quoted text
  • del - <del></del> is the HTML tag to strike through or "Delete" text from a post. (example)
  • link - <a href="http://sample-link.com"></a> is the HTML tag to create a hyperlink
  • ins - <ins></ins> is the HTML tag to distinguish text that is inserted into a post. This is commonly display as underlined text in most browsers.
  • ul - <ul></ul> this HTML tag creates an unordered list. Most commonly this is displayed as a bulleted list.
  • ol - <ol></ol> similar to the unordered list, the ordered list displays a numbered list.
  • li - <li></li> is the HTML tag is what goes insde the ordered and unordered lists to individual bullets. 
  • code - <code></code> is the HTML tag that allows text to be viewed without the preformatted styling. Most commonly this will display text in a mono spaced font.
  • more - <!--more--> is a tag that creates the (more...) hyperlink where inserted. Clicking this will then display the rest of the post content.
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