You have already learnt about how to schedule your posts in Publish. However, sometimes your posts need to be edited due to new updates in information, changes in your editorial calendar, or even spelling modifications. For this, we offer a variety of management features built right into Publish to make sure you can modify content with ease!
In this article, we will provide you with information on how to preview your content and how to modify posts with edits. Here is the agenda:
Preview Posts on the Calendar
Edit, Duplicate, or Delete Posts
Preview Posts on the Calendar
On the Calendar, you have two options for previewing content:
Individual Post Previews: review a specific post that appears in your calendar.
Daily Posts List: review all of the posts that are scheduled for a specific day.
Below, we will go over each method and it's benefits:
Individual Post Preview:
Directly on the Calendar, you can click on any post and a side-panel will appear with a preview of your post. This preview will also show you how the post will appear on it's respective social media platform once it is published:
When you open a post, the preview panel will display information regarding the scheduling of the post:
In the preview, you will find:
The date and time that the post will be published.
The social media platform and account handle that the post will be published on.
A preview of the entire post with any attached multimedia.
The status of the post -
Scheduled: the post will be published at the designated time you chose
Error : the post is in error and will not be published unless the post is fixed. Mention will display an error message to explain how to resolve the issue.
The option to Delete, Edit, or Duplicate your post.
If your post has a Tag, it will display in the preview as well.
Daily Post List:
At the top of the Mention Calendar, you will see numbers next to specific days. These numbers will indicate the number of daily posts that are scheduled for a specific day. You can click on this number to open a side-panel with a preview for all of these posts:
If you have multimedia attached to your scheduled posts, you will see the multimedia appear in the preview panel. You can take the preview a step further by enhancing the view of photos or previewing video content directly in the Calendar.
Here are the ways to preview your multimedia:
Expand the View of Photos
If your scheduled post has a photo attached, you can open the photo in fullscreen mode! This is a great way to review a new illustration or design incase it needs modifications before it is published online. To expand an image, please open the preview panel and click on the image:
Preview Scheduled Videos
Within the preview panel, you have the option of previewing the videos that are scheduled on your calendar. To do this, please open the preview panel and click on the video. The video will automatically start playing and you have the option of watching your content in full screen.
Delete, Edit, or Duplicate a Scheduled Post
When you access the preview panel, you will see three buttons to modify your post. You have the option of editing, deleting, or duplicating your post at any time before the scheduled publication date:
★ Delete a Post
If you choose the Delete option, Mention will instantly delete the scheduled post from your Calendar.
★ Edit a Post
If you choose the Edit option, Mention will open your Composer where you can:
Modify text or multimedia
Multimedia can be deleted or you can import new media from your computer, GIPHY, or the Content Library
Change the scheduled time and date of the post
Unschedule the post by moving it to the Draft Folder
Move the post to Draft. This will unschedule your post.
★ Duplicate a Post
If you chose the Duplicate button, Mention will open the Composer where you can begin to curate your new post. The text and any additional multimedia from the original post will be transferred to the composer. All you need to do is choose the social account(s) that you want to publish on and schedule the specific posting time.
If you have any questions about navigating or modifying your Calendar, please do not hesitate to contact the Mention Support team!