Help

Here you can find instructions of how to use this site.

How to create an account and join our mailing list

Follow these instructions to create and account on this website and/or join our email notification's list.

  1. Click Here "Create new account"
  2. Enter your details and the 'CAPTCHA' code then click the "Create new account" button
  3. An email with a password and special one time login link will have been sent to you.
  4. Find this email (it will have been sent from webmaster@wa.storyguild.org.au) and login by clicking the one-time login link or copying and pasting it into your browser (firefox/internet explorer/safair/etc)
  5. You will then be presented with a "Reset password" page asking if you want to use your one-time login link now. - Click the "Log in" button
  6. You will then be logged in and shown your "Account Settings" page. - Enter a new password that you will be able to remember in the "Password" and again in the "Confirm Password" boxes. Please choose a password that is at least 8 characters long and has UPPERCASE, lowercase, numbers, and punctuation marks.
    - When your done click the "Submitt" button at the bottom of the page.

You will still be logged in until you click "Log out" at the bottom of the left hand menu or you close your browser. Next time you will be able to login just by typing your "username" and the password you just chose, in the "User login" section that appears below the menu on the left hand side. (This section will not be visible while you are logged in)

How to login if your already on our mailing list

If you already recieve our email notices you already have an account on this website. The following instructions will help you retrieve your password so you can login.

  1. Under "User login" on the left click "Request new password"
  2. Enter your email address and the 'CAPTCHA' code. Click "E-mail new password"
  3. Go and check your email and find the message that was sent to you. It will be from webmaster@wa.storyguild.org.au and will have the subject: "Replacement login information for 'your name' at The Storytelling Guild of Australia (WA) Inc."
  4. Follow the link that is in this email either by clicking it or copying and pasting it into your browser (firefox/internet explorer/safari/etc)
  5. Set a new password that is at least 8 characters and has some lowercase, UPPERCASE, and punctuation or numbers.


You will still be logged in until you click "Log out" at the bottom of the left hand menu or you close your browser. Next time you will be able to login just by typing "your name" and the password you just chose, in the "User login" section. (This section will not be visible while you are logged in)

How to post Articles, Event and other content.

There are four types of content currently setup on this site. Only financial members can post Articles, Events and Weblinks. Anyone may post Comments but non-financial members comments will not appear until they have been approved. Financial members' comments appear immediately.

The four types of content are:

To add any of these content types to the site Login and click "Create content" from the menu on the left hand side and then selecting the type of content you wich to post. You can follow the respective links above to find out more about creating each type.

The fourth type of content is Comments. Posting comments is a great way of contributing ideas and giving feedback without needing to write a whole article. It's comments that give the site a community feeling and help keep the energy up so that it grows and attracts new people.

To add a comment simply click the "Add new comment" link at the bottom of most pages. Type your comment and click the "Post Comment" button. If you would like to see how your comment will look before posting it you can click "Preview Comment" instead but don't forget to click "Post Comment" if/when your happy with it otherwise your comment will not be saved.

Posting Articles

 

To Post an Article

  1. When logged in click on “Create Content” in the menu on the left hand side.

  2. Click on “Article”

  3. Enter the Name of the Article in the “Title” field.

  4. Articles grouped in a hierarchical tree like structure. Each Article page has a parent and may have one or more children. In the "Parent:" pull down box are all the other Article pages. Choose an appropriate one of them below "Member Contributed Articles" to be the Article's parent.
    When viewing Articles there are links at the bottom to move to the "previous"/"next" page or "up" to the Article's parent. There is also a link to create a new child Article page beneath the current page.

  5. Enter the Article text in the “Body” field.

    • Enter and format text using the tool bar. Most buttons should be familiar but if you don't know what it does feel free to click it and see.
    • To insert an image click on the “insert/edit image” toolbar button (ie. the little yellow picture of mountains). This will pop up an "Image Properties" dialogue. Ignore the foreign language text in the "Preview" which seem to be instructions that didn't get translated properly. Click on the "Upload" tab near the top. Here you can click brows to find the image on your computer. When you are done don't forget to click "Send it to the Server" which will upload your image and insert it in the text you are edditing.
      Regarding the other tabs: "Image Info" shows the location of your uploaded image, eg. wa.storyguild.org.au/files/images/YourUploadedImage.jpg This tab also allows you to adjust the size of your image and how it will be displayed as well as entering "Alternative Text." that will be displayed in place of the image if someone is unable to load it or has used their browser to turn images off. Entering a URL (web address) in the "Link" tab turns the image into a hyperlink, meaning that if someone clicks on it they will be taken to the URL you entered. The "Advanced" tab is as one would expect for advanced formatiing using cascading style sheets.
      It is also possible to insert images that are already online through entering the image URL directly in the "Image Info" tab. However, inserting images for which you do not have permission and without acknowledgement is a form of plagiarism and/or breach of copyright so please be aware of this. Also images on other websites have the potential to be moved or removed without notice which leaves our site with holes where there should have been images. The "Alternative Text" will be displayed instead but it makes a site look cheep and out of date. Where ever possible please refraign from linking directly to other people's images, even when you have permission. Cheers, Jesse

