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Core Publisher: Creating a Post

Posts in Core Publisher
A Post is a story or piece of content that includes text, and/or video, images, & audio. Posts can be associated with Programs, Categories, Tags, Topic Pages, and People.

Posts are your news stories. You can choose whether or not you want to ingest your Posts into the NPR Story API to share them with other stations, or keep them locally on your site to publish to your news aggregation pages only.
 
Note: Make sure that your People Pages and Categories are created before you start creating Posts.

Click on the Add Content link in the grey and black admin bar, and then select Post to navigate to the Create Post page.
 

To create a new Post:

Note: All fields with a red asterisk (*) are required to save your new Post.
  1. Add your post Headline into the text field. This is a plain text field. Hyperlinks cannot be added.
  2. There are two ways to add Bylines to your post:
    • 2a. Add the name of an editor who has a Person in Core Publisher. This will create a link in the Byline to their People Page.
    • 2b. Add the name of a contributor who does not have a Person in Core Publisher.
  3. Assign a Category to your Post from the dropdown.
  4. Your Category will automatically be set as your Slug. You can change this to something that better describes the focus of your post. (Note: Slugs do not currently display on your site, but still need to be added to publish a post.)
  5. In the Body field, enter the text of your news article or post. You can also add images, audio, quotes and some formatting.​​
    • 5a. To embed an online video into a Post:
      • i. Choose the video that you want to add to your post from YouTube or Vimeo and copy the URL/ Share URL (not the Embed code). 
      • ii. Paste the URL into your post Body where you want it to show up.
      • iii. Save your post. The video will show up on your post in a player. 
    • 5b. To embed audio into a Post: 
      • i. Click on the AUDIO button in the text editor. 
      • ii. Click on the Choose File button to upload your audio file. 
        • 1. Your audio file size can't be larger than 80 megabytes.
        • 2. Must be an mp3 file
        • 3. Sampling Rate = 44.1kHz
        • 4. Bit Rate = 64 kbps mono or 128 kbps joint stereo
      • iii. Add a description of your audio that will appear on the post. If you do not want to add a description, hit Cancel
      • iv. Your audio will appear in inline players on your post. 
      • Note: Click on the Search tab to search your library of pre-uploaded audio files to use a file that has been used or uploaded before. 
    • 5c. To add an image to a Post: ​
      • ​i. If you want to add a large singular image or slideshow of images at the top of your post, select the Show Slide Show option. 
      • ii. If you want to add an inline image in the post body, click on the IMAGE button in the text editor.
        • 1. Click on the Choose File button to upload your image file.
        • 2. Add a description and attributions to your image. Then select how you would like it to appear on your post – left, wide, right, full, offset left or offset right.
        • 3. Click on the Search tab to search your library of pre-uploaded image files to use a file that has been used or uploaded before.
        • 4. Click on the Save button to add the image to your post.
      • iii. Upload your large photo, and add a description and attributes. 
      • iv. To create a slideshow, select the Add another item option, and upload multiple photos. 
  6. Add up to five Tags to your Post. 
  7. Core Publisher will use tags to automatically suggest Related Content for your post. Click on the blue Add button to add a suggested related post to the Related Content section.
  8. To manually add Related Content, start to type keywords or the title of the post in the autocomplete field and select the intended post from the dropdown.
  9. Click on the Related Program tab to add an associated Program. Type the name of the program in the autocomplete field and select it from the dropdown.
  10. Check the Display on my homepage (desktop and mobile) checkbox under Story Treatment → Story Placement if you want your post to display in your Homepage River block. (Note: If you do not check this checkbox, you can still manually add your post to a Curated Block. Your post will also automatically display in Program Promo and Category blocks, where applicable).
  11. There are three options under Story Settings → Sharing Settings:
    • 11a. Push to NPR
      • ​i. Select Keep post locally only if you do not want to share your post with other stations via the NPR Story API. (Note: “Locally” = On your Core Publisher site)
      • ii. Select Push to NPR if you want to ingest your post into the NPR Story API to be shared with other stations.
    • 11b. Send to NPRONE
      • ​i. Select Do not send if you do not want to submit your post for consideration in the NPR One app. You can ingest a post into the NPR Story API without sending it to NPR One.
      • ii. Select Send this to NPRONE to submit the primary (first) attached audio file for consideration in the NPR One app. Make sure to select the Push to NPR radio button if you are selecting this option.
    • 11c. Send to PMP
      • ​i. Select Do not send if you do not want to share your post with other stations via the PMP.
      • ii. Select Send this to PMP if you want to share your post with other stations via the PMP.
  12. There are four options for publishing/ saving a post: 
    • 12a. Publish: Saves your post and publishes it to your site and the NPR API (if selected)
    • 12b. Save: Saves your post as "unpublished"
    • 12c. Preview: Saves your post as "unpublished" and allows you to preview before publishing
    • 12d. Schedule: Allows you to schedule your post to publish in the future
      • To schedule a post to be published later: 
      • Note: You cannot schedule NPR content. 
        • 1. Click into the Schedule field.
        • 2. Select the date that you want to schedule the post from the calendar. 
        • 3. Enter the date and time that you want the post to publish.
        • 4. Hit the Schedule button. 
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