Here, you will learn how to create articles within Channels
What are articles?
Articles make it easy to create rich and beautiful content in Channels. They are designed for long news, blogs and all types of content that needs a rich medium to be expressed properly.
Articles are designed to be beautiful and easy to use. You have all the same content controls and formatting as you have in Pages and in addition to that, you have easy to use image layouts that make any boring article awesome!
Creating and editing Articles
All customers can access Articles. Articles are connected to a Channel and can be created by clicking the article -button in the new post box. Based on the feedback, Articles have an auto-save function, which will save unpublished articles into your drafts.
Articles are designed to be easy to create and look great. After you have clicked on "Create Article", you will need to:
- Add a banner image (recommended 1400 x 500 px)
- Write a title and lead text
The banner, title and lead text will then show in the post.
Now you can start writing and adding content.
All text can be styled. You can also add images, videos, tables, bulleted lists, numbered lists, a horizontal line and you can insert code. These options can be found by clicking on a black space in the body text, as a plus sign will appear on the left side of your screen.
You can mention specific members of a Channel, editors (@editors) all members of a Channel (@Channel) within an article. This is useful when you want to notify users, note their contributions to the article, etc.
Your drafts are a new state of posts and articles.
Articles are automatically saved to your drafts as you type. Every draft belongs to a Channel, so you can access that Channel's drafts and shared drafts from the Channel widget panel.
Shared drafts are editable by all Channel editors, making it easy to collaborate on drafts.
A post and an article can be made as an announcement.
You can now change this state, i.e. you can make a non-announcement into an announcement (and vice versa) by opening the edit mode and changing the type from the "more" button.