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Instructions for submitting articles
Right now, if you can see this, you have “publisher” rights on the website. That means you can submit new articles, edit (some) existing articles, and publish articles.
First a note as to where articles are displayed on the website. Any article you submit will be displayed on the front page. When you submit an article, it goes to a specific website category(i.e. "tag"). The articles that reference a specific riding area are displayed (in addition to the front page, if designated as “featured”) on the web page for that specific riding area. Same thing goes for swap, fest, patrol, etc.
To make it easy for you, I have added multiple submenu selections so you don’t have to remember to select a category. The category is preselected for you when you click the link.
Use these rules for selecting which link (category):
- If it is about a specific riding area, pick that park/forest, even if it is trail work related.
- Only pick “general trail work” if it is something not related to a specific area. This would be like clinics, out of town IMBA trail crews, etc.
- If it is about general club news, pick “general news”.
- Fest, swap, patrol are self explanatory.
Tips on writing a great article:
Don’t forget to add in a “read more” point in your article. Just click the “Read More” button after an appropriate amount of intro text, and only the text up to that point will be displayed on the front page and on the “news” page. (if you forget, the front page still truncates after 1000 characters, but not the news page).
Do add a picture (how-to below). Ideally, add the picture before any text. Unlike the last website, you don’t have to worry about adding a too-large image making all the text section very wide. The new website automatically scales the image to the width of the page.
For some reason, the buttons at the bottom (other than “read more” and “page break”) don’t work which is related to the template I think (looking into it). So click the “insert image” button above the text (between the link button and the abc-checkmark button, at least on computers, may look different on phones). This will allow you to upload an image to the server, and if you want, to resize it.
To upload, see the window that pops up when you click the “insert image” small button. You’ll see a button with an arrow pointing up. That uploads the image. After you upload it, click on the file name in the middle pane before you actually click insert.
It’s best not to link to outside image links (i.e. hosted on other websites like flickr, etc.) because they can change, and also the sliding article viewers on the trail-specific web pages can’t thumbnail those external images.
Adding an event to the calendar:
We are using Meetup.com for the calendar. Add the event there, and it will automatically show up on the website. If you don't have access to adding an event there, contact Jonathan Moscato and he can add you in.
One thing to remember: if the event is a Trail Work event, you have to actually use the words “Trail Work” in the event title. That is needed so that we can show a list of all upcoming trail work events on the trail work page. A nifty feature looks for the specific term “Trail Work”.
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