Optimizing Print-to-Web: How to Setup Your 'In This Issue' Article (ITI) + Embed Your Digital Edition

Creating story arcs that begin in print, move online and then branch out into social media before returning to print are critical to publishers remaining relevant in an increasingly digital world. 

Want to learn more about the 'why'? See this guide - the content below is meant to be your how-to.

Locable's Community Content Engine makes building intra-linked content easy and this tutorial shows you how to create an "In This Issue" article as part of our Print-to-Web strategy and effectively leverage print to grow engagement.

Setting up your " In This Issue" article (ITI) is a CRITICAL aspect of the Locable Approach that makes it easy for your print readers to find additional materials on your website.

This short tutorial video will introduce you to the simple steps associated with leveraging the ITI process:

  1. Start by posting your print articles to your website - use an issue-specific tag like "August 2019"
  2. Create your ITI article, include descriptive titles and issue introduction, digital edition (option), 
  3. Select In This Issue Option - choose cover & issue-tag to pull in articles.
  4. Promote article to the homepage and add sidebar graphic with a link to ITI article
  5. Share to social media, Email, etc

NOTE: you may also want to link to online-extras / web-exclusives or even events from the calendar where you can use Content Snippets such as https://docs.locablepublishernetwork.com/article/112-optimizing-print-to-web-how-to-setup-your-in-this-issue-article-embed-your-digital-edition

Sample ITI sidebar graphic - should be built to be 300px wide and between 125 and 300px tall.

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An affiliate example:

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Want to use a digital edition?

Simply embed it on your ITI article by clicking the "Insert Media/Widget" button to open the embed area and paste your embed code. When you publish your article readers can enjoy your digital edition right on your site, better yet you'll be building out a historical archive.

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Then,

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