West Baptist Church

A place of shelter, faith and laughter

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Help

Adding a new blog post

  1. Log in
  2. Click Posts, then Add New
  3. If you don’t want people to leave comments, untick settings near bottom
  4. Click Publish

Note: when setting the tag for the blog, use “Choose from the most popular tags” rather than typing it in.  Posts that you want to appear in the ‘Pastor’s Blog’, should have a tag of “Pastor’s Blog” (so it appears in the Tag Cloud listing) and a category of “Pastor” (which may ultimately encompass more than just the pastor’s blog)

Editing a blog post

  1. Log in
  2. Click Posts
  3. Move your mouse over the post in question, and click Edit
  4. Make your changes and click Update Post

Setting links to open in a new window

  1. After you’ve inserted a link, locate the <a href=… code
  2. Change it to <a target=new href=

Embedding a YouTube video

  1. Go to YouTube and get the video playing
  2. Click “Share”, then “Embed”
  3. Untick “Show suggested videos when the video finishes”
  4. In the ‘Customized’ Width box enter 485
  5. Copy the embed code from the box above the settings and paste into your blog entry

Editing comments

  1. Log in
  2. Click Comments
  3. Move your mouse over the comment in question, and click Edit (or other option)
  4. Make your changes and click Update Comment

Updating text on a page

  1. Log in
  2. Click Pages
  3. Move your mouse over the page in question, and click Edit
  4. Make your changes and click Update Page

Adding a new newsletter

  1. Save the newsletter as in the format “2023-Dec-Newsletter.pdf”
  2. Posts > Add New
  3. Set the title in the format “Newsletter – December 2023”
  4. Next to Upload/Insert, click the star (Add Media)
  5. Select Files > browse to and select the pdf file > Open (file will be uploaded)
  6. Set the file title to “Click here to view December newsletter” (put the right month in).
  7. For the Link URL, click “File URL” and then “Insert into Post”
  8. Add ”target=_blank’ into <a tag (<a target=_blank href=…)
  9. Check the link text is correct “Click here to view December newsletter”
  10. Copy and paste the html text into the Excerpt box
  11. Add the newsletter thumbnail image just before the words “Click here to view…”
  12. Near the bottom, Untick “Allow comments…” and “Allow trackbacks…”
  13. On the right, under Tags, click “Choose from most popular tags” and click “Newsletters” etc
  14. Under Categories, click “Newsletters”
  15. At the top right, click “Publish” (or “Update Post”)
  16. At the top, click “Visit site” and check that it all works as expected

 

Updating the West Baptist Website Calendar
The West Baptist website calendar is a Google Apps calendar owned by the Google Apps user church@westbaptist.org.nz

Click here to see a video on how to add events to the calendar

Logging in to update the West Baptist calendar on the website

  1. Go to the West Baptist website www.westbaptist.org.nz and click on Calendar
  2. At the bottom of the calendar click on “+ Google Calendar
  3. Logon with the appropriate username and password
  4. Don’t forget to log out after you’ve finished (click the email address at top right and choose Sign Out)

Adding an event

  1. Click the date you wish to add an event for
  2. Type in the time and the title (eg 7:30pm Music Practice)
    – the time will be used by the calendar to set the start time (it will be removed from the title)
    – if you don’t put the time in, it will assume it’s an all day event.
    – for the title, only the first couple of words show when the calendar is in it’s normal ‘Month’ view, so make sure the first couple of words identify the event (eg “Soup at…” or “Music Practice” or “Board Meeting” etc)
  3. To add further info, click Edit event details
  4. Make sure the Dates and times are correct
  5. In the Where box enter the address of the event (if required). Use a full address so that google maps can show the correct map (eg use “43 Bayly Rd, New Plymouth” rather than just “43 Bayly Rd” which will give a map in some other town or country)
  6. In the Description box enter the details of the event. This will show up when people click on the event in the calendar
  7. Click Save

Editing an Event

  1. Click the event you wish to edit
  2. Update the details as required
  3. Click Save

Deleting an Event

  1. Click the event you wish to delete
  2. Click Delete

Click here to see a video on how to add events to the calendar