Getting Started With Contently

Modified on Mon, 12 Dec 2022 at 09:32 AM

So you have recently been added to Contently, and now you're ready to start using the platform to create and manage your content. Below is an overview of what Contently offers, and what your user access allows you to use. If you have any questions, click the chat bubble on the right side!


What is Contently?

Contently enables users to manage and optimize their organization's content lifecycle. We have tools dedicated to content strategy, planning, creating content, activating content, and optimizing and evaluating content performance. 


To help supplement this lifecycle, we also have services such as our freelance writers, editorial services and content strategy. 


Getting Started 

If you have a Manager user role, that means you have nearly full access to the platform within your organization. This allows you to not only create content, but also to make administrative changes to the editorial portions of your Publication's configuration. 


Below are introductions to the key areas of Contently and how they can assist you going forward.


Create content and manage pitches


No matter what your content program looks like, you'll want to generate content in Contently. To help assist with this, Contently has developed robust creation tools, ideation tools, streamlined workflows, and automated brand governance. 


Click here to learn more about how to create content and get pitches in Contently.


Write, edit, finalize and publish content


After you create a piece of content in Contently, it then needs to go through the process of being written, reviewed, finalized and published, all of which is managed with our Workflow Tool. 


To learn more about how this process works in Contently, and how it can be customized to fit your internal needs, click here to learn more.


Organizing and finding content


Contently can also help you manage and organize your library of content. This makes it easy to see what you have in development, who's working on what, and share content within your organization. 


We have several tools that allow you manage and find content, click here to read more about these tools.


Editorial Process


We understand that not every user has experience with creating content with freelancers (optional service). To help you understand what is important to effectively work with your freelancers, we've created this collection of help articles.


Additional Questions? For any additional questions, click the chat bubble on the bottom right corner, and start a conversation with our Customer Support Team. 


Not able to access all of these features? There's a chance you have a 'user role' that does not encompass some of this functionality. Reach out to your organization's administrator to learn more.

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