FAQ for Authors - Formatting Posts, Images, and Videos

Publish0x: FAQ for Authors

 

FAQ: Formatting Posts, Images, and Videos.

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This Author FAQ Page Covers:

 

0. How to become an author.

1. What is the Difference Between a Blog and a Post?

2. Working With Blogs: How to Add Other Authors to Your Blog(s), How to Transfer Posts Between Blogs and How to Delete a Blog?

3. How to Use Tags Efficiently?

4. Drafts, Published, and Unpublished Posts Explained.

5. Do You Support HTML Within Posts?

6. How to Embed Youtube, LBRY Videos, and Tweets on Publish0x?

7. Image FAQ: How to Upload an Image in My Post, How to Resize Images, What if Your Image Won't Upload and how to Use .gif Images?

8. How Will My Profile, My Blogs, and My Posts Look - What Do All of the Settings Change?

9. What are the Ideal Image Dimensions for Your Blogs and Posts?

 

First, How Do I Become an Author?

You can apply to become an author here.

  • Applications are normally processed within 3 days, depending on workload.
  • Not all applications that we receive and check can be accepted at Publish0x for various reasons. We reserve the right to determine which applicants qualify for authorship status.
  • Any applications pending longer than a few days have most likely been rejected.
  • Applicants that are accepted will be advised by email on how to proceed further.
  • Applicants that are rejected may re-apply for authorship by submitting a sample of writing to the support team at support@publish0x.com for reconsideration. Please also include the proper Publish0x username when contacting support.

 

1. What is the Difference Between a Blog and a Post?

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When you become an author on Publish0x, in your dashboard you will notice that you can create both a blog, and a post.

 

Note: A blog is not a post. On Publish0x, blogs are containers for your posts. Think of a blog as a separate website, on which you publish posts. First, you need to create a blog before you can publish your posts within (or under) that blog.

You can create multiple blogs on Publish0x, and you can have a different theme for each of your blogs. For example, one blog can be about crypto projects you like, while another can be about showing your photography or poems.

Here are two examples of blogs I publish posts under. Notice that multiple individual posts are published under these blogs:

 

Finally, if you visit my profile on Publish0x, you can see the posts I've published chronologically, no matter which blog they are published in.

 

Shortcuts.

  • Create a blog from here.
  • See all of your existing blogs from here.
  • See all of the posts you've published or have in drafts, from here.

 

2. Working With Blogs: How to Add Other Authors to Your Blog(s), How to Transfer Posts Between Blogs and How to Delete a Blog?

 

2.1. How to Add Other Authors to Your Blog(s)?

Each blog on Publish0x can have multiple authors. Here's how to invite an author to join your blog:

Step 1. Navigate to Your Blogs from the Dashboard.

Step 2. Click on the "Edit Blog" button.

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Step 3. Click on the "Edit Blog Authors" button.

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Step 4. Write the Publish0x username of the author you are trying to invite.

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PS. You can find the username of any author by asking them to check their dashboard. The name that is visible on this page next to the avatar is your Username.

 

Step 5. Finally, click on the "Submit Invite" button.

 

2.2. How to Transfer Posts Between Blogs?

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To transfer a post between two blogs, you need to do the following:

Step 1. Navigate to Your Posts page which you can access from the Dashboard.

Step 2. Click the "Edit" button on the individual post you wish to transfer from one blog to another.

Step 3. Under the "Blog" dropdown menu which you can find near the bottom of the writers interface, choose a different blog for your post.

Step 4. Finally, save the post. It is now transferred to a different blog.

 

  • Note: You need to be the owner or a contributor of a blog, before you can transfer your posts to, or from that blog.

 

2.3. How to Delete a Blog?

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To delete one of your blogs, simply hit the "Delete Blog" button in the "Your Blogs" page that you can access from the Dashboard.

  • Note: You can only delete blogs that have no posts in them. Before you delete a blog, transfer the posts from that blog to another blog, or unpublish all of the posts in said blog. Unpublishing the posts will make them accessible only to you, and to no other users.

