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Asset tutorials

These tutorials introduce basic techniques for creating, publishing, and archiving assets.

Creating assets
  1. In the dashboard, find the Quick Start widget.

  2. Click the content type (Article, Image, Video, etc.) you want to create. A content edit page appears.

  3. Complete the content edit form.

  4. Save or publish the asset.

You can also create an asset from search.

  1. In the header, click |mi-add|.

  2. From the Create list, select the content type (Article, Image, Video, etc.) you want to create.

  3. Click New. A content edit page appears.

  4. Complete the content edit form.

  5. Save or publish the asset.

Uploading and editing an image

In this tutorial, you upload an image to Brightspot from your computer and then do some graphic editing. Before starting this tutorial, verify you have a graphic that you can upload to Brightspot.

  1. In the Quick Start widget, click Image. A content edit page appears.

  2. From the File list, select New Upload.

  3. Click Choose, and navigate to the graphic you want to upload.

  4. In the Title field, enter a title.

  5. Click |mi-save| to save the image.

  6. In the image preview, click |mi-brush|. The image editor appears.

  7. Under Edit, do the following:

    1. Under Rotate/Flip, click the icons to rotate or flip the image.

    2. Under Brightness and Contrast, move the sliders to adjust the image's colors.

    3. Under Filters, use the toggles to adjust the image's colors.

  8. Click Done. You return to the content edit page.

  9. Click |mi-save| to save the image.

Copying assets
  1. Find the asset you want to copy.

  2. In the editorial toolbar, click |mi-more_horiz|.

  3. Click Copy This [Asset].

Notice

The name of Copy This [Asset] changes depending on the type of asset you want to copy.

Saving assets
  1. Find the asset you want to save.

  2. Ensure all required fields are filled out.

  3. Click Save.

Scheduling assets
  1. Find asset you want to schedule.

  2. In top right corner of screen, click |mi-calendar_today|.

  3. Select date and time when the asset will be published.

  4. Click Set.

Publishing assets
  1. Find the asset you want to publish.

  2. Ensure all required fields are populated with data.

  3. Click Publish.

Archiving assets
  1. Find the asset you want to archive.

  2. In the editorial toolbar, click |mi-more_horiz|.

  3. Select Archive. A popup appears asking for confirmation.

  4. Click Ok.

Deleting assets

Caution

Assets must first be archived before they can be deleted. To locate an asset that has been archived, you must open search, locate the Status filter, then select Archived.

  1. Find the archived asset you want to delete.

  2. In the editorial toolbar, click |mi-more_horiz|.

  3. Click Delete Permanently.

  4. In the confirmation prompt, click OK.

Restoring archived assets to live or draft
  1. Find the archived asset.

  2. Click Restore in top-right corner of page.

  3. Click Restore to Draft or Restore to Live.

Adding a custom URL to an asset
  1. Locate the asset for which you want a custom URL.

  2. In right rail, in the URLs widget, click Add URL.

  3. Enter the URL path.

  4. From the left list, select the site to which the URL applies. Selecting Global applies the URL to all your sites.

  5. From the right list select the type of URL (permalink, alias, permanent redirect, or temporary redirect).

Creating a custom content edit form

Brightspot's standard content edit form for articles has many tabs and fields. In this tutorial, you create a custom content edit form for articles that as only one tab with fields for headline and body.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Users & Roles..

  2. In the Content Forms widget, select Article, and then click New. The New Content Form widget appears.

  3. In the Name field, type Abbreviated Article.

  4. From Scope, select Global. This setting implies the custom content edit form is the default for all articles.

  5. From the Accesses list, select Write. This setting implies editors can modify text in all of the custom form's fields.

  6. Except for Tab: Main, drag all items under Visible Items to Hidden Items.

  7. Expand Tab: Main.

  8. Except for Field: Headline and Field: Body, drag all fields to Hidden Items.

  9. Click Save.

  10. Return to the dashboard. The Quick Start widget shows Abbreviated Article instead of Article. Clicking Abbreviated Article displays the custom content edit form.