How to create a news/discussion item

To create and publish a News or Discussion item, you need to login, and follow Create Event link on the Events page. 

You will be brought to a page which you complete as follows:

Form fields


Data to enter

Topic Type

You can choose between Topic or Discussion

Choose Topic or discussion


Click on the image you require and click open. When the image appears you are given the option to crop this image to size. You can also insert text that will be used by screen readers, search engines, or when the image cannot be loaded.

Select the checkbox Choose file to locate image click on open to upload


You can choose for your Event to be either ‘Public’ or ‘Private’. Visible to everyone who is not a member or visible to members only

Set to Public or Private.


Insert Location.

Enter location

Body Main Content

Insert the main text of the news item here.

Insert text

Elements (images, tables etc.)

Insert images or tables along with the main text if you wish

Insert element

Upload attachment

If you have any additional PDFs that you would like to display you can add these here


Text Format

You can choose basic HTML or employ Mailchimp campaign from the drop down menu

Choose HTML or Mailchimp

Comment Settings Open or Closed

Open users can post comments, or Closed

users cannot post comments.


Save or Publish

You are given the option to save and publish or save and publish later using the dropdown or cancel

Choose save or Save and publish later