The goal of this step-by-step guide is to show new KX users how to post their first question or topic.
When you visit kx.lumerical.com, you can browse existing topics and use the search function without the need to be logged in.
On the other hand, if you want to post your own question, reply to an existing topic or share some information with other KX users, you need to login.
Step 1: Login to KX
You can login by clicking on the “Sign in / Register” link in the upper right corner. If you are not registered yet, follow the simple registration process to create an account.
Step 2: Click on the “New Topic” button
Step 3: Write your post
The simple form requires you to populate the topic title, category and the body of the post. You can also add tags to improve the search options. Read the User Guidelines for more tips on how to create a good post.
The editor offers basic formatting menu and the possibility to copy and paste images. If you wish to use more advanced formatting options, common BBCode, Markdown and HTML syntax is supported. Here is an example of some common BBCode:
The post creation form offers you an instant preview of the final formatting, but you have always the option to edit your post later.
Step 4: Click on “Create Topic” button to post your question
Congratulations! Your first post is now submitted to KX.