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January 14, 2001

Recognition of the Carter Legacy

Rev. Sharon Dittmar

William Henry Grey (better known as W. H. G.) Carter was born in Arkansas in 1877. His father was an AME pastor, and his mother was active in the church school. Carter attended Shorter University and then enlisted and served in the army. In 1899, he married his wife, Beulah, the woman who would bear them 15 children, and hold their family together for the next 60 years.

In 1918, Carter founded the Church of the Unitarian Brotherhood at 732 W. Fifth Street in Cincinnati's West End. As his grandson, Leslie Edwards, said to me this past week, "That address means something to people around here. 732 W. Fifth Street was the poorest part of the city." Carter rented the building himself and took neither salary nor collections. Carter led protests in the city advocating food and shelter for the poor. He helped people who could not read or write enroll onto welfare. Church membership never seemed to rise above 60 members, yet Carter continued to hold services advocating faith in the oneness of God, as well as a God of love and reason.

Carter loved God, and honored the great teacher Jesus, but he was not a Christian, and said so in strong language. His autobiography, My Father's Business, written shortly before his death in 1962, is a powerful pronouncement of a provocative faith. His theology brought him into conflict with his family and community. As one of our teenagers noted, he was a minority within a minority within a minority. His race made him a minority within the country, his faith made him a minority within the black community, and his race made him a minority within Unitarianism. It must have been a long, lonely journey.

In 1938, a young Unitarian minister by the name of Felix Lion stumbled across the Church of the Unitarian Brotherhood. In conversations with the two local Unitarian ministers, Reverend Malick of First Church, and Reverend Krolfifer of St. John's, Lion discovered that both knew about the church. Neither Malick nor Krolfifer, nor their predecessors, had ever informed the American Unitarian Association of the existence of this congregation because "the church was located in the wrong place" and "that anyway it didn't amount to much." Members of the church were described as "not very intelligent." After an official visit and review in 1939, the American Unitarian Association chose to give Carter nothing, neither affiliation, money, nor respect. At this time, Carter's congregation had existed, on its own, throughout the Depression, for more than twenty years.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have long prided ourselves on our use of reason, freedom, tolerance, and love. We take pride in our abolitionist and civil rights reformers, and they are certainly part of our history, as is the treatment of W. H. G. Carter. In his book, Black Pioneers in a White Denomination, The Reverend Mark D. Morrison-Reed outlines a pattern of subtle racism and exclusion that applied to non-white members in this white denomination. This pattern lingers and wounds today.

Some people have asked why we are doing this. Even Carter's son, Ernest, has even said that we did nothing different from any other church in that day, and thank you, Ernest, for being gracious. Yet, the truth is that we did not live into our professed values. We cannot know ourselves, and our potential for good and evil, until we learn the truth. We cannot heal a world broken by ignorance and intolerance, until we face our own. This community of faith (not random individuals but as this beloved community) cannot actively help the city of Cincinnati (as we wish to do) until we know all that we bring to the table.

Therefore, I humbly ask the members of the Carter family to accept, as you are able, our sincere apology. On behalf of First Unitarian Church, Northern Hills Fellowship, and the Unitarian Universalist Association, I apologize for the neglect and disrespect of The Reverend W. H. G. Carter. We were wrong and we are sorry. We are called to do great things. We have much yet to do.

The legacy of W. H. G. and Beulah Carter though, is much larger than the wrongs done to them. W. H. G. Carter reminds us to uphold our principles, to use reason, and to love God with all our heart and all our mind. Beulah Carter, who was not a Unitarian, and who formed her own non-denominational, Christian congregation, reminds us that it is possible to love and be devoted to, to work in partnership with, a person who has a different faith.

