I know all you active bloggers are itching to get creative in the new Community, so let’s talk a bit about how to create a blog post using the new platform. To get started, you’ll click the dropdown menu from your profile picture (top-right) and select “Write a Blog Post.”
Enter your blog post title and begin typing in the text box. You can use the WYSIWYG editor to add (1) emphasis and style, (2) pictures, (3) videos, and (4) links to your post.
There’s an additional formatting bar available by clicking the Toolbar Toggle icon:
From here you can edit paragraph formatting, including alignment, text color, and tables. (Thanks to user, Kirill Pogrebnyak, for bringing this to my attention with his own blog post!)
A Primary Tag is required, so choose one that best describes your topic by typing into the Primary Tag field and selecting from the dropdown options. These Primary Tags are pre-populated by SAP and the dropdown will suggest choices based on your entry. You may also select additional pre-populated tags in the SAP Tags section, or you may add your own under the Tags section, in order to help readers find your blog post.
From here, you will have different options for publishing, depending on your author level. (To read more about author levels, click here.) You can either save your draft by clicking the Save button; or if you are a Contributor, you will have the option to send the post to a Moderator to review and publish. If you are an Author, you will have the ability to publish the post by clicking the Publish button.
If you are a Contributor, the Moderator will review your content and either publish it or send it back to you with comments on how it needs to be improved before publishing. Once the blog post is published, you may make edits by clicking the Edit button from the post’s published version.