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Public Website Controls Details

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016 11:36PM EDT

This article provides details on how to use controls. Here is a video that also explains controls. 

A control is a 'widget' that you add to a webpage in order to automate data flowing from the member site and to the public website or to add functionality like PayPal shopping carts and photo albums.

To access the public website controls, make sure you are in Edit page. There are also self-contained functions such as the PayPal control. To add a control to a page, edit the page and click the Controls drop-down (see below). Once you add the control to the page, it is represented by a box with the title of the control inside.

 


Below is a description of each control and how each control works. Once a control is added to a page, click Save. At that point, the page will show with the control. In the edit mode, if the control needs to be configured, a Configure link will show in the control box. 

Calendar

  • Display: Calendar of meeting, committee meetings, and events from the Meeting & events area of the member site.

  • How to update: By managing the events and meetings in the member area. Events show a checkbox when creating/editing to indicate if they should show on the public site.

  • Configuration: On the calendar you can indicate if you want to include manual calendar entries or committee meetings.


 

Code block

  • Display: This is an advanced control. If you have code from PayPal or any other kind of payment site that needs to be embedded into a page, you must use this. Putting that code onto the Source view when editing your site will not work.

  • How to update: Not applicable

  • Configuration: Click the configuration link to be able to enter the code.


 

Committee members

  • Display: Members from a selected committee in the Committee area of the member site.

  • How to update: By managing members in the Committee area of the member site.

  • Configuration: Click the configuration link to select the committee for which you want to show members. It will show the committee members for the current year.


 

Committees

  • Display: A list of club committees from the Committee area of the member site.

  • How to update: By managing committees in the Committee area of the member site.

  • Configuration: None.

  • Note: This control is ideally suited to be on a page with no news column.


 

Contact us

  • Display: A form to allow site visitors to email the club contact.

  • How to update: Not applicable.

  • Configuration: Click the configuration link to set the person in the club who should receive the emails.


Event Volunteer Signup

  • Display: Basic information about the volunteer positions, reporting time, ending time and sign up buttons are shown on a specific web page where you would like to add event volunteer signups. The information also pulls in a contact button in case a user needs to contact the club about a position. 

  • How to update: From the member area, go to Meetings & events. Select the particular event and make sure that there are volunteer positions available. Click the box Display in public site so it will be visible on the website.

  • Configuration: Click the configuration link to select a particular event and click Save.


 

Meetings & events

  • Display: A list of meetings, committee meetings, and events from the Meeting & events area of the member site. The title of the meeting or event is clickable. When clicked another page opens, displaying details of the event including location, date(s), event coordinator and description. If you indicated for the volunteer positions to be made public in the event area in the portal, then those volunteer positions will show on the event detail page in the public website. 

    Note: If you created a new page for an event on your public website and would also like to show public event volunteer positions, you will use the Event Volunteer Signup control to pull the positions into that web page from the portal. 

  •  How to update: By managing meetings & events in the Meetings & events area of the member site.

  • Configuration: Click on the configuration link to choose if you want regular meetings, committee meetings, or events to display. You can also set the maximum number of events to display in the list and set the number of days of events to display.


 

News

  • Display: A list of club news items from the public website news area.

  • How to update: From the public website editing area, click Admin tools in the upper right then choose Manage news.

  • Configuration: None


 

Newsletters

  • Display: A list of newsletters from the Newsletters area of the member site.

  • How to update: By managing newsletters in the Newsletters area of the member site.

  • Configuration: None


 

Officers

  • Display: A list of officers from the Admin Officers area of the member site.

  • How to update: In the member site, click the Admin menu item on the left, then choose Officers.

  • Configuration: Click the configuration button to show options to display photos and social profile links of officers, and to allow to contact/email officers. Social profile links are updated in the member's profile.


 

PayPal

  • Display: Provides a simple shopping cart or donate button that connects to a PayPal account.

  • How to update: Not applicable.

  • Configuration: Click the configuration button to set the PayPal user account, currency, Thank You message, whether it will be just a donation button or a shopping cart, and whether to ask for the payer's address. If you are not in donation mode there is an additional configuration to manage the items for the shopping cart.


 

Photo album

  • Display: Displays photos from a club photo album contained within Portalbuzz.

  • How to update: From the public website editing area, click Admin tools in the upper right then choose Manage photo album.

  • Configuration: Click the Filter folders link to choose specific folders to display.  By default all will be displayed.


 

Picasa photos

  • Display: Displays photos from the club's Google Picasa account.

  • How to update: Either via the Picasa desktop application or the Picasa site you can add, edit, delete photos and albums.

  • Configuration: Click the configure link to set your club's Google Picasa account name. There is another configuration to select specific albums to display.


 

Rotator

  • Display: Displays selected photos. Photos will rotate on a particular web page in designated area.

  • How to update: Not applicable.

  • Configuration: Click the configure link to set up the rotator height and rotation interval. Click Add Image to select the images that you want to rotate. Simply click Upload if to you want to add more images.


 

Sponsor Ad Rotator

  • Display: Displays the banner(s) of the sponsor(s) on the club's site.

  • How to update: From the member area, go to Admin and select Site Sponsor(s) to setup the sponsors of your group’s site.

  • Configuration: Select the ad image size you want to display and click Save.


 

User SignUp

  • Display: A form to allow users to sign up. The user needs to fill out the form with personal information and click Submit.

  • How to update: Not applicable.

  • Configuration: None.

  • Note: This control does not work on all groups.


 


See related video here:
Part 4: Public Website - Controls
Event Volunteer Signup [Control] on the Public Website

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