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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. General
  2. Registration, Login, and Profile Details
  3. Submitting Articles
  4. Copyright Issues
  1. General
    • What is Essence Articles?
    • Essence Articles is a free of cost article directory where one can publish and find articles. You can publish your articles for free or find content for your website or newsletter.

    • Are Essence Articles available only in English?
    • Till now, it is only in English.

    • May I publish articles I find on Essence Articles on my website?
    • You may add articles to your web site so long as you adhere to our Terms of Use. Our TOS basically states that you must keep full author credit with all its respective links, a link to, must keep the article intact (no editing) and keep all links active.

    • Will I be charged to publish articles on Essence Articles?
    • No, we do not charge anything for article publication or pay for submitted content. We run advertising on our site to help us keep the site running free of charge.

    • How can I contact the author of an article?
    • When you are on the article page, click "Contact Author”. You may also find an additional contact info on the author's bio.

    • Whom should I contact to publish articles on Essence Articles?
    • Currently, we are not adding new advertisements to our site, but you can try any of the following options, and you will not be charged for this:
      Use Google Adwords site targeting and choose our site for your pay-per-click ads Open a free account on, publish articles on your chosen subject(s), and insert information regarding your business, contact details, and a link to your site into your Author Bio Note: Publishing articles on is absolutely free.

    • Does Essence Articles have a link exchange program?
    • As of now, we don’t have a link exchange program; however you are invited to subscribe and publish articles on your subject of choice, and include a link to your website in the Author's Bio section.

  2. Registration, Login, and Profile Details
    • How do I edit my Author Bio?
    • Log in to your account at with your e-mail address and password, Click the Manage Authors -> Edit info and edit your Author Bio. You can also have a specific bio for each article, so you may want to go to "View/Edit Articles" and correct the bio in the specific article.

    • How do I upload a photo to my account?
    • After logging in to your account, follow the following procedure: Choose the "Manage Authors" link on the left side menu. Choose the pen name you wish to associate the photo with Select "Edit" And upload your image and save.

    • How can I suggest a new article category?
    • We will take your suggestions into consideration and send out notification on our blog and via Twitter if/when we add the category. You can also contact us to suggest a new category. We suggest you look for a similar or more general category for your articles. You may change the article's category at any time.

  3. Submitting Articles
    • How do I change my article's category?
    • To be able to modify the category of an article, log in to your account at Essence Articles with your e-mail and password, and follow the following procedure: Go to "View/Edit Articles" and click "Edit" by the article whose category you’d like to change. Browse via the categories, select the desired category, and save your changes.

    • Which HTML tags do you allow?
    • We currently only allow the following HTML tags:
      <br />, <p>, <b>, <i>, <u>, <a href>

    • Can my article be submitted to more than one category?
    • No, an article cannot be submitted to more than one category. Make sure you submit each article only once. Multiple submissions of the same article will result its removal.

    • How do I edit or insert a link into my article or bio?
    • When logged in, go to "View/Edit Articles" and click "Edit" by the article you’d like to edit. On the subsequent screen, make sure the Rich Text Editor is turned to "On" (you’ll be able to view the button toolbar).Mark the word or phrase you’d like to transform into a link and click on the "Insert/Edit Link" button (shaped like a horizontal 8) located on the toolbar next to the green image button. On the next screen, insert the link address (without quotation marks). Save and publish the article.

    • How long does it take to have my articles reviewed?
    • Our reviewers assures review in up to 48 hours, but in most cases we review articles within 24 hours. You will receive an email notification in case your article got approved or rejected.

    • How can I find where my article has been republished?
    • We recommend to use Google and Yahoo to search for copies of your articles.

    • How do I place links in my articles?
    • If your enter URLs in the form of they will become auto linked. If you wish to have a keyword link, you will need to use the following HTML code:

      <a href="/">keyword</a>

    • How can I remove or delete an article that I've submitted?
    • To delete an article from Essence Articles, follow the following procedure: Click on "View/Edit Articles", and click the "Remove" button by the article you’d like to delete. Confirm that you would like to indeed remove the content.


      Note: Once you've deleted the article, it cannot be retrieved. If you would like to remove the article but keep it on the site for future publication, click on "View/Edit Articles", and click the "Edit" button by the article you’d like to remove. Scroll down and click on "Save Draft". You will be able to republish the article at a later date.

    • Why was my article rejected?
    • The chances are your article was rejected since it violated one of our submission guidelines. If you think your article has been unfairly rejected, feel free to contact us and we will take another look.

    • How do I add a picture to my article?
    • In the Rich Text Editor, click on the place where you’d like to add the picture and click on the green picture button (called “Insert/Edit Image”) at the top of the editor. On the window that opens, enter the URL of the image. You can also add the pictures by using the tag. In the article, where you want the picture to appear, just type:

      <img src="/"/>

  4. Copyright Issues
    • I see my article my article on Essence Articles, but I didn't publish it myself. I own all the rights. What should I do?
    • Please contact us and send us the link to the plagiarized article on Essence Articles, as well as your original link.

    • I found one of my articles republished without the proper credit or links. What should I do?
    • If you have contacted them and they've not corrected the error after a few days, you can contact the site’s ISP and ask them to have the article removed.