Text: What are WorldSupporter Text & Stories, and how to create or use them?

What are WorldSupporter 'Texts & Stories'?

  • WorldSupporter 'Texts and Stories' can be created in the format you prefer:
    • Statements: Opinions, Proverbs, Quotes
    • Stories: Blogs, Interviews  Personal Stories, Diaries
    • Tutorials: Instructions, Teaching Materials
  • Get inspired by others on the overview page or read Jessica's blog on Why and how to blog

How can I create and fill out a 'Texts & Stories' page?

  • Click the 'add new content' button on your profile
  • Click 'Texts & Stories'
  • Fill in a creative, triggering and descriptive title in the 'title' field
  • Use the 'body' field to elaborate on your statement, write your blog, instruction or interview
  • When your text body is finished, create a snippet/summary in one to five sentences. This summary is is used as a snippet when your contribution is highlighted elsewhere
  • With the 'media' field you can add a picture to support your statement, this image will be shown when highlighted on your profile or on general overview pages when your statement is put in the spotlight
  • Section 'Connect:
    • with the 'resources' field you can add one of your other WorldSupporter constributions (these will allow others to navigate to that content as well)
    • with the 'external link' field you can created a list of online sources or suggestions for further reading
  • Section 'Categorise & Promote':
    • Select the different categories that apply to your text. Adding these tags make your content more easy to find for visitors and automatically adds it to the overview page of the selected category
  • Select the type and language of your Story
  • Finally, choose the desired 'Access & Privacy' level. Note that even on 'public' pages the 'contribution' part is only open for registered users to avoid anonymous feedback and nonsense comments
  • Choose 'Save'

How does the WorldSupporter text editor work?

  • Behind the scenes, a web text consists of HTML code, the icons at the top of the text field help you to convert simple plain text into a richer format.
  • It is possible to cut and paste text from Libre Office or Word, for example. Since these are not web editors, this is not optimal and some 'dirty' or 'unnecessary' HTML code that is invisible to the user is often added.
  • Preferably create your stories and contributions directly on WorldSupporter or another web editor.
  • For longer texts it is often useful to insert a heading structure. Place the cursor on the line you want to convert to a headline. Click on the desired 'heading' under the 'format' heading. Please note: Heading 1 is intended for the page title, so your first heading is normally a 'Heading 2', although you are free to use smaller headings.
  • Do you want to add an image within your story? Then make sure you save it in a reasonable format on your own computer. For displaying in the text, a width of 700px already fills the page - 200px is approximately as wide as the right column on the content pages
  • The WorldSupporter text editor leaves a lot of room for creativity - but your readers will often appreciate a structured/moderate application of styles…

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