After you’ve created your Article Manager and a couple of categories, it’s time to begin writing your articles. These should be as simple and easy to read as possible. You want to make sure your customers understand what you are attempting to explain. Offering up screenshots and videos are generally a great idea.
If you want to learn how to create and article, please follow the directions below.
- Log in to your Art Storefronts Control Panel and click on the Article Manager where you want to create your article.
- Click on the tab labeled Categories & Articles.
- Click on the button labeled +Add Article or the + button next to one of your categories.
- On the next page, the first item you will see is labeled Category. This will contain a drop-down menu of all the categories you have in the article manager and you can select whichever category you’d like to put the article in. If it isn’t going into a category, don’t choose one in this drop-down.
- Title is the next field. This is where you can name your Article. This should be a descriptive but concise title.
- After that, there is a section labeled Headline Text. This text will appear on your page as the main headline of your body content. For SEO purposes, the code used for this is an h1.
- Headline text is followed by a box labeled Content 1. This is where you will enter in the meat of the article. You can enter in your guides here or answers to frequently asked questions. You will need to use the WYSIWYG Editor for this. IF you need more information on the editor, please review [Master Article] [For Everyone] How To: Use the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor.
- After that is the section labeled SEO Title. This will not show up on your live website, but will be included between the 'title' tags in the code of your web page. This feature is valuable for Search Engine Optimization and should include 3-5 keywords that people might search for to find this page. Be sure you are not duplicating your SEO titles on your site because this can lead to Google viewing pages as duplicate content and they may not get indexed properly.
- The next box is labeled Meta Keywords. Enter keywords here separated by a comma. This will not show up on your live website, but will be included in the code of your web page for Search Engine Optimization purposes. THESE KEYWORDS SHOULD NOT BE HYPHENATED.
- Next is Meta Description. Enter 1-2 sentences here describing this web page. These will not show up on your live website, but will be included in the code of your web page for Search Engine Optimization purposes. Be sure you are not duplicating your Meta Descriptions on your site because this can lead to Google viewing pages as duplicate content and they may not get indexed properly.
- Smart URL is the final box. This will appear in the address bar of the browser, like the 'my-page' part in mydomain.com/my-page.
- Once you’ve entered information in each of these boxes and you are happy with your results, click the Save If you navigate away from this page and you do not save, all this information will be lost. DO NOT CLICK THE BACK BUTTON. If you click back, your information will not be saved.