Publish and Share Your Coda Doc4:41 with Guil Hernandez
Coda is most powerful when used as a collaborative tool for teams, but Coda also lets you share your docs with others outside your team. You can turn any doc into a published site on the internet.
Coda is most powerful when used as a collaborative tool for teams. 0:00 But Coda also lets you share your docs with others outside your team. 0:05 You can turn any doc into a published site on the Internet. 0:09 A company, for example, 0:13 could publish a doc to attract customers' feature requests. 0:14 Then update it periodically so customers can always check product features they've 0:17 submitted were actually launched. 0:22 For the sake of this workshop, 0:24 I'll show you how publishing works using our About Me doc. 0:25 Once you've finished a doc, 0:29 you can publish it by clicking the "Share" icon in the main navigation menu. 0:31 There are several ways you can share a Coda doc. 0:37 You can invite others to edit and 0:40 collaborate on your doc by inviting them via email or with a sharable link. 0:42 They'll need a Coda account to do that. 0:46 Or if you just want to share it so others can view it, no Coda account is needed. 0:49 What's great about using a link is that it's easy to share anywhere. 0:53 You determine whether or not you want to share it privately with a specific group 0:58 of people or with the public, for anyone to view. 1:02 For example, under the Get link settings, 1:05 I'll set "Anyone on the Internet with this link" to "Can view". 1:09 You can also embed your Coda doc on a website, blog, or pretty much anywhere 1:17 else by clicking Embed and copying the embed code to paste onto your website. 1:23 This makes the live Coda doc look like it's part of another doc or website that 1:29 others can interact with without having to click on a link to open another tab. 1:33 The sharing option I'll use is Publish. 1:39 This is where you can turn your doc into a website, 1:43 complete with a unique URL you can share anywhere on the web. 1:46 Keep in mind that if this is your first time publishing from your Coda account, 1:49 you'll be asked to choose a Coda username. 1:54 I've posted more details about that in the resources with this video. 1:57 Notice how your doc gets a unique URL using your Coda username. 2:01 And I'll stick with the default publish settings. 2:07 I can also quickly preview how my doc will look when published by clicking 2:09 Open preview. 2:14 Now I'm ready to publish, so I'll click Next. 2:16 I'll leave Show masthead and Standard alignment for 2:19 all pages to On and click Apply and publish. 2:24 And my doc is now published. 2:29 I can copy the live URL by clicking Copy link, 2:31 then paste the link into a new browser tab. 2:35 And there's my About Me doc published on the web. 2:39 I can click to view my blog entries from the main navigation under 2:44 My Learning Blog. 2:48 And everything looks and works great. 2:50 Now, anyone visiting this URL will be able to view my doc. 3:06 And the live site automatically updates, showing any edits I make to the doc. 3:10 For example, 3:15 I'll add one more section to the bottom of my About Me page that links to my blog. 3:16 I'll type /line to add a line separator. 3:21 Below the line, type the text, "To follow my learning journey, 3:25 check out my learning blog." 3:29 Coda makes it really easy to link to another page in your doc. 3:35 To insert a link to my blog page, I can simply type /link. 3:40 Then in the link text box, 3:45 I can start typing the name of the page I want to link to, then select it. 3:47 And now the pages are linked together. 3:53 The link even displays the page icon. 3:54 I'll set the text format to H3, small heading, 3:58 to make it standout and center align it on the page. 4:02 Then add another line separator on the line below. 4:07 That looks good. 4:12 Finally, I want to display my author information on the blog page. 4:13 To do that, I'll click Options. 4:18 Then under the page's header options, turn the Authors setting from Off to On. 4:21 Going back to the published link and 4:31 refreshing the browser displays all my latest updates, good. 4:33
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