Adding a New Article

Step 1.

Log in to your site at

Once you log in, you'll be taken to the backend dashboard.

Locate the "Articles" menu item.

When you hover over it, a second menu will appear.

From this menu, select "Add New"

Other ways to add a new article

If you select "All Articles" there is also an "Add New" button at the top of the page.

In the top menu, there is also a menu item "+ New". From this drop-down, you can also select to add a new article.

Step 2.

On the "Add New Article" page, this is where you'll be adding all your important story information.

Add your article title, your content, your pictures.

Below, you can also add subheadings and bylines. 

The story's default excerpt will automatically pull from the story, but if you would like to use something else you can put in the excerpt box here.

Selecting your "Author" will be from a drop-down list of available users on the system. You can change the display name by editing the user, if you want it to display as something else. 

Some papers will leave this as the paper name and use the byline for author information instead.

Step 2b. - Other Options

There are other story options to consider. 

You can choose to allow comments and to make this a breaking story. A breaking story headline will appear for 48 hours in the header of your website.

Also, if you are utilizing our paywall, you can choose how you want that to appear on individual stories.

Step 3.

Choose the category or categories you want  your story to be a part of.  You can add more categories by clicking the "+Add New Category" button.

Learn more about how categories are used in front page design by clicking here.

If you are using our edition feature, enter the edition of your article next, in YYYY-MM-DD format. 

Lastly, if you have an image you'd like to be used as a thumbnail to go along with the story on the front page and on category and archive pages, set a featured image.  This image will not show on the article page it self - you need to add images to the content section for them to show.

Step 4.

Now it's time to publish. You have a few options here.

You can click "save draft" if you aren't ready to publish or click "edit" next to "draft" and change to "pending review" if someone else needs to review or approve the article.

Clicking "preview" if you want to see how your article will look live before publishing. 

You can also schedule your story to go live at a certain time by clicking "edit" next to "Publish immediately" and setting a date and time to publish in the future, instead of publishing immediately.  

When you are ready to publish, just hit the "Publish" button and your story is live.

If you accidentally hit publish, no worries though. Come back here and change the story status back to "draft" to un-publish.