Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Promoting Articles from the Forums

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Promoting Articles from the Forums

    One of the innovative new features on vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite is the cross-publishing "Promote to Article" functionality.

    In the spirit of promoting content discovery, we wanted to create features that will allow content to flow between Forums, Blogs, and Articles. For example, there might be a really popular post in the forums, but unfortunately it is buried inside page 13 of a thread. We will now have an option (if you have permissions) to "promote" a forum (or blog) post as a new article on the homepage.

    Here's how it works:
    1: Users with permissions to publish a forum post into an article will see the "Promote to Article" button on each forum post. This user can push the button which will then bring up the "Add/Edit" article screen in the Content Management System.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	37264.png
Views:	1
Size:	54.8 KB
ID:	275933
    2: In the "Add/Edit Article" page, the user will notice that the Article Title and Article Body is pre-filled with the information from the Forum Post .

    3. Also note that the original author of the forum post is attributed as the new article author. Clicking the save button will save the new article publish it live to the CMS powered website.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	37265.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	275934

    4: After clicking "Save" the user will be taken to the Article View page. In this screen, visitors of the website can view the article and also leave a comment about the article.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	37266.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	51.4 KB
ID:	275935
    5: Please note that at the end of the article, there is an attribution that this article was:
    a. Originally published in a forum thread (with hyperlink) started by a user (with hyperlink).
    b. And there is a hyperlink to the original forum post.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	37267.png
Views:	1
Size:	62.1 KB
ID:	275936
    6: The article is also published on the front page of the CMS-powered Website.
      Posting comments is disabled.

    article_tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Managing CMS Section and Content
      Solecord
      Here's a quick Visual Guide on how to Manage Sections in the new CMS.

      1. Editing a Section: If you have permissions to manage a Section, as you hover over the Section title, a pencil icon will display.

      After clicking the pencil icon, you will be taken to the Section Edit page. Here's what you will see:

      2. Section Name:
      Enter the Section Name
      3. SEO URL Alias: This is the SEO Friendly URL. By default, if this is blank, the system will automatically copy the section title.
      4. Section Layout: For each section you can define an individual section layout.
      ...
      07-08-2017, 01:47 PM
    • Welcome to the new CMS. Read me first.
      Solecord
      Welcome to the new CMS. Here's a quick guide of the different areas of this page.

      1. Section Navigation Widget. This widget allows you to go to different sections. The "plus icon" means that this section has sub-sections. Clicking on the "plus icon" will display the sub-sections.
      ...
      07-08-2017, 01:47 PM
    • Promoting Articles from the Forums
      Solecord
      One of the innovative new features on vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite is the cross-publishing "Promote to Article" functionality.

      In the spirit of promoting content discovery, we wanted to create features that will allow content to flow between Forums, Blogs, and Articles. For example, there might be a really popular post in the forums, but unfortunately it is buried inside page 13 of a thread. We will now have an option (if you have permissions) to "promote" a forum (or blog) post as a new article on the homepage.

      Here's how it works:
      1: Users with permissions to publish a forum...
      07-08-2017, 01:47 PM
    • How to Create a New Article
      Solecord
      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.
      ...
      07-08-2017, 01:47 PM
    Working...
    X