Who can put stuff up on the website?

Jeffrey Stark will give you a username, password, and assign admin rights. There are several levels of admin rights.

  • General user – can post comments as a visitor to the site.
  • Committee Chair – can post content to your committee page or other areas of the website.
  • Contributors – can post content anywhere on the website.
  • Administrators – can post content anywhere and do some other fancy, behind-the-scenes stuff.

What can I post on the webpage?

There are four types of things you can do, as a Committee Chair or Contributor:

  1. Change or update information on a webpage.
  2. Add a new webpage with new information
  3. Upload a document and make a link to it on a webpage (new or updated)
  4. Upload a picture to a webpage

How do I change or update information on a webpage?

  1. Go to www.cwdo.org and scroll down to “User Logon”
  2. Enter your user name and password (provided by Jeffrey Stark) and click “Login”
  3. Using the menu bar on the left, select the page you wish to change or update.
  4. When you arrive at the desired page, click “Edit” (located near the top of the page.)
  5. Scroll down to the area titled “Body” and make your changes. There is a formatting bar which will let you make text bold, underlined, centred, and so on. Note: If adding a new subsection to the page, from the formatting bar, use the style “heading 3” for subsections of the page rather than just increasing the text size
  6. Scroll down to the bottom and click the “Save” button. (You may “Preview” your work first, if you wish.)
  7. Saving the page will bring you back to the top, in “View” mode. If you want to make more changes, click “Edit” and continue from Step 5 above.

How do I make a hyperlink?

There are three types of links you might want to make: a link to someone’s email address, a link to an external (non-CWDO) website, and a link to an internal CWDO web page. They are all quite easy to do.

Email Links

  1. Log on, go to the existing CWDO web page that needs the email link
  2. Type out the email name and email address at the appropriate place on the web page.
  3. Highlight the email address and click the picture with the little chain link on it (insert hyperlink icon)
  4. When the box pops up, type the HTML code word mailto: and add the email address using no spaces like this – mailto:joe.smith@email.com
  5. Click the little “x” in the upper right-hand corner of the boxto close it
  6. If it has highlighted all the text in the line and you only wanted a bit of text hyperlinked, repeat step 2, 3, 4 and 5 and it should work out fine.

External Links

  1. Go to the external web site you want to link to, and copy the URL (web page address).
  2. Log on, go to the existing CWDO web page where you want to create the link, and type out the text you want to be hyperlinked (such as the name of an organization) at the appropriate place on the web page.
  3. Enter new text or highlight text that will become the text of the link
    When picking text for the link please keep in mind the following rules:
    1. Ensure the text you pick is as short as possible
    2. Avoid including the words: more, click here, link to
    3. Pick a piece of text that if read on its own tells you exactly where you go when you click on it - i.e. "photos of my chalet" as opposed to just "Photos"
  4. Once you have highlighted the text, click the picture with the little chain link on it (insert hyperlink icon)
  5. When the box pops up, type the URL (web page address) starting with http://
  6. Click the little “x” in the upper right-hand corner of the box to close it
  7. If it has highlighted all the text in the line and you only wanted part of the text hyperlinked, repeat step 2, 3, 4 and 5 and it should work out fine.

Internal CWDO Links

  1. Go to the internal web page you want to link to, and copy the URL (web page address).
  2. Log on, and go to the existing CWDO page where you want to create the link and type out the text you want to be hyperlinked (the name of the other CWDO web page) at the appropriate place on the web page.
  3. Enter new text or highlight text that will become the text of the link
    When picking text for the link please keep in mind the following rules:
    1. Ensure the text you pick is as short as possible
    2. Avoid including the words: more, click here, link to
    3. Pick a piece of text that if read on its own tells you exactly where you go when you click on it - i.e. "photos of my chalet" as opposed to just "Photos."
  4. Once you have highlighted the text, click the picture with the little chain link on it (insert hyperlink icon).
  5. When the box pops up, paste the URL (web page address) you copied.
  6. Click the little “x” in the upper right-hand corner of the box to close it.
  7. If it has highlighted all the text in the line and you only wanted part of the text hyperlinked, repeat step 2, 3, and 4 and it should work out fine.

How do I upload a document to an existing webpage?

This is a 2-stage process. Stage 1 loads the document and Stage 2 links it to a page.

Stage 1 – Load the document

Make sure the document is saved in your computer. It should be Word, text, or accessible PDF format. Multiple formats are best if one of the formats will be a PDF.

