Learn about creating different kinds of stories, adding story elements, using cards in a story, story transition, publishing, and more.
You can create a new story by using one of the following methods:
: The New Story page opens.
Elements can be configured to show or hide, and set to be mandatory.
It is mandatory to have one card in a story. You can add multiple cards to a story.
To add elements in a card, perform the following steps:
You can also perform the following actions:
The editor saves a story automatically every 10 seconds. Alternately, you can click the save icon. Also, the editor checks the content for spelling errors. You can correct or add a new word by right clicking on the word.
You can reorder, delete, and collapse a card. Use the icons on the upper right corner of each card.
To preview how a story appears in the website, perform the following steps:
1. Click on the preview icon from the top. : The preview window opens.
2. In the preview window select the preview mode as iPhone, tablet, or laptop from the right hand side.
The Content and the Metadata tab displays the count of words and the average time to read the story.
3. Optionally, you can preview the homepage of the website by clicking on Home from the top left corner.
You can use this tab to set information such as author, tags, sections and, so on.
The fields are configurable at Admin > Configure > Templates.
Disable this option if you do not want all the cards to be shared by default, in social media. You can share individual cards by selecting Card Sharing from the card settings icon.
“Enable card share for all cards” checkbox is disabled if Card Level Share is turned off. Card Level Share can be changed at Admin > Configure > General > Features.
Other common fields are as follows:
You can use this tab to set values for each attribute.
The attribute names and the possible values are set at Admin > Settings > Attributes tab.
You can use this tab to enter an alternate headline and image.
If Alternative Headline And Image toggle is turned on at Admin > Configure > Features tab, the Alternatives tab is displayed.
Perform the following steps to create an alternate headline:
You can use this tab to set notification text for the website or mobile, or both when the story is published.
To set notifications on social media, perform the following steps:
You can use this tab to create Search Engine Optimization keywords.
The fields such as Meta Title, Meta Description, and Meta Keywords are configured at Admin > Configure > Templates. Add Claim Review is displayed if the Claim Review is set at Admin > Configure > General > Features.
To set the SEO values, perform the following steps:
1. Enter the SEO metadata in Meta Title, Meta Description, and Meta Keywords.
2. Select Standout (0 stories for past 7 days) to enable the story to appear as featured content for the specified number of days.
3. Set Add ClaimReview to On and enter the following information: Summary of the Claim, URL of Referred Article, Publisher of Referred Article, Date of Publishing, and Review Rating.
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You can create different types of stories. Each story type provides a template containing a different set of fields. It is mandatory to add at least one card and add at least one story element to it.
The following story types are available:
To add other story types contact Quintype Support.
You can share all cards, or one or more cards from a story at a social media page. You can also disable the card sharing feature, which hides all card sharing functions from the interface.
To share all cards in a story, perform the following steps:
To disable card sharing in a story, disable the Enable card share for all cards checkbox.
If the Enable card share for all cards checkbox is disabled, no cards are shared by default. However, you can enable individual cards for sharing. To share a card, perform the following steps:
To disable card sharing, perform the following steps
You can receive notification upon a story publish.
To receive notification on story publish, perform the following steps:
The most commonly used states of a story review cycle are Open, Needs Approval, Approved, Published, and Rejected. You can move a story from one state to another from the story editor. The following set of permissions allows you to make the state changes: story-submit, story-approve, story-publish, story-reject, story-retract, and story-schedule.
To have new states added, contact Quintype support.
Following are the state description:
The possible transitions between states are described in the table below:
|Scheduled||Modify Schedule||Cancel Publish|
You can create a new idea to save one with a title and a label. You can develop a story from the saved idea.
To add a new idea, perform the following steps:
To edit an idea, perform the following steps:
To save a comment, ensure that you click the submit button.
A saved idea contains a title for a story, creator name, and comments to begin with, but does not contain a story. To begin creating a story you must change its state.
To promote an idea to a story, perform the following steps:
A new story version is created when you edit a story from the published state. You can have multiple versions of a story, however, you cannot move back to an older version or open an older version.
To create a new version, perform the following steps:
You can view the workflow of a story from the activity log, which appears on the upper right corner.