In this article, we’ll give you tips on composing and publishing blog posts in Haiilo. The following topics await you:
- Specify authors and permissions
- Compose and configure texts
- Mandatory fields in a blog post
- Control publication time
- Post in the name of a page/community
Specify authors and permissions
Once you have added a blog app to your page or community, first specify who should be able to publish a blog post.
Ideally, consider beforehand which users (or user groups) should be able to work in what role on your page/in your community and how many permissions they should have.
Often, several users create blog articles or work together on a page/in a community. To prevent an article from being posted directly by someone, the app settings must be edited and the permission limited to the administrators of the page/community. In the screenshot, you can find these settings in the area "Authors" and "Publishers".
Once the blog app settings are configured in this way, only administrators can write and publish blog articles and no one else can see draft posts.
The blog app is generally used for news or minutes. For greater visibility in Haiilo, we recommend this setting for blog posts: "All articles are automatically shared on the timeline". In the screenshot, you can find these settings in the area "Share".
Compose and configure texts
Duplicate blog article
Any existing blog article can be easily duplicated by authors*, either in the blog's list view or in the blog article's detail view (accessible via the three-dot menu in the upper right corner).
The duplicated article is created as a new draft article, with the title prefix "Copy of..." clearly indicating that it is a copied article.
Finally, all available language versions of the article are duplicated.
Social interactions from previously published articles are not transferred to the duplicated article.
*Authors and publishers of a specific blog app are allowed to duplicate articles within that app.
Add hashtags to posts
There is an additional text field below the main text field. Here you can add hashtags to your article. It is recommended to use relevant hashtags per topic and not to use too many hashtags. You can either chose from trending hashtags or enter a new hashtag which you thereby create.
Use this tagging of your articles actively! Your readers can subscribe to hashtags and get notifications when there are articles that match their interests but are published in a place they don't follow.
Mandatory fields in a blog post
A blog post can only be saved or published once the article has been given a title or teaser text. Haiilo shows you which elements are missing with a yellow symbol in the form of a triangle with an exclamation mark.
What is the teaser for?
What are the pictures for?
Control publication time
- Draft: Drafts do not have a publication date and are only visible to the users who are permitted to publish the posts in the app.
- Published: If this status is selected, you will publish the article immediately and notify all subscribers to the page/members of the community.
- Publish on: Here you can specify a certain time at which the article should be published (e.g. on September 5, 2022 at 09:00 a.m.).
Especially for longer articles, we recommend assigning the title and teaser and then saving the post as a draft. By doing this, you ensure that you have saved your text and can proofread it later, without the article being published straight away.