Creation Guide

Milyin’s Creation Guide is intended to help you learn about the basics of the Content Creation system. We would help you understand and all tools and all settings, so that you can get comfortable in Milyin. So, Milyin is a Content Creation platform, where we get User Generated Content, in the form of posts, which we term “Creations”.

Every user of Milyin has a right to write Creations on Milyin. We want all your creations to be according to guidelines as presented in the Creation Policy.

Understanding Pages

So moving on, first of all, we would like to introduce with all the basic pages which you should know about to write and manage your Creations

New Creation

The New Creation page is where your journey begins, this is the page where you start writing your creations.

The New Creation page is the page that has got the Creation Interface, which is basically an interface to write your creation.

This page is used to present a new Creation. The Creation Interface you see here will be elaborated on later, but for now, it’s just the tools to write a Creation.

You can directly publish your Creations here, or save them and later manage them with the My Creations page.

My Creations

My Creations page will show you a list of all your creations. The My Creations page can be used to Edit Creations, Quick Edit Creations, Delete them, Clone them, and Preview/View them.

My Creations page has one of the first elements as a link to add a new post, (because why not)

The list shows every Creation from you, for all Creation statuses (Published, Draft, Private, Scheduled).

Each List item has a Featured Image (if available), Creation Title, below which there is the Date on which Creation got created, and the Creation Views next to it.

Below it, you have buttons to manage your creation, these include edit, clone, delete, and view buttons.

Stats

The Stats Page is a page where you get basic analytics of your Creations.

The idea is to help you keep a check on your income, and also, to help you learn which Creations went well in terms of audience reach.

The Stats Page will have the Words Images, Comments, and Views, Amazon Clicks, Bluehost Clicks of each Creation written. It will have all your currently Published Creations there.

Each List item will have The title of a Creation, and then the Views, Words, Images, and Comments, Clicks written.

After scrolling through all the Creations, you shall see a horizontally scrolling section with daily stats, of the last 60 days. Each container has a date, written which tells about the various statistics for the respective date. At the bottom of the page is the Total Stats of your Account. Total views, Total Word, etc. Total payment made to you to date, and then the earnings that are yet to be credited to you are written as Payment Due.

Different Creation Statuses

Milyin, stores every Creation based on 4 Creation Statuses. Each Creation Status has specific rules and functionality for itself. These Creation Statuses are Draft, Publish, Privately Published, and Scheduled.

Press the top left button and then head onto Creation Status

Draft

When you start writing a Creation and you are not ready to share it yet, save it with Creation Status Draft, (How to Toggle Creation Status will be mentioned later). A Draft Creation is not publicly visible. Only you can view it.

No one other than you can view it.

This Draft Creation is not shared on Social Media. It is better to keep your Creation as a Draft until you are not sure about the Creation being ready for people to read. Draft Creation can be fully changed from scratch, so it’s a lot flexible.

Publish

A Creation with Creation Status publish is visible to the public. People can view it read it and share it. The Creation is included on our home page list of the latest, and it is visible on our Creations Page. As soon as you publish the Creation, it also gets shared with our social media accounts. We immediately ping Google, and other search engines, so that they can index it, and probably make your Creation rank on them.

Privately Published

These Creations can be viewed by anyone, and have less flexibility, yet, they are still hidden for a casual user. These Creations, are not included in Social Media, or any feeds of Milyin, neither are they sent to Google, they can be viewed specifically through their URL. Their presence on Milyin, outside the scope of the Creation itself, is negligible. It can be used to attract really selective group of audience.

Scheduled

A Scheduled Creation is a Creation Status, which can be used to specifically publish a Creation at a given time. With Scheduled Creation, you set a convenient time in the future as you want, and till that time your Creation would act as a Draft Creation, but as the specified reaches, the Creation gets published. The timing you select are in GMT+0530, or Indian Standard Time (IST)

Learning The Creation Interface

The Milyin Creation Interface is really advanced and robust set of tools to solve all purposes and needs of a Content Creator. It has everything built into it. As told earlier it is visible when you start writing a New Creation or edit any existing creation.

Thumbnail/Featured Image

The first thing that you are greeted in the Creation Interface is The Thumbnail/Featured Image Section.

