Add an Article

Within your Amplify Website dashboard, navigate to Content > Articles and click the "Add New Article" button.

When creating an article, you will see the following steps:

Step 1 - Details

  • Title: Give your article a Title (This is the only required field).
  • Categories: Assign as many Categories to your article as are appropriate from the dropdown. You can select an existing category or create a new one by selecting the "create a new category" option.
  • Series: If your article belongs to a series, be sure to select it from the dropdown or click the green plus icon to add a new one.
  • Date: Assign the article date. If you are not planning to publish your article right away, you can change the Date that will appear next to the article on your website.
  • Authors: Be sure to select the author or contact for the article. Multiple authors can be added. You can select an existing author from the dropdown or create a new one by selecting the "create a new author" option.

When all of this information has been entered fully, click Save.

Step 2 - Content

  • Summary: this is an optional field and can be displayed using the "preview" option in the Article widgets
  • Keywords: Enter as many Keywords for your article as are appropriate. (Keywords are used to help improve search)
  • Content: the Content Editor field is where you will type your full article.

When all of the content has been entered fully, click Save.

Note: This content is displayed within the Podcast feed and with the Article Detail widget.

Step 3 - Media

Under the Media tab is where you can add any related media files with for your article details: notes, audio, image and video.

If you have previously loaded your media into the Media Manager, you can select your type of media in the drop down list in each field (notes, audio, image, video).

Upload a new File

If your file is not already uploaded to the Media Library, you can upload new files within the Article Media tab:

  • Name: This is the name of the file within the system only and is now viewable to the public.
  • Description: This is information that is viewable within the system only, to help you identify what the media is for future reference.
  • Keywords: No more than 10 words and/or phrases separated by commas. This will provide a way for Google and other Search Engines to see the media as searchable data.
  • File: Click Browse... to search your computer for the media file. You may also enter the URL of a media file that you have permission to use.

Note: To use an embedded video (ie: Vimeo/YouTube), select the Embed Code tab.

Step 4 - Publish

The final step is to publish your article.

All articles will be assigned to the default "Site Group", and you can add another group if applicable (ie: for a specific campus, ministry, etc.).

Schedule a publish status change - this option allows you to keep a sermon as Draft and schedule the date/time when the article should be published, and vice versa. To publish an article in the future, select a date under the Toggle publishing status on this date field.

Publish Status - When saving the article, you can save as draft, publish as featured or publish.

  • You can choose to publish the article right away by clicking Publish.
  • You can choose to publish the article right away as a featured article by clicking Publish as Featured.
  • You can choose to keep the article as a draft by clicking Keep as Draft.


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