How to....Post and Repost
- on March 7, 2010
You can Post and Repost in the News and Commons sections.
Post -- This is how you put words, photos and video on WellCommons.com. Select "Post" and at the top, you'll see a narrow space for the TItle, or headline. The big white space is for the post -- text, photo, video. If you have a photo or video, make sure you put that toward the top, after the first sentence or two.
Posts don't have to be long and fancy. If you want to ask the WellCommons community a question, just post it. For example: Want to know about 5K running races in March? In the title, you could put "Running races in March?" In the body, you could type: "Does anyone know of any 5K running races in March?". Sweet. Simple.
Posts have editing tools: You can boldface, italicize, link to urls, embed a quote, make numbered and bulleted lists. In the gray area underneath the white space where you type in your content, the words and photo will show as they will appear in the post.
Boldface: Select the text you want to boldface, then click on "Bold".
Link: In a separate tab, open the page you want to link to, copy the url, return to your WellCommons.com post, select the text you want to link, click on "Link", and paste the url into the box. (Make sure the "http://" isn't repeated.)
Quote: Select the sentence or paragraph that is the quote (and make sure it has quote marks around it), click on "Quote", and what you've selected will indent.
If you want to put still photos or video into your post..... it's so easy. To add a photo from your own computer, click on "upload a photo", which is at the bottom of the white space for posting, and browse through your files to add a photo.
To add a photo from LJWorld, KUSports, lawrence.com or Flickr, click on "link to a photo or video", open a separate browser window, find the photo you want to share on the Internet, copy the URL, and then paste into the box that has a beginning of a url (http://). For detailed instruction, head to "How to Post a Photo".
You can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo, but not from your own computer yet.
To add a video from YouTube or Vimeo, click on "link to a photo or video", open a separate browser window, find the video you want to share on the Internet, copy the URL, and then paste into the box that has a beginning of a url (http://). If you need them, you'll see more instructions in the posting area.
Repost -- This is so cool. No more copy-and-pasting. If you want to repost your post or any post that you see, just click on "repost". A new page opens with a list of the places in which you're allowed to repost, i.e., all the groups that you're a member of, a contributor to, or that you administer. Either type in the group name or select it from the list, and the group name will appear at the top.
And just in case you haven't run across the word "Permalink" before....you'll see it at the top of every post. Click on that and you get a page with just that post, and, if you need it, its individual url.
Jane Stevens -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Kealing -- email@example.com
Karrey Britt -- firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're a business and want to start a group page, contact:
Alice Brewer -- email@example.com
Edwin Rothrock -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, scroll to the bottom of this page, and type in a question in the white space where it says: "Send us suggestions, bug reports or just say hi."