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Revision of Instructions for getting started on the editorial board from Tue, 2006-06-27 16:47

What's the difference between KB, Today, and Wiki pages?

Each section has a specific purpose. Editorial access is set to meet the purpose of each section.

  • Only Editorial Board members may edit KB pages. This allows us to offer a body of non-commercial, realatively static educational material on the topic. Registered users may append comments to each KB page, but they can't edit the content directly.
  • Each Today page can be edited only by its author. Thus, competitors can't edit each other's product listings, press releases, etc.
  • Wiki pages can be edited by any registered user. This makes them great for collaborative documents, such as best practices, or for user groups that have several people editing their pages.

Editorial Board: First Steps

1. Create Knowledge Base.

2. Designate categories for product directory and/or for services directory if needed. (Otherwise, all products/services will be displayed by alpha order.)

3. Review template Today pages--news, events, products/services, resources, case studies, testimonials, forums, blogs. Do we need to add or delete pages for OpenDocument?

4. Review template Wiki pages--best practices, user groups. Do we need to add or delete pages for OpenDocument?

5. Add content in Today and Wiki pages.

6. Create a poll question.

7. Add bios to Editorial Board page.

Creating Knowledge Base pages:

1. Make sure you're logged in and have "editor" privileges.

2. Choose "create content" in the right margin, then select "book page".

3. Add a title for the page using sentence case capitalization.

4. Designate a path alias for the page. Note: "" will be automatically added, so just type in the characters you want to appear after that. Do not use underscores or camel case. If you use multiple words, separate them with a hyphen.

5. Select a parent page--most likely "Knowledge Base" or, if this is a sub-page, choose one of the existing Knowledge Base pages.

6. Don't worry about specifying a weight for the page, unless you're sure where you want it to appear in the KB. The EdBoard can discuss as a group how the KB pages should be ordered.

7. Likewise, don't worry adding the page to the site map in the footer. That's an "admin" function.

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