Posting your page
These tips are the same for Blog posts, Articles, Speeches and News items.
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.
Page Name: Use a simple and descriptive title. 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.
Page Content: Enter the information for the post. Use the Text Editor function (where you place your main copy) to make headings and links, etc.
Page Intro: This is the important 70 or 80 words displayed on Index Listing pages (see display example above). You might cut-and-paste this from the first sentences of your ‘Page Content’ or especially write an intro.
Page Keywords: These words help people find your post. That means you should enter words that cover typical searches, e.g. topics, locations, etc.
Author: This could be a person’s name (important for blog posts), an organisation name or a neutral name such as ‘Editor’.
Location: Enter your location, i.e. a single name only, e.g. New York NOT New York City or the town name mixed with a suburb.
Categories: Categories are selected from pre-set dropdowns. The first selected is displayed, so choose that one appropriately. You will generally have a limit of 4 category options to click.
Content Image: To be displayed on the page itself. It will automatically re-size for the page but please make the image file size no bigger than 500kbs. 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 page (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. Please make the image file size no bigger than 500kbs. You can use either jpg, jpgeg, gif, tiff, png, bmp or svg.
Broadcasting your post 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.
You will also receive email alerts when users comment on your post - only if the page is set to recieve comments. Here you can access your posts and allow or ignore comments.
Useful guidelines for posting
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 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).