Announcing a conference on the Golden Pages is a straightforward two-step process:
- Login (registering first if you have not already done so)
- Create a new post and click ‘Submit for review’
In order to create a new post you must be a registered contributor to the Golden Pages. To login or register, follow this link and enter your login details. You will be directed to a page looking like this:
If you need to register, click the link at the left, below the username and password boxes. A password will be emailed to you as soon as you provide a username and email address and click ‘Register’. (You can change this to something more memorable, if you like, once you are logged in.)
The system very often fails to email a password automatically. I recommend that you email as soon as you have registered, so I can set up a password for your username, and email it to you myself.
Once you are logged in you will be taken to a page that looks something like this:
You may create a new conference announcement either (a) by filling in the ‘QuickPress’ boxes in the right-hand column or (b) by clicking ‘Posts’ and then ‘Add New’ from the menu on the extreme left-hand side. Instructions follow.
a. ‘QuickPress’ instructions
If you wish to create a post using the QuickPress box at the right, enter your conference’s title in the ‘Title’ box and the text of your conference announcement in the ‘Content’ box. Be sure to include the location and date for your conference in the ‘Content’ box. Optionally, if there are any tags you would like included for you conference (to help search engines to find it), you can enter them in the relevant box. Click the blue button marked ‘Submit for Review’ and your announcement will be queued for moderation. Please note that if you are submitting a modification for an existing conference, you should preface the title of your conference with the following text: TEXT MODIFICATION.
b. ‘Posts -> Add new’ instructions
If you click Posts and then Add New, you will be taken to a new page looking something like this:
Add your conference title in the box marked ‘Enter title here’ and your conference text in the large box below. Be sure to include the location and date for your conference. You may add hyperlinks, or apply formatting, by selecting the text you wish to make into a link and clicking the relevant icons (all of which will reveal their function if you hover over them with the mouse). Make sure that the format in the right-hand box is checked as ‘Standard’. You can check boxes under the ‘Categories’ box at the right-hand side if you wish. When you are finished, click the blue button marked ‘Submit for Review’ and your announcement will be queued for moderation. Please note that if you are submitting a modification for an existing conference, you should preface the title of your conference with the following text: TEXT MODIFICATION.