Setting up new Newsletter feature on lds.org

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Setting up new Newsletter feature on lds.org

Postby TylerRands1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:21 pm

I'm the ward YM president, when I go to the newsletter feature, I can't find anything that allows me to create a post. No one in the Ward Council seems to know how to activate this feature for our ward leadership - I don't know if other council members are able to post (I'm guessing not).

Any helpful insights as to how to get this up and running so I can make posts?

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Postby johnshaw » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:30 pm

TylerRands1 - you didn't get the memo?

When you access the newsletter there is a Help link that takes you here:
https://ue.ldschurch.org/ldsapphelp/newsletter/#main_topics/newsletter_help.htm

Then you need to navigate to managing rights and roles --> Everyone knows this is where you find information about who can do what... rights and roles is common usage among the general population. - he says a bit snarkily...
https://ue.ldschurch.org/ldsapphelp/newsletter/#main_topics/managing_rights_and_roles.htm

This will tell you who, by default, has access --> Here is a hint.... the Bishopric/Clerks/ExecSec ---> This is always that group given default access. In fact, if one of them had logged in it would've been pretty simple, I think, to get what you needed.
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Postby jdlessley » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:38 pm

As one of the default publishers you should be able to publish an article. The Newsletter Getting Started Guide provides enough information to get you started. Further information about the Newsletter is found in the Newsletter Help.

You should see a "+ New Article" link below your ward name on the right side of the frame. Click that to create a new article. If you do not see that link then check with your clerk to make sure you are listed in MLS with a standard position and not a custom position.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby aebrown » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:05 pm

JohnShaw wrote:Then you need to navigate to managing rights and roles --> Everyone knows this is where you find information about who can do what... rights and roles is common usage among the general population. - he says a bit snarkily...


I don't mind a bit of snark here and there. But do you have a proposal as to what "the general population" would consider to be a reasonable title for that topic? I'm sure the author would love to hear constructive suggestions.
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Postby johnshaw » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:59 am

You're certainly right.... and I've been sitting here thinking what would I use as a title... likely I'd use 'managing rights and roles' :)

I'd think something like 'Which leaders in a Ward or Branch can publish or upload to the Newsletter'

I was a bit sensitive to it as I'm preparing a presentation on confidentiality and access controls to the online and mobile tools for our Stake Auxiliary Training tomorrow. What comes naturally to me in Enterprise Infrastructure, Authentication (LDS Access), Authorization (MLS Polition)... It is naturally part of me, and many in IT, but to the rest of the world it doesn't necessarily connect the dots for them.
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