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New post default template can be improved #1655

pranayairan opened this issue Jan 26, 2019 · 4 comments


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commented Jan 26, 2019

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
I recently wanted to add a new post on, I went to and read the help section. I started with the title, tags etc. And I thought the description is the place to add details about my post. I added all details there. But when I clicked on Preview, I was able to see only the title of my post.

I was not able to figure out after trying multiple times on what needs to be done. I reached out to Practical Dev on twitter and after chatting with him, It clicked my that I might need to add those details below the --- line and top section is just metadata and description is not the place to put all your content.

Describe the solution you'd like
I can think of 2 things, that can help.

  1. Put a sample example in the help, with a hello world text and everything that is possible.
  2. Change the default template of the new post to include hello world text below the --- line to let people know that content goes there.

Describe alternatives you've considered
Nothing else, either of the above 2 options would work.

Additional context
Example template :

published: false
Content goes here !! 

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commented Jan 28, 2019

We're slowly moving over to a whole new editor. Here's the announcement post about it.


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commented Jan 28, 2019

that looks nice thanks. Since we will be keeping the old editor, it might be good if we can change it a little bit.

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commented Feb 5, 2019

I think we could update the publishing guide to have an image of the editor (and where everything goes) for clarity.

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commented May 6, 2019

Thanks for contributing to this issue. As it has been 90 days since the last activity, we are automatically closing the issue in 7 days. This is often because the request was already solved in some way and it just wasn't updated or it's no longer applicable. If this issue still requires attention, please respond with a comment. Happy Coding!

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