Live Blog

A live blog provides comments by one or more editors attending an event that is currently taking place. Comments tend to be short and include the authors’ bylines. To build a live blog you create the container, and then post comments to the container.

Live blogs can belong to a section or a package.

Creating a live blog

A live blog is a container for live blog posts. You must first publish a live blog before editors can post comments to it.

To create a live blog:

  1. In the Quick Start widget, click Live Blog. (If you do not see Live Blog in the Quick Start widget, ask your Brightspot administrator to add it.) A content edit page appears.

  2. Fill out the fields to define the event.

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  3. Click Publish.

Brightspot publishes the live blog, and editors can post comments to it.

Adding live blog posts

To create a live blog post:

  1. Open the live blog in the content edit form.

  2. In the New Blog Post widget, click Create and Edit Posts.

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    Brightspot displays a content edit form for adding a post to the live blog, as well as a Live Posts widget that lists posts already published.

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    Content edit form for live blog post

  3. Compose the live blog post, and click Publish.

  4. Click Refresh to see the new post in the Live Posts widget.

  5. Click New Post to add additional posts.

  6. Click Back to Live Blog to return to the live blog.

Editing a live blog post

To edit a live blog post:

  1. Open the live blog in the content edit form.

  2. In the New Blog Post widget, click Create and Edit Posts.

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    Brightspot displays a form for adding a post to the live blog, as well as a Live Posts widget listing posts already published (see the illustration Content edit form for live blog post).

  3. In the Live Posts widget, click the live post you want to update. Brightspot displays the live post in the content edit form.

  4. Modify the post.

  5. Click Publish.

Tip

You can open your recent live blog posts from the Recent Activity widget.