I cannot leave my remarks this morning without some more words about Beulah Carter, who holds a cherished place within the Carter family. Beulah bore the brunt of W. H. G. Carter's anger and frustration with life, which must have been a burden. But Beulah was an extraordinary woman with a great heart. Forty-six years after stumbling across the Church of the Unitarian Brotherhood, Felix Lion wrote, "All I can really remember is the warm, motherly figure, Mrs. Carter." Forty-six years later, all he could remember was Beulah. As Leslie recalls "If she saw you she hugged you, if she hugged you she kissed you, and she always knew your name." W. H. G. was stern and principled and Beulah was warm and loving. Both did the best they could in a confusing, difficult world. May our labor here this morning honor the dignity of their lives, faith, family, and all they held dear.


Our Response to Your Apology

My name is Starita Ann Smith. I am a great-granddaughter of the Rev. William Henry Gray and Beulah Beatrice Carter. I am a granddaughter of James Edward Carter and his first wife, Addie Irby Carter. I am the daughter of Velma Anita Carter and Charles Thomas Smith.

I tell you my lineage with great pride. I also tell you because everyone at Carter family events frequently has to say who their parents and grandparents are, so other Carters will know who they are. Even though our numbers are great, we are all Carters, and that means something specific and life-affirming to all of us and helps determine how we see ourselves as human beings. Our shared identity has everything to do with the principles and the struggles of W.H.G. and Beulah Carter.

Back in the 50s when I was a little girl, my mother taught me that to be a Carter was to be proud of being a Negro. This was before there was any black power or black pride movement in this country. This was before it was popular for black people to appreciate themselves and find glory in our contribution to the rich tapestry of humanity. Talk about racial reconciliation. We Carters are European, Native American and African.

We are 15 different colors, but we are one family.

In recent years, there has been a wave of apologies to black people for everything from slavery to neglect of Africa. The reaction among many blacks to groups like the Southern Baptists, a denomination founded on the support of slavery, apologizing for the past have been mixed. We read the headlines and we say, "So what changes now?" Many black people know that race is still a factor in nearly every option we have in life -- how we earn our living, where we live, what house or car we can buy, how our children are educated, where we go to church, or whether we eschew church altogether.

I look at efforts like this W.H.G. Carter Reconciliation Weekend here in Cincinnati as different from the rest of the apologies, perhaps because I expect more from Unitarians than Southern Baptists. You are supposed to be the most liberal of the mainstream denominations. It is very meaningful to me that you took the initiative to acknowledge a history that must be embarrassing for you, and to attempt to make amends in the present for what was wrong in the past. We Carters commend you on your apology.

But we must also acknowledge that racial reconciliation, true racial reconciliation, requires commitment. It cannot happen in a weekend. It cannot happen in a year. I see reconciliation as a quest.

I hope you will reflect on this weekend often and let it galvanize you. I hope that it will cause you to go beyond the comfortable friendships you have with your black Unitarian friends to attempt to bring honesty, light and compassion into the thorny arena of race relations beyond the boundaries of your church. We Carters encourage you to continue to look into your hearts, ask difficult and complex questions and take action. We accept your apology.





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Working with Text


- Prepare Text for General Public

      • Language Voice and Tone: Make sure the language of the text is similar in tone and point-of-reference as what is already on the website. With larger amounts of text, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will arrange to have a copywriter first edit the text.

      • Contextualize for ‘the Public’: Make sure text descriptions are through to help an outside audience fully understand the content, as well as helping when viewed in search engine results.

      • For ‘Next Services Teaser’ and ‘Upcoming Services page': Services text is frequently prepared for the church newsletter in an ‘abbreviated’ format due to limitations of printing space. This may necessitate revising the date, time and service leader.

        For example: Jan 1, 10am Rev. Sharon Dittmar
         
        should be written out as:
        January 1, 2016 ~ 10:00 am
        Service Leader: Rev. Sharon Dittmar

      • For Social Justice Monthly Events:
        • When possible, an RSVP email link should be included.
        • With events not at the church, include the full address. A link to a Google map to the Event Host can be additionally helpful.
        • When referencing someone within the church, including a person’s Title is helpful. For example, ‘Contact: Dan Schneider, Social Justice Chair’ is more helpful than ‘Contact: Dan Schneider.’
 

