Submit

The Submit feature allows users to submit articles and publish them on the site. Users can submit articles in three different ways:

  1. Submitting a URL of an article that exists on any site and that is of interest. Plikli CMS will fetch the title, the content and meta data of the source article.
  2. The second way does not require an URL; it is called EDITORIAL. Admins need to allow this feature (see “Require a URL when Submitting” and “Label to show when there is no URL provided in submit Step 1” settings below) NOTE that users can still submit articles using either of these two ways!
  3. Submitting articles ONLY as EDITORIAL; Admins have to set the “Show the URL Input Box” to false and the Submit phase will jump automatically to Step 2
  • Allow users to submit articles? is by default set to true NEW! Admins can, for a reason, set it to false, temporarily or indefinitely.
  • Message to display when Submitting articles is disallowed NEW!
  • Require a URL when Submitting? is by default set to true. Admins wanting to allow Editorial submissions, have to set it to false!
  • Allow Draft Articles? NEW! is by default set to false. Admins can set it to true to allows users to save submissions as Drafts wo be posted later!
  • Allow Scheduled Articles? NEW! default is false. Admins can set it to true to allow users to submit Scheduled articles to be posted at a date they set!
  • Validate URL? default setting is true. When an URL is required for submitting an articles, it validates the URL.
  • Show the URL Input Box? is set to true by default. To completely bypass the “Require a URL when Submitting” setting and only allow EDITORIAL articles, this must be set to false!
  • No URL text: is predefined as EDITORIAL; Admins can change it to their likings.
  • Complete submission on Submit Step 2? is true by default. If set to false, the user will be presented with a third step where they can preview and submit the story.
  • Auto vote? is true by default. This means that a submitted article will acquire 1 vote upon submission!
  • Minimum number of characters for the story title. It is preset to 10; Admins can change the value.
  • Maximum Title Length. It is preset to 10; Admins can change the value.
  • Minimum Story Length. It is preset to 10; Admins can change the value.
  • Maximum Story Length. It is preset to 3000; Admins can change the value.
  • Maximum Tag Line Length. It is preset to 40; Admins can change the value.
  • Maximum Summary Length (excerpt). It is preset to 600; Admins can change the value.
  • Allow multiple categories? is false by default. Setting this to true will allow users to select multiple categories on the submit page.
  • Limit time to edit stories. Set to 0, unlimited time. This feature allows you to limit the amount of time a user has before they can no longer edit a submitted story.
  • Minutes before a user is no longer allowed to edit a story? is set to 0 by default, to match the above setting. Setting a number of minutes in here (ex: a day is 1440 minutes; a week is 10080 minutes), requires enabling “Limit Time To Edit Stories” (set to 1)
  • HTML tags to allow to Normal users? is blank by default. Admins wanting to allow HTML in Articles and Comments NEW! must fill the box with the allowed HTML Tags; a set of safe tags is provided!
  • HTML tags to allow for Moderators? is blank by default. Admins wanting to allow HTML in Articles and Comments NEW! must fill the box with the allowed HTML Tags; a set of safe tags is provided!
  • HTML tags to allow for Admins is blank by default. Admins wanting to allow HTML in Articles and Comments NEW! must fill the box with the allowed HTML Tags; a set of safe tags is provided!