Contents

Account

Logging In

  1. Go to https://www.collinstown.ie/wp-login.php.
  2. Enter your username OR your email address.
  3. Enter your password.
  4. Click “log In”.
  5.  You will be directed to the site Dashboard after successfully logging in.

Forgotten Password

  1. Go to https://www.collinstown.ie/wp-login.php.
  2. Click on “Lost your password?” – located directly under the login box.
  3. Enter your username or email address and click on “Get New Password”.
  4. You will receive a password reset email.
  5. Follow the instructions in this email to reset your password.

New Accounts

Contributor accounts allow people to post content on www.collinstown.ie.  If you are involved in a local group or club, or would like to help keep the Collinstown website up to date with news and information, please contact Collinstown Action Group at collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com.

Make sure to include your full name and email address, along with details of what part(s) of the website you would like to contribute to.

Volunteers are always welcome!

Changing Your Password

  1. Log in to your account and go to the main Dashboard.
  2. From the main Dashboard, click on your name in the top right corner.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Account Management” section.
  4. Click on “Generate Password”.
  5. Type your new password into the “New Password” box.
  6.  Click “Update Profile” to save.

Posting

Creating a Post

  1. Log in to your account and go to the main Dashboard.
  2. From the main Dashboard, select “Posts”.
  3. Click on “Add New”.
  4. Give your post a title.
  5. Write the content of your post.  Note: Various formatting options are available.  These are available from the toolbar at the top of the text box.  Many of the icons will be familiar to anyone who uses a word processor such as MS Word, however if you would like more information on how the formatting works, see Formatting a Post for further information.
  6. When you have completed your post, select the appropriate “Category” for the post from the box on the right of the screen.
  7. Multiple categories can be selected and the post will be displayed on pages associated with each selected category.  Normally, one category should be selected.  If no category is selected, then the post may not show up on the website under the correct section.
  8. Optional: Add “Tags” to your post to make them easier to find.  The “Tags” box is on the right hand side; just below “Categories”.  You can create your own tags that best describe your post.
  9. Optional: If you wish to add a banner image to the post you can do so by setting a “Featured Image” from the box on the bottom-right.
  10. When you’re finished your post, you have four options available in the “Publish” box (on the top-right hand side):
    1. Preview – view your post in a new window
    2. Submit for Review – finalise your post and submit it for the site
    3. Save Draft – save the post for further changes or posting at a later time
    4. Move to Bin – delete your post

All new posts are reviewed by a site Editor before going live.

Editing a Post

  1. Log in and go to the main Dashboard.
  2. Click on “Posts”.
  3. A list of all your existing posts are listed:
  4. Click on the post you wish to edit.  This will open up the post editor and changes can be made.
  5. When you are finished editing, click “Update”from the Publish box on the top-right.

Formatting a Post

From left to right…

  • Paragraph – normal text formatting.  Heading formatting also available.  Use Heading 2, Heading 3 or Heading 4 for section headings.
  • Bold text
  • Italic Text
  • Bullet points
  • Numbered list
  • Format text as a quote
  • Align text to left
  • Align text to centre
  • Align text to right
  • Insert a link
  • Insert a “read more” tag
  • Display more options; explained below…

Further formatting options from left to right…

  • Strike-through text
  • Insert a horizontal line
  •  Change text colour
  •  Paste as text
  • Remove formatting
  •  Insert a special character
  • Decrease indentation
  • Increase Indentation
  •  Undo
  • Redo
  • Show keyboard shortcuts

Other buttons…

  • Add picture or other media to post
  • Add a gallery of images to post.  Note: gallery is created seperately.
  • Add a form for collecting information.  Note: contact website administrator if this is required.

  • Visual – default editor.  Allows you to edit the post like using MS Word.
  • Text – basic editor.  Allows for HTML tags and manual editing.
  • Icon below “Text” expands editor to full screen.

If you are still unsure of how to use the formatting within WordPress, please contact Collinstown Action Group or review online tutorials such as this on YouTube.

Event Calendar

Adding Event to the Calendar

The calendar on www.collinstown.ie is a google calendar for the collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com account. When that calendar is updated the event will automatically show up on the calendar on www.collinstown.ie.

To add an event to the calendar go to your own email calendar.

  1. Create a new event.
  2. Invite collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com as an attendee.

For each event you need to:

  1. Add the name of the event.
  2. Add a location e.g. Collinstown Hall, LLG Pitch etc.
  3. Add a description – this is where you include details of cost or anything people need to bring e.g. €5 each, wear runners, etc.
  4. Add collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com as a guest – this will then put the event into the Collinstown Action Group calendar and it will appear on the website.
  5. If you need to edit the event you do so on your calendar and the change will replicate on the Collinstown Action Group calendar.
  6. For reoccurring events you can set the calendar invite as recurring, with the relevant details e.g. weekly for 10 weeks.
  7. Please note the organisers email will show up in the event so use one that is associated with the club or business.
  8. Please do not add a notification to the event.

If you need assistance please contact us on collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com.

Removing Event from the Calendar

Simply cancel or end the calendar invite from your calendar program.  Make sure to send the cancellation notification and it will be updated in the www.collinstown.ie calendar.

If you need assistance please contact us on collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com.