For those of you who are not familiar with the use of a blogging site the following is a brief guide to give you a few pointers to help get you started. We hope that you join in the community site and contribute to its success. You can also download a copy of the instructions from here.
The idea is that each of you will contribute updates on your hedgehogs and/or your footprint traps through this site, so that we can grow a picture of hedgehog activity as well as provide feedback to our supporters.
You do not need to register to view the site, but you do need to register and login to contribute to the community site.
Registering and Logging in
To Register or Login simple select these options from the menu bar underneath the sites banner:
Adding a Post
Once you are logged in you will see some new menu options at the top of the page. If you click on +New you will get a drop down that allows you to add a new Post, or upload pictures and video (media). You can also upload pictures and video from with the Post page.
Add Post Page
When you add a post you are required to create a Title and some Body text and importantly we ask that you categories your post against either your hedgehog and/or your footprint trap. Categorising the posts allows the HogMap to load all posts related to a specific hedgehog when clicked on.
To categorise the post simple select your Category from the list. The categories are in the format of Hedgehog Surname and Footprints Surname. You can select more than one category and if you are blogging for someone else’s hedgehog or footprint trap then select their category. There is also a generic Hedgehog News category for anything else hedgehog related.
You can Save a Draft and come back to it later, you can Preview your post and when you are happy, please Publish your post.
The Add Media button allows you to upload pictures and video to the site and embed these within your posts.