Create and Edit News Items and Articles


News items and articles are often, but not always, created in pairs. The item, which should always be short because it has to fit on the home page, summarises some news or topic of interest and the article, a link to which is put in the news item, contains further details. Website editors (users whose account has been assigned the role of Editor) can create, edit or delete them.

Create News Item and Articles

To create a news items or article:

Published news items appear on the home page, while published articles appear in the searchable list.

Editing News Items and Articles

Note that you cannot edit news items or articles created by other editors.

To edit a news item or article:

Deleting News Items and Articles

Note that you cannot delete news items or articles created by other editors.

To delete something, follow the instructions above for editing but click Delete (instead of Edit) and confirm your intention.

Markdown and Shortcuts

The story (of new items) and text (of articles) are both written in Markdown, a simple syntax (easier than HTML) for entering plain text plus optional formatting if you need it (headers, paragraphs, lists, links and so on). A general reference for Markdown is on Wikipedia and there's a cheat sheet on this website.

Links (to articles, games, images etc) can be input using Markdown but, where available, you should use Shortcuts which are custom extensions of Markdown for this website. Shortcuts also support the display of images and FEN diagrams.

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