Instructions for publishing materials

  1. Enter http://avtonom.org

  2. Login form is in the very upper end of the page.

  3. Enter login and password to login form and press arrow button.

  4. Now we end up to our personal page. Here is written, how long time you have been registered as a user, and link to your personal blog at the site. There is also a tab "Track", where you may follow materials you published, and "Edit", where you may edit your user configuration.

  5. In order to publish a new material, you should click "Add news" in upper right corner of the website. After this, you should choose type. For news items to be published in the main site, "News" is the most appropriate type. For less relevant blog entries, choose "blog entry". Please do not pick "Free news", as this is a type for contributions of guests of the website.

  6. Define header of the material in field "Title"

  7. Pick up a picture with field "Picture" for a header picture of the news. It will automatically decrease to necessary size.

  8. In field «topics», we choose which keywords (tags) characterise material. These words are then appearing next to material, and one may sort contents according to them. By pushing down Ctrl-button, you may pick several topics. There are four different fields of the keywords - "Section" (which is the section of the site that should be used), "Tags" (topics of the material), "Location" (where events too place) and "Persons" (people, who have been mentioned in the material). In first two fields you may pick up keywords from a list of alternatives, in the rest of the cases you should write them on yourself. But do not forget, that it is always better to use already existing keywords. When you start to type a keyword, site is giving a hint on existing similar keywords. For example, you began to write keyword "Sutuga", and site proposed you, that there already exists a keyword "Alexey Sutuga" in the site. In this case is better to agree with the proposed alternative, so that user may find maximum amount of related materials with this one single tag.

  9. In field "language" we choose language of the material. This keyword defines in which language section of the site your material will appear. For example, if you select Russian language, material will not appear in English section of the site.

  10. Next you have flag "Show summary in full view". By default, content management system cuts every first few lines of your material, and uses them as an annotation in the main page (in the newsfeed). If you uncheck this flag, these lines will not be included in your material, but they only appear in the main newsfeed.

  11. Next, there is "Body" and visual editor. Here you may type or copypaste main text. Visual editor has number of alternatives - you may define headers and subheaders, add lists and links.

  12. Next to icon "unlink" there is icon "image". If you want to add a picture to your material, you should push this icon. There appears a new window. Here you may either enter link for the picture (in field "URL"), or upload image to website. But it is often better to upload, as otherwise image will disappear in case source website goes offline. Thus it is better to choose "upload", and upload picture from your computer. Choose image with menu "choose", and then click button "send to server". System says "Your file has been successfully uploaded", and automatically switches to tab "information about image". Here you may pick certain parameters - alternative text (which appears, if user has disabled images), size of the image, identation and wrapping (by left end, right end, center etc.) In case your picture is big, decrease size down to 500 pixels, otherwise the design of material gets broken. In order for text to wrap nicely around the picture, you should define wrapping from the left. Now click OK, and picture appears in the text. If you click it again with right button, you may again redefine properties of the image.

  13. Under editor window there is a link "Switch to plain text editor". By clicking it, you end up to usual html editor, where all html-tags are visible. This is important option, in case you need something fancy which is not provided by the visual editor. And also, often it is necessary to use it in order to delete html-trash, which comes along if you copypaste materials from other websites.

  14. Another important aspect of plain text editor is that here you may define cut of the annotation. That is, here you may define how much of the material should be visible in the newsfeed. For this, put cursor to line where you would like the annotation to end, and click "put limit to position of the cursor". Then text will be splitted to two windows - annotation and main body of the material.

  15. Having finished with the setup, you may choose "Preview" in order to see how finished material will look like (which is recommended), or immediately "Save", in which case material is immediately published.

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