How to Create a Post

Instructions for hanatx.org Users

Adding Comments

Once you log on to hanatx.org, you will be taken to the home page, which will be the same as if you viewed the site without logging on except for having a black edit bar at the top of the window.

You can browse the site the same as any viewer, but you will be able to add comments to posts and reply to comments from other users.

Simple Post

If you wish to add a post, click the word “New” in the edit bar and select post.

You will then be taken to the edit page, where you can enter a title for your post and type in the text of the post. The process works more or less like a word processor program. While you are editing a paragraph, a set of text editing tools will pop up just above the paragraph whenever you move the mouse cursor. It contains icons for text orientation, bold, italic, inserting a link, etc. For a simple, plain vanilla post, this is all you need. Click the “Publish” button in the upper right hand corner. It will change to “Submit for Review”; click that button, and your post will be submitted for review by the website team to assure that it does not violate any of our rules.

From time to time you may wish to click “Save Draft” at the top of the page.  After you save your draft, you can safely log out and then return later, search for your draft post, and add to it or change it.

Advanced Features

This being a web site, there is much more to the editor than simply typing in text. You can begin as described above, but there are many options available.

In a sidebar on the right you may see a panel that contains settings and options that pertain to the type of entry you are creating. If the sidebar is not visible, click the gear wheel in the upper right corner of the window. To get rid of it click the “x” at the upper right of the sidebar.

The sidebar has two headings: “Document” and “Block”. They provide different menus of tools for making changes to the post. If you are entering text in a paragraph, clicking the “Block” heading displays tools for setting the font size, changing the text and background colors, and creating a drop capital in the currently selected paragraph. Clicking the “Document” heading displays controls for many features of a post that relate to its status in the web site. These include the publication date, author, publication status, etc.

One that will be of interest to most members is the category of the post. As currently configured, out site permanently displays posts in one of three categories: News, Info, and Forum. If you fail to assign it to one of these categories, the HANA reviewer will assign it to one or more of them for you. But if you wish to assign it to one or more of these categories, yourself, you can do so by clicking the Document heading and using the scroll bar to scroll down to the Categories tool and checking the category you feel is most appropriate to your post.

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