Posting your Event
Posting is easy – each step in your entry is assisted with a pop-up prompt.
What you need to have before you post
You’ll likely have a Word file of copy and maybe a couple of images, plus web links. Note, an image may be loaded in 2 places but it can be a repeat of the same image. NOTE: never paste copy directly from an email page because it can corrupt the page layout.
Event Name: Use a simple event title. The post will NOT load if it has an identical name to another event already loaded into the particular website – first in first served. Make the name unique, even if slightly changed. Trial and error may be needed.
Event Content: Enter the information for the post. Use the Text Editor function (where you place your main copy) to make headings and links, etc. You don’t need to include the date and location details here because other fields pick these up.
Event Intro: This is the important 70 or 80 words displayed on Index Listing (see display example above). You might cut-and-paste this from the first sentences of your ‘Page Content’ or especially write an intro.
Content Image: To be displayed on the page itself. Upload directly from your computer or network and it will automatically re-size for the page. You can use either jpg, jpgeg, gif, tiff, png, bmp or svg.
Signature Image: To be displayed as a square image on the Index Listing (see display example above). It will automatically re-size to a square for the page, but you might pre-crop the image to a square. You can use either jpg, jpgeg, gif, tiff, png, bmp or svg.
What else you’ll need to include
Keywords: These few words help people find your event. That means you should enter words that cover typical searches, e.g. topics,location, etc.
Categories: Categories are selected from pre-set dropdowns. The first selected is displayed so choose that one appropriately. You have a limit of 4 category options to click.
Town or Area: Enter a single town name only, e.g. New York NOT New York City or the town name mixed with a suburb. If not in one town location, leave blank.
Event Venue: The building, street or location where the event is held. If it covers multiple areas, name the areas.
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 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.
Broadcasting your event post to other websites
Pages posted into a website may be broadcast by the website owner to other Flightdec enabled websites. Please therefore only post once, in a website in the Flightdec community. 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 event, or broadcast it, or enter into discussion with you about your event posting.
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
We recommend using Google Chrome as your web browser for event posting where possible.
Ensure that uploaded images are either jpg, jpgeg, gif, tiff, png, bmp or svg and ideally smaller than 100kb and certainly no bigger than 500kb. Images will be resized to fit the spaces when loaded (pixel size).