Manage Alerts

Alerts are intended to allow you to highlight something important for a short period. Alerts have their own administration section.

  • Log In to the Dashboard
  • Click Alerts in the left-hand menu

Alerts admin

You can amend an existing Alert by clicking on the title. It is better to create a new Alert (see below) than edit an existing one if you are writing about a new piece of information.

The editing tools are the same as those for Editing a page.

Click the Update button top right to save any changes.

Adding a new Alert

  • Click the Add New button at the top of the page or in the Alerts sub-menu on the left
  • Enter a short descriptive title
  • Enter the text
  • If appropriate you can use a text link to allow a visitor to go directly to a news item or other page on your website
  • If you have a very long Alert use a Read More button (see below) to reduce the space taken up on the Home page
  • Save your Alert with the Publish button at the top right of the screen.

Read More tag

For long Alerts use a Read More button.

read more in alert box

This is how it looks in the Editor.

read more tag in editor editor

To add a Read More button to your Alert simply click your mouse into the Alert text where you wish to break the text. Then click the Insert Read More Tag button.

read more button

Save your Alert with the Publish button at the top right of the screen.

Deleting an Alert

  • Log In to the Dashboard
  • Click Alerts in the left-hand menu

Find the Alert you wish to delete in the list of Alerts. Move your mouse pointer over that Alert and click Trash or Bin to Delete the alert.

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