Content Series

NOTE: The training videos haven’t been created yet for the new Version 4. The main difference is that Website Pages is now called Site Content.

Content Series

  1. Sign in to your netAdventist website.

  2. Select the Dashboard link at the bottom of the homepage.

  3. Select the Website Pages tab at the top of the page.

  4. In the left navigation bar select Content Series. If the Content Series link is not present it will need to be added. Add the extension by going to Settings then Extensions and activating the extension by selecting Activate.

  5. Select the Index drop down folder.

  6. At the top of the page select the Add Content Series button. Enter a title for your series and a Distribution Channel select the Save button. Note: If you do not have a distribution channel and would like to add one. Go to settings then extensions and activate it. Once activated return to the settings menu and select Distribution Channels and add new channels. For further instructions please see the Using Distribution Channels help document.

  7. To add a new entry into our content series, select the series Title link or the Manage Entries link. If you have entries already created they will appear on this screen. To add a new entry select the Add Entry button or the Import a CSV button. Note: When importing a CSV file, use the column format listed on the import page. Title,Publish Date,Summary,Thumbnail URL,Body

  8. On the new entry page enter a title, select the publish date and time, add a summery and add content to the editor. Note: An entry will not show if you use a future date and time until that date and time have past. If you want your entry to show right away you will need to select the current time or a time that has already past.

  9. To view your content series entries you will need to add the content series widget.

  10. To do this, select Themes and Templates from the left navigation bar. Select the correct template by selecting the Edit Template link next to it.

  11. A page is displayed showing the current layout. At the top of the page you have two choices in white. Layouts and Widgets. Select the Widget tab to display the widget select page.

  12. Select the Click Here to Add Widgets link in one of the yellow containers. A window will pop up.

  13. Choose the Content Series widget from the list by checking the check box then select the Add Widget button at the top of the container. Note: You have the ability to move widgets between containers, however, you must have a widget in the container first before you can move one from another container. The widget is added to the container. Next select the link in the widget to edit it. Select the Content Series you just created. For more complete instructions on creating templates and adding widgets view the themes and template instructions.

  14. When finished, return to the Content Series page by selecting it from the left navigation bar. Select the Index dropdown folder. The content series index page will be displayed. Notice the Bitly URL link in the index. This link will take you directly to this content series when selected. Use this link if you want to add just a link to another content page instead of using a widget. If you select on any content series folder you will also see a Bitly URL link for each entry. Use this link if you want to have your guests or members to go directly to an individual entry.