Ingrid Blogs facilitates the user to express/share different views and ideas with the outer world.
B3 can be private or public(default). All public blogs can be viewed in the B3 home page.
- HTML Editor
- Draft - Automatically draft the content. Thus user wont loose any of the content while creating.
- File Uploads - Allows the user to upload images, videos, URL's, experiences, any document attachments etc. along with the text content in a blog
- Share - Options like 'Like', 'Dislike', 'Comment' facilitate the user to express his views about the blog. The blog can be shared by posting it to Ingrid slate, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. User can also share the blog by sending it as an email to different people.
- Hashtags - Hashtags enable the user to access all the blogs with same hashtags.
- Channels - Users are allowed to post blogs to appropriate channels. Channels can be accessed from channels.zcubes.com .
1. Access B3 by b3.zcubes.com 2. Log in to B3 to start creating blogs.
3. Once logged in, click on Menu icon on the right top corner to see the option Create Blog
4. Create New Blog page have the Heading, Choose Blog Cover, Customize Display Settings as fields.
5. To alter display setting, check on Customize Display Settings option and click Next. 6. Show/Hide settings allows users toselect/deselect various Blog display options on this page.
7. Share Permission settings allows users to choose buddies to edit the blog content
8. Order By settings allows the users to sort the blog posts in Ascending/Descending order according to the created dates. 9. Show Comments allows the users to disable the comments visibility. Select None option under 'Show Comments' to show no comments.
10. Save the settings through 'Save' button to start creating blog posts. It will redirect to Create New Blog Posting page.
If the user does not select 'Customize Display Settings' option, then it will automatically redirect to create blog post page.
Blog Display Settings
User can alter the display settings by selecting the 'Customize Display Settings' option. By selecting 'Next' button, it leads to 'Display Settings' page that allows the user to select/deselect various Blog display options.
User can select/deselect different options under the headings 'Show/Hide', 'Sort by Date' and 'Show Comments' for displaying the newly created blog.
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- Blog Heading : Enables/Disables the display of heading of the blog for all the posts added under that particular blog.
- Author Name : Enables/Disables the display of name of the author/user who created the blog.
- Archives : Archives gives the list of all other postings under the currently open blog. By selecting the Show/Hide option, user can enable/disable the display of Archives pane.
- Profile photo : Enables/Disables the display of the blog author's profile photo to the blog viewers.
- Date : Enables/Disables the display of date on which the posts under particular blog were added.
- Right Pane : Enables/Disables the display of pane on the right hand side which displays the blog author's details such as name, profile photo and number of blogs created by the author.
- Post Heading : Enables/Disables the display of headings of all posts under a particular blog.
- Cubee Control : Enables/Disables the display of the controls such as 'Like', 'Dislike', 'Share', 'Track/Delete' and 'Comments'. User and viewers both can use these controls to express their views about the blog post.
- Top Pane : Enables/Disables the display of top pane that includes - 'Blog Heading', 'Search window', 'Share' icon, 'Live blogs' and 'Drafts' button, 'Display settings' icon, 'New post', 'Home' and 'Ingrid blogs' icon and a 'Back' button.
If the user is on Blog listing page, instead of 'Live blogs' and 'Drafts' buttons, 'Views' option is enabled/disabled showing how many times the blog has been viewed.
- Sort by Date
- User can sort the display of blog posts in ascending/descending order of dates created.
- Show Comments
- User can enable/disable the option of display of blog comments to all the viewers. In order to disable the comments visibility, None option can be selected.
Blog Types / Blog Modes
- Blog Mode
- Book Mode
- Website Mode
- Content Only
- Newspaper Mode
Create Blog Post
Once the blog is created, user will be directed to 'Create New Blog Posting' page.
This page consists of the 'Heading' section, 'Contents' section and 'Saving options' section. User can enter an appropriate heading for the post through 'Heading' window.
By selecting + icon below the 'Contents' section, user can also fill in the Category and Tags details. The current blog post can also be placed under any other user created blog, by selecting 'Post to Blog' option.
Along with the text contents for the post, user can -
-Share gift images
-Share user created experiences
-Add HTML code
The first image or the video uploaded in the blog post is the default thumbnail image of the blog post.
The contents can be formatted using Edit bar options such as font size, font color, alignment, preview etc.
User can save the post at any time using Save as Draft button. Once the post is complete, user can publish the post through Publish button and will be available for viewing to other users on 'Ingrid Blogs' page.
Cancel button helps prevent the user from saving any changes done.
User can create any number of new blog posts using 'New Blog Post' icon at the top right corner of the blog page.
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The Home button and 'My Blogs' option at the top right hand corner redirects to the user's Blogs home page.
On this page, a list of all blogs created by the user is available. All the postings under each blog heading can also be viewed by clicking on the blog.
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The Ingrid button i at the top right hand corner redirects to the Ingrid Blogs public page.
User can anytime edit his own blogs using 'Edit icon' -
1)Through the blogs page where all the related posts are listed.
2)at the bottom right side of each individual post of a particular blog.
User can also delete any of the blog posting or the complete blog, by clicking on the Delete icon besides the 'Edit' icon. Ingrid will ask for the confirmation before deletion.
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User can share any blog through 'Share blog' icon placed -
1) on the top right hand corner of the blog page or
2) from the 'Cubee Control' option at the bottom of the blog contents
Blog can be shared by -
- Posting to Ingrid : By selecting Ingrid option, user can share the blog by posting on Slate, or posting to a particular group, or sending as a Zmail.
- As a Permalink : A URL is created for the blog post which can be copied and shared.
- By sending as an email : Can be shared by entering the receivers email address.
- Sharing on Facebook
- Sharing on Twitter
- Sharing on Google+