Adding content to your site is what will make it really useful and valuable to your unit. It’s also a great asset to new scouts to find out more about your Pack/Troop, how you operate, the activities and growth your boys enjoy as scouts. All of these things and more you should be thinking about and putting on your website.
A bulk of your website will be made up of pages and posts. While these look and feel similar we differentiate them for specific use cases.
Pages - A page is generally static content that you write once and maybe modify every now and then. It stands on its own, you link and create menu references to it.
Posts/Blog - A post/blow entry is generally shorter than a page and is usually used to communicate changes, events and Pack/Troop news. You can configure posts to show in a feed on your front page.
Pages and posts are created the same way, but on different tabs. Just click the “+” button above the list of entries to get started. You’ll have a full editor allowing you to construct the page/post in as simple or complex manner as you want.
While in the editor you will see a button on the toolbar labeled “shortcodes”. These short codes allow you to inject complex objects that would be very difficult to create on your own. We currently provide 3 shortcodes:
This will add a paypal donation button into your page. You’ll need to provide the PayPal id provided by PayPal. A default Button Image is provided, however you can use any image you want.
This will render a contact us page and send to the email address of your choice.
Allows you to dynamically insert and link to files you’ve uploaded into a page. The style selection lets you choose how it will display in your page as a list or table. You can also choose to link to a single File or show an entire Directory of files.
(see Files & Folders section)
You can insert images into your post/page by using the image button (usually 3rd row, looks like landscape). You can reference images from other sources or from ones you upload into a Gallery. In either case you’ll need the full URL of the image which can generally be obtained by hovering over the image, right-click and selecting “Copy image address/URL”. See Photo Gallery for more information on uploading photos.