- Format Text Using the Website Text Styles


      • Inline Edit: For small edits such as a word or short sentence – for example, with the Upcoming Service box – it will usually be easier to type the edits within already existing and formatted text than to copy/paste new text and reformat it.

      • Edit via Copy/Paste: Within your source document ‘Copy’ desired text. Within the Content Editor, use the ‘Paste’ button to insert the copied text into the web page as plain, unformatted text.
 
Format Text: formatting text is best done in the following order:
      1. Add Temporary Line Spacing: First enter 2-3 returns where you want to add the new text. This will separate the paragraph formatting of other elements on the page from the new one you are pasting.

      2. Apply Alignment: Select text, and click the desired ‘alignment’ button (center, right) before applying text styles. Applying text styles before alignment will remove the styling.

      3. Apply Text Style: Select text and from the ‘Style’ dropdown menu select the desired styling you want to apply. For most updates you will use either ‘Paragraph Header’, or ‘Section Header’.

        If you have issues with a style applying to the entire text rather than just your selection, first select your newly pasted text and click the 'Eraser button' (Clear Formatting) in the toolbar first. Then proceed with applying font styling a line at a time.

      4. Apply Font Style: Select text and apply Bold, Italic, Bullets and Indent text. In some cases, you may need to use a 'soft return' (shift + return key at the same time) to move some formatted text to the next line, without creating a new paragraph.

      5. Save: Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      6. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.






 

 

 

Working with Links

ContentEditor LinkManager



- Link Offsite to Another Website

        1. In the ‘Content Editor’ select the text you want to make the offsite link.

        2. Click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button to open the ‘Link Manager’

        3. In the ‘URL’ box, enter the FULL address of the website you want to link to, including the beginning http://www:

      1. At the bottom of the Link Manager window be sure ‘Target’ is set to ‘open is a new window’.

      2. Click ‘Insert’ in the Link Manager to save the link.

      3. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.
      4. Preview the edits and test the link while logged out of the Editor section of the website.



- Link to Email

      Email links can be especially helpful for Staff/Committee Contacts or Event RSVPs. The website includes a built-in ‘email blind’ which prevents Spammers from extracting email addresses by scanning web pages. For that reason, it is best to not include the actual text of an email within the website. For example, have the link-text be ‘Email Reverend Sharon Dittmar’ rather than ‘email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.’.


        1. Edit the text you want to be the email link. Then select the text.

        2. Click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button to open the ‘Link Manager’

        3. To the right of the ‘URL’ text box, click the ‘Insert Email’ icon:ContentEditor LinkManager CreateEmailIcon
        4. A ‘Email’ dialogue box will open:
          ContentEditor CreateEmail

      1. Enter into it:

          • TO: The email address of the recipient

          • SUBJECT: Enter a Subject specific to the event, and/or section of the website so the recipient will receive the email with ‘Church Context’. For example: ‘First U: HUUmanists Book Group RSVP’
      2. Click ‘OK’ to save the email formatting.

      3. Click ‘Insert’ in the Link Manager to save the email as a link.
      4. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      5. Preview the edits and test the link while logged out of the Editor section of the website.

- Link to a File for download

      1. Prepare Your File:

          • PDF Format: All files for download by a website visitor should be in pdf format so the file is readable on the greatest number of devices. Please do NOT attempt to upload Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Publisher documents as these are usually not readable on phones and many tablet devices.

        • File Name: Spaces or special characters (*&%$) in file names can cause broken links to the file. It is best to remove or replace them with a dash or underline. For example: ‘First Church file & Things*.pdf’ should be revised to: ‘FirstChurchFileAndThings.pdf’ or ‘First-Church-file-and-Things.pdf’ or ‘First_Church_file_and_Things.pdf’

      2. Navigate to the page you want to add the document upload to and click the ‘Edit’ gear.

      3. When the page opens in the Content Editor, create and/or select the text you will want to link the file download to. Then click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

      4. Click the ‘Browse’ button, just to the right of the ‘URL’ text box.

      5. A ‘File Browser’ window will come up:
        ContentEditor FileBrowser

      6. From the ‘Folders’ listing on the left, click the folder relevant to your file, that you want to upload your document to. For example ‘Order of Service’ is for the weekly Order of Service.

