Public Add a Post

In this article, we will cover:

The Public Posting feature allows users to create and upload content directly to any TINT, without needing to post publicly from a social network. With the feature enabled, users simply fill out a form (much like the form for Custom Posts), and their submissions are directly added to your TINT. From there, you can approve or reject the content just like any other post.  The Public Add a Post functionality has been upgraded! You can now create Public Add a Post forms using the more versatile Form Builder. Existing feeds that haven't been upgraded yet will continue to use the original Public Add a Post form. However, please note that you won't be able to create new Public Add a Post feeds using the older version of the form.

Note: if you are still using the original Public Add a Post form and haven't upgraded to the Form Builder Form yet, please click here for any information regarding on how the old versions work and compatible options.

How to add a Public Post feed on a TINT board

  1. Go into the TINT board that you would like to add the Public add a Post feed onto, navigate to the CONTENT panel, and then click the "Public Posting" icon
  2. A pop-up window will appear in the right side of the screen
  3. Click Select Form and you will have the option to pick an existing Form Builder Form or to add a new Form. Click here for more information on Form Builder
  4. Once, you have picked your form, you will see the following option
    • SELECT AUTHOR NAME - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s author name
    • SELECT AUTHOR EMAIL - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s author email
    • SELECT AUTHOR AVATAR - Choose the author avatar field
    • POST TEXT - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s body content section
    • POST TAGS - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s tags.  This field will automatically tag the post with the chosen field
    • SELECT MEDIA - Choose the media field
  5. To enable Moderation on the connection, keep "I would like to manually approve posts before they appear publicly on my TINT" selected but if you would like auto-moderation, untick this option
  6. Click on Add Social Feed
  7. Your feed will appear on your TINT board

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How to make Public Add a Post content rights approved

You will need to make sure that you add Rights Management Consent to your form. Otherwise, the content will come through without being rights requested and will not go into UGC Studio.

How a Public Add a Post form default looks

Newly added feeds get set up with the Form Builder Form so these forms can vary in looks.  Most users will want to choose the Public Post for their form.

Example: 

How to get a Public Add a Post form to pop up automatically when opening a TINT board

You have the ability to get the Public add a Post form to open up automatically when a user opens the TINT board. To implement this: add data-add-post-open to add the web embed. If set to "true", this will automatically open the public add a post modal.

For example:

<script async src='https://www.tintup.com/app/dist/embedded.js'></script><div class="tintup" data-id="article_board" data-columns="" data-expand="true" style="height: 500px; width: 100%;" data-personalization-id="1095729" data-infinitescroll="true" data-add-post-open="true" ></div>

It is also possible to specify the name of the query which, when present in the page's URL to automatically open the public add a post modal. 
For example, data-add-post-open="review" added to the embed:

data-add-post-open URL Expected behavior
(not present) https://www.example.com/ Closed
false https://www.example.com/ Closed
true https://www.example.com/ Open
r https://www.example.com/?r=1 Open
r https://www.example.com/ Closed
review https://www.example.com/?review=true Open
review https://www.example.com/?review=false Closed

How to get the report for Public add a Post

If you have Require Author Email Field enabled, you can find out who is posting to your TINT through a CSV export. 

  1. Go to your TINT board that you would like the file for 
  2. Click on ... to open up the menu
  3. Click "Export Posts to CSV"
  4. The Exporting posts to CSV pop-up will appear and a moving circle will appear until it's downloaded
  5. Click on the link posts.csv to download the file

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Once you’ve opened the CSV file search for rows where the network is public_post. There will be an entry for author email:

 

How to swap the Public Add A Post form to a Form Builder Form 

If you have an existing PaaP feed, you can now switch this to a Form Builder version of the form. 

Important information before swapping to a Form Builder Form

  • Once you upgrade, you will not be able to revert back to the PaaP version of the form
  • Existing form submissions will be imported into the feed. If the form has been accumulating content over time, there will be a cap of 250 posts that get pulled into the feed
  • The same form can be reused across multiple boards – in this case, posts will be the same on the boards that this form appears on
  • This change currently does not work with our auto-generated tags. We will be releasing an update for this soon.  So if you want your content to auto-tag, do not swap to this yet

To do this:

  1. Go to the Public Add a Post feed that you like to swap to a Form Builder Form
  2. Click on the Settings cog
  3. Click on Upgrade
  4. A pop-up window will appear in the right side of the screen
  5. Click Select Form and you will have the option to pick an existing Form Builder Form or to add a new Form. Note that you will only see Public Post or blank forms. Click here for more information on Form Builder
  6. Once, you have picked your form, you will see the following option
    • SELECT AUTHOR NAME - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s author name
    • SELECT AUTHOR EMAIL - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s author email
    • SELECT AUTHOR AVATAR - Choose the author avatar field
    • POST TEXT - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s body content section
    • POST TAGS - Choose the field that you want to map to the post’s tags.  This field will automatically tag the post with the chosen field
    • SELECT MEDIA - Choose the media field
  7. To enable Moderation on the connection, keep "I would like to manually approve posts before they appear publicly on my TINT" selected but if you would like auto-moderation, untick this option
  8. If you press cancel at any point on this screen, this will stop the upgrade from going through but once you have pressed Save, you are unable to revert this process

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding Public Add a Post, please don’t hesitate to contact Technical Support at support@tintup.com.

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