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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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    ⭐️Before you get started on your first post, please read our rules and guidelines carefully! Remember that we have a strict "no haters" policy — if you're here to troll or be a jerk, note that your account or post might be removed.

    ⭐️Also note that BuzzFeed Community no longer supports Community Brand Publisher accounts or posts, which includes posts that are political, self-promotional, or about brands or organizations you're affiliated with in any way.

    ⭐️Please note, if your post or quiz is selected to get featured across BuzzFeed's network, our editors may make a few edits to it to reflect the BuzzFeed style and tone! This includes edits to some copy and images (for more on image FAQs, check out this helpful guide).

    ⭐️Have specific questions about a post of yours getting removed? Along with our guidelines, you're welcome to refer to our User Agreement at any time.

    Please note, you can only create a quiz or post on a laptop or desktop — attempting to make one on your phone will not work, sadly!

    Got it? Alright, let's GO!

    Once you've signed up for an account, head to 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." It looks like this:

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    It's time to create your first post! 🎉

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    Selecting which type of post to make is easy: If you'd like your post numbered or if you're ranking things, choose the "numbered" or "countdown" options, and the post will automatically get numbered for you. If you don't want to number your list, select "plain list."

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

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

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    To add a new text box or image, you'll need to create a new subbuzz each time.

    Let's get familiar with subbuzzes!

    TEXT: You can either simply begin typing in the subbuzz to enter text, or you can click on the word "text." In this feature, you can add large text and a caption to each subbuzz, or choose one or the other.

    IMAGE: This is where you add images and GIFs! You can either just drag and drop them into the box, or upload them from your computer. (For a guide on images you can and can't use, and where to find them, check out our Photo Resource Guide.)

    EMBED: Click this option to enter embed links (more info on how to embed can be found in our Photo Resource Guide as well)!

    LINK: This one's pretty self-explanatory. If you want to include a link, highlight the text you'd like to link, and then click "link." A little box will pop up where you can drop your link, and voilá!

    QUIZ: This button is for making quizzes, obviously! Make sure you check out our updated Quiz Guide for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to make a great BuzzFeed Quiz.

    Let's break it down.

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

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    You can either begin typing in the box on top to enter text, or you can click on the word "text" in the subbuzz to start.

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

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    Just highlight the text you're looking to edit, and select one of the options in the bottom right-hand corner of the subbuzz: "B" will bold your text, "i" will italicize it, and the chain icon will open up a box where you can drop a link.

    You can also use keyboard shortcuts. Just highlight your text and press "command + b" to bold, or "command + i" to italicize.

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    You can add stills and GIFs to your post to make it extra awesome by clicking the "image" button in your subbuzz or simply by dropping a .jpg or .gif file in the subbuzz.

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    Then, remember to source the image. For the example above, you'd credit NBC.

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    If you found the image via Tumblr or another site where someone else created the GIF or took the screenshot, you can credit them in the "via" field.

    For more on images and embedding, you can always refer to our Photo Guide.

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    Want to re-arrange subbuzzes? It's SO easy.

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    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!

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    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!


    You can also select an image that's larger than 625x415. To add a thumbnail, either drag and drop an image from your computer, or click on the box to upload one that's been saved to your computer. You can also select an image from your post, if it's large enough!

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

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    Finally, if you're interested in having your post considered for promotion, know that an editor will look over your post and consider it for promotion after you're all done and have hit "publish." Woo!

    And that's all, friends!


    If you still have questions, you can email the Community team at

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    You can also check out our other helpful guides:

    Photo Resource Guide