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.
Got it? Alright, let's GO!
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.
It's time to create your first post! 🎉
Next, write your title and description. Make the description short and sweet — something fun that will make people want to read your post!
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:
Let's break it down.
Once you've created a rad title and written a clever description, you can begin decking out your post by filling out your subbuzzes!
You can then bold, italicize, and add links to your text.
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.
Then, remember to source the image. For the example above, you'd credit NBC.
Want to re-arrange subbuzzes? It's SO easy.
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!
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.
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!