This section help users understand the interface and the menu items.
After logging in, you can either view the Workspace panel or the Planner panel.
The upper panel displays the following:
The menu lists the following items:
Workspace: Displays a page having a list of all the stories categorized by their state, which are typically open, needs approval, approved, and so on. You can search stories in the Workspace panel.
Planner: Displays stories and collections tabs. The stories tab displays stories categorized by their state, along with your planned work, namely new idea and not started. You can search stories in this panel.
Pages: Displays a page having a list of collections (also section collections) and the associated published stories for each collection.
Sorter: Displays Top Stories, Breaking News, News Flash or any other custom collection called stacks. Each collection displays list of stories sorted by a user-defined order.
Analytics: Displays Story Analytics which provides graphs of the top performing stories.
Tag Manager: Displays a page with a list of tags, the count of stories a tag is used in, and so on.
Admin: Displays the list of administrative tasks.
Entities: Provides a page with a list of entities with the name, type, created date, and add, search, and edit entities.
Media Library: Provides access to images from the platform library and Getty Images, and allows you to upload images to the platform library.
My Profile: Displays a page with existing profile name, profile photo, email ID, and so on.
Logout: Enables you to log out.
The header displays the following from left to right:
Two icons appear on the lower left corner of the Story Editor:
The story editor provides the following tabs to enter content and add attributes, metadata:
Provides the area to enter content. Displays the count of words in the story and the average time required to read the story. There is at least one empty card added.
Displays the list of attributes that have been configured at Admin > Settings > Attributes.
Enables you to select an alternate headline and an alternate hero image by using Home Page Headline and Choose Hero Image respectively.
Enables you to create metadata for Search Engine Optimization.
Enables the editor to add comments.
A card provides the space to add content in a story. Each card can contain elements, wherein you can enter content such as text, tables, images, videos, attachments, hyperlinks and so on. You can add multiple cards in a story, and delete and reorder them.
A card provides the space to add content in a story. Each card can contain elements, wherein you can enter content such as text, tables, images, videos, attachments, hyperlinks and so on. You can add content by using elements.
The following icons appear on the top right of each card.
Elements are the building blocks of a story. You can add an element above, below, or in between elements. You can delete an element and add review comments to each element. An element can be displayed differently at the website, based on its layout settings.
Each element provides a delete icon and a comment icon (Start a Conversation) on its top right corner.
Within a card you can add the following elements:
Story Editor provides a few formatting tools for text. The toolbar appears when you highlight some text.
The following formatting options are available:
Photo Editor provides editing tools such as photo filters, frames, graphics, and so on.
The Workspace panel displays a list of stories, by their states and enables you to search stories. You can also view the collections and notifications by using filters.
The Search field enables you to search stories by using a combination of one or more words. The FILTERS tab, on the left of the panel, enables you to search content by the content type, modification date, author name, and so on.
The most common states of a story are Open, Needs Approval, Approved, Published, Rejected, and Scheduled. The stories are categorized by tabs, which are the state names.
The states are configurable for a publisher, contact Quintype support for details.
The column heads display the count of stories in that state, along with the state name. The rows display the name of the story, the author name, the date and time when a story was last modified, the story type, for example, text, listicle, video, or photo story. Each row also provides buttons to preview (stories only), or to live view a published story, and to delete a story.
The LOAD NEXT 20 STORIES button enables you view 20 more stories, sorted by their modified date and time.
The Pages menu lists the sections, automated collections, and manual collections.
The search field on the left enables you to filter collections by the collection name. The Show all toggle is used to display either the section collections (collections created automatically when you create a section from Admin) or all collections, manual or automatic.
The save button on top enables you to save changes to the sequence.
Each collection opens the collection details page, with the name of the collection on top, followed by the collection type and the collection template, and the date on which the collection is created. The three tabs Content, Sorter, and Metadata enables you to view and edit the collection properties.
Content tab displays the following:
Sorter tab displays the following:
SEARCH column: The SEARCH field enables you to search stories having a specified title. It displays the stories that matches the criteria set on “Add stories having” under the Content tab. The Advanced Search enables you to filter by story, collection, publish time, section name, author, and tags.
Each row contains the story name, one of the sections a story belongs to (only the first section name appears out of many that is present in the story’s metadata), and the modified relative time. It displays COLLECTION if the sorted item is a collection. The buttons on the right side enables you to open the story, and select the story to appear in the sorter. The most recently published story appears on top of the list.
SORTED ITEM column: Displays the last published stories that appears under the SEARCH column or the sorted stories in an numerical order. Each row contains the story name, one of the sections a story belongs to (only the first section name appears out of many that is present in the story’s metadata), the modified relative time, or displays COLLECTION if the sorted item is a collection. Set Page Views enables you to set a view count. Any custom action can be triggered (at the product-side), when the count is reached.
The buttons on the right side enables you to preview the story, and remove the story from the sorter.
Manage button takes you to the Content tab.
Metadata tab displays the Collection Slug by default, and other metadata based on the chosen collection template.
The Planner or the Stories panel displays the list of stories in various columns indicating their states.
There are two tabs in the Stories panel: Stories and Story Collections.
The Stories tab provide a Search field in which you can search stories based on a search string.
Based on the most commonly used states of a story the column names are Open, Needs Approval, Approved, Published, Rejected, and Scheduled. There are three columns naming New Idea, Not Started, UGC, which are not states but content that have not been transformed into a story yet.
The Stories tab displays the Search field and a list of stories categorized by their states:
To have new states added, contact Quintype supp
The column head displays the count of stories in that state, along with the column name. Each row displays the following story details: a story name, the section name a story belongs to, the story type, and the modification date and time. A delete button is displayed on the lower right corner of each row. Preview button appears on the lower right corner for stories that have been published.
Each column loads a few stories. Scrolling down opens more stories.
The Story Collections tab contains the list of collections under the Published column, along with the Create Story Collection button that enables you to create a new collection.
The column head of the Published column provides the count of collections besides the column name. Each row displays the collection name, along with the count of stories associated with the collection, the created date, and a delete button.
You can use My Profile to edit your name, the communication email ID, and Twitter handle.
Communication email is used for notification on story publish, and cannot be used to reset password.
To update your profile, perform one of the the following steps: