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Posting your Event

Index Display – how people find your event on a page and how it is often displayed.


If you have your content already prepared, the form loading should take no more than 2 to 4 minutes. Each step in your entry is assisted with a pop-up prompt. 

We recommend using an up-to-date version of Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser for posting.

What you need before you post

You will need copy, a digital image and event details. You might also have copied web links to embed in your copy.

Copy: Create a narrative about the event, maybe up to a page long. Use a Word file, Notepad or similar to prepare copy, ready to copy and paste. Never paste it directly from an email or PDF because it can corrupt the page layout. 

Event Details: These are entered into the upload form, which means you don't have to repeat them in the narrative. Details cover; event location, date/s and times, plus website and social media links.

An image: It can be uploaded in 2 places (Index Display image) and (Page Image) but it can be a repeat of the same image. Your Index Image, before upload from your desktop or files, should be a minimum of 400 pixels wide or deep. Your Page Image should be 1170 pixels wide by 504 pixels deep (approx). You can use a jpg, gif, tiff, png, bmp or svg file.

Form upload

Event Name: The post will NOT load if it has an identical name to another post already loaded into the particular website – first-in-first-served. Make the name unique, even if slightly changed. Trial and error may be needed. Use caps and lower case and avoid ALL CAPS. 

Event Content: Enter the information for the post. Use the Text Editor function (the tools above where you place your main copy) to make headings and links, etc. Once copy is pasted, you might need to adjust the paragraph spaces to make the page look even and check that the copy and paste has not altered the sentence breaks.

Index Image: Display an image on Index Display pages (see display example at the top of this page). Your image, before you upload, should be a minimum of 400 pixels wide or deep. It will be auto-cropped in the website to best fit a square shape (100 x 100 pixels) or, alternatively a horizontal rectangle (250 x 196 pixels). 

Page Image: Display a large image on your posted page. Your image, before you upload, needs to be 1170 pixels wide by 504 pixels deep (approx). 

What else you’ll need to include

Categories: Take special and deliberate care in selecting from the pre-set dropdowns because this activates broadcasts to category pages. Select according to the nature of your event. e.g. Arts Culture. You will have a limit of 8 category options to click. Your first selection is shown in Index Displays, so choose the first appropriately. 

Location: Enter your region (or maybe All Regions if available and appropriate) and then your town name - repeat and change as needed, if a repeating event. The region might be available in a dropdown, then enter a single town name only, e.g. just Auckland NOT Auckland City and don't use a town name mixed with a suburb.

Event Venue: The building, street or location where the event is held. If it covers multiple areas, name the areas. Note, virtual events don't need venues and addresses.

Event Address: Street address and suburb, if applicable.

Venue Accessibility: Does the venue have wheelchair access, accessible toilets or mobility parking? Tick the options.

Event Cost: The cost to enter or participate in this event, or is it free?

Event Start / Event Stop: This is easy if a one-off event at a single time. Otherwise, if it's a repeating event, enter a Start and Stop for the first date, because most repeating events don’t run continuously over multiple days. For more help, check 'Repeat Event Tips' on the setup page.

Save your Post: Once you have completed the post, tick the terms and conditions box and SAVE. It may take up to a minute to crunch all your category and location data into rules (broadcasting code), so be patient.

Edit your post: Once the post is saved, you will be delivered to the post on an Index Display. Click into the post and check it. If you wish to make further adjustments, click on 'Edit Your Page' at the top of the posted page. 

Note: The form upload makes it easy to post content, so offers only basic tools. If you wish to embellish the page with more images and a changed layout, you should contact the website manager to request assistance.

Note: If you return to the website to make a fresh event post, that is similar to a previous one, it pays to update the original post, rather than make a completely new post. All details can be adjusted according to the fresh needs of the event.

Your post will be broadcast to other websites

Pages posted into a website, such as this one, may be broadcast by the website owner to other websites on the Flightdec Communities platform. Please therefore only post once, in a website on the platform. Multiple entries on different Flightdec websites may create broadcast clashes and could result in websites blacklisting your posts.

When you post, the website will be alerted to the post and has the right to allow or disallow display in that website. You may make further adjustments after submitting the post although once it's approved by the website manager, further changes require you to update the post and re-enter for a fresh approval by the website manager.

The website manager is under no obligation to display your post, or broadcast it, or enter into discussion with you about your posting.

Note: If you have received a special permission, your posts may not be subject to moderation and will go live immediately.

Useful guidelines for posting

When you have a login to post an event, you can change the event again at any time. This also means you can revive an expired event post, for example, an annual event that simply needs small updates. NOTE: it pays to revive expired events rather than making a fresh post because you will wish to avoid cluttering your account and you might have retained some search page rankings.

To Cut, Copy or Paste content on the website (not for Mac) you need to use your computer Ctrl Keys as follows:

Copy: Ctrl C
Paste: Ctrl V
Cut: Ctrl X

Javascript is required on your computer but generally comes automatically loaded with your browser. However, any operational failure may be due to your Javascript being disabled and you’ll need to activate it for full functionality.


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