How Did They Do That: Images

A picture is worth a thousand words – and with the new and improved Image Content Item in the WebWriter® Content Management System, sharing photos has never been simpler.

One of the newest organizations to join the Demosphere Network, Parkland Soccer Club, is taking full advantage of the new content types within the WebWriter® System to show-off their players and keep the website looking great!

Parkland

Want to share images of your own to add life to your website?

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Add New Content

The WebWriter® CMS lets administrators add eight variations of new content types to their website. To create images as seen above, select the Image option. The System allows for unlimited images and articles to be added to any site.

Add Image

 

2. Select Your Image

An Image dialog box will appear, allowing administrators to customize their image settings. After creating a Title for the image, choose to display or hide that title from Public View simply by checking the corresponding box. Upload photos directly into the system from your computer by browsing through your saved folders. Finally, set the image to serve as a link by including an optional URL and selecting whether to have it open in the same or separate window.

Add Title

 

3. Set Display Options

The WebWriter® Content Management System offers two display options for Images. Choose between having the image display directly on the website or provide a link that leads to the full image.Display Options

 

4. Publishing Options

The publishing options within the WebWriter® System give administrators the option of publishing images immediately to Public View, leaving the articles Pending for future decision, or setting a Publishing Timeframe for time sensitive information.

Publish Options

 

5. Arrange Your Photos

Once published content items appear on the page, administrators can then move each item around using the System’s drag-and-drop functionality. To take advantage of the intuitive movement, simply hover your computer mouse over the content item you would like to move or make changes to. The option to move, edit, or delete will appear.

Changes appear in real-time on the website.

Move Content

And there you have it – the simplest way to add images to any page or section on your website! Keep up the good work Parkland Soccer Club!

Parkland

Interested in more information about the WebWriter® Content Management System or how to add images of your own? Reach out to Demosphere today at sales@blog.demosphere.com for a free demo!

How Did They Do That: Calendars

Sports organizations are constantly searching for ways to improve scheduling and communication. While most clubs try to remind members of upcoming schedule changes through word of mouth, one of the newest organizations to join the Demosphere Network is taking advantage of the new content types within the WebWriter® Content Management System to keep their schedules organized and always available.

Palm Beach Premier FC is proof that there’s no such thing as too organized when it comes to practice and game schedules. The organization has an entire page dedicated to their Practice Schedule Spring calendar, making sure all of their members are aware of the schedule weeks in advance!

Practice ScheduleWant to create calendars of your own to keep your schedules this neat?

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Add New Content

The WebWriter® CMS lets administrators add nine variations of new content types to their website. To create the schedule as seen above, select the Calendar option. The System allows for the control of multiple calendars within multiple departments.

Add Content

2. Set Up Tags

Demosphere’s calendars utilize a tagging system. Delegate which events you’d like to appear on each calendar by adding tags.

For example, an administrator might create a calendar on the “Practice Schedule” page and want it to display only events specific to practices. During the creation of the calendar, the administrator would set the calendar to show items with a “practice” tag.

On a separate page, like the Home Page, the administrator might want a calendar to display upcoming events from both the practice calendar and games calendar. In that case, they would set the calendar to show all upcoming events with the tags “practice” and “game.”

Calendar Title

3. Choose The Display

The WebWriter® calendars can be displayed as fully-formatted calendars, lists of upcoming events, or as links. Simply select which display option you’d like to have on your page by toggling between the choices.

Calendar Display

4. Publish Content

The system allows three different publishing options for all types of content. The calendar can be displayed immediately to Public View, kept Pending to be published at a later date, or can be set to public for a certain timeframe for time sensitive information.

Publishing Options

5. Add Events

Once a calendar is published, create events by clicking on a date on the calendar and customizing the length of time, description, and event tag to determine which calendar(s) the event will appear on.

Since Palm Beach Premier FC wanted the even “U8 – U10 – U12 – U14” to appear on the practice calendar they included the “practice” event tag. To have this event appear on multiple calendars, they would simply need to include additional tags.

Calendar information includes Google/iCal importing and exporting capabilities
Creating Events

Enjoy An Organized Season

Add an unlimited number of events to your organization’s calendars throughout the season.

Published events can be viewed by members of your organization in a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar view as they click on a highlighted date – making sure each member is aware of upcoming events at all times.

Event As Schedule

Keep up the good work Palm Beach Premier FC!

Interested in more information about the WebWriter® Content Management System or how to create calendars of your own? Reach out to Demosphere today at sales@blog.demosphere.com for a free demo!

 

Clone, Add, Customize, Delete…It’s All Here With The Newest Features

The newest cycle of system updates has arrived and includes brand new features for both WebWriter® Website System and RosterPro® Registration System users!

WebWriter® Website System

Clone Content

Have you ever created a piece of content that is so great you wish you could use it again? Well now you can clone any content item on your website, saving the item to different locations and in different content areas.

Cloned

Add Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words – so why not include one when crafting your Articles? Now include Title Photos in your Articles to add some excitement to your text. The image will be displayed underneath the Article title and above the content area.

Title Photo

Customize Navigation

Having difficulty building your Navigation Menus on your website? Administrators can now create Navigational Menu Items based on your Site Map structure.

Site Map

RosterPro® Registration System

International Numbers

Registrants come from all over the world, so why restrict telephone numbers to the US? International Phone Numbers are now accepted for Household Members and Emergency Contacts.

International Phone Number

 

Incomplete Orders

Sick of seeing Incomplete Orders sitting in the cart without activity? Site Administrators now have the ability to delete Incomplete Orders.

Incomplete Order

Item Type

The Deposit Detail Report includes a new column, “Item Type,” so Administrators can identify at a glance which records have come in from Donations.

Item Type

Need help taking advantage of these new features? Contact Demosphere’s Support Team for more information.

The New User Administration Page Has Arrived!

New User Admin Interface

The User Administration page has been undergoing a makeover – and it’s finally ready to be revealed! Enjoy getting yourself acquainted with the new aesthetics and functionality found on your User Admin page.

New Layout – Clean Look & Feel
Our new layout is fresh and easy to navigate. We’ve traded our traditional layout for an updated user interface.

New Menu
The ability to switch between account types is conveniently placed at the top of the user administration page and enables you to see all of your options at a glance.

New Features
The new design features a more fluid interface as well as:

  • Faster load times
  • Fewer page loads
  • Sortable columns
  • Searching, Filtering, Exporting
  • Copy Access Rights From One User To Another

The “Classic” view will be accessible for a limited time as we transition into the new design.

If you have any questions regarding the new User Administration page contact Demosphere’s Support Team.

Adapt Sidebar Elements To Changing Needs

Change sidebar titles in WebWriterSelect sidebar titles are now able to be edited with Demosphere’s WebWriter® Website System!

Some organizations prefer to re-label tabs for certain time sensitive events. For example, a sidebar item might be called “Tournament Schedules” for the period of time leading up to a tournament. Once the event has taken place, that label can easily be edited by the administrator to become “Tournament Results”.

WebWriter provides administrators with the flexibility to adapt their sites to the organization’s specific needs at their leisure.

Contact Demosphere’s Support Team with any questions you may have regarding sidebar title edits.