Diary Events

Diary events group together events, meetings, camps, trips, training courses or any other type of event. It provides additional fields over the standard set for event time and location. Once an event has been submitted it will appear on the diary page, which can be viewed in either a calendar or a list format. The event will also appear by default on the "News" page and the section page depending on what category was assigned to it.

Brand Guidelines

The Scout Association has brought out a series of guidelines to help ensure a unified brand message across the county, please read the highlighted points that apply to GLMW in the Following the Branding Guidelines help page.

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Filling in Content

Each content type is contains relevant fields and all required fields are marked with an asterisk. Please note that depending upon your permission settings you may not have access to all the fields listed below.

1. Content title

Will be displayed at the top of the page, and used throughout the site in any listings.

2. Category

The majority of content types require you to categorise the content before you can save it. This will normally be simple because it limits the choices you have available, (i.e. if you are a Cubs Editor you will only be allowed to add content to the Cubs category).

If you do have more than one choice available and you wish to be able to select multiple categories because you feel it is appropriate to more than 1 then hold the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard and click each category to select mutliple ones.

3. When

An event time is required to add a diary event, it can cope with events of mutliple days like camps or trips, it will also format times for events that are only on a single day correctly.

4. Where

Add the place where the event is happening, it will automatically add a map to an address even if you do not know the exact co-ordinates, if you do then please place the marker specifically on the map. The location name is required, please put "To be announced" in this field if the venue is undecided.

Please see the Addresses & Maps help page for more information.

5. Body

Please see the Content Editor help page for more information.

6. Input format

There are 3 input formats available to use if you have the option:

  • Filtered HTML - Which will give you a simplified editor, used on the user comments input form.
  • Full HTML - Provides a "Word" style editor where you can perform all the basic text formatting commands, can also input images or video if desired.
  • Plain Text - A blank text entry field for those confident of being able to properly input correct HTML so create more advanced designs.

7. File attachments

Please see the File Attachments help page for more information.

8.Menu settings

Every content type allows you to add it to a sidebar menu, this is particularly important for pages as they will not be automatically linked to like other types of content. You can add the content to a menu by expanding this "Menu settings" section, filling in a relevant menu title and selecting the appropriate menu.

You can have nested, hierarchical menu items by choosing another menu item. Also can you set the order in which the items appear by setting the "Weight", by setting the number to minus it will place the item higher up the list.

9. URL path settings

This section sets the web address, (URL), that the page is found at. Often this will be filled in automatically, but for "Static Page" content types they do have to be filled in manually because of the vast range of possibilities that there could be. Please take into account the existing URL structure of the pages so that we can maintain a logical grouping of addressed pages. If you have any queries on this please contact the Web Team.

10-13. Revision information, Comment settings, Authoring information & Publishing options

If you are looking for information on any of these sections please see the Additional Admin Settings help page.