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Content on Your Site: Adding Text

add content

You can compose text in MediaKron or upload a previously saved PDF to your site.

For assistance on creating or saving a PDF on the desktop, please contact MediaKron support at

Sign in to the site to begin adding text or a PDF to the
MediaKron site. On the horizontal bar click Add Content.

add text

To add text to your site, click on Text in the Content area.

create text

[1] Enter the Title of your text file, any pertinent information and [2] select the Topic under which the text will be organized. [3] Add any relevant tags in the Tags box, using commas to separate multiple tags. [4] Click Choose File, choose a PDF document from the hard drive and select Open (This file must be less than 10 MB and in a .pdf format). [5] To add a thumbnail image to your content item click Choose File, choose an image from your hard drive, and select Open (This file must be less than 10 MB and be in a .png, .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg format).

*Please note: any fields with asterisks are required.

edit toolbar

In the space provided, write text about the item. It is possible to use the editing toolbar to style this text as desired. Copy and paste functions are also applicable.

timeline text

Options to add a text item to the timeline and maps on the MediaKron site appear on the tabs located at the top horizontal bar.

Using the Date tab, place a content item on the MediaKron timeline. To display the text on the timeline, check the box next to Enable on timeline. Enter a year and month (if applicable) for your text file.

To set an End date for the item check the box next to Enable end date and fill in the year and month (if applicable). Use a four-digit number for years and negative numbers for dates BCE. Use a two-digit number for months or write the entire name of the month.

Please see the Timeline documentation for assistance on how to set up the timeline on your MediaKron site.

map text

To pin the text item to a designated map, check the box
next to Place this item on the map. To make the map you
currently see appear first when viewing the item through the
front end, check the box next to Make this map the default

map text

Click the area on the map to pin the text (keep in mind that you can zoom in or out on the map). A red pin should appear to verify that the text has been added to the map in your desired location.

*Please note: a content item can be placed on more than one map, if desired.

For instructions on how to create a map in MediaKron, please see the Map documentation.

save text

To publish the media after assigning details to your text item, select SAVE located to the right of the Title box near the top of the page.

confirm text save

The confirmation message here will verify that the item has been created and added to the MediaKron site.

friends text

It is possible to view the text item on your MediaKron site under the topic to which it was assigned. If you have pinned your text item to the timeline, to one or more maps, or added tags to it, you can also view your content from those locations. In this example, the text item was added to the Friends topic, tagged as 60s, added to one of the maps, and tagged as the year 1965.

60s tag text
map tag text
timeline tag text

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