          Available folders:
        • downloads: for pdf files related to the church in-general, rather than a specific program or event – such as: Facilities Use Contract.
        • event_Calendar: for files related to specific calendar events, such as promotional flyers, registration forms, etc.
        • home_Stories: for files related to stories highlighted on the Home Page.
        • Order_of_Service: for the weekly Order of Service
        • Religious_Education: for Family Programming files such as Registration Forms, Liability Waivers, etc.
        • Social_Justice: for flyers related to Social Justice events
        • Staff: staff photos for Staff page

      7. From the ‘File Browser’, click the ‘Upload’ button:ContentEditor FileBrowser UploadFileIcon

      8. 'Browse' to or ‘drag and drop’ the pdf file you want to upload. Then click the ‘ok’ button to upload it.

      9. After upload, you should see your file – highlighted in bold – in the files listing of the folder specific to your program. If the file is uploaded anywhere else, click and delete it then be sure to click on your desired destination folder and start the Upload again.

      10. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the link.
      11. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      12. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.



- Edit a Link

      1. To Edit an already existing link, select the text of the existing link, then click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

      2. When the Link dialogue box comes up, make your modifications.

      3. When done, click the ‘Update’ button to save your edits.
      4. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      5. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.

- Remove a Link

      1. To Remove a Link, select the text you want to remove the link from and click the ‘Unlink’ [broken chain button]. You can also delete the text containing the link and the link will be removed as well.

      2. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      3. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.




Working with Images


- Upload an Image:

      1. Prepare the Image: Typically photos taken with a digital camera or SmartPhone are of a much larger size than required for viewing on a website. Using images that are too large results in longer page-load times and greater data-usage for website visitors.

        • Format the Picture: Use a photo editor such as Windows ‘Photo Editor to make sure:
          • Image Size: not greater than 800 pixels wide/tall at 96dpi.
          • File Size: should be no larger than 1 megabyte (300kb)
          • File Format: save as a jpg or png.

        • File Name: Spaces or special characters (*&%$) in file names can cause broken links to the file. It is best to remove or replace them with a dash or underline. For example: ‘Challice (0003)*.jpg’ should be revised to: ‘Challice_0003.jpg’

      2. Navigate to the page you want to add the Image to and click the ‘Edit’ gear to open the page in the Content Editor.

        • To both ‘Upload and Insert’ an image: click to select the place within the article where you want to insert the image. Then click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

        • To just ‘Upload’ an image: just click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

      3. An ‘Image Manager’ window will come up:
        ContentEditor ImageManager

      4. Halfway down the window, in the ‘File Browser’ section, from the ‘Folders’ listing on the left, single-click to select the folder relevant to your file, that you want to upload the image to. For example: ‘BookCover_This Changes Everything.jpg’ for a Social Justice Event could be uploaded either to either folder: event_Calendar or Social_Justice.

           Available folders:
          • event_Calendar: for images related to specific calendar events, such as photos, book covers, etc.
          • home_Stories: for images related to stories highlighted on the Home Page.
          • Page_Content_Images: for images used throughout the website to represent the church in general.
          • Religious_Education: for Family Programming files such as Registration Forms, Liability Waivers, etc.
          • Social_Justice: for flyers related to Social Justice events
          • Staff: staff photos for Staff page
      5. From the ‘File Browser’, click the ‘Upload’ button. ContentEditor ImageManager UploadImageIcon

      6. Browse to or ‘drag and drop’ the .jpg image you want to upload. Then click the ‘ok’ button to upload it.

      7. After upload, you should see your file – highlighted in bold – in the files listing of the folder specific to your program. If the image is uploaded anywhere else, click and delete it then be sure to click on your desired destination folder and start the Upload again.

