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Adding an Event
Log in to WordPress dashboard
Go to “Events” tab
Click add new
Enter details of event
- URL (Web address) if applicable
- Cost of event
Select an event category or add new category
Add a “featured image” to display
Click “Set featured image”
Media library window will open
- Upload or choose desired image
- Select the image
- Click “Set featured image” in bottom right corner
- Click “Update” to confirm changes
Adding a featured event to the homepage
First add an event as detailed in the previous section.
Once the event is added, copy the link for the event page. This will be used to add to the button.
Go to the pages tab and select the homepage
Navigate down to the “Upcoming Events” section
The first custom heading is the section title so don’t change unless you wish to rename this section from “Upcoming Events”
Hover over the second custom heading and click on the pencil icon to modify
Change the text in the box titled “TEXT” to the event name
Click save changes.
Hover over the third custom heading and click on the pencil icon to modify.
Change the text in the box titled “TEXT” to the event date
Click save changes
To modify the event description, hover over the text block until the green modification box appears
Click the pencil icon to modify.
Change the text in the box titled “TEXT” to the event summary
Click save changes
Hover over the button section and click on the pencil icon to modify
Change the field titled “Link URL” to the link that you copied from the previously created event.
Adding a team member
Go to Pages
Select the “About Us” page
Navigate down to the section that contains team members
Each group of 3 team members is a “Row”
To add more you must clone the row
Select “Clone this row” on the right hand side demarcated by two small staggered squares
This will create a new row with clones of the last 3 team members
Hover over each team member and edit “Image”, “Bio Image”, “Name”, & “Team Member Bio” to suit.
Take care that the HTML tags within the bio of the team member stay intact, otherwise headings and other formatting may no longer work for that particular team member. The tags are indicated below:
Each heading must be wrapped with <h4></h4> i.e., <h4>Your Heading Here</h4>
Click “Save Changes”, then Click “Update” to finish.
If you only have one team member to add, hover over the team member you wish to delete until the green box appears, then click on the “X”
Once finished, update the page.
Adding a blog post
The blog section on your site has been deactivated until you have content to put there. Get in touch when you are ready to reactivate this section.
Adding a member logo
Member logos must be 300px X 300px
Due to limitations of the system, member logos must be placed on each individual page that they are displayed, i.e., Home Page, Membership, About Us.
Go to the page that has the member logo slider i.e., home page. Navigate to the member logo carousel slider section – labelled “Clients Display”.
Click on the plus tab
Hover over the newly created client and click on the pencil icon to edit.
In the Client Settings dialogue, click on the plus icon to add a logo, this will open up the media dialogue.
Either drag an image from your computer or select the upload files tab and add your image.
Once done for the first member section, the image will already be uploaded so you can select it from the media library, do as previous and select the logo.
Ensure the image is selected then press set image in the bottom right corner which will close the media window.
Add the member’s website URL so the logo will link back to their site when clicked.
Add the member’s name in the “Client Name” field, this is to make it easier for you to identify each member.
Click “Save Changes”
Click “Update” to update the page.
Backing up your website
Regular backups are a must if you are regularly updating content to ensure that you don’t lose the data you have spent time inputting.
Your website is set up to do weekly backups automatically to the google drive account: email@example.com
It is also recommended that your website be manually backed up every quarter to ensure your data is safe.
We are happy to undertake your manual backups. We charge $60 per hour and anticipate the backups to take 1-2 hours per backup.
Further information about backups can be found here:
Updating WordPress, theme and plugins
Regular updates are essential to keep your site running smoothly and secure.
Prior to making updates ensure your site is backed up, as it is unlikely, yet possible there will be a conflict with an update which could lead to problems with your website.
Before you get started, backup your website. This means if there are any issues you can restore your website.
Modern versions of WordPress let you update with the click of a button. You can launch the update by going to the Dashboard > Updates screen. Once you are on the “Update WordPress” page, click the button “Update Now” to start the process off. You shouldn’t need to do anything else and, once it’s finished, you will be up-to-date.
Go to the plugins tab and view all installed plugins.
Plugins with a yellow banner at the bottom indicate there is a new version available. If you have backed up your site just click update now and wait until updating has finished