How to create and publish a new article in your content hub
- Click the green plus icon at the bottom of the content hub page.
- Select “Edition Article” and click Create.
- Provide the article name and select the project in which the article will be created.
- Click Next and give the system a few second to create an empty article.
- When that process - which is indicated by the progress bar,- completes, continue by providing the article description and cover image.
- Now select the Edit tab and start working on the article’s content:
- Select one of the available elements from the left and drag-and-drop it in the center work area,
- Provide, edit, and style the content to your liking,
- Click Preview to check your work,
- Repeat steps 6, 7,and 8 until the article is completed.
- Note that you can add, remove, rearrange, and edit the article’s elements at any time.
- Select the color you would like to use as the browser and article background.
- But, Instead of a background color, we suggest you use a background image, which will make your article much more appealing.
- Select a Template - which determines the style of individual elements,- and one of the color Themes.
- Again, use Preview to check how the changes you’ve applied affect your article’s appearance.
- When you’re happy with your article, move on to the Personalize tab:
- Provide your logo and a few words about yourself.
- Provide links to your social channels.
- Select which sharing options you want to enable.
- Now you can publish your article so return to the Main tab:
- Update the custom URL segment if required.
- Click Live if you want to publish your article right away and make it appear in the content hub, or set a future Live date when you want the system to publish the article automatically.
- Click Save & Close to return to the content hub.
Now select the newly created article and turn your attention to the Properties panel on the right-hand side. In case you’ve not published the article jet, you can do that here, simply by selecting the Live option and clicking Save at the bottom of the panel. At this point the article will appear in your content hub, which you will be able to see if you click the Preview button.
The items in the content hub, or cards as we call them, come in two sizes: Normal and Large. Normal is selected by default, but if you want a particular article to stand out, that’s when you select the Large option. This change will reflect just the front-end, which your readers see, so you will need to click Preview to see how it works.
The Properties panel also enables you to provide or update the article’s cover image, name and description. You can also edit these properties if you click the edit (pencil) button on the article card and select the Main tab. In addition to the cover image, name, and description, there’s also the Author field that enables you to provide the author of the article.
What’s also important are the Badges and Tags because they enable you to organise your content and by doing you also enable your readers to find content that’s relevant to them, by using the badges and tags in the main menu as filters. Now if you’ve already created your tags and badges during the initial setup, they will appear in the properties panes, where you can simply assign them to your article. However, you can click Edit, which will open the Properties tab of the hub’s settings window, so you can create new or edit existing entries.
When you want to make editorial, appearance, or personalisation changes to your article, you can do that by clicking the edit button from the article’s card. This will open the article’s properties window where you can select the appropriate tab and make the desired changes. When you’re finished editing, click Save & Close.
If you’ve edited a published article, these changes will not be published automatically. Instead, that article’s card will display a notification that it contains unsaved changes. At the same time, the Properties panel will display a “Publish your changes” button, which you need to click to confirm and publish the changes.