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Submit a press release or news of my own for publication?

Spilsby Online accept news articles and press releases relating to the local area.  We aim to publish as many as possible.  You do not have to complete any registration in order to submit a press release or news article.

This information has been improved and can now be found in its' new location: Submitting a News Article

Submit an event for inclusion in the events calendar?

Spilsby Online is keen to promote all events within our geographical area.  As such, we have provided an events calendar for users to add their events to.  All events advertised must be either open to the general public or events for groups with open membership policies.  Both fee-paying and free events may be advertised.

  1. In the top menu, under "What's On" you will find an option to add an event.  Click on it.
  2. Fill in the name of the event
  3. In order to fill in the start and end dates for the event click on the little calendar button at the side of each entry box and select the date.  Start and end dates are mandatory and should be completed even if the event is only for a single day.  You will also have to enter start and end times
  4. Enter a brief description of the event.  Usually no more than a couple of paragraphs.
  5. Press the submit button.
  6. Assuming the information entered is acceptable then the event will be added to the events calendar.

Should you need to edit an event you will need to contact us directly.

Submit my business for inclusion on the site?

Business and service advertisement listings on Spilsby Online are free for local businesses and services.  We aim to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the available businesses and services in the area.  Adding a business or service advertisement is free and easy to do. View a full guide as to why you should advertise with us.

  1. In the 'Local Shops & Businesses' menu, select 'Add My Business'.
  2. Fill in the details on the form as accurately as possible.  The more information you can add, the more useful the user will find your listing.
  3. Ensure that the pointer on the map matches your location.  The pointer can be dragged by clicking your mouse button and holding the pointer, and you can zoom the map in and out to suit.
  4. Once you have filled in the form, press the 'submit' button and your listing will be submitted to the website.  You will be sent an email that requires you to confirm that the email address given is genuine.
  5. Once you have received the email, click on the link contained within and this will confirm your listing.  The listing will go live shortly afterwards.

One business is randomly selected from the listings to be business of the day, featured on the business listings page.  This is selected completely at random.

One of the many benefits of having a listing on Spilsby Online is that you can edit your listing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you want to change something in the middle of the night on New Year's Day, you can do so.  You can also add a number of images of your business.

How to edit my listing:

  1. Find your listing in the directory and view it.
  2. Along the right hand column you will find a link that allows you to edit the listing.  Only you are allowed to edit the listing.  Click on the link.
  3. You are then asked to log on - enter the email address and authorisation code you have been sent when registering your listing.  If you have lost either of these details, please contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.
  4. Once you have successfully logged into the listing, you will be taken to the listing editor which looks very much like the original form you used for registering your listing.  Correct the details as appropriate.
  5. Click on the 'Save' button at the bottom.
  6. Your listing will be updated shortly afterwards.

How to add photos:

  1. Find your listing in the directory and view it.
  2. Along the right hand column you will find a link that allows you to add photographs the listing.  Only you are allowed to edit the listing.  Click on the link.
  3. You are then asked to log on - enter the email address and authorisation code you have been sent when registering your listing.  If you have lost either of these details, please contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.
  4. You will now be able to see the photograph manager screen.  You have three slots in which you can upload photographs.  You can do so by selecting a photograph for each slot and clicking on the upload button.  Each must be uploaded individually.
  5. Once the photograph is uploaded, it will automatically be resized for the site and will be ready for use.

Submit my group, club or society for inclusion on the site?

Local groups, clubs and societies are more than welcome to register with the site for inclusion in our listings.  We aim to maintain a comprehensive listing of all available groups, clubs and societies in the area.

  1. Ensure that you are a registered user and logged in.
  2. Enter your control panel (in the My Spilsby part of the top menu) and click on 'Add New Group, Club or Society' on the right hand side.
  3. Enter the details as requested on screen.
  4. Press the submit button.
  5. Assuming the information entered is acceptable then your group, club or society will be added to the listings.

 

Add my photos to the gallery?

Adding photos to the gallery helps promote Spilsby to website viewers as a vibrant place.  By submitting photos this enables other users to see what happened at events they may have missed.

  1. From the top menu select 'Community' and 'Photo Gallery' from the drop down.  This will load the photo gallery, showing the most recently submitted photos first.
  2. Below the gallery click on the 'Add My Photos' button.
  3. This loads the image upload page.  Depending on your browser this page may differ slightly.
  4. Click on the 'Browse' or equivalent button (browser dependent) and this loads a file dialog box.  Select the photo you wish to upload (jpg, jpeg, png or gif format only).
  5. Enter a title/description in the relevant box.
  6. Click the 'upload' button.
  7. The image will be uploaded and automatically resized.

Please be aware of the restrictions mentioned on the upload page before uploading any images.  If you took the images or you have permission to distribute the image you are uploading this is usually sufficient.

Please also be aware that, if the photograph was taken with a GPS-enabled camera or camera phone and a valid GPS location was recorded by the photographing device, the approximate location will be recorded on the Spilsby Photo Map.

Submit a non-news article for publication?

At Spilsby Online we have the capacity to carry general articles as well as news articles submitted by our users.  If you wish to submit a general article or editorial please contact us first with details of your proposal for more information.

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