      8. The image is now uploaded.
          • If you don’t want to do anything further with the image at that time, click ‘Cancel’ to leave the Image Manager.
          • If you want to ‘Insert’ the image into the page, click the ‘Insert’ button.
      9. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      10. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.





Events Calendar

      This section relates to the public Calendar of Events on the website – NOT to the internal 'churchDB' calendar used to manage events and room usage at the church. The Calendar of Events is accessible both from the 'Events' main link, and via the Calendar of Events on the home page and in sidebars throughout the website. When you add/manage an event, the changes automatically apply to all the relevant website calendars.



- Create A New Event


      1. x1. Click on the ‘Calendar - Create New Event’ button in the Site Editor Sidebar.

      2. x2. From the ‘COMMON’ tab:

        1. Enter the Title for the event. Please follow these naming standards:
          • Church Services: begin with ‘Service:’ followed by the ”Title of the Service or Sermon” in quotation marks. For example: Service: “A Beautiful Life”
          • Social Justice Events: begin with ‘SJ:’ followed by the ‘Event / Presentation Title’ or ‘Book Discussion: Book Name.’ For example: SJ: Book Discussion: A War of Words
          • Non-Program-Specific Church Events: such as game nights or parties list only the ‘Event Title’ or ‘Book Discussion: Book Title.’ For example: Breakfast with Santa
          • Program-Specific Church Events: begin with the ‘Program Name’ followed by the ‘Event Title’. For example: First Church HUUmanists: Book Discussion: Title Here
          • Inner-Church Activities such as Congregational Meetings, Meet the Minister, New Member Signing, New U Orientation: just list the ‘Activity Title’. For example: Especially for Visitors! New U Orientation.

      3. Category: From the Category dropdown menu, select the relevant category for the event from the following options:
        • Church Service: for church services including Sunday and Holiday services such as Christmas.
        • First Church Event: for church events that are not a Service or Social Justice.
        • Social Justice Community: for Social Justice specific events – weather within the church, or outside in the community.
      4. Access Level: Leave at ‘Public’

      5. State:
        • Leave at ‘Published’ to put the event live when you save it.

        • Change to ‘Unpublished’ to save the event but not put it live immediately.

      6. Description: Type or copy/paste a text description of the event using language understandable to the General Public not just persons within the church.

      • From the CALENDAR tab:

          1. All Day Event or Specified Time: check if ‘all day event’

          2. 12 Hour: check

          3. Start Date: select event start date

          4. Start Time: select event start time

          5. End Date: select event end date

          6. End Time: select end time OR check ‘No specific end time’ if no end time is known.

          7. Repeat Type: use to repeat exactly the same event automatically. For example a generic ‘10am Church Service’ event repeats weekly every Sunday many months into the future.

            • No repeat: select if a one day, one time event

            • Daily: select if event is on multiple days.

            • Weekly: select if event happens every week on the same day.

            • Monthly: Don’t recommend using this. It is better to create a new, specific, single event for each month.

            • Yearly: Do not use this! If event is once a year, create a new, specific, single event for it each year.

      • Save: When done, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Save’ button to save the new event.

      • Preview: After Saving, preview the new event while logged out of the Editor section of the website:

          • In the Monthly Event Calendar.

        • In the Detail Page for the new event.


- Manage (Modify/Unpublish) an Existing Event

 

      1. Click on the ‘Calendar - Manage Events’ button in the Site Editor Sidebar.

      2. If helpful, adjust ‘With Instances’ to a specific date range to show Events you are interested in.

          • Unpublish: To immediately remove an event from appearing on calendar, click ‘Unpublish’ to the right of a specific event listing. (If you accidentally Unpublish an event, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with Event details so we can set it to ‘Publish’ again.

        • Modify: To make edits to a current event – such as changing a date, description, etc., then update as instructed in the ‘Create a New Event’ instructions.






Preview Changes


      After making all your changes, it is important to preview them in the ‘live’ website – outside of ‘Editor’ mode – so you can review the edits as typical site visitors will see them.


      1. Logout of the Site Editor section. Upon successful logout, you will be automatically be redirected to the website Home page.