  1. Logon and scroll down to “Create Content,” select “Page” and give the page a name.
  2. In the “Body” write some text that describes the file. If this will be “Front Page News” then it should be a short. paragraph to explain to our visitors what it is all about, so they know if they want to explore further.
  3. Scroll down to “File Attachments” and click on it. Use the “Browse” button to find the file in your computer.
  4. Click “Attach” and the file will upload and give you a name in a “Description” box. Edit the description if you wish.
  5. Click “Save.”
  6. Copy the URL from your new page.

Stage 2 – Make a link to the document you uploaded

  1. Go to the existing CWDO web page where you want the document to link and click “Edit.”
  2. Write text that will become the hyperlink for your document and highlight it. 

    When picking text for the link please keep in mind the following rules:

    1. Ensure the text you pick is as short as possible
    2. Avoid including the words: more, click here, link to
    3. Pick a piece of text that if read on its own tells you exactly where you go when you click on it - i.e. "photos of my chalet" as opposed to just "Photos."
  3. Click the hyperlink icon (small picture of a chain link) and paste the URL in it.
  4. Click the small “x” in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. Click “Save.”

How do I upload an image to an existing webpage?

CONTENT TO FOLLOW.

How do I add a new webpage with new information?

There are two stages to creating a webpage with new information. Stage 1 is simply making the page with all the information and links you want. Stage 2 is linking the new page you created into the website so others can find it. They might find it on the front page or connected to a committee page or any other page.

Stage 1 – Create your new page

  1. Go to www.cwdo.org and scroll down to “User Logon.”
  2. Enter your user name and password (provided by Jeffrey Stark) and click “Login.”
  3. Scroll down past your name and select “Create Content.”
  4. Select “Page” from the list of choices.
  5. Give your page a short, descriptive title and type it into the “Title” area. Please use title case, which means all words are capitalized except little words like and, or and to.
  6. In the “Sections” area, choose a web section from the drop-down menu. If you are not sure, choose “General Information.”
  7. Type the information you need in the body. Include text that will later become a link.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom and click the “Save” button. (You may “Preview” your work first, if you wish.). You can also create an unpublished or draft page that is only visible to CWDO staff by clicking the “publishing options” and checking the published checkbox, but make note of the address after you have saved it, so that you can get back to it later.
  9. Saving the page will bring you back to the top, in “View” mode. If you want to make more changes, click “Edit” and continue from Step 5 above.
  10. Copy the link (URL) of the page it took you to. Paste it somewhere so you can retrieve it easily later if you need to.

Stage 2 – Link your page into CWDO’s website

You will need to link your page to another space on the website, or no one will find it. For example, let’s assume your page will link to the Accessibility Standards Committee page.

  1. Go to the webpage you want your new page to link to.
  2. Click “Edit.”
  3. In the “Body” of the page, find a good place to add text that will become the hyperlink to your new page
    When Picking text for the link please keep in mind the following rules:
    1. Ensure the text you pick is as short as possible
    2. Avoid including the words: more, click here, link to
    3. Pick a piece of text that if read on its own tells you exactly where you go when you click on it - i.e. "photos of my chalet" as opposed to just "Photos."
  4. Highlight the text and click the little picture that looks like it has a chain link on it (insert hyperlink icon).
  5. A dialogue box will appear. Paste your web page URL into the first box. (If you lost it from your clipboard, you can get it from the document where you pasted it in Step 10.
  6. Scroll down, click “Save” and go to the page to confirm your link takes you to your new page.

Is your new page “Front Page News” for CWDO?

If you want your page published on the Home Page (the first page visitors find when they go to www.cwdo.org) here’s what to do.

  1. Go to your new page and click on “Edit”,
  2. Scroll down to “Publishing Options” near the very bottom, and click on it.
  3. Make sure BOTH the “Published” and “Promoted to Front Page” boxes are checked.
  4. Click “Save.”

If you choose “Promoted to Front Page” your whole page will just show up automatically. Therefore, make these pages short and sweet. If there is a lot information associated with the page, it is best to make a long page and a short page, so that the short page gets promoted and the long one links to a Committee page or something like that.

Old News?

When your Front Page News has become stale dated, please remove it from the Home Page. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your new page and click on “Edit”,
  2. Scroll down to “Publishing Options” near the very bottom, and click on it.
  3. Uncheck the “Promoted to Front Page” box, but leave the “Published” box checked.
  4. Click “Save.”
  5. Check the Home Page to make sure the information came off. You may need to “reload” the page to be sure it is current.