Proton BASIC Compiler - How to create a new article.


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  • How to create a new article.

    Here's a quick visual guide on how to create a new article with the CMS.

    1. Create New Article Button: Navigate to the section you want the article to be published in. Click on the "Create a New Article" button. This will open an article form.


    2. Article Title: In the "Add/Edit Article" screen, enter the title of your article in the "Title" textbox.
    3. SEO URL: Put in SEO-friendly URL in "SEO URL Alias" field. After entering the article title and SEO URL field is blank, the system will auto-fill the SEO URL based on the article title.
    4. Article Text: Enter the body of your article in the WYSIWYG editor.


    5. Image Settings Pop-up: Clicking on the image in the WYSIWYG will bring up the "Image Settings Menu" that allows you to set Image Alignment, Size, Title and Descriptions, and even enter CSS Style.


    6. Publish Status: Enable article to be published or un-published.
    Note: Licensed users are able to create articles, though before the article can be published, the licensed user is required to contact an admin or moderator, to have the article approved.

    This is to prevent spammers. Articles will not be held un-published unless they are offensive or spamming.

    If a licensed user is likely to publish several articles, the user will be given Publisher status, allowing them to create and publish articles at will.......unless they abuse the facility.

    It should be remembered that there is a file upload area, files and attachments are better uploaded to the files area and linked to from the article. It helps to keep the the site running faster and keeps our database smaller !

    Admins or moderators are there to assist, if you are confused or not sure, ask an admin or moderator for assistance. Just post a request for assistance on the forum. :-)
    7. Publish Date/Time: Ability to set a future publish date and time.
    8. Comments: Enable/Disable User Comments for this specific article.
    9. Permission Previews: If this article is to be published in a permission-secured section, you can still allow an article preview to be viewed on the homepage or public-accessible sections.


    10. Sections: This displays the current section for this article. Clicking on different section will move the article to that section.
    11. Categories. Click on any categories for the articles.
    12. Permission Read Access: This lets you know which user-groups can read this article.



    13. HTML Title: This is what you want displayed on the browser title.
    14. Meta Descriptions. By default, if the user does not fill this in, the system will automatically will fill this with the first 100 characters.
    15. Meta Keywords: Add any meta keywords for this article.