The Blog System Features

The Paid2Stream blog system can help you easily share your articles and news with your paid users. Choose which articles or categories can be seen for free and which are exclusive for your paid members. Give your fans a community space to share, comment, and like your content.

Features

  • Blog categories
  • Blog tags
  • Latest/most popular blog posts
  • Blog post sliding gallery
  • Latest comments
  • Blog post archive
  • Calendar

Creating Blog Articles

Creating and submitting an article from the back-end

Most content or articles can be created from the Front-end by any user belonging to the 'Author' group. This group is allowed to create and edit their own content; in some instances, a user may be given priviledges to access the Administrative Backend. Whether as a Manager, Administrator, or Super Administrator.
For all intents and purposes, the following will be written from a Manager(s) perspective. Most likely the access to the back-end could be reserved for those belonging to the editors or publishers group and not normal authors, however in the interest of content creation, those operations reserved for Managers will be briefly covered. More information regarding specific tasks within those mentioned below can be found in their respective Help Screens.

Finding Articles

From the article manager you can see all of the articles that have been created on your site. Between the Article Manager toolbar and the list of articles you will see the filter bar. The filter bar will help you quickly find articles on your site by either searching for a string of text in the title of an article or by drilling down into content using the dropdown selectors.

Using the Filter search box

If you know the name of the article you are trying to find, or if you know part of the name of the article, you can use the Filter search box to locate the article. Type some characters from the article title into the filter search box and hit go. The text box is NOT case sensitive. After hitting go you will see a list of all articles on your site containing the search string.

Using the Selectors

There are currently 7 content selectors that can be used in conjunction with any or all of the other selectors: Status, Category, Access, Language, Tag, Author and Max Levels.

  • Status - This will allow you to see only Published, Unpublished, Archived or Trashed articles.
  • Category - Select from the Categories on your site to see all articles in that category.
  • Access - Select an Access level to see only the articles with the selected viewing access level.
  • Language - For multilingual Website and Appss, select a language to see only the articles in the selected language.
  • Tag - Select a Tag to see only the articles containing the slected tag.
  • Author - Select an Author to see only the articles from that Author. This can be combined with the previous selectors so that you can see, for example, only articles from the selected Author in a particular Category.
  • Max Levels - Select a Level (from 1 to 10) to see only articles that have a specified viewing access level.
    • Level 1: Only show items whose category is at the top level in the category hierarchy (in other words, with categories whose parent category is "- No Parent -".)
    • Levels 2-10: Only show items whose category is in the top 2-10 levels in the category hierarchy.

Article Manager Toolbar

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new article.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected article. If more than one article is selected (where applicable), only the first article will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Name of the article.
  • Publish. Makes the selected articles available to visitors to your Website and Apps.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected articles unavailable to visitors to your Website and Apps.
  • Feature. Marks selected articles as featured. Works with one or multiple articles selected.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected articles to indicate that they are archived. Archived articles can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the articles to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
  • Check-In. Checks-in the selected articles. Works with one or multiple articles selected.
  • Batch. Batch processes the selected articles. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected articles to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed articles can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the articles to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed articles, select "Trashed" in the Select Status filter, select the articles to be permanently deleted, then click the Empty Trash toolbar icon.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.


Publish an Article Within a Specific Time Frame

  1. Log into the Administrator's Panel.
  2. Create a new entry or select an Article in the Content → Article Manager.
  3. While editing article contents, you will see the options as shown in the figure below.
  1. Set the Start Publishing and Finish Publishing dates. This will cause the article to only be published for the specified time period.

Notes

  • The scheduling of articles is not limited to just the back-end administrator's panel. It can also be completed via the front-end administrator's panel.
  • Using the Start Publishing and Finish Publishing areas.
    • Setting neither the start publishing date nor the end publishing date means that the article will always show up until you either turn if off or delete it.
    • If you only set the Start Publishing and not the Finish Publishing, Paid2Stream! will begin displaying the article on the beginning publishing date given but it will never stop showing the article until you either turn it off or delete it.
    • If you only set the Finish Publishing' and not the Start Publishing, Paid2Stream! will show the article as soon as you have turned it on and will stop showing the article once the ending publishing date has been reached.
    • If you use both the Start Publishing and the Finish Publishing, the article will show up only between the beginning date and the ending date.
    • If you set the Start Publishing after the Finish Publishing, the article will never be displayed. If you have created articles and they are not showing up, please check your Start Publishing and Finish Publishing settings to ensure that you have not done this.

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