Within your Mighty Network, you can create two types of content that allow you to share text, photos, links, and more: Quick Posts and Articles.
Each of these options will give you the flexibility to share important updates and content with your members. A Quick Post is the perfect way to share a quick status update and share a single image, video, or embedded link. Articles will give you the flexibility to add multiple images, embedded videos and media, and file attachments within one beautifully formatted post.
Read on to learn more about how to create each of these content types in your Mighty Network.
How to Create a Quick Post
Creating a Quick Post is most akin to adding a simple status update in your Mighty Network. Use this option to quickly share text alongside a single image, a video, a link, or a file attachment.
Quick Posts are enabled on your Mighty Network by default. To turn them off or on, go to Settings > Content within your Network, Group, or Course where you want to create Quick Posts and toggle the option "on." Here, you can also restrict the ability to create Quick Posts to only Hosts and Moderators, or allow all Members to create them. Members can comment on Quick Posts regardless of this setting.
To create a Quick Post, you can use the prompt at the top of the feed when you're logged in on the web:
Or, you can open up the Mighty Networks iOS or Android app and add a Quick Post using the + button along the bottom menu.
When creating a Quick Post, you can add a single image, video, video link, embedded link, or file attachment.
If you want to add multiple images, videos, or file attachments, we suggest using an Article instead (keep scrolling to see exactly how to create an Article!).
If you're sharing a single image in a Quick Post, you have the option to add the text of your post so that it sits just below the image (like a caption) or on top of the image (so that it appears as a background image behind your text).
To toggle between these options, just tap or click on the prompt in the corner that gives you the option to expand the image you're sharing as a background photo or collapse it so that it fits just above the text you're sharing.
Quick Post images display in either a 21:9 horizontal ratio or a 3:4 vertical ratio. Posting images with a 3:4 ratio is best if you want images to be saved as a background. If you're not using an image as a background, any normal size should work well because the image will display in the same shape as you upload it. Just keep in mind that if the image is really wide (like a panorama) or really long, some cropping will occur when you see the image in the main feed. However, we preserve and display the original image if you click or tap on it to view the full size.
The other thing to keep in mind when you're creating a Quick Post is that there is limited text formatting available. If you want to add headers, bold text or italic text, or hyperlinked text, we recommend using the Article option instead. The character limit for a Quick Post is 20,000 characters.
How to Create an Article
Articles in your Mighty Network are like rich blog posts. You can format text, add photos, upload videos, embed videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, add media embeds, include file attachments, and more. Then, you can add your finished Article to a Topic or to your Featured Section to keep everything organized for your members.
To enable Articles first, go to Settings > Content within your Network, Group, or Course where you want to create Articles and toggle the option "on." Here, you can also restrict the ability to create Articles to only Hosts and Moderators, or allow all Members to create them. Members can comment on Articles regardless of this setting.
To create an Article, choose the + button and select the option to create an Article. On the web, this button will be at the top of the page.
Within the post editor you can add an unlimited number of photos, upload a video, embed videos that live on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, embed media, and add file attachments (individual files are limited to 25mb each).
Highlight text you’ve written in the editor to adjust the formatting, add a header, or create links. These are the actions you can take to format text in Articles you create within your Mighty Network:
Choose from five different header options
Change text color and text background colors
Add underline and strikethrough options, as well as bold and italics
Format quotes to make them stand out
Adding Rich Media to an Article
Press enter to start a new line of text, and use the + button along the left to open up the options to add a photo, upload or embed a video, embed a media file hosted elsewhere, add a file attachment like a PDF, or include a section divider.
You can also embed rich media including audio tracks Soundcloud, playlists on Spotify, a Typeform, and more. Here's the full list of media embeds we support today.
Add a New Line Under a Video or Photo
To add an extra line under a video or photo that you've added to an Article, just hover over the bottom of the item you want to add a new line under, and click on the arrow that appears.
Adding a Post to Your Featured Section or Welcome Section
Manage or reorder the posts in each of these sections by going to Network Settings > Content.
Accessing Drafts of Your Articles
When you're creating an Article, the form will auto-save any drafts you're working on before they are published. To access your drafts on the web, just click on your Profile Image > Your Drafts
You can also share a link to a draft with another Host by navigating to Drafts, opening up the draft of an Article, and copying the full URL that you see in your browser.
One important note on drafts: While you can always edit your own post after it has been published, updates made while editing an already published post will *not* be auto-saved in drafts.
How to Add GIFs to a Quick Post, Article, or Comment
If you'd like to add a GIF to a Quick Post, Article, or comment, first make sure you have the GIF (as a .gif file) saved to your local computer or phone. Then, just choose the option to "add image." Wherever you would add a static image, you can also add a GIF as long as you have it saved first.
How to Add Emojis
Who doesn't love emojis? 😍 While it's easy enough to add emojis on iOS and Android, it's less clear on Windows and Mac. Here are some keyboard shortcuts to reveal a searchable emojipedia and bring your expressions to desktop:
Windows: Press the Windows key ⊞ + Period
Mac: Press Command ⌘ + Control ^ + Space
How to Notify All Members About Your Post
If you are a Host in your Mighty Network, every time you add a new post, question, poll, or Event, you have the opportunity to also send a notification to all of your members about the new content you just added.
After you hit "Add Post," you'll be prompted to choose whether or not you want to let everyone know about your new post.
Notify All Members will not notify those with their email notifications turned off.
Note that whoever creates and schedules the post won’t see a notification in their own mobile or email notifications when their post goes live.
If you choose not to use Notify All Members, your post will simply show up in the feed and members will find it via search or in the Topic you've assigned the post to. However, those with all their post notifications turned on will still receive a notification.