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    The Ultimate Guide To Making A BuzzFeed Community Post

    We're so excited to help you get started!

    Welcome! So you've joined the BuzzFeed Community and you want to make your own post, but don't know where to begin.

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    Psst! This post is a step-by-step guide about how to make a post. For tips on how to make your post extra, extra rad, check out this guide here!

    Once you've signed up for an account, head to community.buzzfeed.com and click on the button that says "Create New Post."

    This will load a new page, where you'll see our CMS, aka our "Content Management System," aka your draft. It looks like this:

    🚨Please note, you can only create a quiz or post on a laptop or desktop. 🚨

    getting started

    It's time to create your first post! 🎉 If you're creating a classic BuzzFeed-y list, pay attention to this box in the upper-right-hand corner of your draft:

    Next, write your headline and description. Make the description short and sweet — something fun that will make people want to read your post!

    creating your post

    This is called a "subbuzz." It's where you'll enter all content for your post, like images and text, and where you'll find our Quiz Maker:

    Let's break it down.

    adding text to a subbuzz

    Once you've created a rad headline and clever description, you can begin decking out your post by filling out those subbuzzes!

    You can then bold, italicize, and add links to your text.

    formatting your post

    Want to re-arrange subbuzzes? There are a few ways to do this.

    One way is to hover to the left of your subbuzz until a little box with up and town arrows pops up. If your post is numbered, you can also click on the number and type in the box to move it directly to another part of the post.

    You can also sort images by selecting "sort" on the left-hand side of your draft.

    Once you've chosen "sort," your subbuzzes will show up in thumbnail format. You can easily drag them and re-sort, then head back to the "list" format whenever you're ready!

    thumbnails

    Before you can publish your post, you'll be prompted to upload a thumbnail, which you can do on the right-hand side of the CMS. Your thumbnail must be at least 625x415 pixels!

    Then, once you're proud of your uploaded thumbnail, make sure you crop it and hit "save"!

    If your post fits one of the topics in this drop-down box, click it! That way, if our editors are specifically looking at posts about, say, love, they'll see yours.

    photo tips

    If you're searching for hi-res photos to use in a personality quiz, upload them straight from your draft with our Unsplash Photo Uploader!

    Some cool things to note regarding the Personality Quiz Unsplash Photo Uploader:

    1. You do not need to add a photo credit, as this system automatically adds a photo credit to the photo.

    2. You do not even need to leave your draft to upload images. This is the easiest way to upload images to your personality quiz!

    Here's how to use it. Step one: start your personality quiz. In the answer section under your first question, click on the little photo icon.

    quiz builder

    Step two: When the image uploader pops up, type what you're looking for into the search bar. Click the image you'd like to use, and it will be added to your post! Continue these steps until you're finished with each question.

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    You can also add Unsplash images following these same steps to your results section!

    You can also add GIFs to your posts! GIFs make the world go round. Using GIFs to illustrate the point of your post is a great option. To find some, Giphy is a fabulous resource.

    When crediting GIFs:

    credit section of image uploader

    Finally, hit "publish now" in the upper right-hand corner, and a Community Editor will see your post! All posts that are published and within our guidelines will be considered for promotion to the BuzzFeed homepage.

    *Please note that while we love your creativity, it's up to our editors if a post is featured and we can't promise all posts will hit the homepage!

    And that's all, friends!

    If you still have questions, you can email the Community team at communityhelp@buzzfeed.com.

    You also can follow the BuzzFeed Community on Twitter and Facebook.