Uploading and Using Images in your Reports and Posts

One of the features that has changed in the new web system for the BVBID site is how pictures are handled in posts. While it takes a little getting used to and doesn't have all the features the old system had, once you get used to it, it works very well. Here is an article that will walk you through how to add images to your posts and how to manipulate them once they are added.

http://help.squarespace.com/customer/portal/articles/537177

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT DUMP IMAGES STRAIGHT FROM YOUR CAMERA INTO THE WEBSITE. Images taken by most cameras today are far too large to be added to the website efficiently. Please edit the images prior to posting and set the resolution to 72 pixels per inch and a maximum size of 1000 pixel on the longest side (The would create an image that takes up the entire width of the website page). Most images should reduced to 300-500 pixels on the longest size for best results.

Adding Multiple Images to the Same Post

If you have a number of images (more than 3 or 4) you want to add to the post, consider using the Gallery Block. This tool allows a number of different presentations for multiple images. Here are instructions for using the Gallery Block:

http://help.squarespace.com/customer/portal/articles/587871-using-the-gallery-block

I hope these are helpful for you in posting on the new website.

Posted on December 9, 2013 .

Adding your Posts to the BVBID Facebook Page

A new feature of the website is the ability for content creators to add their blog posts to the BVBID Facebook page automatically. Pushing this content out to our Social Media sources can help more people see it and read it. And it is easy to do:

When you have written your post click the SOCIAL link tin the upper right corner of the Edit Post window.

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When you click this link you will see a list on Connected Accounts. NOTE: The one for Facebook is named Michael Hite, but only because I am one of the Administrators of the BVBID Facebook page. Turn the switch from OFF to ON and when you Save & Publish the article a link will automatically be posted to the Facebook page.

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This will post to the BVBID Facebook page, not my (Michael Hite) personal page even though my name is listed.

Twitter to follow

By the time you read this, there may be additional links to our Twitter feed as well. To post the link to Twitter follow the same instructions. The more tools we use, the more people we can get the word to. Use these links to spread the word about our work.

Posted on December 9, 2013 .