This page is for Barry O’Neill’s staff who administer the website. It is not for public view, but has some handy videos that can be used to quickly show how to edit/change/update various pages or stories on the www.mgiirrigation.co.nz website. There is also a guide to using an image resizer which is a handy tool for making photos the correct seize to use online, or to watermark them too.
These videos should be watched in conjunction with the user guides which are more detailed, but will probably make more sense after viewing the video.
Video 1 – “The Dashboard”
A basic look at the Website CMS Admin Section where all updates begin
Video 2 – Creating & Editing Pages
How to create and/or edit the pages on your website
Video 3 – Creating & Editing Posts (used in the Newsboard section)
Video 4 – Adding Links
Video 5 – Adding / Editing Images
Video 6 – How to use the Media Library
Video 7 – Widgets – What they are and how they work
Light Image Resizer
This is a FREE program that I recommend to most clients who do not already have photo/image manipulation software like Photoshop. This program is great for resizing photos to use online in websites which you own and where file size can affect costs (not like Facebook which is free at present.)
This program can also add watermarks and copyrights to photos easily and is ideal for clubs and sporting organisations where costs are always a factor. The only drawback is that this is built for Windows operating systems, so those people with Apple Macs and iPads will have to use something from the Apple stable.
You can read about and download the program from here http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/
Video 1 – How to resize photos basic (30 secs)
Full video tutorial for using Image Resizer (6 mins)
Watermarking Photos (2.45min)