Overview and Updating Content
The User Documentation is found on the home page of the dashboard. Near the top of the center panel look for the heading “User Documentation for the ACLT Website”. Click on the word “Documentation” below the heading. We have written the topics up as notes for ourselves and as instructions for you. We will be adding more topics and you may want to add some of your own or add to our notes. Each document is a separate page on the site. To add a topic, create a new page and make its parent “Help – Documentation” (under Page Attributes on the right-hand side).
To get started, there are some parts of the site that need to be updated.
1. Calendar of Events
I have only entered the information that was included in the newsletter list (time, date, location). You will need to add comments, registration instructions, etc.
2. Home Page Content
Happening Box, Trail Conditions Notice should be updated as needed.
Content can be added or removed from the happening list. There is a practical limit to the length of the box because it will push the 3-box row down and leave a gap under the introductory “Connecting” paragraph. An item in the happening list can be easily highlighted with a thin border box (see section on fonts and formats).
You can add new slides, disable slides without deleting them, and change the order of slides. If you want to feature an event or a fundraising campaign, you can use a single static slide to highlight the item and then make it link to a post or page devoted to the topic. See the section on Sliders for more information.
You can create new blog entries and if you want them to appear on the front page, follow instructions in the documentation for selecting the front page category.
A post is added to the recent posts list on the home page by tagging it with the category “Front Page”. Up to 5 posts can be displayed here. You should have a least one post marked as “Front Page”. Otherwise the post list will disappear but the title bar “Featured Posts” will remain on the page.
5. You can update any other existing pages or create a new page for a special purpose such as a special event, campaign, etc. A new page can be linked from the home page and if necessary, a link added to a relevant sidebar. If you want to make the new page a permanent part of the site you might want to added it to the menu structure as well.