This article explains how to create content step by step. Get to know and use the content modules, use automatic versioning, and understand the sharing process.
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News or Events can be created and published quickly and easily in LiveTiles Reach content editor. The authoring environment is structured in the same way for all content and allows for immediate familiarization with the operation and editing process. Users with the roles of administrator, editor or author can access the content editor via the respective content type by clicking on "Create news" or "New event" and start creating new content immediately:
The page structure in the editor mainly consists of the content entry in the middle area and an information section in the right area to check e.g. the version history or status.
News, Pages and Events can be enriched in LiveTiles Reach not only in terms of content by various elements, but also in their presentation. The editor offers content elements such as:
- Banner (Image or Video) Recommended size for images 985 x 421.7 pixels
- Abstract (News, Events)
- Metadata (Author, Channels*, Publication date*, ect.)
- Optional Contents (Keywords, Polls*, Readers confirmations*, Likes, Comments)
* Not valid for Pages
A cover image increases the attention of news and can be used optionally. Images from Unsplash, Canva, or your own sources, or videos from popular streaming services such as YouTube, Vimeo, Microsoft Stream can be easily integrated here:
Think about the title and abstract with which a News item should be published when it appears in LiveTiles Reach. In the abstract there are a few lines for a short description that summarizes the News:
At the same time, the abstract is also the visible part of the news in the LiveTiles Reach Newsfeed next to the title and assigned metadata:
Translations for news can be maintained manually in the editor for each article, as long as these languages have been provided in LiveTiles Reach. For users who use LiveTiles Reach in other languages, the articles will be displayed in their selected language, if translations are available.
In the publishing settings you can individually determine when and how long a news article should appear in which channels:
Content elements such as formatted text with links, quotes, attachments (documents, forms) and HTML snippets for any formatted content and the seamless integration of embed code from other cloud platforms (SurveyMonkey, Microsoft Forms and many more) can be easily and elegantly assembled in the editor.
For individual images or for image galleries you can also use pictures from Unsplash, Canva or your own sources:
A description can be added to each image.
For single images, the size can be changed and the images can be cropped.
Tables can be added in the editor. The tables can be enlarged (+ buttons in the margin) and formatted.
The gear button below the table leads the editor to additional settings:
One or more contact persons can be added to each news article. Users from your own organization can be searched and added, or people outside the system can be added. The data can be edited manually. With the check box you can select the content to be displayed on the news.
LiveTiles Reach can display videos from YouTube, Vimeo or Microsoft Stream. You can insert a video by clicking the "+" in the content editor. After entering the URL you will see a preview of the video:
Depending on the roles of a group, the editing process can be forced or used on a voluntary basis. This allows editors to release their content directly, if appropriate. Authors, on the other hand, must have their content approved.
The editing process depends on the roles. Authors can write content, but cannot publish it themselves. Authors must send the content "for approval" where it is reviewed by people with the role "editor".
After review by the editors, the content is either rejected or approved, which means that the content becomes visible to the readers. If a content is no longer needed, it can be unpublishedn by an editor.
Tip: If you do not want to use an approval process, assign the role "Editor" to all your authors so that they can publish their content themselves.
The version history for created content can be accessed via the right navigation menu in the editor. The history displays all saved versions with the time of saving and the respective author:
In which status (draft, published) an article is, can be followed in the upper line:
If several authors are working on the content, the latest changes can be displayed or specific versions can be restored from the history: