Getting Started with Posts 4: Edit board settings

There are several options that can be adjusted at the board level. To find them, open up Posts, go to the Board you want to edit, click the three-dot Action Menu, and select "Settings."

General tab

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Name

For organizational purposes, a name for each board is required. The board’s name can be displayed in a Board element.

Description

The board’s description is optional, but it can also be displayed in a Board element. This is a full text editor, so feel free to be creative and include formatting, headings, images, and other content.

Thumbnail

The image you choose as the board’s thumbnail image can be displayed in a Board element.

Find the "Thumbnail" section in the Settings window, and click the "Browse" button to open up File Manager or Resources in a new window. Navigate to the image you want to use, or upload a new one, and select it, then click "Save" at the bottom-right.

Slug

The board’s slug forms part of the URL when the board is accessed. By default, it will be the name of the board with hyphens instead of spaces, but you can customize this by typing something new into the field.

Default Board Post Page

To easily view, preview, and send links to individual posts, as well as for good SEO practices, it is best to create a default post page for your boards. This can be any page with a Post “Single”-format element on it. Select the page from the page-picker to set it for the board. For more information about setting up a default board post page, see Create a default post page.

Enable RSS/Enable Subscriptions

There are two main ways to allow users to receive automatic updates when a new post is published on a board: RSS feed and email subscriptions. It is not necessary to have an account on the website to sign up for email alerts.

In the board settings, you can decide whether each of these is available to users. Select the checkboxes to enable the RSS feed link and subscription signup options. For more about these capabilities, refer to Subscribe to Post updates.

These options depend on having a default board post page to open the post details in, so they are only available after the default board post page has been set.

Privacy tab

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The Privacy tab allows you to control who will be able to view posts from this board. Everyone means that all users will have access to the content. Constituents Only lets you choose roles or groups to have the ability to read those posts. Admin Only means that the posts will only be visible within the Posts module, not on the front end of the site. 

Permissions tab

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The Permissions tab is where to assign constituents to edit and publish posts on that board, or serve as a board admin. For more information about assigning permissions, see Manage board permissions.

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