When you are done tweeting, Sign out – go to the top right where it says TTStroud, click there, and you should see a drop down box with Sign out as an option. This is just to maintain the security of the account, and is good practice, but leaving your computer accidentally signed in is okay and doesn’t stop others from tweeting.
10. On the right side of this box, about halfway up, is a tiny icon that looks like a grey box with a green up arrow – if you hold your mouse over it, it should say “Upload”
11. Click this icon
12. You should now get a small dialog box that says “Upload” at the top
13. On the left is a green circle with a plus sign in it and the word “Add” – click this
14. You should now see your own computer files – browse to find the file you want to add to the website, and click it once, so it shows in the “File name” space, then click the “Open” button at the bottom right corner of that dialog box
15. This should take you back to the Upload dialog box – click the “Upload” button at the bottom
16. When it is finished uploading (could take some time), you should be taken back to the “File Manager” dialog box, and you should see the file you have uploaded in the bottom right area [if it doesn’t take you back after you think you’ve waited long enough, click Cancel, go ahead with the next steps, and test the link – it may work, but if not you’ll need to go through the whole of this process again]
17. In the middle bottom window, you should see a list of files, with the one you just added – select the one you just added, and you should see it also appear in the red boxes at the top of the dialog box
18. Below the first red box is “Target” with a drop-down box next to it – click this and select “Open in new window” so that people will get a new browser window when they view the document, but still have our website page as well
19. On the bottom right of the dialog box is a green button labelled “Insert” – click this
20. You should now be taken back to the main editing window in Joomla where you started positioning your document
21. At the very top of this webpage is a row of icons, including “Save” – click this
22. You should now be back to the Article Manager
23. In a new window, go to the TS website and check how your document looks, and whether the link works – if you don’t like it, you need to go back to the Article Manager in Joomla and try again
24. If you are happy with it, and finished editing, go back to the Joomla page, and click “Logout” in the top right corner. Good work!
Login to Joomla. This is a www.transitionstroud.org/administrator. Use your TS website username and password.
Go to the Media Manager. This is an icon on the first screen you see after you login. If you don’t see it, have a look at the top menu. Does it have “Site … Menus … Content …” etc? If so, click Site, then select Media Manager from the dropdown list.
Click the Stories folder. There are lots of folders and images to choose from. The folder you want has the word “stories” underneath it.
Click the Slideshow folder. This is a folder in the Stories folder. Having clicked the stories folder in the last step, you should now see lots of folders and other things. “Slideshow” is one of the folders (on my screen it’s on the second line, but it might not be on yours).
Choose the file to upload. At the bottom of your new screen (where you should see some slideshow images), you will see the words “Upload file [Max = 10M]”. That means the maximum size is 10MB – which is ridiculously huge and so you are unlikely to have any trouble with the size of your photo. Click the “Choose file” underneath this. Browse to the photo you want from your computer, and click “Open”.
Start the upload. You should be back at the screen with the photos from the slideshow – but not your new one. Where you previously clicked to choose your file, you’ll now see your filename, and next to it a button saying “Start Upload”. Click this button. You may now have to wait a minute or so while it uploads (depending on your broadband speed).
You’re done! You should now see your photo amongst the others in the slideshow folder. If you go to the front end of the website (by which I mean www.transitionstroud.org), you should see your picture on the slideshow. You can now upload another file (go back to the step “choose the file to upload”, or do some other website management, or logout by clicking the tiny “logout” word in blue at the top right of your screen (you will probably have to scroll up to find it).
You don’t do this via the website any longer.
If you have started working with the administration part of the website, you may have noticed that there are things called “modules”, and their location on the page is determined by their “position”.
To see what positions are available on a page, so you can decide where to put a module, type the following URL: www.transitionstroud.org?tp=1. You should see the page slightly faded, with some grey boxes on it, and a yellow box in the top left corner.
The dark grey boxes with white writing are “positions”. If you assign a module to one of these, it should show up pretty much where the grey box is. If you haven’t assigned anything to a module, the others will sometimes shove up or across to fill the space. For instance, if none of the “user” positions have anything assigned to them, the positions below will just move up.
The yellow box shows information about the positions as you slide over them.