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Simple way to work with HIU3A events

Note to group leaders...

I've been implementing a programme of changes to make it easier for you to work with your group information and related items. See here and here to find out what I've already done for groups, news and articles.

I've now implemented a new set of forms designed to make it easier for you to add and change events (such as group meetings).

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The community centre needs our help urgently

The Hayling Island Community Centre is struggling to find enough volunteers to help with the marshalling of their Hayling Community Platinum jubilee Celebration on 2nd June. It needs:

  • Marshals for the entrances to the park
  • People to hand out programmes and direct visitors
  • Help with car parking

Hayling u3a is very fortunate to have benefitted from the community centre's facilities so I hope we can help it out. Please let me know if you can, and what kind of help you are offering. I will then liaise with the community centre.

Julie Taylor

Simple way to add news and articles to groups

Note to group leaders...

Following on from the simplified group page, I have developed a simpler form for adding news items and articles to your group(s) which replaces the WordPress editing page. You can see an example here.

I have also:

  • given the links to add items to your group more prominence on your group page.
  • used the same simplified form to allow you to change and delete news items and articles

To see the new form in action, log in to the site and either:

  • click the 'Add a news item or article to this group' link at the top of your group page; or
  • click the 'Update or delete' button in the heading of any news item or article linked to your group.

You can find out more about the simplified form here.

If you need a feature of the more sophisticated WordPress editing page - such as the ability to reverse a previous change - you can still reach it via the site dashboard.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the new form.

Andy Henderson
Hayling Island u3a web site editor

PS If you were wondering about the event editing page - currently used to add group meetings, for example - I have plans to simplify that too.

HIU3A spring newsletter now available

The Hayling Island U3A spring newsletter, edited by Maggi Bridgman, is now online. Click here to see it. You can use the same link to see past issues of the newsletter.

You'll see that we're experimenting with a new magazine-style format for the electronic version. Please let me know if it causes any problems for you.

Every member gets access to the online version of the newsletter, If you have opted to receive a printed copy, you will get it shortly.

Andy Henderson
Hayling Island u3a web site editor