Telligent Enterprise 4.0 adds #Hashtags and @mention support to the Quick Post. In this release, you can now attach files when leaving a status message.

Quick Post is a powerful and useful widget - providing great flexibility and power in its posting capabilities (status messages; applications; video; URL; text, or post files, in the same application context or in another application/group). The widget is used on the site Home Page, group Home Page, an application page, or on a user's Dashboard.

Display of Quick Post status and activity stories (such as a notice when someone creates a blog post) are determined by group configuration conditions and the kinds of activity stories allowed in a group or site. Information about these conditions is located in the group options article, Quick Post widget configuration article, Activity Story Stream configuration article, and site plugin configuration article.

If Quick Post is placed on your site Home Page and scoped to display application options, you can post from there to group and subgroup applications. If Quick Post is placed on a group Home Page, you will be able to post to the group's applications, but not to its subgroup applications. For example, if it is placed on the Sample Group Home Page, you can post to the Sample Group blog, but you would not be able to post from there to the Sample Group's subgroup blog. To Quick Post to the subgroup's applications, it needs to be placed on that home page.

Notes

  • Any Quick Post message is limited to 512 characters. Quick Post blog postings have no character limit.
  • Quick Post requires search in order to work.
  • The drop-down of available places to publish to is automatically populated using search, and is limited to the places you have most recently posted to for the selected application type.
  • Outside of groups, the application selection logic always includes:
    • Applications in which you recently posted
    • Favorited applications in which you can post
    • Any application you can post to until up to 20 applications have been retrieved.

Creating Quick Post content

You can publish status messages, text content, and media content via Quick Post.

Quick Post widget, status message tab example

 

Post a status message

  1. Click Leave a message.
  2. Type your status message in the "Share what's on your mind" field.
  3. If you want to attach a file with your status, click Attach under the text field.
    1. Navigate to the file.
    2. Click Open in the Windows dialog box.
  4. Hit Enter on the keyboard. A status message and a view of your attached file appear in the Activity Story Stream. If you want to find the attached file later, it is located in the "status messages" folder visible on your profile > Files tab.

Write a blog

  1. Click Write a blog.
  2. In the Publish to blog drop-down list, select the blog you want to post to. (The drop-down only lists blogs you have permission to publish in. If you're on a group Home Page, you won't be able to post to sub-group blogs.)
  3. If you want to use the rich text editor for blog posting options such as described here, click Use rich formatting.  
  4. Enter a title in the Title field.
  5. Type your post in the  post field.
  6. Click Share. The Quick Post widget displays a message that your content was published successfully and gives you a link to view that content.



    An activity story about your blog post is displayed on the Activity Story Stream widget.

Start a discussion

  1. Click Start a discussion.
  2. In the Publish to forum drop-down list, select the forum you want to post to. (The drop-down only lists forums you have permission to publish in. If you're on a group Home Page, you won't be able to post to sub-group forums.)
  3. If you want to use the rich text editor for forum posting options such as described here, click Use rich formatting
  4. Enter a title in the Title field.
  5. Type your post in the Your post  field.
  6. Click Share. The Quick Post widget displays a message that your content was published successfully and gives you a link to view that content.



    An activity story about your forum post is displayed on the Activity Story Stream widget.

Share a file

  1. Click Share a file.
  2. In the Publish to media gallery drop-down list, select the media gallery you want to post to. (The drop-down only lists media galleries you have permission to publish in. If you're on a group Home Page, you won't be able to post to sub-group media galleries.)
  3. If you want to use the rich text editor for media gallery posting options such as described here, click Use rich formatting.
  4. In the Attachment field, browse to the file you want to upload.
  5. Enter a title in the Title field.
  6. Enter post text in the Your post field.
  7. Click Share. The Quick Post widget displays a message that your content was published successfully and gives you a link to view that content.



    An activity story about your media gallery post and a view of the post are displayed on the Activity Story Stream widget.



    If you want to find the shared file later, it is located in the Files tab of the group you chose for your post. For example, if you shared a file to the Sample Group, the file is located in the Sample Group > Files tab.

Publish to wiki

  1. Click Publish to wiki.
  2. In the Publish to wiki drop-down list, select the wiki you want to post to. (The drop-down only lists wikis you have permission to publish in. If you're on a group Home Page, you won't be able to post to sub-group wikis.)
  3. If you want to use the rich text editor for wiki posting options such as described here, click Use rich formatting.
  4. Enter a title in the Title field.
  5. Enter post text in the Your post field.
  6. Click Share. The Quick Post widget displays a message that your content was published successfully and gives you a link to view that content.



    An activity story about your wiki post is displayed on the Activity Story Stream widget.