Managing articles

Articles are the pages within your publication. This page describes how you can implement your page plan in the H5mag editor.

Adding an article

In the bottom left corner of the editor click the "plus" button, you can then select a template for your new article. After this you have to enter a name for the article that is unique within this edition. After a few seconds the new article will appear, right after the one you selected before.

Creating a master article (template)

Any article can be saved as a master article. A master article can be used as the foundation for a new article. Like a template! Master articles are shared between editions. Click the "star" symbol in the bottom left corner of the editor and enter a name for the master article. You can verify if your master article has successfully been added by clicking the "add article" button.

Removing an article

To remove an article from the edition click the "trash can" symbol in the bottom left corner. After confirming the removal the article will be removed.

Removed articles are placed in the recycle bin, from where they can be restored later.

Changing article order

You can change the order of the articles by dragging an article in the sidebar up and down, and release it in the location. Note: if your article appears offset to the right after dropping it, you have accidentally created a chapter. To correct this drag the article to the left side again.

Renaming an article

You can rename an article on the right side of the screen, under the tab "general". The title appears in the title bar of the web browser (and in the web browser tabs) and search results. The name is part of the web address (URL) and must be unique within the edition. Special characters are not allowed in the article name.

Using chapters

It is possible to group articles in chapters. This is especially useful for publications with many pages. When using chapters, only the first article of the chapter will appear in the table of contents. For example, a publication with 100 pages with 20 chapters of each 5 pages will only show the 20 chapters in the table of contents.

To place an article inside a chapter: drag the article a little bit to the right inside the sidebar. When dropped it should appear a little bit to the right, indicating it is now part of the chapter of the article above it.

Hiding articles

You can prevent an article from being visible by excluding it when publishing.

Article thumbnails

Every article has a thumbnail which will be displayed to your readers in the article index. By default this is a screenshot of the article, but you can also set your own image. You can set your own custom thumbnail image by clicking on the thumbnail image in the sidebar on the right.

Whenever you press the "save" button the system will generate a screenshot of the article and update the image. It may take a few seconds to update the screenshot.

Warning: If you close your web browser before the screenshot has finished updating you will not see the new screenshot. If you have an article with an outdated screenshot, simply press the save button and wait for it to update.

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