Getting Started

Creating an Account and Logging in

It's easy to get started as a contributor to
The first step is to login using your username and password.
Don't have a user account? create an account here -free

After setup, you'll receive an email to activate your account.
Soon after we validate your registration, authoring permissions are added. Be patient as this may take up to 24 hours.
Then you can author and submit articles for publication, becoming a one-time or ongoing contributor.

Creating an article with your new Authoring Permissions

An article can be a story or tweet thread you’ve written and paste in, or you can create something completely new with the built in composer. No coding is necessary, but code is easy to include. Your article can be as simple as a link or a meme image, or rich with media and in-depth analysis.

Once you are logged-in, a new link will be visible in your User Menu. To create a new article, click on the new "Submit an Article" link on that menu.

• To begin: Add a title and do not change the alias field.

• Set the Category, which is where you think would be a good Section for the article to appear. Do this with a drop down menu marked Category. Do not set the Category to Front Page. Choose only one of the Categories under Sections in the drop down list, and remember which section you chose so you can easily find it, later. 

• Click [Save].

• Put something in the content area. Composing an article or unrolled thread offline and pasting into the content area is a good way to do it. 

• Before you Save and Close, you'll want to be sure you've set the Category, which is where you think would be a good Section for the article to appear. This also allows you to find it easier, after closing the composer! You can leave other fields as they are.

• Save and Close the document

The editorial board will review the submission, and a proofreader may provide feedback. Once your editor and you, the author, agree on the final draft, it will be published!


After saving / publishing, you can edit an existing article by logging in, navigating to the Section the article has been set to, and clicking on the edit icon on the upper-right (this only displays to users who have the right to edit). Authors are always able to edit their own articles, so long as they retain authoring privileges here.

Article images, media, and publication settings

When you are using the inline composer to write your articles, explore the tools for inserting media. You can make your article simple or rich with content to express your message. An editor may resize, relocate, or even remove an image or element per layout requirements or other restrictions. Feel free to upload your media using the Image insertion tool to include it in your article. You can also embed media from YouTube, Soundcloud, and others with a simple tag.

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How to embed video and audio in your article.

It is already easy to turn text into an external link, using the built in composition tools. For example, selecting the text you want to make into a link then clicking the Insert link tool button lets you easily make links..

So you can turn this:

.. into a text based YouTube Link

And this method of creating an external link remains an option.



you can embed content, displaying it locally from within your article, rather than having visitors surf out to its location.

This is possible whether or not the media is stored locally, which we can also do, using the composition tool to upload to the media folder.
Authors' media is uploaded to and articles can refer to that location.

The embedded content can also be offsite, like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and SoundCloud.


Below are both the directions and the demonstration of the plug-in in action!

Implementing the embedding plug-in capabilities involves a snippet of code.
Use the example, below, changing the location of the youtube video to that of your own media file.

Easy, descriptive syntax for media embedding. Use: {formatORprovider}filenameORvideoID{/formatORprovider}
You can also use syntax like: {format/provider}filenameORvideoID|width|height|autoplay{/format/provider}

...where "width" and "height" are the media dimensions in pixels and "autoplay" is enabled using 1 (use 0 to disable it).

For example, a YouTube video with 600x450 dimensions that autoplays on page load would be displayed adding this plugin tag in your Joomla article: {youtube}e_KsbNmVjJc|600|450|1{/youtube} 

Please note that for providers like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion,,, SoundCloud, Twitvid & yFrog you can also use the entire video page URL instead of just the ID


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