This article will explain how to modify an existing Post. There are two ways to modify your Post, editing the content within the Post, and editing the properties of the post, itself. 


Edit Post Content

To edit the content of your Post, begin by clicking the tab labeled "Posts" in the top menu of any Digital Bell page. Locate the Post Type which contains the Post you would like to edit (most commonly "News" or "School News"), then click on the link labeled "View the list of posts."

Find the individual Post you wish to edit, and click the "Edit" button (pencil icon) to the left of the Post title.

This will bring you to the post editor. The sections in the editor include: 

Title Information: For updating the Title, Name, Subtitle, and By Line fields.

Date: For updating the publication date or date range.

Content: For updating the Content and Abstract fields.

Associated Content: For attaching files and selecting related posts.

Once you have finished modifying your Post, click the "Submit" button to complete the process. 

Edit Post Properties

To edit the content of your Post, begin by clicking on the link labeled "Posts" in the top menu of your Digital Bell Dashboard. Locate the Post Type which contains the Post you would like to edit, and click on the link labeled "View the list of posts."

Find the individual Post you wish to edit, and click the "Properties" button (gear icon) to the left of the Post title, as seen in the image below.


The post properties that can be modified from this are listed below. Depending on your site's specific features, some options listed below may not be available.

Published?: This setting button determines whether the post will be visible to your site's visitors.

Feature Groups: This section allows you to add your Post to a Feature Group, and select the date range during which it will remain "featured." For more information, see Creating and Using Feature Groups.

Display Options: This option allows you to set an embargo on your Post, by entering a date in the "Do not display before" field. You can also set a date to automatically remove the Post, in the "Do not display after" field. 

Comments: If you have comments enabled, you can modify the "Default Moderation" settings for your Post in this section. The default setting is "Defer." To disable moderation, and allow all comments, select "Approved." Comments can be enabled or disabled with the "Enabled" setting. To modify the number of comments shown on one page, select a value in the "Show per Page" drop-down menu.

For more information on comments, see Moderating Comments.

Image Options: The "Show on Detail View" option in this section determines whether or not the attached image will be visible within the content of the Post. Selecting "No" will display the attached image only in any "featured" galleries or Post Browsers. Selecting "Yes" will display the attached image above the Post itself, once a visitor is viewing the full content of the Post.

Map Location: For map-related Posts, this section allows you to enter map coordinates, location names, a short description of the location, and select a specific point-of-interest icon. For more information on adding map locations, see Using Maps.

YouTube: This section allows you to attach a YouTube video to the Post, by entering the video's address in the "Video URL" field. Note that the full URL ( for the video is required in this section, and shortened addresses (, will result in an error when viewing the Post.

Access: This section allows you to add additional Users, and assign permissions to them, for the selected Post. Additional Users can be given the option to be a "Viewer," "Editor," or "Owner."

The "Viewer" permission allows the User to see the Post from the "Posts" section of their Digital Bell Dashboard. The "Editor" option allows the User to make changes to the content of the Post. Users assigned "Owner" permissions will have full control of the Post, including the "delete" permission.

Once you have updated your Post's properties, click the "Submit" button to finalize your changes.


Editing Images for Sites with Cloudinary

Cloudinary Image Editor

If your site has been integrated with Cloudinary, and an image has been attached to your Post, the "Edit Image" button will be available in the right margin, above the "View on Website" button.

edit image button

When an image is uploaded to your Warehouse, multiple versions are created and stored, in various preset resolutions. The varying image resolutions are related to how the image is used on your site. For example, a "Featured" version will be created for the "Featured" gallery on the home page, while a "Profile" version will be used for staff/faculty profile pages.

Clicking the "Edit Image" button will forward you to a page which lists each version (Display, Featured, Profile, etc.) of your image. For example, if your image appears in a "Featured" gallery, and you would like to crop its size to better match the dimensions of the gallery itself, you would scroll down to the "Featured" version of the image, and then click the "Image Editor" button. 

edit featured image

Clicking this button will allow you to use the Cloudinary Image Editor to crop the "Featured" version of your image. Click and drag the corners of the highlighted section to crop the image. 

"Public Link" buttons are also displayed to the right of the "Image Editor" buttons. These buttons allow you to retrieve the URL that links to a specific version/resolution of your image.