About Us widget
When your Play-Cricket site was created, it included an About Us page with a widget already in place as in the Site Builder view below.
If the widget is missing, simply restore it by selecting it from the Widgets drop down.
Open the About Us page in Site Builder and it looks like this:
Left click on the widget to view the settings. Select the About Us widget settings tab to see that filters can be selected to control the display of content on your site. Sites other than clubs may wish to un-tick the Joining Message.
About Us page
To update any information in the About Us section, start from the Admin Home page and select About Us from the menu on the left.
The first page that you see should be the organisation details page. The tabs will vary depending on whether you are a club, competition or cricket board site.
Here is a screen shot from a club site:
Fields that cannot be altered are the name of the organisation, the founding administrator of the site’s name, the sub site’s URL and the county.
If an email address is entered on this page, it will be used when a visitor to the site uses the contact Club/Competition/County Board link at the top of the Home page. If this field is left blank, then an email will be sent to all of the main administrators for the site.
Remember to save any changes before moving on to the next section.
Select the Playing Facilities tab to add or update information about your grounds.
In the screenshot above, I have chosen to add a new playing facility by clicking the blue button.
The next page shows the amount of detail that you may enter to describe your ground.
The address is used in conjunction with the Google maps facility to create a Map link for the ground. This will been seen when viewing the details from the public side.
Choose ‘Upload Photo from Album’ to upload an image from the site’s photo gallery, or use the Browse button to upload an image from your computer.
Saving the Contact details will bring up the next tab for the playing facilities.
The value in the number of squares box determines the number of pitches.
Saving the Facilities window will return you to the Playing Facilities tab in the Admin>About Us page. Repeat the exercise for all your facilities used by your club.
Edit the details if they are incorrect, delete the facility if no longer required and change the display order of the grounds so that they are listed in order of use.
When you create a home fixture, the drop down list of grounds will appear in the order listed on this page as below.
Add an officer for your organisation by selecting the Club Officials tab and clicking the Add new official button.
Select the official’s position from the drop down list, or select ‘Other’ and enter the new position if it doesn’t exist.
Start to enter the official’s name into the Name field. Play-cricket will bring up a list of possible matches from your site’s member database.
If the person is not already a member of the site, you will need to click the Add New Member button.
The new person will be added as a member of your website. Complete his details, including an email address, add a photo if you wish and save the details.
By adjusting the numbers on the left and saving the page, you will change the display order.
Tell prospective members how to join your club. Copy the message from a text file on your PC and paste it into the box.
Competition and County Board sites may choose not to display this tab on the public side. Just use Site Builder to open the About Us page and un-tick the box next to Joining Message in the About Us widget settings.
Select the affiliations tab to add affiliations to another organisation.
Click the Add new Affiliation button to open a search window.
Complete the relevant fields then Search and click the ‘pick’ icon to select the organisation to be affiliated.
The organisation will be added to the list as in the screen shot below.
As well as putting advertising on your Home page, you could add more information about your sponsors on this page.
In the Sponsors tab, select Add new sponsor.
Complete as much information as you wish and upload an image from your photo gallery or PC before saving the details.
Note that the entry may be saved in draft mode so it will not appear until you set it to active.
Change the order in which your sponsors appear using the Order dropdown in the first column.
If a website for the sponsor has been entered, the Title will appear in blue.
The public view of the About Us section
The images below will give you an idea of what each section will look like on the site that I have set up.
Playing Facilities Details
If an email address has been provided, a blue envelope icon (link) appears beneath the official’s name.
The affiliations appear as links to the Play-Cricket sites.
If the website address has been entered, the sponsor’s name would be a link.