Test Post: Using “Level 1” Posts on the Home page (Level 1-3)

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For Level 1 Posts there are by default spaces 6 total.

This is a test post for the homepage’s “Level 1” Latest Posts category. For Web Editors it describes how to prepare posts for publication on the homepage. It also describes how the homepage is structured and settings the Homepage Editor will use to display it in one of five Latest Block sections of the homepage.

  • Level 1 posts are suggested for events notices, and for news including introduction of new spaces, technologies, policy notes.
  • By default, there are 6 placeholders for Level 1 posts on the homepage. The Homepage editor may add more if needed. If there are fewer than 6 posts, empty placeholders will not be visible.
  • Default setting for Level 1 posts:
    • Headline
    • 50-word Excerpt
    • Thumbnail resolution image. Max display size is 180px high and/or 180px wide

Web Editors:
When you have created a post that you wish to appear on the homepage:

Image of the "Categories" settings for a Latest Posts block
  • While in Edit Mode, go to the settings menu in the right sidebar and select “Post” at the top.
  • In the “Categories” setting, under SEARCH CATEGORIES scroll to “__Teams” and select your team’s category ID.
  • When your post is complete, publish it and send the Homepage Editor the link to your post (when in “View” mode) and suggestions for placing it on the homepage.
  • Your post will not appear on the homepage until the Homepage Editor assigns it one or more Homepage Categories. See the Map of the “Latest Post” sections on the Homepage (below).
  • The Homepage Editor may choose to display your post in multiple locations on the homepage by applying additional categories.

Homepage Editor:
Default settings for “Latest Posts” blocks displaying Level 1 posts:

Level 1″ Post Settings

Design Guide Image for "Levels" Latest Posts Blocks

Level 1″ Post Settings

  • Excerpt = 50 words”
  • Image resolution = “Thumbnail”
    (this determines the quality level that will be used to create the actual image displayed on the page
  • Image size = 100%
    (which for a “Thumbnail” resolution will be max width of 180 px or max height of 180)
  • Image alignment
    Default = “Left
    You can also set as “Right” (the other two options use a lot of extra space by putting the image on its own line.)

A map of “Latest Post” sections on the homepage: