Account & Profile

Creating An Account

Forgot Password

User Menu

My Profile & Settings

Article Submission

Submit An Article

Adding Youtube/DailyMotion/Vimeo Videos to Your Article

My Articles

Article Publication Notification

Restrictions

Private Messages

How it Works?

Premium Features

Payments Options

Boost Article

 

Creating An Account

 

How do I register an account?

 

To register an account with otherarticles.com, you must click the green cog in top right of the website x. Click “Sign up” from the dropdown and fill in your details on the next page.

 

I have registered but now it tells me to confirm my account?

 

You must click the confirmation link found in the email sent to you by us upon registration. Please check your spam box if it doesn’t appear in your inbox. This event will only be done once per account.

 

How do I login to my account?

 

Click the green cog in top right of the website x. Click “Sign in” from the dropdown. Type in your username and password and press the login button.

 

Forgot Password

 

How can I reset my password?

 

If you have forgotten your password, please click here and fill in the details required.

 

User Menu

 

I have logged in, now what?

 

Once logged in, a user menu is generated in the user icon in the top right corner of the website x. Click the user icon to see your usermenu. There are 5 links on the user menu, each having a different purpose.



Dashboard – Shows you some basic information about your account, like the amount of articles you have submitted, active and unactive, as well as total likes and saves. Your top articles can also be seen here.

 

View profile - Clicking this link will allow you to view your public profile.

 

My articles – This links to your article management page. The management page will show all the articles you have submitted and there current state, published, hidden, rejected or pending.

 

Saved articles – A list of all the articles you have saved.

 

Edit account – You can edit your profile photo & account settings.

 

Export articles – Export your articles to CSV format, only available when you have 10 article published.

 

Logout - Clicking this icon will exit your account and log you out.

 

My Profile & Settings

 

How do I view my profile?

 

Click on the user icon x found at the top right of the website and click "Dashboard" and on the top left of that page you will see your avatar and your name, click the link “View profile”.

 

How do I modify my profile?

 

Click on the user icon x found at the top right of the website and click, “Edit Account”. This will load up the editing page. You will be presented with some options:

 

Avatar: Upload an image of yourself or an image you own to serve as your avatar. This image will be shown on all your articles and will also be your main image for all your marketplace ads that your submit. Don’t use an offensive image or an image you have no permission to use.

 

Author Bio: This will appear on your public profile page, we allow two links, please read our submission guidelines becasue we do not accept some types of websites.

 

Social Links: Link back to your social profiles here by filling in the appropriate username or ID for that social network. You can link to your accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Do not put in the full URLs, we just need your social network username or id.


Example:


www.facebook.com/otherarticles

www.twitter.com/otherarticles

profiles.google.com/otherarticles

 

Submitting An Article

 

How do I submit an article?

 

Once logged in, click this icon x found in the top right of the website.

 

If using a mobile phone, click the user icon in top right of the website x. From the drop down menu click “Post article”.

 

You will be presented with a submission page with various buttons and text fields. Here is what they mean:

 

Step One: Select the right category and subcategory please. Add your title in the correct format as outlined in the submission guidelines.

 

Step Two: Fill in the Summary field with a short summary of your article, this is important in seo terms, so make it unique and to the point.

 

Step Three: Write or paste your article into the provided article text field. Remember always paste text from MS Word or another text program into a notepad, then copy and paste the text from the notepad into the article text field to get rid of any stray HTML elements. Please do not add more than two website links to your article, always put your links at the bottom of your article.

 

Toggle Editor: Clicking this button, found at the bottom left of the Article body, will allow you to turn off the TINY editor. If the text looks out of place or slanting to one side then turn off the TINY editor, as it may cause conflict with some older website browsers. Basic HTML knowledge is required to use this.

 

Keywords (Optional): Fill in the Keyword field with various keywords that relate to your article, eg: cows, ducks, farming.

 

Image: Upload an image that you have permission to use. For best results use an image that will get the reader’s attention. Max 4MB and it will be scaled to 1200px * 9000px on upload. We allow the following image extensions: png, jpg or gif. You can also instantly delete the image at any time by hovering over it and clicking the X icon that will appear on the top right of the image.

 

Additional Options

 

Public License: Select whether you want to give or not give the public permission to republish your article on different formats even for commercial use. There are 3 options available:

 

Free to Use:
Free to republish, remix even for commercial use. Links can be removed.

Republish with Links:
Free to republish, remix even for commercial use. Links must remain intact.

No Republish:
The public cannot republish in any form but they can share it and reference it.

 

The license will appear at the bottom of every article you publish. If no option is selected, then “Republish with Links” will be selected by default.

 

To Do: If you want your published article indexed fast by the search engines, you can create two or more back links to the article from other websites.

 

Submit Article: Click the submit button found at the bottom left of the submission page, to submit your article for review. Click the cancel button to close the submission form.

 

Adding Youtube/DailyMotion/Vimeo Videos to Your Article

 

To add a Youtube/DailyMotion/Vimeo video to your article just copy and paste the URL anywhere into the main text field on the article submission/edit page. Example:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R2tOEFddig

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x13seb4

https://vimeo.com/120631752

 

The video will automatically be loaded in the article when it is being viewed by the public.

 

My Articles

 

How do I manage my articles?

 

To use your article dashboard, you must login, then click the user icon in top right of the website x. Click “My Articles” from the dropdown.

 

This page shows you all the articles you have submitted to Otherarticles.com whether they are pending, rejected, hidden or published. You can sort your dashboard by title, state, views, likes, etc.. by clicking on the corresponding link.

 

 

Clicking on "..." found at the top right of that article item will open an editing menu, here is what the links do:

 

Edit - You can re-edit your article in any state, but editing when it is published will revert it back to the pending state.

 

Delete - Delete Your article permanently from Otherarticles.com.

 

Hide - Clicking this will hide your published article from public view, when you want to reveal your article again, click on "Unhide".


Views - The amount of views your article has attained since publication.


Likes - That amount of people who liked your article.


Saves - The amount of registered users who have saved your article to their Save List.


Boost - Found at the bottom right, clicking this will boost your article to the top of the category that it is posted in for a one time fee.


Please contact us if you have any other questions that aren’t answered here.

 

Article Publication Notification

 

How will i know my article is published?

 

We will send a notification of article publication to the email address you registered your account with.

 

How do i know if my article is rejected?

 

We do send rejection emails to the authors when an article is rejected, but we do not send an email when the article is deleted. But by logging in to your account and checking your article dashboard it will display which of your articles are published, rejected, draft and pending. If the latest article you submitted isn't there or listed on the homepage then it has been deleted.

 

Will i get a reason for an article deletion?

 

No.

 

Then how will i know what the reason is so i can remedy it?

 

All outright deletions happen because an article failed one of our submission guidelines, we only send a rejection email and reason if we think the article can be easily fixed. So just read our submission guidelines and produce or modify an article that abides by them.

 

Article Submission Restrictions?

 

All basic accounts will have submission restrictions. Which means that the user may only submit 3 articles per day. Once the 3 article limit has been reached the article submission page will be replaced by a restriction message.

 

What can I do to bypass these restrictions?

 

You can wait for 24 hours from your last submission time or you can delete any pending articles within that time frame. Or you can write good articles and we may give you the Writers perk, which allows for unlimited submissions.

 

Why are you introducing this restriction?

 

Hopefully it will promote the authors to submit their best articles and also it acts as a spam deterrent.

 

What if I create multiple accounts to bypass the restriction?

 

If we find a user who is abusing our system by creating multiple accounts to bypass the submission restriction, their accounts will be banned.

 

Payment Options

 

Currently we accept payment through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required when making payments with Paypal and you can safely use your credit/debit card to make the payment.

 

Private Messages

 

You can send private messages to other users of Otherarticles. To send a message to someone just go into their profile or view one of their articles and click on the speech bubble beside their name.

 

You will get a notification via email when you receive a private message and you will also be informed when you login to the website, in the top right corner, the speech bubble icon will have a number of unread messages received in red.

 

When you delete your private messages they will be placed in your trash folder which will purged by our admin staff every week. Trashed messages will have the option of being restored before the admin deletion, once they are deleted on our side they cannot be retrieved.

 

Boost Article

 

Give your article a boost by placing it on the homepage and also by pushing it to the top of the category its submitted in. The benefits of boosting your article are as follows:

  • Will be seen on the homepage until newer articles that meet the homepage criteria are revealed. (eg: Must reads and trending articles)
  • Will be pushed to the top of the article category until other articles are boosted which in turn will push it down.
  • Will be seen by more people.