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How to add a basic page or post

How to add a basic page to your intranet

Use these instructions to add a simple page to your ThoughtFarmer intranet. You can add pages faster than you can create and save documents and you can edit a page as many times as you need to.

Other than files and comments, almost everything on the intranet is made up of simple pages. There are a few little differences depending on the type of page you are adding, but once you've added one page you can add any type.

The first time you click "Add" or "Edit" on a page, a window will pop up to give you a quick tour of the editing page. To view the tour again at any time, go into edit mode on any page and click the question mark 6.5User7961QuestionMark.png in the top right.

Click "Add" and start editing!

  • Step 1: Click "Add" in the upper right-hand section of a page. This will open a new page in edit mode.
  • Step 2: Type in a page title and add text in the content box just like you would an MS Word document. (See complete instructions on how to edit pages.)
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  • Step 3: Click "Publish" when you are done. The new page will appear on the screen and depending on the layout, you may see the title of the page listed in a left-hand navigation section on the page.
Following the above instructions, the default page type "Page" and the default layout "Left navigation" are selected. For more information see how to create different page types layouts.

Add post to blog, news, or forum, or add an event

Adding a post to a blog, forum or news section or to a calendar is almost exactly the same as adding a basic page.
  • Step 1: Navigate to the page where you want to add a new post or event.
  • Step 2: Add a new page:
    • Blog, News or Forum: Click "Add" to create a new post. You can set a future date to publish the post or make it "Sticky" so that it stays at the top of the blog.
    • Calendar: Click "Add" to create a new event. You can choose the event type, set the time and date(s) of the event and specify the timezone.
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  • Step 3: Click "Publish" when you are done. Blog, news or forum posts will show at the top of the list of posts. An event will show on the calendar on the date(s) you chose.

Date options when adding post or news item

When you follow the above instructions to add a post to a blog, forum or news section you will see three options that do not appear when you add other types of intranet pages.

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  • Sticky: Check this box to keep your new post at the top of the section, even after it's not the newest post anymore. Edit the page and uncheck the box when the page is no longer as relevant.
  • Publish now: Click this to set the official publish time and date as the moment you click "Save" or "Publish" on the post.
  • Publish on: Use this to set a future date for the post to publish and show at the top of the section. Or set a past date for a retroactive post.

Add photos to a Gallery

To add photos to a "Gallery" page you attach image files instead of adding a page.
  • Step 1: Click "Upload an image" on the left below any images already on the page, and above any comments.
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  • Step 2: Click "Browse", browse and select the image files (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.) you wish to upload and then click "Open." The photos will appear on the gallery page.

Edits are automatically saved

You still need to click "Save" when you are done editing a page, but as you make changes to a page, your changes are automatically saved by the intranet. While you are editing a page, if your browser crashes due to a network or internet connection failure, the changes you have made will be saved. When you log in again and edit that page (or if you were creating a new page, add a page in the same location), your changes will be there!