Road Map to Launch

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Welcome to Metro Publisher

The easiest way to get started is by reading this step-by-step guide to building your Metro Publisher website. The "quickstart" items link to basic overview videos that will help you get started quickly with each feature. The "related" links will take you to more in-depth resources for related information or more advanced settings.

1. Design

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On of the first steps is to make the look and feel of the site your own. The videos below demonstrate how to use the Theme Gallery for Standard Users. For Pro Users, there are guides to access and modify the CSS via the Design Studio.

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2. Structure and Navigation

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Another important step is to build your navigation. These guides will help you define the Content that you have and how that translates into site structure.

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3. Content

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Metro Publisher is built around the idea that your Content (i.e. stories, reviews, blog entries) is the core of your website. Here are some important things to know.

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4. Section Page Layouts and Sprockets

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Once you've created the main navigation and planned your Content, the next important step is to organize the layouts for your section landing pages.

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5. Events

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If your publication features Events, here are some guides to get you started creating your calendar(s).

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6. Locations 

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Location Search pages offer a great service to your readers and advertisers, here are some guides to get you started.

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7. Third Party Services 

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Once you've completed most of the work setting up your site, it will be time to configure the various third-party services you will be using.

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8. Taking Your Site Live!

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The final step is to let your readers find you. This is what we call "launching" your site or "taking it live." If your content is all set up and ready to go, you should make a final check using our pre-launch checklist. Then, when you are certain you are ready to debut your new site, follow the instructions taking it live in the guide below.

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