Explorer Unit Pages

Explorer unit pages provide information on what and where explorer units meet, who they should contact to find out some more details and also are an administration resource for the future.

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. District

Categorise the group into which district the unit operates in. If its on a border-line then please consult the District Commissioner or the County Team.

3. Meeting Place

If the unit has a regular meeting place then please use this field to indiccate where it is.

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

4. Contact

This field links to the website user database, therefore the contact must be a registered member of the website. It will provide a link to a form for that the user can input a message to the contact.

5. Contact Position

Identify which position this contact occupies in the unit; perhaps its the chairman or membership co-ordinator.

6. Website

If the unit maintains an external website then we will link to it to help publicise it.

7. Body

Please see the Content Editor help page for more information.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. File attachments

Please see the File Attachments help page for more information.

11. 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.

12-15. 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.