News, Events & Polls

In this guide, you will learn how to post a news item, share a news item to Facebook and Twitter, edit an existing news item, delete a news item, and control member access.

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Posting a News Item

To post a news item, access your Club Control Panel and click the ‘Site Content’ tab.

On the right-hand side of the page, click the green ‘Add News’ button.

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On the following page, specify whether this news item is relevant to the entire club or an individual team, by selecting an option from the 'Section’ drop-down list.

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Then complete the remaining fields by adding a title, tagline, image, and the news item.

Top Tip:

  • Uploading a photo to the news item will attract more views.
  • If you do not have a photo, use a past club photo from albums shared with the club or a stock image supplied by Pitchero.

To add a photo, hover over the spanner icon at the top right corner of the box next to 'Image' and select 'Change.'

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Finally, click ‘Save Post.'

The news item will then be posted on your club’s website at the time and date you have specified within 'Publish Date'.

Top Tip

  • News items that should appear more prominent can be promoted by clicking the square at the top of the ‘Edit News’ page.
  • Promoted news items will be displayed first on your homepage, in your news section, and in your Weekly Roundup emails.
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To make news items more enticing and easier to read, use the formatting options. You can make key terms and headings bold, create tables, or embed links and additional images.

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Sharing a news item to Facebook and Twitter

News items can be shared automatically to Facebook and Twitter when posted on your club’s website.

This will help the article to reach a wider audience and attract more visitors to your website.

To share a news item, open it via the Club Control Panel and scroll down to the ‘Share with your members’ area at the bottom of the page.

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Select 'Post to Facebook' and 'Post to Twitter' and click ‘Save Post’.

Top Tip

  • Check your if social accounts are correctly configured. Go to the ‘Settings’ section of the Club Control Panel and click ‘Social Accounts.’
  • Check to see that Facebook and Twitter are set as ‘Authorised’.

Here's more information on connecting your social accounts to your website.

Editing a News Item

Access your Club Control Panel and click the ‘Site Content’ tab.

Locate the news item you wish to edit and click the title, or hover over the grey spanner icon on the right-hand side of the page and click ‘Edit Article’.

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Once you have completed editing the news item, click ‘Save Post’ at the bottom of the page.

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Top Tip

  • When editing a news item, the author of the original news item will be displayed as the member who created the news item.
  • When editing a past news item that still requires prominence on your website, you may wish to change the publish date to a more recent date.

Deleting a News Item

Access your Club Control Panel and click the ‘Site Content’ tab.

Locate the news item you wish to delete, hover over the spanner icon on the right-hand side of the page and then click ‘Delete Article’ from the drop-down list.

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Please Note

  • Once deleted, a news item cannot be restored to your club’s website.

Who Has Access?

News items associated with the entire club can be posted by any member with full access to 'Site Content'.

To check which members have access, locate the ‘Settings’ section in the Club Control Panel and then select ‘Manage Access’ from the left-hand menu.

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Team Admins only have access to add news items associated with their own team(s).

For more information on managing member access, please CLICK HERE.

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Where next?

Introduction A guide to adding and editing news, events and polls to your club website.
Events A guide to uploading, editing and deleting club events and subscribing to the club calendar.