Where do I go to make "an article?"

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by kathyinmo, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I can not figure this out. How do I make a page, like on the old BYC?
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    OK..... I found these instructions.

    NOW, what do I have to do to have permission to make a page? I do not have the button that says I can create a new article.




    Learn how to:


    1. Create A New Article
    2. Edit An Existing article
    3. Revert An Article To A Previous Version
    4. Report An Article


    Create A New Article

    1. Navigate to the Article home.
    2. On the main article page, you will see several tabs- locate the section you would like to contribute to.
    3. Within that article section, you will see a button to create a new article. If you do not see this button, you do not have the ability to create articles in this section.
    4. Click the "Create Article" button.
    5. A popover will open for you to title your article. Enter a title using letters, numbers, and spaces. Your title should be descriptive but concise.
    6. When you are satisfied with your article name, click save.
    7. An article with your title will be available for you to edit. In your article, you may see a template pre-loaded for your convenience. Keep in mind, until you click save on this page, your article will not be created. In the body of the article, feel free to add images or add YouTube videos. You can edit your post similarly to a Word document, with bold, underlined, or italicized text, embedded links, bullet points, and tables.
    8. When you are finished, scroll to the bottom of the article.
    9. Here you will see a drop down to set the editing permissions on your article. You can set the article so it is editable by all members, by a select group of members you can identify by username, or by just you. If you do not see this preference, it has been set for this article category by default.
    10. Click "Save" when you are ready. Your article will not be created until you click "Save."
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    OK, now I have it figured out. I was thinking that the page I am creating should be in a different category (Learning Center > Hatching Eggs & Raising Chicks > my article (Hatchability Problem Analysis).

    1. On the main article page, you will see several tabs- locate the section you would like to contribute to.
    2. Within that article section, you will see a button to create a new article. If you do not see this button, you do not have the ability to create articles in this section.


    But apparently I can only make a "member page."
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That's a good point. So far I've only been able to create my own page and then link it at the bottom of my posts where your signature is. I've actually gotten some members looking for a more personal answer that way.

    I think maybe that anyone with a certain amount of posts (like you) should be given a bit more leeway on creating an article. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We're still working out the policies and procedures around articles. For example, some areas will allow any member to create articles / pages and some are currently restricted. This may change as the dust settles from the conversion.

    In the interim, the staff can move pages from one section to another. We also hope to really expand and build out the Learning Center articles soon and will need lots of help with that (if you want to help, please PM me!).
     

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