Load content

After channel activation, you are ready to load custom content. Your channel content consists of stories and events with the following elements:

  • Headline - The title of the story
  • Text - The story body
  • Location - An address where the story takes place
  • Image - Optional photo relevant to the story
  • Time - Optional date and time for events
You may enter each story on a story input form available to members. Alternatively, you may batch load many stories using a data spreadsheet. If you already have the data in a digital form, we recommend that you use the data spreadsheet to initialize content.

Story input form

To enter or edit a story, follow these steps:

  • Register as a ici member and sign in.
  • Click the Stories menu option.
  • Click the to create a new story.
  • Enter your story using the various tabs on the Story form.
  • Enter your story, location, channel, and photo the Story form.
  • On the 'Channel' tab, select the test channel ('zzz') which is open to all for testing.
  • Preview your story by selecting the Channels link.

Batch load content

To help you initialize your channel, ici offers a batch load process which imports content from a CSV (comma separated values) file. Download this template xls file to create the CSV file:

Click here to download ici_import.xls

After downloading this file, enter your data into the spreadsheet and save the data in csv format. Explicit instructions are included in the xls file.


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