How to post to this site

Posting a story to SCNewsExchange requires a few simple steps.

First, you must log in.  To receive a log in name and password, please call (803) 750-9561, or e-mail jmadden@scpress.org.

Log in by clicking on the “Log in” link on the right-hand side of the SCNewsExchange home page, under Information.  Then, enter your username and password.

Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the dashboard, where there will be a menu on the left hand side of the page.  Click  “Add New” under “Posts.”

Once you have clicked “Add New” you will be taken to a page that will allow you to add your headline and story.  Your headline will go in the first box.  Your story will go in the second box.  Be sure to include your byline with your story.  Simply type your headline and your story into the appropriate boxes.  If you wish, you may also copy and paste your story into the story area.

In an effort to keep users from having to scroll far down the home page to view the recently posted stories, please insert a “break” after the first few lines of your story.  First, hit enter where you wish to insert the break.  Then, you may either click on the “Insert More Tag” button, which is the 12th button from the left-hand side of the edit bar, or you can hold down the ALT, SHIFT and T keys.

Once you have entered your headline and story, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that your name is listed as the page author.  If it is not, you may select your name from the drop down menu.

Please select the category for your story by checking the appropriate check boxes on the right-hand menu bar.  You may select more than one, if necessary.

Finally, you are ready to hit Publish on the menu on the right hand side of the Web page.  Once the story is published, a yellow notification will appear at the top of the screen, above the headline.

You have the ability to add images, video clips and sound in your story if you wish.

To do so, click on the appropriate option beside “Upload/Insert,” at the top of the dialog box where you enter your story. (For images, select the first icon beside “Upload/Insert.”)

When adding images, choose your file(s) by hitting “Select File,” and browse to the image(s) you would like to upload.  Be sure to fill in the “title” and “caption” information boxes, as this information will be posted with the image. Also, please include the photo credit with the caption, i.e. Photo by Tom Smith, The Item.

Please select the thumbnail or medium size option, and link it to the print quality photo by hitting the “File URL” button.  This will automatically populate the link field, which will allow users to click on the image in the post for a larger image.

Finally, select “Insert into post” to insert the image into the story box.  Be sure to select the photo category from the right-hand check boxes before you publish the image.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen at SCPA at (803) 750-9561, or e-mail her at jmadden@scpress.org.