Category Archive: Bloggers Guide

Feb 04

Picture functionality just getting better and better…

I’ve added some functionality to allow you to view pictures in a much better way.  When you click on a picture it opens a “Light Box” that automatically sizes the picture for your screen. If there are more than one picture in a post, you can either navigate through them using the hidden arrows at …

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Dec 28

New Event Calendar

Take a look at  the new Event Calendar on the blog site.  This gives a quick way of seeing all the varied club activities in date order – outdoor meets, indoor meets, meetings (AGM etc), Wednesday climbers/walkers etc etc. You can also add your own ad-hoc meets. There are a number of ways to get …

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Mar 19

Mobile blogging – It’s So Easy :-)

…if you’ve got a smart phone (Android or iPhone) you can make a blog post with a couple of clicks: 1. Download the “WordPress” App 2. Select the 3rd option: “privately hosted wordpress blog” or similar 3. Log into www.blog.rucksackclub.org with your normal blog user name and password 4. Get blogging… Just to show how …

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Feb 07

Blog site upgraded – now easy to add photos

[important]You can drag n drop photos from your pictures folder in windows or iphoto on the mac. Just click on the Upload/Insert icon then drag the files onto the uploader.[/important] This is much better! However it still appears to not like very big pictures (max 8MB) – you may need to resize them! Best thing …

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Oct 27

Sticky posts and bumps

Just a few more tips for all you bloggers:  If you are worried that a post is disappearing from view (due to lots more members posting newer stuff) or if you have posted something of such importance that you feel it should be front-and-centre on the blog for a period of time, then there a …

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Jun 09

Be safe out there…

Just a reminder: Although security on this blog site is good (no personal details are shown, only members can login and post, no search engine can access the content…) you should be aware that non-members can read the blogs.  So, bear that in mind – don’t give personal details in posts that you want kept …

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Jun 09

RC Members to be set-up with user accounts…

Over the next few days, some 330+ members will be added as users to this site! You will each receive an e-mail in advance which will include a simple bloggers guide. As each members is set up as a user, another email is auto generated with your login details – once you receive this you …

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Jun 06

Advice – adding images to posts

You are welcome to add pictures & images to your posts. In the post editor, if you hover the pointer over the icons next to “upload/insert” you will see the one to add an image.. This was just a test on how to upload and edit an image in a post (our dog Bertie on the coastal path in Dorset). …

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Apr 04

How to use Categories

When you add a new post, please assign it to a category. They are on the right of the “Add New Post” form.  That way the blog site will begin to take shape with some structure.  For most new posts, assign it to a category under the Forum such as Climbing or For-sale or such like. …

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