How to create a post

Everyone in the Community can create posts. Use them to share your knowledge, opinions and insight and to showcase your expertise.

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Here's how to create a post:

  1. Login to the community.
  2. Click on the pencil icon in the top right corner of the black banner:
    Pencil icon
  3. Choose a content type - click on post:
    Content type - Post
  4. The post comprises of the Title, Introduction and the Content – all of which must be completed. Select an appropriate Channel, e.g. Behind the Paper or News.
    Creating a post
  5. Add a poster image, which will be displayed at the top of the post, on the homepage, and in any social media sharing. Images less than 1MB work best.
  6. You can add photos by clicking on the image button, add as many as you like!
    Adding images to a post
  7. You can add a video from any video hosting website, such as YouTube, by clicking on the video button and copying and pasting the embed code.
    Adding video to a post
  8. Add hyperlinks by clicking on the link button.
    Adding link to a post
  9. You can save a draft by clicking Save Draft and then return to the post later by clicking on My Posts in your avatar menu (underneath your photo). You will see a list of all your posts (drafts as well as published) and an Edit button next to each one.
  10. When you are ready to post, click Publish – but make sure to have selected today’s date, or the post will appear out of order on the homepage.

The post is now live on the Community site - congratulations!

Ruth Milne

Past Springer Nature Staff Member, Springer Nature


Go to the profile of RANJEET SINGH MAHLA
over 3 years ago

Dear Milne, 

I am not able to find the pencil icon on webpage. Please let me know the position of symbol. 

Go to the profile of Gayetri Ramachandran
about 3 years ago

Me too! Is this accessible only to certain number of people?

Go to the profile of Ben Johnson
about 3 years ago

Hi Ranjeet and Gayetri, we now only allow invited contributors to write posts, as we had a large amount of inappropriate content. If you would like to be considered for this, please get in touch by email

Go to the profile of Tianyu Zhang
about 3 years ago

Dear Milne, 

I am not able to add photos in the content by clicking on the image button as you described. 

Go to the profile of Tianyu Zhang
about 3 years ago

Dear Milne, 

Now I can upload the figures if the internet works well. However, the figures uploaded do not appear as they should be.