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Then look for guidance below, OR post a question on the forum, OR contact the webteam for advice. contact us page .

 We also plan to run a simple website user's workshop one Saturday or Sunday to assist villagers get the best out of the website.

 

Contents:  

       How to use the discussion Forum

       How to add an event to the Calendar

       How to submit a news item

       How to upload a photo to the Photos Gallery

 

How to use the Discussion Forum

 

Please feel free to join in and post to this Hambledon Community Forum. The more the merrier!

If you are new to Discussions Forums don't be daunted. It is quite simple. Just click on a thread to read the posts from other villagers. if you want to reply, simply click QUICK REPLY at the end of the post you wish to respond to. Type your message and click submit.

You don't need to register to post here, but if people do register it does help to manage the forum and keeps it all friendly. Registration also enables you to use extra features - such as notification of posts "subscribe". Please use a meaningful name for registration, or even if you are posting as a guest as this avoids misunderstandings and mis-attribution of posts.
Real names would be advisable.

Currently this is a moderated forum which does not require registration nor pre-checking of posts, so please do follow the normal rules of web etiquette of friendliness and civility.


GLOSSARY:

Quick reply - the simplest and best way to reply to a post.

Reply: This allows you more options, such as highlight text, quoting parts of previous posts or posting pictures.

Quote: enables you to paste the text from the post your are replying to, into your post

Edit: allows you to change what you wrote.

Print: you can print any post you see here.

Image file to attach: you can take a image from your PC and include it in your post.

 

Icon, Emoticons: one of these

Avatar: The image associated with your name - select in "My Profile"

Subscribe: you can nominate that you are emailed when someone replies to this thread. If you post to a forum you are automatically notified of replies. (members only)



Here are the detail features of the forum:

New posts can viewed all on one page if you click "View Latest Posts" at the top menu. (registered users only)

When you post to the forum you will automatically be notified by email when a response is posted
" (registered users only) This is known as "SUBSCRIBE". This can be turned off in My Profile or by checking the box as you write a post. You can also "subscribe" to ANY thread (or whole forum)- even if you haven't posted by clicking "SUBSCRIBE" at the top of that thread (see picture):


Then you are automatically notified if posts are made to all or just one or two topics. This is a potentially powerful feature - eg: such as allowing instant notification when a shop special offers are announced on the "Village Shop" thread, or when team lists are published by a cricket club. I'll leave it up to villagers to explore the opportunities.


If you want to post images in your posts then that is possible too. We will also have a dedicated photo album elsewhere on the website for Village photos.

How about an AVATAR (the tiny picture adjacent to your name)to personalise your posts, and add a little information to your profile? (registered users only)

If you need any help getting to use these features, or you'd like an avatar to add to your profile, just contact me and I'll more than happy to help.

 

Attaching Photos to your posts: 

 

1        Prepare your photo: make sure it is 500 x 500 pixels maximum, and no bigger than JPEG 500kb file size.  this can be done in iPhoto, or Photoshop or PhotoSuite applications on your PC.

2       Then go to Select Image to attach, and click Browse at the bottom of the compose Post window as you reply.   Browse will allow you to find the image you have prepared in your PC's folder.

3       Click [img] - that will place that picture into the text of your post.

4    Click preview or submit.

 

OR as an alternative,  if you are unable to reduce the size of your photo you could host it on    http://imageshack.us/

This will upload your photo to a third party host, and then supply you with a link that you can paste into your Hambledon Forum post.

 

 

 

 

How to Add an Event to the Calendar:

 

If you have an event to publicise then you can add directly to the Event page.  It is simple to do.

 

Here is a step by step guide:

 

  1. Log in using your members name :  If you haven't registered yet, do so now. See close up thumbnail here:

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  1. Once logged in, go to Events and click the "add an event" at the bottom of the calendar.
  1. Add text description and  title, and then select the "Category"  ie the page where the article will be published

  1. Click on Calendar Tab: This enables you to set the date, and importantly the start and finish times.  Pay attention to the am or pm button.


Once you are happy with the content, click the submit icon (like a floppy id

disk image) and close the window.

Once cleared by the webteam it will appear on the calendar:

 

Any questions? then go to the  contact us page .





How to Submit your own News Item

 

If you have an article or news item, then you can submit your text directly to the news page.  It is simple to do.

 

Here is a step by step guide:

 

  1. Log in using your members name :  If you haven't registered yet, do so now. See close up thumbnail here:

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  1. Once logged in you'll see the "Submit news link".
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  1. Add a title and then select the "Category"  ie the page where the article will be published - in this case "Latest News".
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  1. Add some text.   Use the first large window for the intro text (summary) and the second larger window for the main text.  This makes the intro text appear as the headline on the news page and the bulk of the text accessible to viewers by clicking a "read more" button. and opening up the full article. Here's an example of one:
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  3. If you would like to add bold or larger text then highlight the text,  select the "MS Word" style buttons or a pre-defined Format.
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  1. Next maybe you would like to add an external web link.  Highlight the text to be the link, click the chain button...
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  2. ...then Fill in the URL (web address), "open in a new window", and put a title. Press insert.Image
  3. Finally press Submit button at the top. This will send the article for approval (and proof reading if needed) by one of the web team.  The article won't be published until after this stage.  If you are registered as EDITOR User level then it will be published immediately.   You can go back and change the content in-situ by clicking the item edit icon (near the title of the news item )
  4. Once published or cleared by the webteam it will look like this on the news page:
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  6. Adding Photos or Icons:
  7. If you are feeling confident, try this.  During the process of submitting your news you can add images in the Intro or Main text boxes.   Click on browse and find the image you want to upload in folders on your PC.  The website system will resize the photo to 200x200 size.  ( Important - you should ensure the images you wish to upload are less than 1Mb in size and have only LOWERCASE letters in the filename. )  Then Click save.  To rejig the position or caption the photo, click the Edit icon.   You willo see your text and a photo place holder [MOSIMAGE] which can be moved by you to place it where you desire amongst the text.  Go to the bottom of the page and see the IMAGES Tab to change the photo options.  You will find your photo file name in the second verticl panel - highlight it, and then change the attributes in the 3rd vertical panel - remember to click APPLY at the bottom, and then Save at the very top of the page before exiting to review your work.

  1.  OR you can insert images/photos/icons  already provided by the webteam.  Again, place the cursor and click Insert Image - this will put an [mosimage] marker in the text.   Then search in the Images pane at the bottom in the sub-folder marked USERS for an image.  Highlight the image, move it to the right hand panel with the >> button, highlight it again, and click apply at bottom, and then Save.   Remember, it is best to use Icons 100x100 for News.

 

 

How to Upload photos to the PHOTOS Gallery

 

Log In with your username and password on the home page.

Goto Photos gallery
Click on the album in which you want to put your photos.
Click on Add Item
Click on "browse" and navigate to the folder on your PC hard drive that houses the photos.  Click the photo you want.
You can add a a few photos in one go by clicking on the next Browse button
Then Click Upload.  That will take some time to upload the photos from your PC to the website.

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to join in and post to this Hambledon Community Forum.

 

If you are unsure and have a photo to add, contact the webteam and we'll scale it and insert in the article.  contact us page .

 

If you wish to REMOVE a news item  (and you have Editor user status) then firstly go to the News or  Shop News page and click the item edit icon (near the title of the news item )
Then change the category from the menu - it will currently say Shop News or News -  Change it to "Archive News".
Then Save

Now when you go back to the Shop News page, the news item will have gone.   It won't have been deleted, it will simply have been archived away from public view.

  

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