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Articles User Guide

Before adding an article, be sure to have all the required information for that article. Also, you have to check if there is already another article about the same subject, in order to avoid repeated articles or double posts.

All the articles you write must be written in a simple language and they have to include the source of information. For example, if you are writing a tutorial, a science article, or a biography about a historical figure or a celebrity, you have to mention all the sources of your research and cite where you extracted the data from in a list located at the bottom of the article.

However, when you write an article where you are presenting your own ideas or research results, just specify that they are yours at the bottom or at the top of the article.

You can also read the YouBioit tutorial which provides lots of examples: Tutorial.

Share with other people knowledge of all kind. For example you can write articles about science, history, music, sports, economy, medicine, video games, biographies and thousands more topics.

 

Articles divided into multiple parts and images in articles

If required, your article can be divided into many pages which can be linked together through the related articles system. You can also add as many images as you need in order to provide further data or strengthen the main text information provided in your article. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

If your article will be divided into more than one page, that is lots of subarticles, once you created each one of them, they can be linked through the Other related articles tool. Note that each page of a multiple pages article, is actually an article itself. It means that in order to divide an article into multiple chapters or pages, you have to post a separate article for each one of those chapters and then link them together.

Here is an example of an article divided into several parts or chapters: Generation Y. This article is divided into five parts. Each one of those parts is actually an article itself, however they are all linked together by the Other related articles system explained below.

To display images in your articles, first you have to create a photoalbum, upload the images by clicking the Add one image option or the Add multiple images option located at the bottom of your photoalbum page. For more information about how to post images, check the photoalbums section below.

 

Nutshell guide

  1. Select the +Create an Article option of the Articles drop-down menu (1st drop-down menu of the menu bar). In case you are using a mobile device select the +Create an Article option of the menu.
  2. Write a title for your article in the Title text field at the top of the page.
  3. Select one or more categories your article belongs to. For example, if you are writing an article about Mars, the selected categories could be Astronomy, Astrophysics, Science and Space. The categories can be selected from the Category list.
  4. Write in the Subcategory text field one or more Subcategories. You can create or use other existing subcategories. For example for an article about Mars the subcategories could be NASA, Space Exploration, Planets and Solar System. Other users will be able to find your article at the Articles by Category and Articles by Subcategory sections.
  5. You must write your article in the Body text field.
  6. If you want to add a cover image to be shown at the teaser of your article and at the article header when the page is opened, go to the Attached Teaser Images option and upload the image, don't forget to add a title for your cover image also in the Image Title text field. This is optional.
  7. If you want to publish a photo gallery related to your article, you have to follow two steps:
    First, create a new photoalbum by selecting the +Add new Photoalbum option of the Images drop-down menu (2nd drop-down menu of the menu bar). In case you are using a mobile device select the +Add new photoalbum option of the menu.
    Second, you have to link the photo gallery with your article, so go to the Photoalbum text field located just above the Body text field and write the title of the Photoalbum you created.
    A good practice is to post the article first, then create the photo gallery, and finally link the gallery with the article.
  8. If required, you can link more than one article to a specific photoalbum. However, you can only link one photoalbum to a specific article.
  9. The difference between the article's Attached teaser image tool and linking the article with a photoalbum is that the former is just a single image used as a cover photo for the article, while the latter is a photo gallery with a collection of images and sub-albums.
  10. To add inline images within the body of your article, you can do that by simply using the Insert/edit image tool of the text editor toolbar. Just open one image of your photoalbum, right click on it and copy the image URL. Then insert that URL in the text field of the Insert/edit image tool, and that's it.
  11. If you want to add a link from the image you added in your article to its original version in your photoalbum, just select the Insert/edit link tool of the text editor toolbar. Once you opened the Insert/edit link tool, insert the URL of the webpage your image is located in.
  12. If your article is divided into different parts or chapters, you must publish each of these chapters or parts as an individual article and then link them together by adding the title of each of those parts or chapters in the Other related articles text fields. Initially, there are five text fields for related articles. In case you want to link more than five parts or chapters together, you must add the titles of the first five parts and then submit the article. Then, when you open again the article editor, other empty five text fields are added to the Other related articles box. You can link together as many articles as you wish.
  13. If you want to add external links to websites related to the subject of your article, insert in the Related links text field, the URL and the title (separated by a space) of each website (note that each external link must be added in a different line, so you must have one external link per line). Here is an example of an external link: https://www.example.com Title of the External Link. If no title is submitted, the URL itself will be used as the title.
  14. If you want to promote your article and get more people to read it, a good practice is to insert keywords in the Keywords describing this article text field. Keywords must be separated with commas. For example, if your write an article about How money works you could insert the following keywords: economy, money, monetary policies, central banks, federal reserve.
  15. If you want to write a biographical article about a historical figure or a celebrity, there is a special option named +Add your Biography on the Create drop-down menu (3rd drop-down menu of the menu bar). In case you are using a mobile device, select the +Add your Biography option of the menu. The biographies editor has additional optional and mandatory text fields such as Day of Birth, Month of Birth, Year of Birth, City of Birth, Country of Birth, Gender, Occupation, Credited Works, Personal Quotes, etc. Regarding the optional fields, if you don't write anything in them, they will just not show up in the published article (for instance, if the person has not nicknames, you can leave the nicknames field empty).
  16. Finally, if you are not sure about the reliability of some data or information, please do not add it into your article. All the information you submit must be truthful and accurate. Articles are monitored periodically by the staff of YouBioit.com or reported by other users. If an article is found wrong, improper, offensive or it violates any of the terms and conditions of YouBioit.com, it might be edited or even deleted.