      2. Use the website navigation to go to and review the Page you have created/edited.

         

- With Calendar Events, preview the Event Listing in:


      • Main Calendar of Events

      • Calendar of Events sidebar (for events within the next 10 days)
      • Event Detail page: review by clicking the event in the Calendar of Events or the Calendar Sidebar.


- If you don’t see your changes:

Use the following steps to Clear Browser Cache (Memory) while on the edited page.

        1. Hold down the Control Key (the one to the left of your space bar) and AT THE SAME TIME hold down the F5 key (from the top row of buttons on your keyboard). After you do this, you should see the page start to reload itself. If it does not reload, or after the page has reload you don’t see your updates, proceed to solution 2.


        2. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, and AT THE SAME TIME click the Reload/Refresh (Circling Arrow) icon in your web browser. (This is usually just to the left of where you see the website address ‘www.firstuu.org. This should reload the page in your web browser. After the page has reload, you should see your updates. If you don’t, proceed to solution 3.


        3. From the dropdown menu within Internet Explorer (IE):

            1. IE 8: From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.

            1. IE 9: In the upper right corner, click the small gear icon (to the right of the star icon) and choose Internet Options.

            1. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.

            1. Un-check the Preserve Favorites website data box.

            1. Check the Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History boxes.

            1. The Form data, Passwords, and inPrivate Filtering data boxes may be left un-checked. You can check them to delete this data if you so choose.

            1. Click Delete.

            1. When finished, click OK to return to your Internet Explorer window.

            1. Close the Internet Explorer window and reopen.


        4. From the dropdown menu within Internet Explorer (IE):

          1. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options

          1. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Settings.

          1. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages" make sure "Every time I visit the webpage" is selected.

          1. Click the OK button.


If one of the above 4 solutions work for you, then use just that one solution (rather than always starting with 1, 2, 3, etc) in the future after you have updated a web page and are not seeing the changes on the live website.

          If none of these solutions work for you, then email me and let’s set a time to talk via phone and I can personally walk you through troubleshooting this to arrive at a solution.


 

- Review in Content Editor:


      1. Log back into the Website Editor.

      2. Navigate to the page/event you modified and review to confirm they were previously saved.







Managing Errors

- 'Forbidden' Error

If you ever experience a ‘Forbidden’ error, it’s likely you will only get this while ‘saving’ or ‘canceling’ editing an article. This shows up as a plain white screen with the following:
 
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /index.php/social-justice-monthly-update on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Regretfully, if you see this when trying to save an edited article, you will lose your edits. Typically this error is caused by something (usually a date or time range, or a website, or email link) in the article content that conflicts with the website coding. As of February 2016, I am still trying to discover more specificity on this. When I do, I will post it here.
 
In the meantime, if you get a ‘Forbidden’ error and have other edits to make on other articles, just use your web browser’s ‘back’ button to return to the previous page. Then select a different article/section to edit from the Editor sidebar and proceed with your edits. Also, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details about the specific article you are trying to edit. Also include any new content you would like me to add at that point, especially if it will help me remedy the bug for you and get a revised web page live asap for you.


THINGS TO ADD (in progress):
 

- How to edit sidebars

- How to edit Home Page stories (and their page/menu titles)



Outline and Quicklinks:








 

To Navigate to Articles to Edit:

    • Use Site Editor sidebar: for quick reference of frequently updated articles grouped by category.

    • Use Website Main Navigation to go to a specific page on the website. When on a page, click ‘edit’ gear to the top-right below the article title. This will open the article in the Content Editor.
      ContentEditor edit article gear






 

Content Editor Toolbar Overview

ContentEditor toolbar ALL

[FIRST ROW]
ContentEditor toolbar buttons row1 stylesStyles [dropdown menu]
      • Styles: the default article text style.
      • Section Header (24px size type): used as a Section Header on most pages
      • Section Sub-header (18px size type): used as a Paragraph Header
      • Sentence Lead-in Header (16px size type): used as a Sentence lead-in
      • Page Header (35px size type): Use sparingly as an alternate in place of the large-blue ‘article title’.
      • FirstU - Bodytext (16px size type): the default article text style – without paragraph spacing.


