Editing Your IBO Toolbox Press Release
Published on 1/2/2015
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Editing Your IBO Toolbox Press Release:
Editing your IBO Toolbox Press Release can be a little tricky. If you do a Simple Edit of your Press Release, you may find that the IBO PR Editor has added extra spacing lines to your Pr. (Breaks <br>)This may not be a problem for you but I had a plan for my spacing when I started and I would like to stick with it.
Simple Edit of Your Press Release:
Go to SITE NAVIGATION, under IBOTOOLBOX APPS Select PRESS RELEASE.
In the IBOTOOLBOX PRESS RELEASE APP, Click [EDIT PRESS RELEASES].
In MY PRESS RELEASES, locate the Published Press Release to change.
Click [Edit pr (Paper & Pencil Icon)].
Make Changes in Design mode.
Tick “assurance Boxes” in IBO RULES CHECK.
Verify your Changes in the Published Press Release.
*NOTE: Remember Rule One – ALWAYS Check Your Links and Posts! When in doubt, see Rule One.*
The Simple Solution:
In Design Mode, (Default), simply delete the extra lines generated by the PR Editor. Make your Changes, Tick assurances, and Click [SAVE].
A More Complex Approach:
As part of my IBO PR Process, I always save a copy of the HTML for my Press Release. When I Edit a Press Release, I paste that copy into the PR Editor in HTML Mode. For Prepared Changes, all I need to do is Paste in the new HTML and [SAVE] my changes. For more complex changes, I always take care to save a copy of the resulting HTML.
Where the Rocks Are:
(What you need to know about IBO PRs)
1) The IBO PRESS RELEASE EDITOR (PR Editor) has two Modes, Design and HTML. See the selector tabs at the bottom of the PR Editor.
2) Effective width of the IBO Press Release is about 515 pixels. Content and Images wider than 515 pixels may not display properly.
3) All Images should include the “alt”, “width” and “height” attributes.
4) You should only use about five keyword strings in your PR.
5) Minimum Number of Words = 250.
6) IBOtoolbox Links like your Invitation Link are Modified by the PR Editor. Replace with IBOurl “.net” Alias.
Several Reasons to Edit Your PR:
I can think of several reasons for Editing your Press Release. When you first reviewed your Press Release, you might have spotted a problem. (You Do Review Your PR, Right? When in doubt, see Rule One.) Your Links might have changed. Image Links may have quit working. Information may need updating. Or, in my case, the Clunky Closing that I had isn’t working the way you want it to, so I may want to apply the new closing to older PRs.
But I Don’t Have My Original HTML Code:
If you didn’t save a copy of the original HTML, stay calm. Before making any changes to your PR, look at your Press Release in your Browser. Right Click the page and Select “view page source”. *Note: This is for the Chrome Browser. Yours may be different but the option should be there.* Use Ctrl-F to FIND “rstclass” in the Source Code. This will take you do the DIV tag that Encloses your Press Release. Select everything From the Line Following that opening DIV tag down to the closing DIV tag at the end of your Press Release. (Visual Cue: The ending DIV tag is indented while the body of your Press Release should not be indented.) Copy and Paste into a .txt file. (Notepad) Now you have your original HTML.
Sample Press Release:
Ctrl-F to FIND “rstclass”:
Locate Press Release Beginning:
Locate End of Press Release:
Copy and Paste to Replace HTML in PR Editor:
Once you have located the Body of your Press Release in the Source Code, it is a simple matter to copy it and paste it into a .txt file. You can use the code to reset the IBO PR by choosing the HTML Mode, selecting all of the code, and pasting your “original” code in place of that shown in the PR Editor.
Editing your IBO Toolbox Press Release becomes easy once you know how things work. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see a Press Release in need of a little editing. Sometimes it is one of mine. When the Links aren’t active, your visitors must work harder to get to what you are offering. When the text disappears off the right side of the page, your message is lost. When the Image Link quits working for whatever reason, part of your display loses its luster. Whatever the reason, it is important to make it Right. Nove-Noga!