 

Photoalbums and images

On YouBioit.com you can create your own photoalbums and fill them with thousands of photos. You can also manage your photoalbums and sort them according to your needs. You can even create sub-albums inside parent photoalbums.

In order to start adding photoalbums and images, first you have to create your user Root Photoalbum, where all the images and other photoalbums will be located in. From that moment on, you will be able to create new photoalbums and upload images into those photoalbums.

 

How to publish images and photoalbums

When your Root Photoalbum is created you can publish new photoalbums and upload photos and images into them.

  1. Add a new Photoalbum:

    Creating new photoalbums is an easy task. Just type a title and select the parent album where it will be located in (when you create your first photoalbum you are going to find one possible parent photoalbum).

    You can also sort the images of your photoalbum according to your needs (for example: Alphabetical order).

    In the Default Album View menu you can choose between showing your image thumbnails with a Grid or a List format.

    Finally, with the Weight tool you can sort albums. So, the heavier albums will sink and the lighter albums will be positioned nearer the top. Giving a heavier weight to an album will make it position lower in List views. The weight range spans from -10 to 10, the latter number being the heaviest.

  2. How to upload images:

    Uploading a new image is pretty easy. Just type a title and select the parent album where the image will be uploaded. When you first created your Root Photoalbum you are going to find one single choice until you create other photoalbums.

    In the Body text field you can optionally write some information about the image or photo.

    You can also upload multiple images simultaneously into a photoalbum. In order to upload lots of images at once, just open the photoalbum where the images are going to be uploaded. Then click on the Add multiple images option. Once the multiple images uploader is loaded, press the Add files... button and select the images and photos you want to upload. Once you selected all the images, press the Start upload button. Wait until all the images have been uploaded. When using the multiple images uploader, the uploaded images are titled after their file names. In order to change their titles, open the photoalbum where the images have been uploaded and click on the Add/Edit titles of your images option at the top of the page. You can also edit their titles one by one, just opening each image and clicking on the Edit option of each image.

    With the Rotate Image tool you can rotate your image online. For example, sometimes you might need to rotate an image or a photo clockwise or counterclockwise.

    If you want to add external links to websites related to the subject of your image, insert in the Related links text field, the URL and the title (separated by a space) of each website (note that each external link must be added in a different line, so you must have one external link per line). For example: https://www.example.com Title of the external link. If no title is submitted, the URL itself will be used as the title.

    If you want to promote your image or photo and get more people to see it, a good practice is to insert keywords in the Keywords describing this article text field. Keywords must be separated with commas. For example, if you uploaded a photo showing a landscape of the Catskill mountains in New York you could insert the following keywords: mountains in new york, catskill mountains, landscapes of new york, mountains of america, ski resorts in new york.

  3. My Photoalbums:

    If you select the My Photoalbums option of the Images drop-down menu (2nd drop-down menu of the menu bar), your Root photoalbum is loaded and you can browse all your published photoalbums. In case you are using a mobile device, select the My Photoalbums option of the menu.

 

Polls

There are two types of polls: Polls and Ranking Polls

Polls: Simple polls let you create a multiple-choice question where other users can vote on. Users are allowed to vote only one of the choices available.

Ranking Polls: In this kind of polls users can rank a number of choices.

 

Voting / Rating Systems

When opening an article, an image or a photoalbum you are going to find a thumbs up and a thumbs down icon.

The Like/Dislike rating system is used to rate the quality of an article, an image and a photoalbum.

Each time you Like an article, an image or a photoalbum, one vote is added to that post. For example, if you press Like on an article with 120 votes, an additional vote is added, resulting in 121 total votes.

You can also Dislike an article, an image or a photoalbum which you previously Liked. You cannot Dislike articles, images or photoalbums where you did not vote previously. For example, if you regret the Like you gave to the article of the previous example, its total votes count will go down from 121 to 120.

The articles, photoalbums and images with highest number of votes, will be added to the Top Rated Posts list.

 

Friend Users System

The friend users system lets you add friend users to a list. When you have a list of friend users, you can create private articles with restricted access, only visible to them. It also provides you a quick contact list in the My Friends section, which can be opened by selecting the My Friends option of the username drop-down menu (4th drop-down menu of the menu bar).

Currently, its most important benefit is the possibility of publishing private articles which only can be seen by friend users. Of course, those private articles have less chances of becoming popular due to their restricted accessibility compared to unrestricted ones. However, if your intention is to build a private group or community or you don't want to share your articles with everyone, but just a selected group, this system is what you are looking for.

To make an article only visible to friends, when you submit it or edit it, check the Article Optional Access Restrictions checkbox.