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Adding/editing a blurb

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015 09:08AM PDT
  1. From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Blurbs” tab.
  2. The manage blurbs screen will list all blurb types in your group, along with the total number of blurbs you have of that type. If you do not yet have a blurb type, you must first add one.
  3. Click a blurb type to view a list of blurbs.
  4. If you are adding a blurb, click “Add a new blurb”, otherwise select an existing blurb item to edit.
  5. Fill out the form with the relevant information for your blurb. A title, blurb body, and blurb date are required. See blurb options below.
  6. Click "Save this blurb" when finished.

Option Configuration
Title Required: Enter the title of the blurb
Star If this content is especially important you can flag it as important, click the star in the section labeled “Star content” in order to highlight it.
Share Content By default,this content will be shareable. Click the globe labeled "Share content" to un-highlight it to make the content not shared.
Post blurb as Scroll back up and find the status menu at the top corner of the screen. Choose the status for this blurb. “Live” will publish the item immediately. “Hidden” will hide it from the web site until you are ready to publish it.
Blurb body Enter the main body text of the blurb
Plot this blurb on a map If your blurb has a location, you may plot it on a map. If your LiveWhale installation already has preset locations, you may begin typing into the space provided and locations will be suggested to you. If you cannot find an appropriate location, you may click “add a new Place”. When adding a new place, you must provide a title and address. 
Archive Beneath the status menu is a second drop-down menu allowing you to flag the blurb as archived or give it an expiration date. If the blurb is not archived, select “not archived”. If it should be placed in the archive, select “archived”. Specify an expiration date to archive the blurb automatically, select “set to expire on…” and choose an expiration date and time.
Delete If you are editing an existing blurb, you will also see a “Delete” link next to the status, allowing you to delete this blurb.
Restore from earlier version If you are editing an existing blurb, you will also see a “Restore from earlier version” link above the status menu. Clicking this will allow you to select an earlier revision of the blurb, by date, and restore the content from that revision.
Tag Tag the blurb with any relevant tags. Tags help sort and classify blurbs so that they can be directed to the proper location on your web site. You can click in the field labeled “Tags” and type a keyword; tags will be suggested to you. If you are unsure what tags are available in your group, click “Show all tags” to display them all and select the relevant ones.
Blurb date Enter the date of this blurb item
Suggest this blurb to the following group(s) Suggest this content to other groups by selecting those groups under the section called “Suggest this item to the following groups”. 
Related content Use the search box provided to attach any relevant related content to this blurb. What kinds of content can be added depends on what modules are installed on your system and what kinds of content are available.

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