Guidance

This guidance covers instructions on how to add content to the LALG website.

In order to add content to a group page, you need to be a Content Editor.

To become a content editor for your group, register and login to the website, subscribe to your group and contact: website@lalg.org.uk.

Videos for the instructions below are available on the Training videos page or via the video icon located on various screens throughout the site.

Login to the website and check you are set up as a Content Editor for your group.

From the My Profile page, click on the group you wish to edit.

Click on the Edit tab to edit the group page.

The Group Icon, group name and key words are set up by the web editors when the group is formed, so there is no need to alter these.

Description section is like a mini word. To change or add text to the group page just type!

Scroll to the bottom of the page

Click Save.

Login to the website and check you are set up as a Content Editor for your group.

From the My Profile page, click on the group you wish to edit.

To add a single event follow the steps below:

  1. Click on to Event under the [Create new group content] box on the right hand side of the group page.

  1. Add a title for the new event.
  2. Add date and time or set as an all day event.
  3. Add a description.
  4. Scroll down to the Booking Details section and add any booking details.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

The event will now appear on the group page and in the calendar.

  1. From your group page, click Event
  2. Add a suitable title – remember this will be the title for all the events.
  3. Under the date section set the first date and time
  4. Check the Repeat box
  5. Repeats You can repeat in several different ways, Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly. The most useful being weekly or monthly. For example if your group meets every other week on a Saturday. Set as shown below

Monthly e.g on the 2nd day of the month or on the third Saturday of the month. If you meet on the first and third Saturday you will need to set up another repeating event.

  1. Stop repeating either

    1. after the number of occurrences or
    2. last date – please select a date in the current year.
  2. You can Exclude or include dates as necessary.
    1. Exclude dates e.g. bank holidays or dates where a single event is already set up, click add exception
    2. Include dates if any, and click add addition.
  3. Add a Description – remember this will be the same for all repeating events
  4. Add Booking details if there are any.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Save.
  6. The events will be displayed on the group page and on the calendar. Events within the next few days will also appear on the front page.

An article is the best place to store and share information on your group’s  web page. For example it may be an account about a recent activity or perhaps details on the books  or information the group recommends.

From the My Profile page, click on the group you wish to edit.

To add an article follow the steps below:

  1. Click on to Article under the [Create new group content] box on the right hand side of the group page.

  1. Add a title for the new Article.
  2. Add a description.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

The Article is now displayed on the group page and subscribers will see the new article on their My Profile page.

To add an image inside the new Editor:

  1. Have a suitable image stored on your computer. The image needs to be free of copyright. If the image contains people or personal data you will need their consent.
  2. Create a new item (group, event, or article) or open the item in edit mode.
  3. Click where you want the image to be inserted.
  4. Click on the upload file icon

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  1. Select your image and click open.
  2. Right click on the image and select Image Properties
  3. Add a Tooltip (hover-text of image used by screen readers).
  4. Set the height or width, no need to add both
  5. Change the padding (optional)
  6. Add a border (optional)
  7. Align left (recommended)
  8. Click OK
  9. Don't forget to SAVE your work when you have finished editing.

Adding a link to my pages

  1. Copy the URL you wish to add (for example www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. Pasting the link directly into the editor will work but it is better to use some descriptive text, particularly if it is a long URL
  3. Type your descriptive text (e.g. BBC website)
  4. Highlight the text and click the link icon

 

5. Paste (press Control + V) or type in the URL

6. Click on the Target tab

7. Select New Window (_blank) for a link to an external site.

8. Click OK

Controlling what is displayed via Teaser Breaks or Summary Text.

On the group page long articles are automatically trimmed and a read more button is added. You can control the amount of trimmed text displayed by adding a teaser break or by adding some summary text. First we will add a teaser break.

Teaser breaks

  1. Open and Edit the Article
  2. Select the end to the text to be trimmed.
  3. Click the Teaser Break icon
  4. A break is displayed in the Description box as shown below.

  1. Scroll down and click Save.
  2. Click on your group link to see how it looks on your group page.

There is another way to control the text displayed without using a teaser.

Adding a Summary

  1. Edit the article
  2. Click Edit summary

  1. Copy some text or type in some new text.
  2. Add an image if you wish.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click Save.
  4. Click on the group link to see your work.

Files including image and document files can be added to your group page. For example you might want to add a pdf document with instructions or a photo to share.

Before visitors to your page can download these files, you need to upload it to the page. Your Group page, events and articles can all have download files.

  1. From the edit screen scroll down to Downloads

  1. Click Browse and navigate to your file.
  2. Select your file and click open
  3. Click Upload
  4. Add a suitable description.
  5. Don’t forget to click save.

A link to your file will now be displayed.

 

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