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4. Writing an article (Basic)

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Monday, December 27, 2004

Adding an article to JAM is very simple. (Remember to use the contextual help buttons that Big Medium provides throughout the Admin interface.)

Although any modern browser can be used to create an article, some work better than others. See this article for details. (Use your browser's Back button to return)
Let me walk you through the process as I create an article introducing the group that I am involved with - Loosely Woven. (If you are not a financial member of the Folk Federation of NSW, then become a member now.)
  1. Email me for a username and password (if you don't already have one)
  2. Log in to JAM admin (
  3. Give your article a short title/headline. (e.g. 'Meet Loosely Woven')
  4. Type or 'copy & paste' the text of your article (Make sure there aren't any unwanted carriage returns)
  5. Select from a list the sub-section/s you want your article to appear in (e.g. the 'groups' sub-section of Artists.)
  6. Click the 'Save' button. (The form will close and you will be returned to the list of your articles.)
That's all there is to it!

As a Big Medium 'writer', you will not be able to publish your article to the live JAM site but you will be able to click the Preview link to see exactly what it will look like when it is published. If you are not happy with what you see, go back to the Admin page and click on the article title to edit it.

I regularly check for unpublished articles and publish them.

Note: It is a good idea to add NFP (Not For Pubication) to the end of the title of an unfinished article so that I won't inadvertently publish it before you are ready.
Click here to see what the 'basic' version of my article looks like. Use your browser's back arrow to return to here.

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