The Thumbnails are the Images that people see along with Title on the Creations Page, and this Thumbnail is the image shared on social media platforms. Putting up a Featured Image is up to you. We recommend you to put a Thumbnail anyhow.

By default, there is a random auto-generated Featured Image assigned to every Creation.

In case you don’t add your own thumbnail, we will use this auto-generated image as the thumbnail. How To Set the Thumbnail/Featured Image on Milyin: Click the “Set Featured Image” link under the image.

This is the media Uploader of Milyin The first step to set a featured image is obviously to Upload it.

If you already have an image that you uploaded sometime before, then directly head onto the Media Library Tab of the Uploader, and click on your desired image.

Else you need to click the Select Files Button if you need to load the image.

For a newly uploaded image, after processing and crunching, the Media Uploader will present to you some settings. If you are directly headed to the Media Library to access an Already uploaded Image, then click the Show Button, on the right side of your desired image.

You can go through settings, as they can help you make your image work in your desired way.

and then at the bottom, find the “Set as Featured Image” button.

The media uploader’s job is to upload and process images. You can have a look at the various things mentioned in the media uploader, you will see fields for “Title”, “Caption”, “Alt Text” and “Description” these fields should briefly describe your actual image.

This is important for User Accessibility and helps improve your ranking on Google.

Pro Tip: The name of your image like xyz.jpg is taken as the default “Alt Text”, “Caption”, “Description” and “Title”. So save your work, by renaming the image itself before uploading, to set all of those fields, in one shot.

Title

Your Creation Title is one of the things from which people will judge your Creation, your Creation title is what matters in helping viewers decide whether to click and read it or not. Therefore special care is required here.

Your Creation Title should be around 65 characters. Google recommends 65 characters to be the optimum title length for any online content. The 75 characters include spaces and special characters.

Your Creation Title also decides the URL of your Creation. We convert your title to lower case, replace spaces with dashes, strip special characters. Your URL is generated once you publish the Creation for the first time, so it is recommended to perfect the title before publishing. Once published the URL can’t be changed. Avoid Changing your Creation Title after publishing.

Creation Editor

The Creation Editor is the place where your Actual Content is written and it has many great features. Visual Editor means every formatting happens using Buttons rather than needing to Code. It’s a WYSIWYG(What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) Editor and has several tools to help you format and beautify paragraphs, headings and what, not The Most Common tools are included in a row of the toolbar. The menu on top has fields like Format, and Edit, it can be used to find more advanced, and special tools.

Pro Tip #1: Another Handy feature, is Full-Screen Mode, in the Creation Visual Editor, go to “View” and then click “Fullscreen”, now you have the visual editor sticking with the edges of your screen. This is really Handy and is useful when you have to type for long durations, it finishes the hassle of scrolling up and down to switch tools. To exit Full-Screen Mode follow the same Steps, Go to “View” and click “Fullscreen”

Pro Tip #2: Embed YouTube Videos Directly Into Creation. Just copy-paste the URL for a YouTube video, no need to Even Create a Link, we will automatically embed the video if permitted by YouTube in your Creation On Front-end.

 

Pro Tip #3: Any Headings You put on Milyin, in your creation, automatically get consolidated and Generate a Table Of Content. This is displayed at top of Your Creation on Frontend. When user clicks any item in the Table Of Content, it gets scrolled to the respective heading.

 

Pro Tip #4: When writing Creations, use Hashtags, similar to how it happens on other Social Media Platforms. Milyin will generate links to these Hashtags on Frontend, and each such link will include all Creations from all Creators, having used the Hashtags, it helps get additional traffic. Moreover when Milyin shared any Creation over it’s official Social Media Accounts, the exact same hashtags are then used in our Social Media posts too. This helps you leverage Milyin’s Social Media Accounts for getting traffic and socializing.

As far as the Creation Editor itself is concerned it is straightforward typing nothing too complicated, the key trick lies in learning The various options in the Menus and Toolbars.

Monetization

We allow Creators to decide the ads that they want in their Creation, we let them place the ads wherever they want. You have granular control. So if you don’t want ads you can do that, if you want the ads at a particular place you can select it too. If you want to give an Affiliate link for an Amazon India product you can do it easily.

