You need to have Topic categories in order to publish your stories. Topics are a fundamental part of this system. With Topics Manager, you can add, delete or modify your Topics, along with viewing all the related articles in that topic.
Each Topic will have a text identifier, description, and a graphic.
To add a new topic, fill out the form in this page.
Topic Name: This is the topic identifier used in the database. Please write a name in lowercase without spaces. For example, if you want have a topic My Soapbox, the database identifier could be something like mysoapbox.
Topic Text: This is the text used for the topic title, alternative text (alt) for each topic graphic, and navigation dropdowns. You can format this how you want (upper, lowercase, and spaces), but keep in mind that it may be in a navigation dropdown, so don't make it too long.
Topic Image: The image filename, not the complete path, just the filename and the extension. For example: entertainment.gif will link to the image stored in /images/topics directory located in your MPN root.
To edit an existing topic, just click on the image of the topic you want to edit. After clicking the image, you will see a new page where you can change the Topic Name, Text and Image or just delete the current topic. WARNING!! If you delete a topic, all the stories and comments in that topic will be deleted! On that page you can also add, edit, or delete the Related Links for each topic. The Related Links will be visible to the user when viewing the full article.