How To Post Content

Posted by Mike Volk on 03/14/11

The SmithRock.com blog features news, comments, photos and videos posted by site users. To post your content register today!

Step-by-step log in and content posting instructions

Step 1 - Click the "Log in" tab.

Step 2 - Click the "Register" link.

Step 3 - Fill in the register form and click "Register!"

Step 4 - Validate your account by clicking on the link in the email that has been sent to you.

Step 5 - Click "Continue".

Step 6 - This screen appears because by default new accounts do not have access to post content until we have approved and upgraded your account status. We will send you an email within 24 hours (except on weekends and holidays) with your account status information. To view the blog before your account has been upgraded click "Exit to blogs".

Step 7 - In the circled menu bar notice on the right your log in name, an "Admin" button and a "Logout" button. You will have access to the "Admin" button once we have upgraded your account.

Step 8 - Once we have upgaded your account the left side of the menu bar will have more options available.

Step 9 - To post a new message on the page you are viewing click "Write" in the menu bar.

Step 10 - You need to change some of the settings on the input page before you enter any text:
-Confirm you have the correct blog selected.
-Click the "Expert" tab which is next to the "Simple" tab at the top left of the page.
-Click on the "HTML" button at the bottom of the page.

Step 11 - Once the above settings have been changed (do not change any other settings) the new page will look like the one below and you can start typing. The arrows indicate the changes that were made in step 10.
-Fill in the "Title" input field.
-Select the category in the "Main" column under "Categories" where you would like your post to be included. Remove any checkmarks in the "Extra" column.
-Type your message in the text input area.
-Click "Save" and your new post will added to the page you were viewing.

Step 12 - How to post photos:
-Maximum photo width should be 600 pixels.
-After you have entered a title and text for the post click the "Save & start attaching files" button.

-When the page refreshes click on the "Add/Link files" link.

-To upload one image keep the "Browse" tab at the top of the page active.
-Click the "Browse" button at the bottom of the box and select an image from your hard drive and click "Quick upload".
-To upload more than one photo at a time click the "Upload" tab and follow the same steps as above.
NOTE: If other images have previously been uploaded to the blog you are posting to, you will see a list of photos instead of the "No files found" message.

-Once uploaded click the checkmark box next to your image, make sure "Insert IMG/link into post" is in the pull-down menu window and click "Go".

-The image link has been automatically added to the post page. Click "Save" and your image will be added to the blog.

Step 13 - Video can be embeded into the blog by selecting one of the video sites listed in the menu bar.
-You will need to go to the site that your video has been posted to (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and select the "Share" link on that site and copy the code needed to embed the video link into the SmithRock.com blog.

To see this video embeded in the SmithRock.com blog go to our Gallery.


-Click the video site listed in the menu bar (see image below) where your video has been posted.

-Paste the code into the popup window and click "OK".


NOTE: If your video does not appear in your post experiment with how much of the code string is actually needed to post your video.
EXAMPLE: For YouTube videos only the letter/number string to the right of the "=" sign is needed to post the movie into the SmithRock.com blog.

Questions? Click the "Contact" tab at the top of this page to send us an email.