Google AdSense, Amazon India Affiliate, and Bluehost India Affiliate are 3 services that we currently support for Monetization.

You shall earn based on a Cost-Per-Click basis for Ads and Affiliates. Along with that, you get a percentage share of the revenue we get if we get a sale through you(You need approval before being eligible for percentage share)

We only consider one click per user per Revenue Type in 24 hours. Multiple clicks for a given revenue type on a given Creation counts as just one Click. But, you get the money (granted that you get approved before the sale) if the repetitive click converts an affiliate sale.

The 80% revenue of Affiliate sales is not available for everyone. It is membership-based. The Cost Per Click is available for everyone by default (unless we ban you), so you get $0.1 per click on ads and affiliate banners/ads/links/images when illegible. But, to get an 80% share of Affiliate sales, you need to write to us at [email protected] for approval. Once approved, you can get 80% of the affiliate sales revenue that Milyin will receive from sales routed through you to our affiliate partners.

The Monetization button is conveniently located right above the Creation Editor.

Clicking it brings up the Monetization Tools.

These allow you to configure the way you want ads/affiliate links/banners/images are presented in your Creation.

Configuring it is super simple, by default you will see 3 options, “Google”“Amazon”“Bluehost”.

For detailed information and tutorials about how to use the Monetization Tools, please refer to our Monetization Guide.

Description

The description is a short text that summarizes your Creation in about 150 characters including spaces. This is the text that would appear as an excerpt on various pages at Milyin itself, and Google would also show this text in its search result, as the Content of your Creation.

We recommend you to use it, though if you want you can leave it blank, in which case we would take the first 144 characters of your Creation rounded off to the nearest word, and set them as your Description.

The description doesn’t include any images or media, and will neither consider any kind of content formatting, like line Breaks, etc. It will be converted to plain alpha-numeric-symbolic text and used as such. For example, if your Creation is about the benefits of brushing teeth properly then the description can look like this.

“How to Keep Your Teeth Clean, and maintain it, based on proven facts and researches, along with expert opinion, to help you have healthy teeth lifelong”

Disclaimer

It is an area in which you need to have a proper understanding, else in cases it can cause your Creation to get banned or even deleted. So here’s the thing, many times you yourself copy the content from a 3rd Party source, or maybe use any Intellectual Property, of an Individual or Organization, these things are not what we want at Milyin.

As a result, you need to clearly mention the sources from where you copied the content, and how and what exact permission you got from them in writing, if you use an Intellectual Property, then you tell about the License you hold for the same, and credit the original owner.

Also, In the case of Intellectual Property, you need to get that licensed for use and distribution at Milyin too. If you have all the above permissions if required, then please mention them in the Disclaimer.

Also, if you don’t have the permission, then please be sure that Milyin would give you maximum 24hrs after it finds you violate any of it. In case you don’t use Any Intellectual Property, which includes Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and all your content is original then you can skip writing the Disclaimer.

The Disclaimer appears in the Last Column of Milyin’s Creator Bar at bottom of your Creation. In case you want to know more you can read Milyin’s Creation Policy, to correctly understand the Does and Don’ts of Milyin’s Content Creation System and Disclaimer.

Canonical URL

This is another optional field, in which you can put URL. If you have 2 Creations on Milyin, that are similar, or maybe you have a Creation on Milyin, that is similar to a Creation you wrote somewhere else. In such a case, sometimes your Creation can fight within themselves for ranking on Google, negatively impacting both of them.

For such situations, all modern Search Engines use Canonical URLs. If you want to prioritize one of the 2 articles, then put the link for another article. In case you do not fill in Canonical URL, your Creation remains independent. In other words, an empty URL means your Creation’s URL becomes the Canonical URL.

Edit the Creation on Milyin, which is of less priority, and put in the link of Creation with relatively higher priority. It is similar to something like saying search engines like Google, “Hey You know what this article is good, but I have another article which can be better, so please use that URL.”

Do note: That it’s beneficial only when the 2 Creations are really similar, and both of them rank on many keywords. Just type in the URL for your More Priority Creation.

