Submitting New Content
Writing content for the web. You are creating material primarily for an online audience, so your writing style needs to be concise and your pages should be laid out simply (which will also help your Search Engine rankings). A useful guide is at styleguide.yahoo.com - essential for all online content creators.
Before creating content, make sure you have watched the brief overview presentation. This introduces the concept of different page types, how pages are aggregated into lists, calendars, maps etc, the group structures and user involvement.
There are two ways for logged in users to create new content and contribute to the Semel Institute website:
- Visit your own Workspace - use the 'Select...' drop down options with the 'Add new item' button for new content (and review pages you have previously created). Quicklink
- Go to your 'Group' pages and post new content using the 'Add' button, then select the page type to add a new page. You can also add content from the features admin dashboards, accessible from the 'Manage' button.
Pages created by this process will be public - Google will find them within 24 hours. Unless you have been granted high level admin permissions, you are probably limited in what content you can create - for most users this will just allow you to create a Blog entry.
This is the most flexible way to submit new content. Group sites are mini-websites-within-a-website and have their own community of members (see www.semel.ucla.edu/help/groups for a detailed explanation); group members have a comprehensive ability to post new content within their groups. To review your Group membership, see www.semel.ucla.edu/og/my.
To add new content, you will click 'Add' on the black navigation bar that is above any group pages you belong to (although if you have a relatively new browser, when you hover over 'Add' a box should appear with options to create specific pages):
Then click on the web page type you wish to create.
When creating a page, you may need to think beforehand how it fits into the structure of your own Group website, what audience it is aimed at, and whether you need to prepare any other files (images, PDF...) to include on your page.