A Guide for Website Editors

This is page is for Surrey East County volunteers and contains all the vital information you need to know for maintaining and updating the website

Domain Registration is in 1-2-3 Reg (https://www.123-reg.co.uk/) registered to Surrey East (girlguidingsurreyeast@gmail.com) login credentials held by Clare Coker

Website hosting and administration is by LWDesign (https://www.lwdesign.co.uk) Lee Wayland <lee@lwdesign.co.uk

Using the Divi Builder

The website is built on WordPress using Divi builder and our own ggse theme. Check out online guide to using the Divi Builderat the link below.

Getting Started With The Divi Builder | Elegant Themes Documentation

Adding Pages

You can build a page from scratch or by cloning an existing page

Probably best to get starter lesson from someone who has already done this. We have saved some of the Website styles to the library too so these can be used to get started. To maintain the integrity of the website we should all try to maintain the elements of the design that are found across the website

Photos

Photos need to be prepared before loading to the website. The size of the loaded photo implacts the layout of the page, so in order to keep everything looking good this is an important step. Resolution is important too. Try to get hold of original photos taken with good quality cameras or  phones. If resolution is too low the images may not resize properly between desktop, tablet and phone

For link boxes photos need to be square and if at all possible the pixel size should be 1080 x 1080

For heading banners, and featured images for news posts, gallery and events  you are looking for pixel size of  1920 x 1080 This is a ratio of 16:9 if you can’t acheive the resolution.

I use Paint 3D to resize and crop using pixels. Don’t try and edit picture size within WordPress- it can go wrong!

 

 Adding News Posts

News Posts do not need to be built in Divi Builder, unless you want to publish a photo gallery for an event.

Set a featured image and type the text in the box. You can add other media, but there is not much control about how this is positioned – It’s a bit trial and error and needs viewing on both desktop and tablet to make sure it has worked.

Remember to use “Quick edit” to turn off comments and pings side bar will list other news items, decide whether to keep this.

Adding Training Events

The Events calendar can be used to advertise events, redirect to other websites and book places. Choose the correct categories to make sure your event turns up on the right pages! Filters are in place

Lorna will update this – suggest we do this by adding a pdf link rather than having all the information here. This could perhaps be a sinplified checklist version

Remember to turn off comments and pings

Filtering Events and News Items for specific pages (using categories)

Clare will update this – suggest we do this by adding a pdf link rather than having all the information here. This could perhaps be a simplified checklist version

Retention / Guidelines

Guidelines /Process  for clean up of old items

County updates – Up to 2 years.  On publication of first of the year – move the previous year to archive and start the current years archive