 

 

3. How to Use Tags Efficiently?

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Tags on Publish0x.com work a bit differently than on most other sites. Here's what you need to know.


3.1.1 Tags Decide Which Categories Your Posts Will Fit Into.

We suggest always tagging your posts with at least one tag. Your posts will be sorted in certain categories, depending on which tags you use.

  • You can see which tags will fit you into which categories, here: https://www.publish0x.com/category/
  • This is not a comprehensive list though, it's only meant to get you started.
  • We encourage users to add more tags to their posts. Once tags are used enough times, we assign them to the corresponding category that we believe the tag fits in best.

 

3.1.2 Using Existing Tags.

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If you see the "Press enter to select" text next to a tag you are about to use, it means that the tag has already been assigned to a category.

 

3.1.3 Adding New Tags to the Site.

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However, if you see the text "Add this as a new tag" displayed on the tag you wish to use, it means that this particular tag is not assigned to any category on Publish0x.

  • We still encourage you to use this tag! Once tags are used enough times, we assign them to the corresponding category that we believe the tag fits in best.
  • If you want to use a tag and would like it to be assigned to a category by our admins, please write to support@publish0x.com - we are accommodating here and appreciate the suggestions!

 

3.2. We Group Tags - Example: Tags 'Crypto' and 'Cryptocurrency' are the absolute same on Publish0x.com

Yes, we group tags. 'Bitcoin' and 'BTC' (and others like 'Bitcoin Halving' and 'Bitcoin Value') are all grouped together, and it does not make any difference which one you use. Using just one of the tags listed above is enough to get your post placed in the "Bitcoin Category" here.

Using any of these tags will get your post placed in the "Ethereum Category" here: Ethereum Crypto, Ethereum (ETH), ETH, Etherium, Ether, Ethereum Tokens, Ethereum Token, $ETH, Ethereum, $Ethereum ... and many others!

How to check this? Click on the tag you used, and see where it redirects to. If it's a "clean" URL without a random string of letters at the end, you're good to go! Tags which are used less often, are not grouped with other tags.

 

But that's not all - using any of the 'Bitcoin', or 'Etherum' tags, or tagging your post with the name of almost any token (like Chainlink, Polkadot, Binance, or even MyCrypto, Metmamask, etc... will also get your post placed in the "Cryptocurrency" category.

This means that if you tag your post with "Bitcoin", "Polkadot", "Chainlink", "Binance", "Ethereum" or with almost an cryptocurrency related tag, your post will also get placed in the main "Cryptocurrency" category. With this, there is no need to also use "Crypto" or "Cryptocurrency" tags on your posts as this will not increase the visibility of your post, and you can experiment with adding other tags.

 

Note of Warning.

Please use only relevant tags on your posts. If you are writing about 'Polkadot', 'Chainlink', or 'Binance', please don't tag your post with 'Bitcoin' or 'Ethereum'. As you see, this will not make a difference to the visibility of your post.

We reserve the right to remove the ability for an author to use tags at all, should this be abused.

 

4. Drafts, Published, and Unpublished Posts Explained.

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4.1. Drafts.

You can find posts that you are working on currently, that have not yet been published, in the 'Drafts' section of Your Posts page. From here, you can further edit, save, and publish your posts, or delete your draft.

You can also see how the posts will look like once published, before publishing them.

 

4.2. Published Posts.

Once you're happy with your post and you've published it, you will find it in the "Published" section of Your Posts page. From here, you can still edit your posts, you can see post stats (vies and earnings over time), and if you decide, you can unpublish the post.

Unpublished posts will go in the "Unpublished" section of Your Posts page.

 

4.3. Unpublished Posts.

Posts that you 'Unpublish' will show up in the "Unpublished" section of Your Posts page. From here, you can edit your posts, you can see posts stats, and you can "re-publish" the post.

Note:

  • Unpublishing a post is like deleting it, but you will still have the option to change your mind and publish the post again in the future.
  • Posts that are 'unpublished' will not be accessible to anyone but you.
  • Posts that are 'unpublished' and then 'published' again, will not show up under the /NewPosts category again.

