The NewsTrust Toolbar: A Visual Guide
The NewsTrust Toolbar offers quick access to all of our tools and features. You can review a story, edit story info, or share a story via Facebook, Twitter, email, and more. You can also see the story's NewsTrust rating at a glance, with links to see all reviews or return to the NewsTrust homepage.
The NewsTrust Toolbar at a Glance
Here's a quick overview of how to use our new toolbar.
Next time you use our toolbar, try clicking on all these buttons to get the most of this new feature.
Here's a quick step-by-step walk-through on how to review a story with our new toolbar.
Reviewing a Story
To review a story on NewsTrust, click on its yellow "Review" button.
Clicking on the "Review" button will take you to the story's original page; the NewsTrust toolbar will display at the top, with the review form on the right hand side.
Read and review the story. At the end of the review form, you can click "Expand your review" to show four more tabs: Notes, Comments, Quotes, and Links, as well as a Disclosure checkbox. These sections are optional, but the more questions you answer, the more your ratings count.
If the review form is blocking part of the story's text, click the "Close this panel" link in the bottom right, or click "Review" at the top. The toolbar will remain at the top of the screen. To reopen the review form, click "Review" again.
To close the Toolbar and only show the story on its original page, click the blue "X" in the top-right corner.
When you're finished your review, click the yellow "Save" button at the bottom of the review form. Once you do this, you can edit the story's info, share your review with a friend, or see all NewsTrust member reviews for the story. To go back to the NewsTrust home page, click the NewsTrust logo in the top-left corner in the Toolbar.
NOTE: A few news sites do not support the NewsTrust NewsTrust toolbar and its frameset. For these sites, we display the review form in a popup window instead. The review form works about the same way in this popup window, except that window may get resized when you click on buttons that take you back to our main site.
Posting a Story
To post a new story on NewsTrust using the toolbar, copy the URL of the story you want to post, then click the yellow "Post a Story" link in the top-right corner of the NewsTrust home page. Paste the URL into the box that drops down.
The story you've chosen will open automatically, with the NewsTrust Toolbar at the top and the story edit form on the right.
Some of the story's info will be entered automatically — check to make sure it's right, and add anything that's missing (author's name, topics, content type). When you're finished, click "Save" — then give it a review! For an alternative way to post stories to NewsTrust, check our handy bookmarklet tool. For more info, check our guide on how to review a story.