How to contribute Community content
We've made contributing content to Community easy by providing a simple workflow experience and convenient writing resources to help you along the way.
There are two areas of opportunity for contributing written content; please submit using the following guidance:
- Community blog: Focused on personal or company Anaplan-related success stories, overcoming business challenges with Anaplan, gaining insights, and general Connected Planning thought-leadership.
- Knowledge Base articles: Provide overall support, knowledge, and guidance on a technical feature of Anaplan.
Submit a Blog
To submit a Community blog, send it along with any supporting imagery to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you for clarification or edits, and/or to let you know when it will be published.
Submit a Knowledge Base article
Certified Master Anaplanners can contribute How To articles directly into the Community Knowledge Base using the blue "Add Discussion" button found in the sidebar of that section.
You can find detailed instructions on how to contribute and format them in this article on Contributing articles into the Community Knowledge Base.
If you're not a Certified Master Anaplanner, and interested in contributing a Community Knowledge Base article, please email email@example.com.
Writing great content doesn't have to be complicated. Before you begin, consider the purpose of your content and how the reader will consume and understand your subject matter. Consider the following to help you structure your content:
Title: An effective provides a reader with the main idea of what the article will cover. Keep it concise.
Intro: The introduction is a short paragraph that provides an overview for the reader. It is something that a Community user can read and determine if the article is what they were looking for. It can be helpful to write this last as the introduction needs to provide the reader with an accurate expectation of what is to follow.
Body: The body of the article includes all the main points of your message. Keep your audience in mind. What do they need to know? What questions or concerns might they have? Are there certain issues (gotchas) that they need to be aware of? Are there other resources you can provide to help them get up to speed? Are there any visuals that would help convey your message?
Images and Video: Use screenshots and images for reference, with numbered steps or other annotations needed. Animated gifs or video are especially helpful to show a process.
Conclusion: Consider wrapping up your article with a few sentences to summarize the content of your article. Are there any next steps that might be helpful to include? Is there a question to pose to the audience that might help drive discussion in the comments?
Remember to make timely updates if your subject matter changes. Subscribe to the blog and Knowledge Base or real-time updates. Keep contributing! You make the Community great.
Need help or have a suggestion to make the content contribution process even easier? Please contact us at any time at CommunityContent@Anaplan.com.
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