Forum

To add a post to this website:

Click on e.g. Forum on the menu bar (or on Events or Blog to add posts to one of these)

Click on the plus sign at the top right of the page, below the menu bar (make sure you are signed in - otherwise there will be no plus sign!)

In the displayed box, click on 'Discussion Title', and type the title of your post

Type what you want to say (the post itself) in the large white space below

Near the bottom of the page, there will be a drop-down list of discussion categories (click on the little arrows to display more of them) - these are the same as are listed down the left sidebar of the Forum page. Select the most relevant category (e.g. Tradespeople Recommendations).

Click on the black Publish button at the bottom left of the page - your post will now appear on the Forum page (as also in the Latest Activity box on the Home page, and on the Tradespeople Recommendations page - or whatever category you chose)

NOTE that if you want to cancel what you have written, BEFORE you have clicked on the Publish button, click on the Cancel button at bottom left

     - you will be asked to confirm that you want to leave the page (i.e. lose what you have written) - click on Leave Page

To display all the replies to a post:

Click on the title of the post - the post and any replies to it will be displayed

To reply to a post:

Click on the title of the post that you want to reply to

In the displayed box, type what you want to say in the white space, and click on the black Reply button

ALTERNATIVELY, if somebody has already replied to the post, and you want to comment on their reply, click on the word Reply (in small blue letters, on the left, immediately below their reply), type your comment in the white space, and then click on the black Comment button to save it

     - your comment will be displayed - indented below the reply that you have commented on

Editing or Deleting a post:

You can only edit your own posts!  To edit one of these:

Click on the title of the post that you want to edit

Click on the small pencil which has appeared at the top right of your post

Your post will be displayed in a box, and you can alter its text; then click on the black Update button at bottom left to save your changes

ALTERNATIVELY, before clicking on the Update button, you can delete your post entirely as well as any replies to it by clicking on Delete this Discussion (in red with a red rubbish bin) at bottom right of the box

     - you will be asked to confirm that you want to delete your post and any replies to it - click on OK

Downloadable version of this document here:  How to Add, Reply to, edit etc. posts

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