The Canonical URL you type can be of another Creation on Milyin can be your link on some other platform, or maybe any other site too. Use it carefully, and avoid it when not sure. Because if 2 distinct Creations have canonical URLs leading to either one, they both are negatively impacted.

The Actions and Buttons

Action Buttons are used to manage customize and save your Creation. First and foremost, you should know the location of these buttons. The Action Bar is a small horizontal fixed at top of Your Creation Interface.

It has the Float Panel Toggles on the left, and the Save Button on the right. The save button as the name suggests saves your Creation. The flat panel toolbar on the left side has 2 buttons, namely, Settings Float Panel and Customization Float Panel.

Clicking them brings up their respective Float Panels from which you can adjust lots of things based on your need. The 6 main things in it: Creation Status, Publish Button, Autosave, along with Privacy/Content tools such as Comments, Pings, and Content Reuse.

1.Publish Button: The default Creation status of your Creations always is Draft, and for most of the people, the only status change they would do is from Draft to Publish, once their Creation is complete. So we felt the need to add a Publish Now button, this button like the Save button, which saves your Creation, but also, regardless of its current status, it changes the Creation status to Publish. Surely it saves a Second or Two for Toggling between statuses. This button disappears as soon as the Creation publishes, and if you save your Creation as a draft again, any time later, it would again be visible.

2.Autosave Button: This button is another important feature, for the lazy heads who are too busy to click the save button frequently, or the ones who accidentally close the tabs. The Autosave button once clicked will attempt to save your creation every 30 seconds. Until you close the tab or reload it, the Creation will continue to save on its own every 30 seconds. Now, do note that any error or network outage can cause Creation to not save, in that case, we will keep reattempting every 30 seconds. Do note, that you need to enable autosave again every time you refresh the Creation Interface or start afresh edit. The Autosave works only as long as its Creation Interface is present on the browser window. Every time we autosave, the save button also changed to Yellow and green, so you should once in a while have a look there to be sure it’s saving. Also, we have a timestamp of the Last Saved time at Bottom of the Creation Interface. Every time, there is a successful Creation save, we update this time.

3.Creation Status: This is a selector that can toggle the Creation Status of the current Creation. It is situated inside the Settings Float Panel. Each Creation Status has its own rules that apply to it, we discussed the Creation Statuses at the start of the Creation Guide, so it would be nice for you to refer them. Do note, that Toggling Creation Status won’t bring things into effect until saved.

3.a Publish Time:  If the Creation Status is set as Future, then there shall be another option under the Creation Status selector, called “Publish Time”.  Clicking which brings up a Date/Time Picker, which can be used to select the time at which Creation is supposed to be published.

Milyin lets you schedule any Draft Creation so that you can specify the time, at which the post would automatically. There are certain necessary conditions for it to be available. First of all, your Creation should have never been published before, you cannot save the creation as publishing, and then bring it back to draft and then Schedule it. Your creation should be currently Draft or Private. When so, toggle the Creation Status, to Schedule Creation. Upon doing so a text field for a date would be made visible. Here you can click the date to set the time using the Visualized Time Picker, The time for the Publishing should be in the future, you can not set the time that has already gone. The time is taken for Indian Standard Time, IST GMT+0530

Privacy Tools And Content Restriction

Some people are shy while others are open-minded, some people love to get inputs from the public, while others don’t want to interact with people. As a result, Milyin baked some restrictions for the readers, that you can use as per your convenience.

4.Comment Status

On Milyin, any registered and logged-in user can open a Creation and write comments. This comment can be anything from a question to a query to criticism to offensive language. Milyin being a responsible platform, always moderates comments, and finding any Comment with defamation or misleading statement or offensive words, gets deleted. But any criticism, question, and query, or maybe appreciation or random comment remain there. This helps not only grow your income but also, helps increases user interaction in your Creation, Making it more interesting. Sometimes, some introverts, or maybe some random people do not want these interactions, as a result, they can turn it off, by toggling the “Comments” switch, if you want all future Creations to be such, then you can also, set Creation Preference for the same.

