About Content Types

Here at Lowly Seraphim, we like to be organized. To that end, we have created several different content types, which you see listed in the menu overhead.

A blog post is, as its name suggests, a post in your personal Lowly Seraphim blog.

A book is a collection of posts. Create a book if you wish to connect two or more posts in a series. Actually, any post of any type can be the start of a book, as you will discover if you click on a content type and scroll down to Book outline. If you wish your book to appear in a fiction, poetry or other specific view use Add fiction or Add poetry or Add whatever to create your book.

A fiction post is an individual (and original) work of fiction. Simply click Add fiction, type the title of the piece in the Title field and paste the text into the Body field. You may add the fiction post to a book using the  Book outline.

A news post is a specific news item posted by a site administrator. News posts contain important announcements of various kinds, including site news and news related to the site's interests.

A page is a generic post. Use pages for just about anything not covered by the other content types. This post is a page. You may add the page post to a book using the  Book outline.

A poem is an individual (and original) work of poetry or verse. Simply click Add poem, type the title of the piece in the Title field and paste the text into the Body field. You may add the poem post to a book using the  Book outline.

A profile contains information about its author. Your user page contains a Profile tab under which site users can view your profile. This content type will probably remain under development for some time, so don't be surprised if you are occasionally asked to tweak your profile to comply with the ever changing site standard (designed to increase your Presence).

A review is an individual (and original discussion) of a piece of work related to the interests of the site. You may review work you find on the site or work you find elsewhere.

An interaction is a post designed to bring site users together to discuss a topic related to the interests of the site.There are three types of interactions: conference, forum and workshop. Each is explained below.

A conference is a technical group discussion of a topic related to the interests of the site. "Towards a Theory of Mormon Literature" would be a good conference topic. Conferences are most likely to be hosted by users with scholarly concerns.

A forum is a general group discussion of a topic related to the interests of the site. "A MoSpecLit Wishlist" would be a good forum topic.

An interview is a question-and-answer session between one or more interviewers and one or more interviewees. Inteviews are either on-site or off-site. On-site interviews are conducted on the site. Off-site interviews are conducted off the site. Eventually, there will be a separate content type for each type of interview. The on-site interview type will consist of a series of question and answer fields. The off-site interview type will resemble most other content types in all but name. For the moment, however, the content of both types of interview should be pasted into the Body field of a generic interview.

A workshop is a tutorial related to the interests of the site. "Writing Better Stories" would be a good workshop topic. Workshops are most likely to be offered by users with expertise to share.

Other content types may be created as the site evolves and users ask for granularity in specific areas.