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HELP!!

Documentation of the most common things staff will do on the website

Community Media News Posts

  1. Hover over “Posts” in the dashboard (Located on the left of the Page)
  2. Click “Add New”
  3. Fill in Title
  4. Fill in description of the post into the paragraph/body field
  5. To the right of the description field, locate the “Categories box, and choose the appropriate category for your post.
  6. Scroll down until you see the featured image box. Click “Set a featured image” and choose an image from the library, or upload your own (A good place to find free images is Pixabay)
  7. Scroll back to the top of the page and click the blue ‘Publish’ button on the right side of the screen.
  8. In the top black bar you will see “View Page” Click on that and you can see the published page. If you see that you need to make edits, click “Edit Post” in the top black bar and you can edit and Update the page again.

Adding Events

Documentation for the events plugin: https://theeventscalendar.com/knowledgebase

#1 Create the General Public Version of the Event

(which will NOT have a registration link if this is a Member event, but we want the public to know what they are missing, so they may be motivated to JOIN)

  1. Click “Events” in the dashboard (Located on the left of the dashboard)
  2. Find an event that already exists, that is in the “General” category, and hover over it
  3. Click “Clone” to duplicate it
  4. Then look for that post in the list. It will have the word “Draft” at the end of it because it will be in draft mode.
  5. Open it in the editor and change all the content inside it
  6. Fill in Title and then edit the “slug” field (underneath the title field) at the end of the url so that it matches the title with dashes between each word
  7. Fill in description of the event into the paragraph/body field
  8. Be sure to leave the bottom section that has the shortcodes for the 2 buttons. These buttons lead members to the Solution Center where they can register, and lead nonmembers to the JOIN page so they can become a member.
  9. Scroll down until you see the time and date field. Choose the time and date for the event.
  10. If the date is re-occurring, click add more events below and choose the best option for you, whether weekly or monthly, etc.
  11. Underneath is the location section. Click Create or find a venue, if appropriate. Search the name of the venue first, if it’s not there, press enter once you’ve typed the full name and put in the address to create a new venue.
  12. Go to the bottom right side and Insert a Featured Image (bottom right of window) (Important)
  13. Scroll back up and check that the event is truly in the “General” Category, which is for non-members
  14. Scroll back to the top and press the blue Update button on the right side of the page.

#2 Create the Member Version of the Event (if needed)

(If this event only allows members to register… this Member version will have a registration link will only show up in the Solution Center)

    1. Click “Events” in the dashboard again (Located on the left of the dashboard)
    2. Find an event that already exists, that is in the “Member” category this time, and hover over it
    3. Click “Clone” to duplicate it
    4. Then look for that post in the list. It will have the word “Draft” at the end of it because it will be in draft mode.
    5. Open it in the editor and change all the content inside it- you should basically just be copy/pasting the same content you just now put into the General version of the event
    6. Change the title Title to your new title and edit the “slug” field (underneath the title field) at the end of the url so that it matches the title you just wrote, but with the word -members at the end
    7. Paste in the description of the event into the paragraph/body field
    8. Be sure to leave the bottom section that has the shortcode for the Registration button. Here is where you will remove the existing registration URL in that shortcode and replace it with the URL for registration for this event
    9. Scroll down until you see the time and date field. Choose the time and date for the event.
    10. If the date is re-occurring, click add more events below and choose the best option for you, whether weekly or monthly, etc.
    11. Underneath is the location section. Click Create or find a venue, if appropriate. Search the name of the venue first, if it’s not there, press enter once you’ve typed the full name and put in the address to create a new venue.
    12. Go to the bottom right side and Insert a Featured Image (bottom right of window) (Important)
    13. Scroll back up and check that the event is truly in the “Members” Category, so that it will show up in the Solution Center only
    14. Scroll back to the top and press the blue publish button on the right side of the page.

Approve the Job Posts

    1. You will receive an email when you get a job post submitted to the website. There is a link in the email that will take you to the post section of the dashboard
    2. If you are not already logged in, Login and navigate to “Posts” on the left side of dashboard.
    3. Find the post, it will have the word “draft” at the end because it is not published yet
    4. Open it and start proofreading. Make edits if necessary.
    5. Make sure it is in the proper category
    6. Make sure it has a featured image, which will usually be their logo
    7. The featured image show up on the archive page, and the logo will work great there… but it usually won’t work great in the header, which is the other place the featured image show up by default.SO, you will want to add a background page header image in the settings under the description field.
    8. Scroll down to where it says “Page Header Settings” in white text with a blue background.
    9. Set a “Page Header Image”  in that section by clicking into the Media Library and then use the search field and input “jobs”. You will find a perfect image for that header background!
    10. In the “Publish Press Future” section, make sure to put in the expiration date for this job… or simply set it to expire in 2 months so you don’t end up with very old Job posts that are no longer even open.
    11. In the Category section, make sure it is in the Jobs category
    12. Publish!

Approve the Syndicated Program Posts

    1. You will receive an email when you get a job post submitted to the website. There is a link in the email that will take you to the post section of the dashboard
    2. If you are not already logged in, Login and navigate to “Posts”  on the left side of dashboard.
    3. Find the post which you received an email about, it will have the word “draft” at the end because it is not published yet
    4. Open it and start proofreading. Make edits to the content if necessary.
    5. Scroll down and make sure it has a featured image, which will usually be their logo
    6. The featured image show up on the archive page, and the logo will work great there… but it usually won’t work great in the header, which is the other place the featured image show up by default. SO, you will want to add a background page header image in the settings under the editor.
    7. Scroll down to where it says “Page Header Settings” with a blue background.
    8. Set a “Page Header Image”  in that section by clicking into the Media Library and then use the search field and input “program”. You will find a perfect image for that header background!
    9. In the Category section, make sure it is in the Syndicated programs category… and also in at least one of the subcategories.
    10. Publish!

Editing Static Pages

There are too many things to possibly tell you about editing static pages, but it is pretty intuitive, so here are just a few tips

  • Here is a good tutorial for editing inside the page builder of your website. You will find most of the info you need here.
  • In general, pages are laid out with Rows… that have 1-6 COLUMNS in them… and inside the columns there are module elements of various kinds.
  • In general, you hover over an element and click on the pencil icon to edit and element.
  • In general…. to add a new row, section or element to a page DUPLICATE AN EXISTING SECTION and then edit what is inside. That way you will get all the formatting and structure correct. If you wing it and create from scratch, you have to do a lot more work, so DUPLICATE if at all possible.