 

5. Do You Support HTML?

As a security measure, we do not support pasting HTML code directly within our editor. 

 

If you have your posts already formatted with HTML, there is a workaround that will help you keep your formatting:

You can keep your pre-formatted posts by using the external editor at https://html5-editor.net/ - all you need to do is to paste the html text into the left side. Copy everything from the right column and paste it directly into the Publish0x text editor.

 

6. How to Embed Youtube, LBRY Videos, and Tweets on Publish0x?

 

6.1. How to Embed YT Videos Into Your Posts on Publish0x?

It's simple!

1. On Youtube, click on the "Share" button under the video you wish to embed, and copy the link you see.

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2. Finally, on Publish0x, click on the Youtube icon within your post editor, and paste your Youtube video link there.

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6.2. How to Embed LBRY Videos Into Your Posts on Publish0x?

To embed a LBRY video into your posts on Publish0x:

 

1. From LBRY, take the “Embed” link by clicking on “Share” under the video, and then the " < > " arrows. Copy that code.

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2. Next, on Publish0x, in your post editor, click on the “Insert / Edit Media” button found right next to the button used to upload images. Paste your embed code in the appropriate box there.

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6.3. How to Embed Tweets Within Your Posts on Publish0x?

To embed a tweet into your posts on Publish0x:

 

1. On Twitter, copy the link of the Tweet, by copying the link you get when you click on the specific tweets timestamp.

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2. Then, on Publish0x, click on the Twitter icon within your post editor, and paste the link to the tweet that you have gotten in the previous step.

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7. Image FAQ.

7.1. How to Upload an Image in My Post?

To upload an image in your post on Publish0x, use the "Upload an Image" button found at the top of the post editor. Then select the image you wish to upload from your hard drive.

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7.2. How to Resize Images Within My Posts - This .gif Images Shows You How!

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7.3. What if Your Image Won't Upload?

If your image doesn't upload, it is likely bigger than 2MB in size. Please make sure that your image is .png or .jpg

If your image is smaller than 2MB and you keep having trouble uploading it. please contact support@publish0x.com

 

7.4. Using .gif Images.

All You Need to Know About Using .gif Images on Publish0x:

If you're uploading .gif images to an external server, like Imgur.com, all you need to do to have it show inside your post on Publish0x is to "Copy" the gif image from an external source, and "Paste" it into your post on Publish0x. Like this:

 

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8. How Will My Profile, My Blogs, and My Posts Look - What Do All of the Settings Change?

 

8.1. Profile Changes.

Set Your Profile Image and About Me from here.

Your profile image and what you write "About" yourself is show on:

1. Your profile page, like this:

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2. Under the posts you publish, just above the tipper and under the like and dislike buttons, like this:

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8.2. What are the Ideal Image Dimensions for Your Blogs?

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Ideal image sizes for your blogs are as follows:

  • Blog Header Image Recommended size: 1920x500 pixels. .jpg, .png, or .gif format only
  • Blog Thumbnail Recommended size: 600x600 pixels. .jpg, .png, or .gif format only
  • Note: gif images will be static.

 

8.3. What are the Ideal Image Dimensions for Your Posts?

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The ideal image dimension for the post thumbnail image on your post is 1300x730 pixels, in .jpg, .png, or .gif format only. This image will show above the title of your post, as seen in the image above. The screenshot was taken from this post.

  • Note: gif images will be static.
  • Note: You can choose to hide the post featured image, but checking this option in the post editor, before you publish your post:

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Join the Community!

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We do have a chat where authors and readers get together and talk all things Publish0x and crypto. It's on Telegram, here.

If you'd just like to find out about the latest news and upgrades to Publish0x, join the Telegram Channel, here.

If you have a questions that's not answered here, please ask it in the Telegram group, or send an email to support@publish0x.com Chances are, if you couldn't find an answer to your question, others had trouble finding an answer to that question too.