Microblogs - Configuration
On the forums page press the Action Button to access the following menu options:
(Fig. 1.1) Microblog action menu items
Here you can configure options related to search engine optimization, such as Page Title, Meta Description, and Meta Keywords (Fig. 1.2) In addition, you may configure the following search engine robot parameters:
(Fig. 1.2) SEO indexing options
Use Google's Keyword Tool to help you generate proper keywords for your web page.
Here you can set user access permissions for the microblog.
Please review our documentation regarding Permissions for more information.
Subscriptions allow the administrator to configure automatic content following options for users of the microblog, on a Group or Role basis.
Please view our document on Subscriptions for detailed information.
- Post to a microblog through email is covered further down in this document.
The following options located under Settings have their own dedicated support documents. Please follow the links for more information:
- Read Tracking
- Channel Color
After enabling a microblog widget (Fig. 2.1,) you may customize the Layout, Appearance, and various Options specific to the functionality of this Widget on your Igloo Community.
(Fig. 2.1) Microblog widget icon
Selecting My Channel or My Contacts will only display different content for each user, depending on Membership and access settings of the microblog (Fig. 2.2)
(Fig. 2.2) Microblog Posts Widget Options
a Compact layout can be used if the widget is being configured as a sidebar (Fig. 2.3)
In addition you may opt to display extra properties of a microblog post.
(Fig. 2.3) Microblog Posts Widget Layout
The general appearance of a widget's elements can be configured on the Appearance tab. It provides a graphical interface to alter basic CSS elements. For more information, please refer to our general documentation regarding Widgets
Post to a microblog through email
An Igloo microblog has an email address associated with it that is either auto-generated, or you may create one with a custom username for ease of use (Fig 3.1)
Adding the email address into Microsoft Outlook as a contact, and then sending an email to it will post to the microblog.
(Fig. 3.1) Configure the email address used to post to the microblog