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How to Create an Article

  1. 1. “ How to Create an Article” & The Organization of http://craftnetglobal.org
  2. 2. This website was created with Joomla <ul><li>Joomla is an Open Source, freely distributed Content Management System or ‘CMS’: http://www.joomla.org </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems are great tools for creating Database Driven Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Most CMS’s are commercial and can be very expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Web– “pages” in these systems are series of “Articles” organized into the database </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>So the question is not only “how” to make an article, but “where” does it fit into the scheme and structure of the website </li></ul><ul><li>This is easily done if you know what Section and Category your Article should fall under </li></ul><ul><li>As well as, the general organizational structure of the CraftNet Global site </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Structure or this Site was Conceived to have 3 Main Areas craftnetglobal.com Member Gallery Member Pages E-Commerce 101 Curriculum Forum for Collaborators
  5. 5. <ul><li>Member Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Image galleries so members and students can promote their art crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Member Pages </li></ul><ul><li>webpages where members and students can promote and market themselves and their craft </li></ul>*** We will be looking at making articles for the Member Pages
  6. 6. How Are The Member Pages Organized? <ul><li>In Joomla, all of the pages, webpages or written content are called Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles are organized into Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Categories are organized into Sections </li></ul>
  7. 7. When you create articles(pages) you will need to assign the section and category. Pick the section named “members” then choose the appropriate category… Section Categories College College Students Individual Artist Member Types Members <ul><ul><li>Bios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Berea College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Berea Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haywood College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haywood Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Lloyd </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Example: The Sheridan students want to create an article for their Holiday Arts Sale Members (is the section) Sheridan Students (is the category) “ Holiday Sale” (name of the article)
  9. 9. Lets Review <ul><li>Every article needs to be assigned a Section (members) and also a Category in that Section (numerous) </li></ul><ul><li>The “Bios” category is a special category for member artists to make a “Featured Artist” article that will appear in the featured artist showcase </li></ul>
  10. 10. So how do I create an article? <ul><li>To create an article you have to be logged in with your username and password </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>2. Once you have logged in click on “Submit Article” near the top of the window screen </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>3. You should now see the wysiwyg text editor </li></ul>Now you can start writing as if you are using a word processor! Start with your title, then type your content.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Wysiwyg stands for, “ w hat y ou s ee i s w hat y ou g et.” A wysiwyg editor is a program that allows you to create html code for web pages, while appearing like you are using a regular word processor. This way you can write html code without even knowing how to code. The great thing about wysiwyg programs is that you can choose to look at the code or the word processor view. That way, jumping back and forth can help in learning how to create html. The wysiwyg editor that we added to our site is called WysiwygPro. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Here I typed in some content in “Design View” </li></ul>This Design tab allows you to work like a word processor
  15. 15. <ul><li>Here is the html code in “Source” view </li></ul>This tab allows you to see the source html code
  16. 16. <ul><li>After you create the content or body of your article use the pulldown menus to fill in “Members” for the section and then choose your member category </li></ul>Section Category Published set to yes Front Page set to no Access Level to Public * Other settings will be discussed later
  17. 17. <ul><li>Your category should be listed: </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>If you only have “Author” privileges and not “Publisher” privileges you will not have access to the Published radio button: </li></ul>Published: is missing because this is the Sheridan student account. Students have Author privileges and will have to contact their instructor when they need a page “published”
  19. 19. User Permissions <ul><li>Authors - can create articles, but need a publisher </li></ul><ul><li>to publish their articles </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers - can create, edit, and publish </li></ul><ul><li>Managers – can do more working from the </li></ul><ul><li>backend of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators – can do even more site stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Super Administrators – can break the site </li></ul><ul><li>completely  </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Once you have made your articles and configured your settings click the “save” button (I recommend clicking on the source tab at least once before saving). </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>You will receive a message in blue if your article has saved correctly </li></ul>

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