ContentEditor toolbar buttons row1 clear formatting Clear Formatting: Removes ALL formatting from a selected paragraph of text, including paragraph spacing. Useful to ‘start fresh’ with some pasted text that keeps formatting in an earlier selected style.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row1 cutCut: Used to ‘cut’ selected text from an article temporarily to your computers memory... to paste somewhere else. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘X’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row1 pasteCopy: Used to ‘copy’ selected text from an article temporarily to your computers memory... to paste a copy of it somewhere else. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘C’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row1 pastePaste Text: Used to ‘paste’ previously ‘cut’ or ‘copied’ text. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘V’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row1 paragraphFormat Paragraph: Sometimes after selecting a paragraph of text and then the ‘Paragraph’ option, this can aid in formatting multiple paragraphs. You will NOT need to use any of the other options: Div, Div Container, Blockquote and Span.

[SECOND ROW]

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 boldBold: to bold selected text

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 italicItalic: to make selected text italic

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 underlineUnderline: to underline selected text. On a website an underline usually indicates the text is a link. Recommend only using to properly format publication titles.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 left alignLeft Align: USE BEFORE APPLYING A TEXT STYLE, this will make text align to the left. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘L’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 center alignCenter Align: USE BEFORE APPLYING A TEXT STYLE, this will make text align to the center. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘C’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 right alignRight Align: USE BEFORE APPLYING A TEXT STYLE, this will make text align to the right. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘R’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 indentIndent: To left-indent a selected section of text, or a bulleted/numbered list

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 decrease indentDecrease Indent: To decrease the left-indent of a selected section of text, or a bulleted/numbered list

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 list numberedNumber List: Used to make numbered rows of text. Tip: to add a blank line between bullets press, on your keyboard press ‘Shift’ and ‘Return’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 list bulletBullet List: Used to make bulleted rows of text. Tip: to add a blank line between bullets press, on your keyboard press ‘Shift’ and ‘Return’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 blockquoteBlockQuote: Used to indent left and right margins of selected text to offset it as a quotation within regular body text.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 visual controlsVisual Controls: Used to turn ‘visual control characters’ on and off. Helpful in identifying paragraph breaks, and extra spacing between words.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row2 nonbreaking spaceNon-Breaking Space: Used to insert a ‘non-breaking’ space character – to separate words while but maintain sentence formatting.


[ROW THREE]

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 anchor linkAnchor Link: Used, to insert an ‘anchor’ to a place within a page prior to using the ‘link’ button to link text to that anchor.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 break linkBreak Link: Used to remove a link from content.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 insert linkInsert Link: Used to insert a link (anchor, other page, offsite) into content.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 insert edit imageInsert/Edit Image: Used to insert an image within an article.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 spell checkSpell Check: used to turn/off Spell-Checker.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 undoUndo: Used to undo the ONE most previous task, such as paste, text format, etc. Shortcut: on your keyboard, press ‘Control’ and ‘Z’ keys at the same time.

ContentEditor toolbar buttons row3 fullscreenFull Screen: Used to turn on/off the Article Content Editor fill the entire web browser window.

[ROW FOUR]
ContentEditor toolbar buttons row4 pathPath:
      Used to immediately identify style formatting applied to selected text:
      • p = the default article text style.
      • h2 = Section Header text style.
      • h3 = Section Sub-header text style.
      • h4 = Sentence Lead-in Header text style.
      • h5 = Page Header text style.
      • strong = Bold style applied




 

Working with Text


- Prepare Text for General Public

      • Language Voice and Tone: Make sure the language of the text is similar in tone and point-of-reference as what is already on the website. With larger amounts of text, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will arrange to have a copywriter first edit the text.

      • Contextualize for ‘the Public’: Make sure text descriptions are through to help an outside audience fully understand the content, as well as helping when viewed in search engine results.

