How To edit this website

18 Sep 20 – How to edit the sliding images on the front page of the website.

NOTE – The below is for the OLD Website – to be updated.

Firstly, congratulations on logging in! What now?

Jump to:
Adding an Article
Editing an Article
Adding PDF or other file types
Adding Events (for Z-Net Executive access only)
How To Logout

This page is intended to evolve to be a instruction sheet for Z-NET Uralla Executive members who are newly registered and new to adding content. (Currently some of the images are based on the Rotary website, but that will change! Menu items are different, but the functionality is the same)

Now, how to contribute? Please see below.

Add an Article

 

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Click on the Create Article menu item near the top of the page.

 

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You can then start adding your item. Start with a title, the “Alias” field will come from the title, so you can skip over that.

 

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Add your text in the big editing box and if you have images you wish to include, put your cursor where you wish to add the image, and then down the bottom of the page you will see a few buttons – the only ones you will need to concern yourself with are the Image and Read More buttons (The Read More functionality will be be explained later). Click on the Image button.

 

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Select the folder that you wish to put your images into (if unsure, or if there isn’t a folder suitable, please ask Teresa to create a new folder.)

 

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If you need to upload photos, scroll down the popup dialog until you get to the bottom then click the Browse button, select the photos from your computer (if you have a number of them you can upload them all at once – bearing in mind the maximum upload size – if you have more than the maximum to upload, then break the upload into parts and repeat). Once you have selected your photos, click on the Upload button. (For inserting pdf or other file types, click here…)

 

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You can then select the photo you wish to place in the article and click on the Insert button. Repeat for any other photos you wish to insert (for more advanced editing instructions see below … to be added: centring photos, layout, wrapping left or right) – for now, play with the alignment by exploring the tool bar at the top of the edit box.

Once you have finished adding your text, scroll back up to the top of the page and click on the “Publishing tab”

 

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Change the category from Uncategorised to your desired category – this is important as it determines where on the website it is seen.

Please ensure you change the category from Uncategorised to your desired category otherwise you will not see your article! (If this happens, contact Teresa who will put it in the correct category).

“News” category is for items that will show up on the front page of the website. The other categories are equivalent to the menu items at the top of the website.

While you are on this page, if you haven’t quite finished the article as yet, you can save it and come back to it later without it being shown on the website to anyone but yourself by changing the Published status to Unpublished.

Tags are helpful for users to search on, so you can enter any here, separated by commas.

Featured makes the article appear on the right hand side of the website – this is useful for articles you want everyone to know about. This is something you can toggle on and off – so when this article is not currently relevant any longer you can come back and turn this off.

And if you want this article to be visible only from a future date, or only until a future date, you can add those to the Start Publishing and Finish Publishing boxes.

Off the screen shot, but under the Finish Publishing box is the “Access” box. “Public” is for the general public, “Registered” is for only people who have logins for this website (currently Z-NET Uralla Executive only). These are the only two access levels currently that you will need to choose between.

When you are done, click on the “Save” button up the top.

 

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This takes you back to the front page of the website.

 

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If you scroll down the page, you will see your article in the left hand column of the news (If you selected this category). If you didn’t want this article to be in the News category, you can now change that.

Click on the title of the article, this brings you to the article’s page. Now to edit it…

Edit an Article

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You will see a little down arrow to the right of the article title. Clicking on that brings up a couple of options, select Edit.

NOTE: If you are editing an item, please ensure you click either the “Save” or the “Cancel” button at the top of the page, do not just move to another page without doing so, even if you have not changed anything. If you don’t click on either of those buttons, the item/article stays in a “checked-out” state and nobody else will be able to edit or publish it.

 

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This brings you back into editing the article. Click on the Publishing tab.

 

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Now you can change the category for the article – this tells the website where to put your article. These categories more or less map to the menu items at the top of the screen.

 

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Click on the Save button.

IMPORTANT: Please note that if you decide you do not want to save what you have done, do NOT navigate away from this page, but instead, click on the CANCEL button. When you open an article/page for editing, you check it out to you and noone else can edit the page until you have either saved the page or cancelled out of your edit.

