Adding and Editing Content
How to add and edit content in the new Extension website depends on the content type.
Content Entry Workflow
In general, you will need to follow these steps when entering content on the Extension website:
- See if the content already exists on the site.
- Determine whether the content is appropriate for the Extension website.
- Check that the content meets quality and legal standards.
- Determine which Group and content type you should use.
- Log in to the site and go to your My Groups page. Select the group you identified in step 4 and click the “add” button for the desired content type.
- See Using the site.
- Fill out the fields for the content and save.
- See the appropriate content type section below.
- Publish the content when it is ready.
- Make sure that the content is displaying everywhere it needs to. Update the tags if necessary.
- Periodically check the content to ensure it is still relevant. Archive it if it goes out of date.
- See Managing Content: Content Publishing later in this guide.
Details for Available Content Types
- County Offices
- Educational Documents
- Local Focus Areas
- Newsletter Issues
- Online Resources
- Program Resources
- Project Supporting Materials
- Topic Pages
- User Profiles
Review of Terms
- Teaser: a condensed version of a piece of content that links to a separate page containing the full content. These usually contain the title, a thumbnail, and a short description of the content.
- Educational content: research-based materials that are meant to inform visitors about a topic
- Thumbnail: image representing content that will display in the content’s teaser. If none is specified for a piece of content, a default will be used if possible
- Hero Image: A large, full-screen-width image that appears at the top of a page
- Landing page: the “main” page for a participant-based program, county, or topic
- Localist: OSU’s university wide calendar system. Automatically pulls events entered in the Extension website nightly.
- Program: an externally facing activity that members of the public can participate in
- Statewide program: the main group that maintains content for a program
- Local program: offshoot of a program that maintains content for a specific county or geographical region
- Project: an activity with impact or outputs (such as a toolkit or calculator) that are of interest to the public
- Focal point: specified point in an image that controls how the image is cropped when it is automatically resized. Set by moving the white “+” icon on the image preview in the image browser that appears when uploading or editing an image.