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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
 
=== What is a Link? ===
 
=== What is a Link? ===
A linkn is a static hyperlink to another website, that gets placed on thenrigh hand side of the blog pages. You can use them to create links to external websites, so when users click on them they are brought to the page you specify.
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A link is a static hyperlink to another website, that gets placed on the right-hand side of the blog pages. You can use them to create links to external websites, so when users click on them they are brought to the page you specify.
  
 
=== Creating a Link ===
 
=== Creating a Link ===
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When you first login to the blog dashboard is only one way to create a new link.
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When you first login to the blog dashboard there is only one way to create a new link.
  
Click the 'Write' tab on the top menu and then the 'Link' subitem
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Click the 'Links' menu item on the left hand side menu then click the 'Add New' menu item
  
 
This is highlighted in the image below.
 
This is highlighted in the image below.
  
[[Image:WriteLinkHeader.PNG|Write Link Header]]
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[[Image:WriteLinkHeader-new.PNG|Write Link Header]]
  
  
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<nowiki>*** IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOU ADD http:// BEFORE ANY WEB ADDRESS ***</nowiki>
 
<nowiki>*** IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOU ADD http:// BEFORE ANY WEB ADDRESS ***</nowiki>
  
[[Image:AddLink.PNG|Create A New Link]]
 
  
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[[Image:AddLink-New.PNG|Create A New Link]]
  
When you are finished writing the writing/editing the text for a link you need to decide only one thing:
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When you are finished writing/editing the text for a link you need to decide only one thing:
  
 
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<li> Whether to mark the link as private.
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<li> Whether to mark the link as private or not. </li>
 
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<th>Publish as Private</th>
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<tr><th>Publish as Private</th></tr>
 
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     <td valign="top">[[Image:LinkPrivate.PNG|Publishing Options]]</td>
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     <td valign="top">[[Image:LinkPrivate-New.PNG|Publishing Options]]</td>
 
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If you ticked the 'Keep this link private' tick box, as shown above, the link will only be viewable by users who are logged into your blog.  
 
If you ticked the 'Keep this link private' tick box, as shown above, the link will only be viewable by users who are logged into your blog.  
  
This is **** NOT RECOMMENDED **** as regular blog viwers will not be logged in and will not be able to see link items that are marked as private, and therefore will not be able to click on them.  
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This is **** NOT RECOMMENDED **** as regular blog viewers will not be logged in and will not be able to see link items that are marked as private, and therefore will not be able to click on them.  
  
  
When you have made up your mind about the option you want for publishing simply click the 'Save' button, as shown below.
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When you have made up your mind about the option you want for publishing simply click the 'Add Link' button, as shown below.
  
[[Image:LinkSave.PNG|Publishing Finalization]]
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[[Image:LinkSave-New.PNG|Publishing Finalisation]]
  
  
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Deleting a post is a very simple process. When you delete a post it is removed from the blogs main page and permanantly deleted.
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Deleting a link is a very simple process. When you delete a link it is removed from the right hand side menu of the blogs main page and permanently deleted.
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To delete a link you must go to the Link management page. To do this click the 'Links' menu item on the left and then the 'Edit' option, as highlighted below.
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[[Image:ManageLinks-New.PNG|Link Management]]
  
To delete a post you must go to the Post management page. To do this click the 'Manage' tab on the top menu and then the 'Post' section beneath it, as highlighted below.
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Then simply select the link(s) that you wish to delete and hit the delete button, as highlighted below. The link will then be removed from the blog main page completely.
  
[[Image:ManagePosts.PNG|650px|Post Management]]
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[[Image:DeleteLink-New.PNG|Delete A Link]]
  
Then simply select the post(s) that you wish to delete and hit the delete button, as highlighted below. The post and assosiated comments will then be removed from the blog main page completly.
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When you click the 'Delete' link you will be presented with a message box, as shown below. This is the last chance to cancel you deletion of the link. If you want to delete the link just click the 'OK' button.
  
[[Image:DeletePost.PNG|650px|Delete A Post]]
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[[Image:DeleteLink2-New.PNG|Delete A Link]]

Latest revision as of 09:14, 8 June 2009

Links

What is a Link?

A link is a static hyperlink to another website, that gets placed on the right-hand side of the blog pages. You can use them to create links to external websites, so when users click on them they are brought to the page you specify.

Creating a Link


When you first login to the blog dashboard there is only one way to create a new link.

Click the 'Links' menu item on the left hand side menu then click the 'Add New' menu item

This is highlighted in the image below.

Write Link Header


You will be brought to the creation page for a new link. It is here where you actually write the URL of the link and the text you want to display for the link (the text the user clicks) that will appear on the right hand side menu of your blog. The interface is shown below.

*** IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOU ADD http:// BEFORE ANY WEB ADDRESS ***


Create A New Link


When you are finished writing/editing the text for a link you need to decide only one thing:

  • Whether to mark the link as private or not.

This is decided and selected from the menu on the right hand side of the page, as shown below.

Publish as Private
Publishing Options


Publish as Private: If you ticked the 'Keep this link private' tick box, as shown above, the link will only be viewable by users who are logged into your blog.

This is **** NOT RECOMMENDED **** as regular blog viewers will not be logged in and will not be able to see link items that are marked as private, and therefore will not be able to click on them.


When you have made up your mind about the option you want for publishing simply click the 'Add Link' button, as shown below.

Publishing Finalisation


The link item will be displayed on the right hand side menu on the main page of your blog, as shown below.

Link on Main Page

Deleting a Link


Deleting a link is a very simple process. When you delete a link it is removed from the right hand side menu of the blogs main page and permanently deleted.

To delete a link you must go to the Link management page. To do this click the 'Links' menu item on the left and then the 'Edit' option, as highlighted below.

Link Management

Then simply select the link(s) that you wish to delete and hit the delete button, as highlighted below. The link will then be removed from the blog main page completely.

Delete A Link

When you click the 'Delete' link you will be presented with a message box, as shown below. This is the last chance to cancel you deletion of the link. If you want to delete the link just click the 'OK' button.

Delete A Link