|This video shows you how to use a blog to share news and views in IBM Connections 4.
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This video shows you how to use a blog to share news and views in IBM Connections 4.
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Table 1. Welcome
Blogs let you share news and views with your colleagues.
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Table 2. Browsing Blogs
To get started with Blogs you can browse the blogs that others have published.
Show the Public Blogs page.
View the entries for blogs that interest you.
View entries for a blog.
If you find an entry you like, you can recommend it.
Click Recommend an entry.
The entries with the most recommendations display in a sidebar.
Show recommendation section.
Many blogs welcome comments. If you have something to share, contribute to the blog.
Click Make a comment.
Your comment displays in the blog under the entry.
Show the comment form.
Table 3. Starting a blog
When you are ready to share your news and views, start your own blog.
Click Start a blog.
Enter a name for the blog. The blog address is the short name for the URL.
Enter a blog name and address
Use tags to make your blog easy to find.
Enter tags to describe the blog.
If you want a different look for your blog, change the theme. Changing the theme changes the color and layout, but does not affect the content.
Choose a new theme.
Click Save to create the blog.
Table 4. Creating a blog entry
After you create a blog, Click the New Entry link to create the first entry.
Click New Entry
Type the subject for your entry.
Enter a name in the Names field.
Use the rich text editor to compose your entry. In addition to text, you can add pictures or videos.
Click the image link and browse for a picture. Click OK to upload the picture.
Click the Post to Blog button when you are ready to publish your entry.
Click Post to Blog.
Your entry appears in your blog.
Show the blog entry with the picture.
Table 5. Managing your blog
After you create a blog, you can manage settings for it. Click the Settings link.
Click the Settings link.
From the General Settings page, you can change the blog name or description.
Show the name and description fields.
You can also change how users interact with the blog. For example, you can turn off comments for your blog. Or, you can choose to have comments moderated, which means comments must be reviewed and approved before they appear in the blog.
Show comment and moderation options. Click the option to display emoticons.
This page is also where you can go to remove a blog.
Show the Remove Blog button.
Save your updates to the blog settings.
Click the Update Blog Settings button.
Table 6. Adding blog authors
To allow others to post entries to your blog make them authors.
Click the Authors link in the navigator.
Add a member and assign permissions. Owner permission allows a user to post entries, manage the settings for the blog, and grant permissions to others. Author permission allows a user to post entries, but not to manage the blog settings. Draft permission allows user to save draft entries only.
Show adding Ted Amado as an author.
Save the changes you made for the additional authors.
Click the Save button.
Table 7. Closing
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Now you are ready to share your news and views with a blog.
Display the closing screen.
For more information about using Blogs, click Help in the product.
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