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How to set-up an Election

posted on Mar 19, 2014

Step 1: Setting up an Election:

  • click into Poll Module
  • click 'add new' or edit an existing Poll
    • you want to set the Result Type to election - this restricts voting to one per member; it also makes the voting anonymous -- admins can't (easily) see who voted for whom.
    • you can add date range and check off who can vote (specific member type; members in specific regions/chapters, etc.)

Step 2: Create new page and add your Election to it:

  • click on My Website and add new page; configure the new page - make it visible and put it under the Member Menu (make this the parent page)
  • you then edit this page by adding your Election heading and some into text
    • use the "insert web app" tool in the editor and select POLL from dropdown list; you will then be able to select the POLL you created
    • submit and preview page
    • if it looks good, publish site
You can only have one Election per page.  If you have several Elections, create a new member page for each election. Then create a page called Elections. You can then add links to each specific election page

What is the difference between delete, disable and archive in the CMS?

posted on May 28, 2013

Delete Page

This completely deletes (and un-publishes) the page from your system. It will also delete any sub-menus under that page. No trace of the page will remain in the CMS. Any links to the page will fail (404).

Disable Page

This turns the page off - your CMS system will ignore it going forward. It will not be included in menus, and it will not publish. However, the page remains in your CMS tools, so that you can re-enable it later if you need to.
 
This does not automatically un-publish the page, so you should do that first if you also want links to the page to fail (404) and/or not show up in search engines.

Archive Page

This tells the system that you are not working on this page anymore. It disappears from your pages in your CMS tools, which helps to reduce clutter. You can find it under the "Archives" link in the Website Manager if you need to.
 
However, the page still exists in your website and continues to works normally. You do this because you don't want old links to break, and you want to keep the SEO that the page has earned.

This does not automatically remove the page from menus and site maps; to do that, you should also set the page visibility (located under configure page) to something appropriate such as hidden.

How do I get my text to wrap around images?

posted on Nov 19, 2012
When you insert the image, select Alignment = right (or left). That will push the image to that side of the page, and the text will wrap around it.

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