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Adding content to your app

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By Graham / December 16, 2021

Adding content to your app

The app is easier to build once you have some content to build it around. You will see why shortly - and to begin you don't need more than a couple of pictures. 

We left the last tutorial having created our app container.

It looked like this. I suggest you create 3 pieces of content.

Click New Item and choose HTML article. Give it a name ie Story 1. Repeat and create Story 2 and Story 3.   

It will put Story 3 last, but you can drag and drop them into the 1,2,3 order. So it now looks like this.

Click into Story 1 - it opens a standard Wysiwyg editor. We assume you know how to use a Wysiwyg editor. 

Under the image tab drag and drop an image - anything will do. It can be a jpg or png, there are also size limits. Hit save. Repeat three times in total. 

Very important point: publish each story. The button is on the top right of the editor here:

 

Your stories should now all be published and have green dots on them like this:

 

You will see there are actually two publish buttons in the CMS. The one for stories which you just used, and one in the top level navigation. This is where you publish the entire contents of your folder. 

(The system is designed to let you create content and make it all go live at a later date. You can also quickly unpublish content if there is a problem.) 

So you will now have to publish the folder using this top level button. For now ignore the theme and timetabling options which are displayed. You can also leave the issue description blank and the image. It make take a few seconds to publish - when it has worked the Publish button will change to unpublish.  

Congratulations - you have set up content for your first app, published that content and also published the app. Your screen now looks like this:

 

Next up - Designing your app

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