Group Pages

Group pages are a way for groups to showcase what they offer and attract new joiners that are viewing the GLMW website. They will also become a valuable resource for administrating the county.

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

3. Headquarters

If the group has their own headquarters or a regular meeting venue then either add it as an address or more preferably drag the marker on the maps to its exact location so prospective joiners or members of the district and county team can locate it easily.

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 group; perhaps its the chairman or group scout leader.

6. Charity no.

The 6 digit UK charity number that links to the Charties Commission website so that potential members can get information on the charity.

7. Website

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

8. Body

Please see the Content Editor help page for more information.

9. 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.

10-12. Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

All the fields in the 3 sections are optional, this is because certain groups may only comprise of 1 or more of the sections, however if you begin to fill in a section, please complete it for our records!

The description can be used to outline a rough programme of what activites the section has recently or intends to complete.

Input the day of the week and start time of the meetings for the section and also an approximate cost to join, (you can choose the time interval), please detail any further charges in the section description.

13. 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.

14. File attachments

Please see the File Attachments help page for more information.

15. 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.

16-19. 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.