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How To Add Topic Pages on Bookwitty

Bookwitty By Bookwitty Published on January 21, 2016
This article was updated on April 20, 2017

One of the coolest ideas of Bookwitty is to have a user-generated universe where anyone can create a Topic, which then becomes a social-like feed that anyone can contribute to. If you want to connect with other people that are interested in the same things as you, you can collaborate, share ideas, and link relevant books. It brings content full-circle.

So let’s take a closer look at how to create Topics and the type of Topics you can create.


Step 1: Click on Add Content

You can create Content by clicking on the Add Content icon in the header.

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Once you get to this window, the very first thing it will ask you is whether you want to create a Page or a Post. In this case, we want to create a Page. For example, I want to create a Topic page for “Star Wars” so that all Star Wars lovers can come together in one place and share cool stuff. I can also link the various books in the Star Wars universe to this page. Another example would be if I’m an avid hiker. If I love hiking, I can create a page for it, and people around the world can share their favourite hiking destinations. Basically, you can create a Page about just about anything.

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If you’re confused about whether you want to create a Page or a Post, think about it like this - a Post is an individual piece of content that is owned only by you. Other people can vote on it, share it, and they can comment on it - but only you can edit this content. A Page, on the other hand, is something communal that many people collaborate on, and is essentially a collection of Posts, Books, and information.


Step 2: Select the type of Page you’re creating

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An Author Page is just that - a page to discuss an Author. When you want to talk about all the new things that an author is working on, this is the best place to do this. There are a lot of Author pages that have been automatically generated by Bookwitty but it’s possible that there’s quite a few authors missing here so this is a great place to help add content to Bookwitty.

A Topic Page is a catch-all for… everything else. Do you love rock climbing? That’s a topic. Do you want to talk about what it means to be a neoconservative? Topic. LolCats? Topic. Global Warming? Topic. And so on…

Let’s go over each of the pages. I’ll start with the simplest one first: the Topic page.


Step 3A: Creating a Topic Page

This is the most common type of Page you’ll be creating. If you want to start bringing a community together around something you’re interested in, create a Topic for it.

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All you need to specify to create a page is: Title, Short Description, Cover Image. Click directly on “Enter a title here” to type your title.

Once you’re done setting the information for your page, you can hit Publish.

Yay! Now you’ve added something to the Bookwitty ecosystem that everyone can collaborate on. However, for right now the Page is empty. So, probably the next thing you’ll want to do is Create a Post and link it to this Page.


Step 3B: Creating an Author Page


In the Author Page, you have the Author Name, their picture, and a short bio. 

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Once you publish your Page, you will be able to find it in search results. This will make it easy to link Posts to this Page.  You will also find your pages in My Content to easily get back to them.

Once your Page is live, anyone can link a Post to it and contribute to your topic. 

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