5.Ping Status

Milyin is built on a foundation of WordPress, which also powers more than 1/3 of the internet. The benefit of this huge number comes in handy with Pings When you write a Creation that is similar to another article from a WordPress site, the other site is sent a Ping. Ping is a signal that says “Hey, we have a link that is similar to yours, wanna interlink”. If they agree, then your article and the article on the other site get interlinked, meaning that essentially your Creation will now include a link for other sites, and the other site would include a link for your site. And similarly there site will also include a link for your Creation. Essentially this is beneficial because people who visit the other site would see a link for you, and would probably click it in hope of more information thus adding more traffic to your Creation. But it surely has its drawbacks, it adds to your page load times, so if you want to shave out a few milliseconds from the time it takes to load a Creation, then sure disable it. Also, it may sometimes lead to irrelevant pings. Though you can contact Milyin to get Irrelevant Pings removed

6. Public Access

This feature was built on the advice and recommendation of Parth Gulati. We have had the belief to spread the message and voices of people, for which we wanted people to read and share their words. And we very well appreciate it. But then as he suggested there could be people who present the Content in form of poetry for example who do not want their content to be copied. As a result, we built the feature. If “Allow Content Reuse” is turned off then we would disable the right-click functionality for any reader at Milyin, no one could be able to right-click on images and text meaning they can’t copy or download them. We will also put restrictions on text selection. With Restricted access users won’t be able to select text on the entire screen, therefore adding an obstacle in copy-pasting your hard work. Similarly, if a user tries to print a web page he would be greeted with a blank screen. We have built as many ways to restrict content theft, as possible. Some ways cannot be restricted by the limitations of web browsers, yet it blocks a vast majority of people who could copy-paste the text. (We do not mention the limitations, because why give them an easy recipe to steal.)

Customization Options

In the Action Bar, the second button from the left toggles Customization Float Panel has some options for customizability. As per your taste and creativity, you can toggle on or off features for your Creation. This allows you to manipulate the various elements on Frontend. This includes Using Default Content Width, Milyin has a Contained user interface, meaning that on Desktops and other wider screens, we do not utilize full width, to give your content more breathing room, and ensure that it doesn’t get too crowded on screen. But if you want your Content to consume the full width of the display, then you can toggle off the “Use Default Content Width” option.

Besides, we have 4 more options, which are, “Show Title”, “Show Header”, “Show Footer”, Show TOC(Table of Content)” you can toggle them on or off, to have control over deciding what appears on Frontend.

Note:  Even if you toggle off the “Show Title”, you still need to set a title, so that it can show up in Search Engine results, and also, it is needed for generating the URL of your post, the “Show Title” toggle only impacts the visibility of the Title on Frontend.

My Creations Tools

My Creations page is where you manage your creations. It has all tools in simplified terms. Each unit on My Creations, has a title, Info, and Tools. The info and the suite of tools available differ based on Its Creation Status, for example, A published post doesn’t have the link for “Preview”. If a Creation is either Privately Published or Draft, it will show the date when it was last edited. And below it, there would be 4 tools, “Edit”, “Delete”, “Clone” and “Preview”.

Edit: It is used to modify or Chan the Content of Creation, clicking it takes you to the Creation Interface where you can edit Content of Post. 

Clone: Clone is used to duplicate any Creation, clicking it creates a New Creation, with Content from the Parent Creation of the Clone button, and then set the Creation Status to draft, because surely you would like to edit it before publishing, and also prefix it with “Cloned From”, once clones the Clone is independent of original, and can be edited like any normal Creation, based on Creator’s need.

Delete: You can click it if you want to Delete a Creation, to present accidental clicks, when you click delete we take you to a preview with your Creation Content, and a Container asking you to confirm if you want to delete or cancel.

Preview: Preview is used for Creations, which are yet to be published to have a look at how the content would look like at Frontend. This is used to verify everything works, usually used before publishing a Creation. Then we have, Scheduled Creations, they shall also, have the same tools, but in Information they show, views count too, which remains “0 Views”, till it reaches the publishing time. For a Published Creation, the Title, is actually a link, clicking which takes you to the Creation itself. The information shown is the date and Views. The toolset has Edit, Delete, and Clone. We do not keep Preview because for a Published Creation you can directly view the actual Post by clicking the Title, so the Preview is essentially useless here. We hope you liked the Creation Guide, feel free to ask questions or recommend any changes. Regards, All at Milyin, It’s The Passion that Matters  

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