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  <title>Editing an entry</title>


<h3>Editing an entry</h3>

  <dt>Entry title</dt>
  <dd>Type in the entry title. This field is mandatory.</dd>
  <dd>The content of this field will be shown in pages showing entries as
  a list, such as the homepage or categories pages, followed by a "continue reading"
  link. It will also be visible at the begining of the page showing the
  whole post. Should you leave it blank, the <em>content</em> field will be shown
  on the homepage and other entry list pages.</dd>
  <dd>The content of your entry. This field is mandatory.</dd>
  <dd>This text area is for personal use, for notes or memos. What you enter here
  will never be displayed on the blog..</dd>
  <dd>Your entry's category. To create a new category, please see the
  "categories" section. You can choose to leave
  you entry without a category by selecting the blank line.</dd>
  <dt>Entry status</dt>
  <dd>Allows you to choose your post's status:
      <li><strong>pending:</strong> the publication status has not yet been decided.</li>
      <li><strong>scheduled:</strong> the post will be set online at the time and date
      set in the <em>Published on</em> field.</li>
      <li><strong>unpublished:</strong> the post is offline.</li>
      <li><strong>published:</strong> the post is online.</li>
  <dt>Published on</dt>
  <dd>Here you can change the post's publication date and time. If the post's
  status is <em>scheduled</em>,  it will come online at the said date and time.</dd>
  <dt>Text formating</dt>
  <dd>To choose the post syntax. Wiki is a simplified syntax
  and will be converted to valid xhtml&nbsp;; Unless you have a perfect
  understanding of html, we advise you to choose the wiki syntax.
  See the Wiki syntax reference for more information.</dd>
  <dt>Accept comments</dt>
  <dd>Select this box to allow your visitors to comment the entry. The corresponding
  global setting is to be found in the blog settings.</dd>
  <dt>Accept trackbacks</dt>
  <dd>A trackback is a way to let a portion of your entry as a comment on
  another blog. Select this box to allow others to trackback your entry. The
  corresponding global setting is to be found in the blog settings.</dd>
  <dt>Selected entry</dt>
  <dd>The selected entries will be listed on your blog menu, under the title "Best
  of me".</dd>
  <dt>Entry password</dt>
  <dd>You can enter a password for your entry. A password protected entry will
  not be displayed on your blog, it will only be reachable to those you will
  give the entry url (see the <em>view entry</em> link) and password.</dd>
  <dd>By clicking on its lock, you can unprotect this field and and choose another
  URL for your entry. If the URL you're trying to use is already used by another
  entry, a number will be added to it.</dd>
  <dt>Entry lang.</dt>
  <dd>The two character language code of your entry. It defaults to your (as a
  user) language but you can change it to whatever language code you want, ie.
  "en" or "fr-qc". This code is used for the entry's display, no chack is made
  on it.</dd>
  <dd>The attachments are all the medias you joined to the entry. The link <em>add
  file to this entry</em> allows you to attach other files to the entry. Remember
  to save your changes before clicking on this link. For further information,
  see the media manager help.</dd>

  <dt>Comment list</dt>
  <dd>On the <em>Comments</em> tab, you can read and change the status of
  your entry's comments. If you're allowed to by the blog administrator,
  you will be able to set your comments online or offline, to delete them or
  to mark them as junk.</dd>
  <dt>Add a comment</dt>
  <dd>On the <em>Add a comment</em> tab, you can reply to one of your entry's
  comments without leaving your blog's backend. The syntax to be used here is
  plain, unlimited, xhtml. Use the fields as if you were modifying a comment.</dd>

<p>To make a trackback, click on the <em>Ping blogs</em> link.
You will not see this link if your entry's status is not <em>published</em>.</p>

  <dt>URLs to ping</dt>
  <dd>Paste here the trackback URLs you found in the posts you want to ping.</dd>
  <dt>Send excerpt</dt>
  <dd>This field defaults to your entry's first few sentences. That's wht will be
  sent to the blog you're pinging, along with a link to your post. You can modify
  the excerpt by editing this field.</dd>
  <dt>Auto discover ping URLs</dt>
  <dd>If your entries links specific posts and if the blog carrying those posts
  is set to allow it, this tool will find the URLs to ping for you.</dd>

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