What is the forum?
Where is the forum?
How do I post a reply?
How do I start a new thread?
How do I edit my member details?
How do I edit my profile in the Image gallery?
How do I retrieve a forgotten password?
How do I retrieve a forgotten username?
How do I upload an image?
How do I vote or add a comment to an image?
How do I post a job?
What is an event?
How do I add an event?
How to add a venue?
How do I add an attachment to an event?
How do I preview all the events?
How do I add a newsletter?
What are my permissions as a user?
The user access is controlled by assigning different permissions to each of the Members. There are a variety of accesses including ‘Visitor’, ‘Member, ‘State Administrators’, and ‘Super Administrator’.
Each of these has a different role within the website maintenance hierarchy.
‘Members’ (the default when you are signed up) can view other User’s profiles and galleries and can also read and post comments in the Forum.
‘State Administrators’ (Authors) are able to edit their state articles and submit events for their state.
‘Super Administrators’ can choose to change anything about the site content, layout and function.
The forum is a place for discussion and sharing ideas and files between AIG members. A member is allowed to read and post topics and replies on the forum.
The forum can be found in the main navigation at the top of the page.
Select forum link
The link takes us to the Recent Discussions tab within the forum. The forum is divided into four tabbed sections:
- Recent Discussions: Recent discussions posted by other users
- My Discussions: Discussions in which the user has been involved in
- Categories: Forum categories.
- My Profile: User’s forum profile – details of account can be managed here.
Go to the thread you’d like to reply to. To post a reply, we select the ‘Reply Topic’ button.
Post Reply Screen
Type your reply and click submit to publish.
Navigate to the category where you would like to start a new thread.
Select ‘New Thread’ and type in your new question topic under the same category. Click ‘publish’.
Once you are a member, you can change your details at any time.
To do this Login using your password and Username and go to the forum.
Profile Page in the Forum
Click to the My Profile Tab. In this tab you can change your details, avatar and login information.
Go to Resources.
Profile Page in the Image Gallery
Click ‘Create Gallery’. This will bring up the user panel where you can edit your profile details to be displayed in the image galleries. Here you can edit your avatar, gallery title and descriptions. Click Save to save changes.
How do I retrieve a forgotten password?
1. In the top right hand corner of header, click ‘Forgot your password?’.
2. Type in your email address in click ‘Submit’.
3. An automated email with a token number will be dispatched to your email.
4. Check your email, copy and paste the token number into the field and click ‘Submit’ to confirm your account.
5. Type in a new password and verify the password by typing it again in the second field, and click ‘Submit’.
6. Your new password will be reset and you may now use your newly setup password to login.
1. In the top right hand corner of header, click ‘Forgot your username?’.
2. Type in your email address in click ‘Submit’.
An automated email will be dispatched to your email with your username details.
Each Member has the ability to create galleries, categories and to add images to the galleries.
To upload images to the gallery, go to Resources.
Gallery User Panel
Click ‘Create Galleries’. This will lead you to the User Panel. There are 3 tabs within the user panel:
- General: view and edit user profile
- Categories: add and manage categories to organise images
- Images: add Images
Add an image
From here you can browse and select an image from your computer, add a title, description as well as assign a location on a map to mark the origin of the image. Once details of the image are complete in the form click save to upload.
Visitors of the site can vote on the image without being logged in. Click into the image to view it in its large state. At the bottom of the image there are five stars. If the user can just mouses over and click on the rating they would like to assign.
Rating an image
Logged in users can leave comments for individual image. Click into the image to view it in its large state. Users can then scroll to the bottom of the image to leave their comments.
Adding a comment to an image
To post a job, the user must be able to login as a Member, State Administrator, or Super Administrator.
Once logged in, go to the Careers page. Click Post a job. Complete the details of the position and click Preview Job. If your job listing is correct then click Save Job Posting to publish the job.
Fill in details of the job listing
Events are posted to inform members of current and upcoming events regarding the AIG or the geological industry.
Events can be viewed by all users, including visitors but can only be added by users with an ‘Author’ status or above.
Before adding an event, you must add the venue of your event (unless none is applicable). If a venue has previously been added, you do not need to add it again. (see How do I add a venue?)
Once the venue is added, scroll down to the events section located just above the footer. Select ‘New Event’.
Submit a new event
Assign a name, select a Category, and include a date and description for the event. Complete the details of the event in the form and click ‘Save’ to submit.
Before submitting an event, you should first create a venue (unless none is applicable).
On the home page scroll down to the events section located just above the footer. Select ‘New Venue’. Complete the details of the venue in the form and click ‘Save’ to submit.
Submit a new venue
Create your event (See How do I add an event?).
Below the description section there is an Image button. Select this button.
Select the event files folder.
Using the uploader, select the file to be used. Once you have selected the required file, press the Start upload button.
Close the gray box using the cross in the top corner.
Enter the description of the event and highlight the text that will be used as the link for the download. Select the link icon in the text area editor.
Select the Browse button in the pop up box.
Select the event files folder in the right hand column.
Select the file required then select the insert button.
Click list events to preview all events. The events will be categorised into the states they appear in and can be sorted and searched.
On this page, users can also:
- Submit new events
- View archived events
- Print event details
Articles can be edited through the front end of the website.
Author users are only authorised to edit pages specific to their account. Therefore editing privileges in this account will be limited to the number of pages you can edit depending on which account you hold:
- Branch users has permissions to edit their specific branch page only.
- (Quick links to the branch pages is available in the footer of the page)
Quick Navigation to Branch pages
- Student Bursary users has permissions to edit the bursary page.
Navigate to the particular page to be edited.
Click on the edit icon , located in the top left hand corner of the article.
This brings you to the editing page.
Update and format text and images in the page and click Save to save changes.
Attachments can also be added to articles for other users to download.
To add an attachment, click the attachment icon at the base of the article.
A popup window will appear. Browse and locate your computer for the file to be attached and complete the details of the file including the Display Filename (Optional), Description and Display name. Once complete click upload.
Uploading an attachment
Editing or delete an attachment
Click the edit icon next to the attachment you would like to edit.
A popup window will appear to allow you to update the file itself as well as file name details and descriptions. Once the changes are complete, click Update to save the changes.
Click the delete icon next to the attachment you would like to edit. A popup window will appear to prompt you to confirm the removal of the attachment. Click Delete to proceed.
Editing an article
There are two steps in uploading a newsletter. The following series of instructions and diagrams will detail how to do so.
Uploading the file
Login in as Super Administrator in the backend of the site. Go to Site > Media Manager. In the folders menu on the right hand side, click into the ‘stories’ folder > ‘newsletters’ folder. Browse and upload the newsletter file.
Uploading a Newsletter
Publishing the link
Log in as the Super Administrator in the frontend of the site. Go to Resources > Newsletters > to the current year. Select the edit icon to go in to edit the article.
Insert a new row in the predesigned table and add the date, thumbnail image and description of the newsletter.
Adding a Newsletter
To link the previously uploaded file, highlight the text to be linked and click the hyperlink icon .
In the URL field type:
‘images/stories/newsletters/(insert the name of the newsletter file including the extension)’
In the target field, select ‘Open in a new window’ from the drop down menu. This ensures that the file will open in a new window when it is clicked. Click Update to save the link.
Linking the file
Once the details and links are updated, click save to publish the article.