All About Jazz

Home » Articles » Contributor News

Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

278

September 2008, Part 2: WYSIWYG and Editorial Comments

Michael Ricci By

Sign in to view read count
Dear fellow AAJ contributors,



We made several improvements to the article submission form and the article display page and wanted to bring them to your attention:

  1. New Article Submission Form: WYSIWYG
  2. Editorial Comments Pop Up Box
  3. Help Create Musician Profiles
  4. Embed Videos in Your Articles






New Article Submission Form: WYSIWYG



Understanding basic HTML is no longer required when submitting articles. Thanks to our new text editor, you can highlight album titles and italicize them at the click of a button. You can bold header text, insert photos, insert links, and more. It works just like a standard text editor toolbar and will be a real time saver. You can work within the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) box or you can click the "Source" button and add HTML tags the old fashioned way.



We also streamlined the input effort by moving text boxes to more logical spots on the submission form.







Editorial Comments Pop Up Box



To get a quick snapshot of your article's editorial changes, click the speech balloon icon to the left of the title of your article. TIP: The box will not pop up until the page fully loads.









Help Create Musician Profiles



Just like adding record labels, if you write a review or article about a musician who does not have a profile, please add it. Ideally, we want to associate a musician profile with every article we publish.



To create a profile, go to the Musician Center and click "SUBMIT PROFILE" link.







Embed Videos in Your Articles



You can make your article or CD review really shine by adding a video to it. We also feel supporting your words with a video performance will leave a much stronger impression on the reader.



If you need help adding a video to your article, click the "What's this?" link next to the "YouTube/Daily Motion video tag" box on article_edit.php. YouTube makes the embedding process simple, so please choose videos for your future articles.



We also highlight video-supported articles with a video icon at the Article Center to make them easier to identify.





Thanks for reading.

Michael Ricci



P.S. Missed our last announcement? Read it now.

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Related Articles

Read All About You Contributor News
All About You
by Michael Ricci
Published: November 25, 2012
Read Jazz Near You and You and You! Contributor News
Jazz Near You and You and You!
by Michael Ricci
Published: September 27, 2012
Read Platform Expansion and the AAJ Road Show Contributor News
Platform Expansion and the AAJ Road Show
by Michael Ricci
Published: July 31, 2012
Read Tips, Festival Coverage, New Columns, Improvements and more! Contributor News
Tips, Festival Coverage, New Columns, Improvements and more!
by Michael Ricci
Published: May 4, 2012
Read Fuel for the Ride! Contributor News
Fuel for the Ride!
by Michael Ricci
Published: February 9, 2012
Read 2011: Extreme Makeover Contributor News
2011: Extreme Makeover
by Michael Ricci
Published: December 5, 2011
Read "Pharoah Sanders at SFJAZZ" Live Reviews Pharoah Sanders at SFJAZZ
by Harry S. Pariser
Published: October 5, 2017
Read "JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2018" Live Reviews JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2018
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: June 2, 2018
Read "Of Things Not Seen" Reassessing Of Things Not Seen
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 8, 2018
Read "Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love" Website News Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love
by Michael Ricci
Published: November 21, 2017
Read "Kneebody at Jazzmi festival in Milan" In Pictures Kneebody at Jazzmi festival in Milan
by Roberto Cifarelli
Published: November 23, 2017