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You are then taken back to the article page. It looks like it isn’t in the right spot, but if you then browse to the menu item that matches the category you placed the article into, you will see it then.

 

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et voila! The illustrated article had the category changed to Firewood, and is now residing in the “Elephant in the Woodlands” (under the “What We Do -> Education” menu item)

 

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Note, if you did not publish the item, you will see a little yellow “Unpublished” under the title – if you are now ready to publish it, click on the down arrow, select Edit, click on the Publishing tab, scroll down to Published, select Published, then save.

 

Inserting PDFs or other file types

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Rather than using the “Image” button as we did for images, you use the Insert/Edit Link icon on the editor task bar (the little chain).

 

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This brings up another dialog box – up the top right corner (not right up the top, but the little page icon below the x) is the “Browse” button. Click on this.

 

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This brings up the File Browser. Navigate to your desired folder first, and then up the top right of this dialog, click on the Upload icon. (It’s important to make sure you are in the correct folder first as you cannot move the files later, they need to be deleted and then re-uploaded in the correct folder).

 

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You can either drag your file(s) from your computer and drop them there, or use the browse button to find them.

 

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Then click on the Upload button.

 

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You can then select the one you wish to attach to the link on the page by clicking on the insert button.

 

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Change anything that needs amending here, then click on the Insert button.

 

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The link to your document is now in your page. Continue editing as normal and save when done.

 

Add an Event

– note, to be updated! Pictures are different, but it’s the same form

You may have already noticed, there are more events on the calendar now that you have logged in. There are Executive-specific events shown here that are not of interest to the general public, so they are only displayed to people who have logged in to the site.

The Executive will be able to add content to the News, and edit certains pages of the website, as well as add events – this will then be “published” immediately.

(note, only the Executive will be able to add events to the calendar, others will not see this menu item)

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Click on the Calendar menu item near the top of the screen, and then leave your mouse over the Calendar button and a submenu will pop up with “Past Events” and “Add an event”. Click on the “Add an Event” item.

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Add the Title for the Event, leave the Event Creator set to the default – it will be you, not me! 🙂

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The Category defines who the event is relevant to. Leaving “Default” there means that this is an event that the  general public are expected to attend. If it is a Z-Net Uralla-only event, delete the “Default” Category and add the “Members” and “Executive” categories by clicking on them individually. Note that the Calendar Legend shows the colour of the first Category in the order, so if “Default” is in there somewhere, the event will have a blue tag, if only Members and Executive are picked, then it will have a green tag, and if Executive is only picked then the event will have a red tag in the calendar.

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Setting the Access level defines who sees this event in the calendar. If it is set to “Public” everyone can see it, even if they are not logged in, so use this setting if it is an event you wish the general public to be aware of. If it is just for Z-Net Uralla Members who are able to login to the website, select “Registered” – this will mean that people will only see the event when they login to this website. I don’t advise using any of the other access levels.

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If you wish to add a description, you can do so here.

Location – type in the location (soon there will be a google maps box and a list of previous locations for you to select from or add to)

Contact – add the name of the person who is organising the event

and any extra info

Now the important bits – date and time!

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Click on the little calendar icon next to the start date and it will bring up a calendar for you to select the event start date from. Then also click on the start time (in 24:00 format, ie 2PM is 14:00). Then click on the end date/time. If it is an allday event click on that, and if you don’t like using 24hr time, you can click on the 12 Hour box to add AM and PM.

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If your event goes over a day, then you get another question to answer. It is recommended to say Yes so it shows up on the calendar on every day of the event (like the Art Show). (Note that you can get clues about each field by hovering over them – see the tip by Start Date)

If it is a repeat event, like meetings, you can set this here, rather than create a new event for each occurrence of the event.

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More options pop up for you to complete. Fortnightly events, you would change the Repeat Interval to “2” – which doesn’t really work for our meetings, being first Friday of every 2nd month! – and you can set the number of times you wish to repeat the event, or instead say the last time you want to repeat the event, and on what day.

Logout

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On the right hand bottom of every page apart from the front page and one of the galleries you will find the logout button. Clicking on this will log you out and bring you to the front page of the website.

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