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Creating Articles

The SchoolzinePlus system allows you to easily create and share articles with your community. You are able to do this through Noticeboard, Publications and DIY Newsletters.

Adding an Article

  1. Log in to your Control Centre and select the Content menu tab.
  2. Once expanded, select Articles.
  3. Click the Add Article button.
  4. Fill in the Title
  5. Apply a tag to your article. If you would like the article to appear in the Noticeboard section of your newsletter, you will need to apply the noticeboard tag. If you would like the article to appear in a publication or DIY newsletter, you can apply tags to allow your users to easily filter articles. You can select multiple tags for an article.
  6. If you do not want your article to appear straight away, you can select a Publish Date.
    Note: The Closing and RSVP Date fields add a date to the article to indicate to your community when an item will end. The item will continue to display even after this date has passed.
  7. If you wish to link the article to a DIY Newsletter or a Publication select the relevant option from Linked Newsletters or Linked Publications.
  8. Add your Article Content and apply any necessary styling using the toolbar menu, this includes inserting any hyperlinks, documents or images.
  9. Fill in any other required information, including Contact Person details, Location Details, and Supporting Files such as images or flyers as applicable.
  10. Once saved you will be able to view your article.

Copying an Article

  1. Log in to your Control Centre and select the Content menu tab.
  2. Once expanded, select Articles.
  3. Click Name of the Article you would like to copy.
  4. Select the Copy button to create a duplicate of this Article.

Article Overview

  1. Log in to your Control Centre and select the Content menu tab.
  2. Once expanded, select Articles.
  3. You will be presented with an overview of the articles within your system. Here you can quickly review information about each article.

Field Description

ID: Each article is assigned a unique ID number on creation.

Date: The publish date of the article.

Name: The name of your article.

Tags: The tag/s applied to your article.

Status: If your system allows for members of the public to submit articles, they will be marked as Unapproved until you review and approve the article. Any article created through the Control Centre will automatically be marked as Approved.

Actions: Allows you to either view, edit or delete the article.

Bulk Actions

Bulk Actions allows you to quickly apply a specified action to multiple articles simultaneously, such as deleting, approving, adding or removing a tag and linking or unlinking publications.

  1. Log in to your Control Centre and select the Content menu tab.
  2. Once expanded, select Articles.
  3. Search for the articles you would like to apply the action to.
    Note: You can filter articles by tags, approved/unapproved or publication.
  4. If you only need to select certain articles, use the tick boxes on the left hand side to choose the articles you wish to action. If you want to use all the articles listed leave the tick boxes blank.
  5. Under the Bulk Actions section, click the --Select Action-- drop down and select the action. If you selected certain articles using the tick boxes, make sure that Selected Results is chosen in the second drop down box. If you want to use all the articles listed, change the second drop down box to All Results.
  6. Select Go and if any further prompt windows appear, make the necessary changes and then select Update.
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