Getting Started as an Administrator: Level 1 - Managing the Basics

In this lesson, we'll be covering how to get started as an Administrator on the PostBeyond platform, including how to start creating and managing content. You'll learn how to:  

  • Navigate around the manager view.
  • Create a new group.
  • Create and delete topics.
  • Create new posts.
  • Manage existing posts.

Before you get started, we recommend going through the user side modules to get a feel for what the users see on their end. 

 

Manager Side Navigation

In this section we'll look at how to navigate around the Administrator side of the platform. You can do that by clicking on the navigation buttons on the left hand side of your screen.

Activity

  • Navigate through the different sections of the Administrator side.
  • Navigate to the user view and then switch back to the Administrator view.

 

How to Create a Group

Groups are necessary in order to determine who will be able to access a particular post. While many posts might be for everyone to view, some might be irrelevant to a particular segment of your employees. You can divide the content by groups. In this section you'll learn how to create new groups. 

Activity

  • Create two groups.

 

How to Create a New Topic

Every post has to be assigned to a topic (previously category). These topics can be reflective of language, content type, section, or any way you would like to divide your content. In this section you'll learn how to add and remove topics.  

Activity

  • Create two topics.

 

How to Create a New Post 

In this section we'll go over how to create a new post manually. You'll learn what each field on the post creation form does, which fields are mandatory, and how they interact with each other. Among the features available when creating posts are featured posts and likes & comments.

Activity

  • Create two posts manually
  • Switch to the user view to see what those posts look like

 

How to Edit & Archive a Post

In this section you'll learn how to edit or archive existing posts.  

How to Edit a Post

How to Archive a Post

Activity

  • Edit one of your posts.
  • Archive one of your posts.

 

How to view Archived & Pending posts

In this section we'll look at the different tabs available in the 'Posts' section of the platform. 

Activity

  • Create one post with a future start date and find it in the pending posts.
  • Unarchive one archived post.

 

Continue to the next level here:

Module 1 - Level 2

 

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