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Requested and Answered by Jseymour on 11-May-2004 20:47 (1714 reads)
n order to publish a new article, you need to visit the News module page. You can access this page by clicking on the News item in the Main Menu block, as you can see on the image below:
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News Menu Item

The News menu item has now 2 other items below it. You then need to select Submit News, like the image below:
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Submit News Menu Item

This will take you to the Submit News form:
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Submit News Form

Let's have a look at the different fields of this form.

Title: This is the title of the article you would like to submit.

Topic: This is the category into which you would like your article to be published. Click on the arrow and the different topics will be displayed. Then click on one to select it.

The Scoop: This is the main text of your article. As for forum posts, you can add links, images, quotes, code, smilies etc...

To preview what your article will look like, you can hit the Preview button. To post your new article, click on the Post button.


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Requested and Answered by Jseymour on 11-May-2004 20:56 (1881 reads)
After reading an article, you may soemtimes want to post a comment on that article. Here's how to do it.

First, you need to locate the Post Comment button like the image below:
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Post a Comment

You will usually find this image at the end of the article. If it is not there, you can click on the link Comment? to make the Post Comment button to be displayed.
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Comments?

When you have located the Post Comment button, click on it. You will now be presented with the article for which you want to post a comment, and at the end of the article, you'll have the Post Comment form.
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Post Comment Form

Let's have a look at the principal field of this form.

Title: This is the title of your comment. By default, the title is the title of the article with "Re :" inserted before the title. You can change it to whatever you like.

Message Icon: You can select a little picture that will identify your comment. For example, if you are posting a question, you could check the question mark icon. You are not required to check an image.

Message: This is the main text of your comment. As for forum posts, you can add links, images, quotes, code, smilies etc...

To preview what your comment will look like, you can hit the Preview button. To post your new comment, click on the Post Comment button.


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Requested and Answered by Jseymour on 11-May-2004 21:05 (1765 reads)
At the top of the page In the News module, you can see 2 comboboxes and 1 button:
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Selecting a topic

If you click on the first one, it opens and displays the different news topics of this site.
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Different Topics

To only view the news of one topic, select the desired topic. In the combobox next to it, you can specify the number of articles you would like to be displayed. Then click the Go button.

For example, if you selected Movie Reviews and have set the number of results to 5, after you hit the Go button you will see 5 articles of the Movie Reviews topics. If this topic has more then 5 articles, you will see the number of pages at the right end of the page.


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Requested and Answered by Jseymour on 11-May-2004 21:08 (1653 reads)
As for any module of this site, different notification options are available for the News module. At the bottom of the news module page, you can find the Notification Options block.
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News Notification Options

All you have to do is check the notification you are interested to. For example, if you would like to be notified any time a new article is published, you will check this: Notify me when any new story is posted.

Note: Don't forget to hit the Update Now button or your new notification options won't be saved!


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Requested and Answered by Jseymour on 11-May-2004 21:10 (1754 reads)
If you look at the bottom of the article for which you would like to be notified, you will see this: Notify me when a new comment is posted for this item.
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News Comment Notification

Check this item and click the Update Now button.


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