Publishing to the Web user guide

Introduction

Do you want to share your FARMapper project with others on the web, even unregistered users? Bringing your farm project to its own web URL is easily done with the publishing tool. Quickly generate a link to your project to share with anyone you want. You can also publish the link on Facebook, send via email or twitter. Anyone will be able to see your farm project and documents that has the web link without logging into the FARMapper application.

Project publishing

To publish your farm, click on the "Manage" button and the "Manage" window with a list of your projects will appear. There are two buttons next to the right of each project [Figure 1]. Click on "Actions" next to chosen project and then on "Publish" and the project publishing window will be displayed [Figure 2].
Project management window
Figure 1: Project management window - click to enlarge

Publishing is completed following these very simple steps in the project publishing window.

  • Select which project to publish to the web using the "Publish project" drop-down list. The project next to which you clicked the “Publish” button in the previous step will be selected by default.
  • Give the published project a name by entering the publish name or description for your project. This value isn’t visible to your end users, but allows you to differentiate between different public links to the same project. For example you can have a link for your family and friends and another one you share with potential buyers. If you later decide that you no longer want to sell your farm, then you can just delete the link for buyers and your family and friends will still know how to access your farm data without signing up to FARMapper. Of course it is even better if they do sign up, as then you will be able to use “Private sharing” instead of using a public link.
  • Broadcast your link far and wide when publishing your project using your Facebook account. To do so just check "Post on Facebook". Here you can also choose if FARMapper should remember your decision in the future. Now just click "Publish".
Project publishing window
Figure 2: Project publishing window - click to enlarge
If you have decided to publish on Facebook, the publication window will be displayed [Figure 3]. Click "Post on Facebook" and the entry about your farm will be in the publications on your Facebook account.
Publishing on Facebook
Figure 3: Publishing on Facebook - click to enlarge
After clicking "Publish" you will see below in the project publishing window a list of "Published links" [Figure 4]. Next to each item on the list you will see buttons: "Open", "Show link", "Remove" and "Share on Facebook / Shared on Facebook". After clicking on "Open" a new window of your browser will open and you will see your project in it. When you use the "Show link" button, you'll see a window with a link to your project. You can copy it and share it, eg by sending email to whomever you want. "Remove" is used to delete the link to your project. The link generated earlier will no longer work. If you did not check "Post on Facebook" when publishing and you want to post on facebook later, you can do it anytime you like by clicking on "Share on Facebook". If your post is already published on Facebook, in the place of the "Share on Facebook" button you will find the information "Shared on Facebook".
Published links
Figure 4: Published links - click to enlarge
FARMapper is built to enable the easy publishing and broadcasting of projects that are created by its users. These tools allow the community to easily collaborate and use the digital map of your farm as you choose.

Please let us know what you think and let us know if you want additional functionality at support@farmapper.com

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To publish your farm, tap on the "Manage" button [Figure 1] and you will be moved to the "Manage" window with a list of your projects. Below each project there are two buttons. Tap on "Actions" below chosen project and then on "Publish" [Figure 2] and the project publishing window will be displayed [Figure 3].
Manage menu
Figure 1: Manage menu - click to enlarge
Project management window
Figure 2: Project management window - click to enlarge

Publishing is completed following these very simple steps in the project publishing window.

  • Select which project to publish to the web using the "Publish project" drop-down list. The project below which you tapped the “Publish” button in the previous step will be selected by default.
  • Give the published project a name by entering the publish name or description for your project. This value isn’t visible to your end users, but allows you to differentiate between different public links to the same project. For example you can have a link for your family and friends and another one you share with potential buyers. If you later decide that you no longer want to sell your farm, then you can just delete the link for buyers and your family and friends will still know how to access your farm data without signing up to FARMapper. Of course it is even better if they do sign up, as then you will be able to use “Private sharing” instead of using a public link.
  • Broadcast your link far and wide when publishing your project using your Facebook account. To do so just check "Post on Facebook". Here you can also choose if FARMapper should remember your decision in the future. Now just tap "Publish".
Project publishing window
Figure 3: Project publishing window - click to enlarge

If you have decided to publish on Facebook, the publication window will be displayed [Figure 4]. Tap "Post" and the entry about your farm will be in the publications on your Facebook account.

Publishing on Facebook
Figure 4: Publishing on Facebook - click to enlarge
After tapping "Publish" you will see below in the project publishing window a list of "Published links" [Figure 5]. Next to each item on the list you will see buttons: "Open", "Show link", "Remove" and "Share on Facebook / Shared on Facebook". After tapping on "Open" a new browser window will open and you will see your project in it. When you use the "Show link" button, you'll see a window with a link to your project. You can copy it and share it, eg by sending email to whomever you want. "Remove" is used to delete the link to your project. The link generated earlier will no longer work. If you did not check "Post on Facebook" when publishing and you want to post on facebook later, you can do it anytime you like by tapping on "Share on Facebook". If your post is already published on Facebook, in the place of the "Share on Facebook" button you will find the information "Shared on Facebook".
Published links
Figure 5: Published links - click to enlarge
FARMapper is built to enable the easy publishing and broadcasting of projects that are created by its users. These tools allow the community to easily collaborate and use the digital map of your farm as you choose.

Please let us know what you think and let us know if you want additional functionality at support@farmapper.com