Note:  These are draft instructions that need to be updated after testing Facebook and Twitter posts.

 Following these instructions each time you add a news post will maintain the integrity and appearance of the news page, the Facebook page and the Twitter feed. These procedures will result in a large image and short excerpt to be listed on the News page with a separate link to the  full item.

STEP 1.  GO TO THE NEWS PAGE AND CLICK ON "ADD A NEW ITEM"

STEP 2. GO TO THE ITEM TAB

Give it a short title

Write whatever text you want

Add whatever images, videos, links, etc that you want

Copy and paste the first couple of sentences

STEP 3.  GO TO THE EXCERPT TAB

Paste the sentences you copied into the excerpt block.

Add the same image you used in the post to the thumbnail block; this is what will appear on the News page above the excerpted text, on the post as the header image and on Facebook as the thumbnail image related to the post. 

Select the author’s name.

STEP 4. GO TO THE LOCATION TAB

Add the address related to the post if you want to, otherwise leave blank

STEP 5. GO TO THE SOCIAL TAB

Turn on the auto post to Facebook

Ditto for Twitter

STEP 6. PUBLISH THE ITEM

Click on Save and Publish to publish it immediately. 

Click on Save to save your changes and then click on Draft to change the status to Scheduled and choose a date and time for its publication. Note: Do not select Save & Publish as this will cause the item to be published immediately instead of at the chosen time.

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