    • The "Break" icons are for specifying where you want the teaser to stop. The teaser is the part of the text that will be displayed, for instance on the home page just after you have entered it, with a "read more" link for people to get to the rest of it.

  6. Once you have finished the page click the “Submit” button to save it. You can click on the “Preview” button to see how it will look before making it vewable to the world but don't forget to click "Submit" when you are funished.

Posting Comments

Posting Comments.

Comments are displayed and entered directly below the content that they are posted on.
To post a comment...

  1. Find the content you wish to comment on.

  2. Beneath the Article, Event or Web Link there will be the words "Add new comment".
    Click on "Add new comment" to post one.

  3. A "Reply" form will appear.

  4. Enter your comment using the Reply form.
    - Note: If you do not enter a 'Subject' one will be created for you out of the first few words of your post.

  5. Click the “Post comment” button to post it or the "Preview comment" button to see how it will look before making it vewable to the world. Remember clicking "Preview comment" does not save your comment. Your comment (like all your posts) are only saved when they are Posted or Submitted.

 

Posting Events

To Enter an Event on the Calendar.

  1. When logged in click on “Create Content” in the menu on the left hand side.

  2. Click on “Event”

  3. Enter the Start and Finish Date/Times for the Event.
    - Note: You can click on the “All day” check box to disable the times and make an all day event.

  4. Enter the Name of the Event in the “Title” field.

  5. Enter the details of the Event in the “Body” field.

    • Enter and format text using the tool bar. Most buttons should be familiar but if you don't know what it does feel free to click it and see.
    • To insert an image click on the “insert/edit image” toolbar button (ie. the little yellow picture of mountains). This will pop up an "Image Properties" dialogue. Ignore the foreign language text in the "Preview" which seem to be instructions that didn't get translated properly. Click on the "Upload" tab near the top. Here you can click brows to find the image on your computer. When you are done don't forget to click "Send it to the Server" which will upload your image and insert it in the text you are edditing.
      Regarding the other tabs: "Image Info" shows the location of your uploaded image, eg. wa.storyguild.org.au/files/images/YourUploadedImage.jpg This tab also allows you to adjust the size of your image and how it will be displayed as well as entering "Alternative Text." that will be displayed in place of the image if someone is unable to load it or has used their browser to turn images off. Entering a URL (web address) in the "Link" tab turns the image into a hyperlink, meaning that if someone clicks on it they will be taken to the URL you entered. The "Advanced" tab is as one would expect for advanced formatiing using cascading style sheets.
      It is also possible to insert images that are already online through entering the image URL directly in the "Image Info" tab. However, inserting images for which you do not have permission and without acknowledgement is a form of plagiarism and/or breach of copyright so please be aware of this. Also images on other websites have the potential to be moved or removed without notice which leaves our site with holes where there should have been images. The "Alternative Text" will be displayed instead but it makes a site look cheep and out of date. Where ever possible please refraign from linking directly to other people's images, even when you have permission. Cheers, Jesse

    • The "Break" icons are for specifying where you want the teaser to stop. The teaser is the part of the text that will be displayed, for instance on the home page just after you have entered it, with a "read more" link for people to get to the rest of it.

  6. Once you have entered the Event click the “Submit” button to save it. You can click on the “Preview” button at the bottom of the page to see how it will look before making it vewable to the world but don't forget to click "Submit" when you are funished.
    Saved Events appear in the Calendar.

Posting Web Links

To Enter an Web Link.

  1. When logged in click on “Create Content” in the menu on the left hand side.

  2. Click on “Web link”

  3. Enter the Name of the site you are linking to in the 'Link Name' field.
    - Note: This is the text that will be displayed for people to click on.

  4. Enter the Web Address in the 'URL' field.
    - Note: This must start with http:// to work

  5. Enter a description of the site you are linking to in the 'Link Description' field. What site are you linking to and what will people find there?

  6. Click the “Submit” button to post your link. You can click on the “Preview” button at the bottom of the page to see how it will look before making it vewable to the world but don't forget to click "Submit" when you are funished.
    Your web link will then appear in the 'Unclassified' category until it is realocated by one of the webmasters or moderators.