summerassembly.org – Guidelines for AuthorsJan 7th, 2009 | Category: News
The CSA Board of Trustees is asking each committee or fund chair to designate a member to update content on the CSA website. Many of you have already done that – great! If you haven’t, please do so and have that person contact webmaster Doug Fuller by email at email@example.com or by phone at 925_672_7533 to get set up. Those who already have access to the new site follow these directions:
Your page on the site is set up like a blog – that is, each new post is added above the old ones so they stay in chronological order. That works out well in most cases – your users see the latest info first and can scroll down to see older information. Some of the pages are set up differently, but most of them work this way.
1. Log in to summerassembly.org by clicking “Log in” on the right side of the Home Page. Enter your username and password.
2. Click the “Write New Post” button on the right side of the page.
4. Give your new Post a title in the “Title” text area.
5. Write your Post in the “Post” text area or copy and paste text from your computer.
6. Use the text formatting tools above the “Post” text area to format your content. For additional formatting tools click the button furthest to the right (the one with the impossibly small colored squares lined up next to each other).
Advanced feature — To add media to your Post, click the appropriate media button above the formatting tool bar. (Image, Video, Audio, or Media — experiment or ask Doug or Peter for help).
7. When you have finished writing your content, scroll down the page to the “Categories” bar. Click the “Categories” bar to expand it.
8. Select the category(s) you would like your new Post to be published under. You should find your committee or fund name on the list. Check it.
9. Scroll back up the page and check or uncheck the “Keep post private” box, according to the guidelines* below.
9. Click the “Publish” button on the right hand side in the dark grey box.
10. Click the “View this Post” button after you have published the Post to ensure that your new Post looks the way you want it to look.
At the 2008 Winter Meeting, the CSA Board approved the concept of opening the CSA website to the general public, under the following guidelines:
· All committee/Board business is private.
· Any committee posts specifically promoting an event, making an announcement or providing general information can be public without special approval.
· If there’s any question about whether a post should be public or private, the Board President makes the decision.
· Secretary’s minutes of meetings, budget discussions and reports, committee reports that have really no public interest stay private.