Classic Shop Talk Forum FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

How do I create an Article?

  1. Navigate to the section you would like to publish your article to.
  2. There will be a "Create New Article" button in the top right corner of the screen. Press this button to load the Article Editor.
  3. In the article editor, change the fields you want.
  4. How To Add Tags.....Tags are optional....Tags are a method of categorizing articles on the site. They make them easily searchable by keywords and you can list articles with similar tags. Here are the instructions on how to add tags to your articles:

    1. Click on the Edit Tags icon and add tags. Separate multiple tags with a comma.
      Edit Tags
    2. Click on the Save button.
      Article Toolbar
    3. Your saved article will be listed as "Not Published" until reviewed, but will be viewable by you and you will still be able to edit it.
    4. Your saved article will be reviewed by one of our editors. After review your article will be published for all to see.

How do I create a rough draft of an article?

Right now there isn't a way to save a rough draft of your article. But, you can use the Publishing Date and Publishing Time fields in the article form to delay the date the article is published to the public. This will give you time to go back to change and revise your article before it appears in its assigned section.
Article Drafts

Why is my article not showing in the section page?

vBulletin's CMS tools allows you to control when and where an article is published on your site. If you don't see your article in the section immediately, you should do the following:

  • Check to see if you are in the right section.
  • Check to see if the permissions for the section have been set so that only a certain group of users can see the section. If it is, the article will not be made visible to the general public unless the "preview" option was selected at creation.
  • Check to see if your article has been published.
  • Check to see if the "Start Publishing" date was set to either a date before today or today's date.

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