      • For ‘Next Services Teaser’ and ‘Upcoming Services page': Services text is frequently prepared for the church newsletter in an ‘abbreviated’ format due to limitations of printing space. This may necessitate revising the date, time and service leader.

        For example: Jan 1, 10am Rev. Sharon Dittmar
         
        should be written out as:
        January 1, 2016 ~ 10:00 am
        Service Leader: Rev. Sharon Dittmar

      • For Social Justice Monthly Events:
        • When possible, an RSVP email link should be included.
        • With events not at the church, include the full address. A link to a Google map to the Event Host can be additionally helpful.
        • When referencing someone within the church, including a person’s Title is helpful. For example, ‘Contact: Dan Schneider, Social Justice Chair’ is more helpful than ‘Contact: Dan Schneider.’
 

- Format Text Using the Website Text Styles


      • Inline Edit: For small edits such as a word or short sentence – for example, with the Upcoming Service box – it will usually be easier to type the edits within already existing and formatted text than to copy/paste new text and reformat it.

      • Edit via Copy/Paste: Within your source document ‘Copy’ desired text. Within the Content Editor, use the ‘Paste’ button to insert the copied text into the web page as plain, unformatted text.
 
Format Text: formatting text is best done in the following order:
      1. Add Temporary Line Spacing: First enter 2-3 returns where you want to add the new text. This will separate the paragraph formatting of other elements on the page from the new one you are pasting.

      2. Apply Alignment: Select text, and click the desired ‘alignment’ button (center, right) before applying text styles. Applying text styles before alignment will remove the styling.

      3. Apply Text Style: Select text and from the ‘Style’ dropdown menu select the desired styling you want to apply. For most updates you will use either ‘Paragraph Header’, or ‘Section Header’.

        If you have issues with a style applying to the entire text rather than just your selection, first select your newly pasted text and click the 'Eraser button' (Clear Formatting) in the toolbar first. Then proceed with applying font styling a line at a time.

      4. Apply Font Style: Select text and apply Bold, Italic, Bullets and Indent text. In some cases, you may need to use a 'soft return' (shift + return key at the same time) to move some formatted text to the next line, without creating a new paragraph.

      5. Save: Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      6. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.






 

 

 

Working with Links

ContentEditor LinkManager



- Link Offsite to Another Website

        1. In the ‘Content Editor’ select the text you want to make the offsite link.

        2. Click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button to open the ‘Link Manager’

        3. In the ‘URL’ box, enter the FULL address of the website you want to link to, including the beginning http://www:

      1. At the bottom of the Link Manager window be sure ‘Target’ is set to ‘open is a new window’.

      2. Click ‘Insert’ in the Link Manager to save the link.

      3. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.
      4. Preview the edits and test the link while logged out of the Editor section of the website.



- Link to Email

      Email links can be especially helpful for Staff/Committee Contacts or Event RSVPs. The website includes a built-in ‘email blind’ which prevents Spammers from extracting email addresses by scanning web pages. For that reason, it is best to not include the actual text of an email within the website. For example, have the link-text be ‘Email Reverend Sharon Dittmar’ rather than ‘email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.’.


        1. Edit the text you want to be the email link. Then select the text.

        2. Click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button to open the ‘Link Manager’

        3. To the right of the ‘URL’ text box, click the ‘Insert Email’ icon:ContentEditor LinkManager CreateEmailIcon
        4. A ‘Email’ dialogue box will open:
          ContentEditor CreateEmail

      1. Enter into it:

          • TO: The email address of the recipient

          • SUBJECT: Enter a Subject specific to the event, and/or section of the website so the recipient will receive the email with ‘Church Context’. For example: ‘First U: HUUmanists Book Group RSVP’
      2. Click ‘OK’ to save the email formatting.

      3. Click ‘Insert’ in the Link Manager to save the email as a link.
      4. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      5. Preview the edits and test the link while logged out of the Editor section of the website.

- Link to a File for download

      1. Prepare Your File:

          • PDF Format: All files for download by a website visitor should be in pdf format so the file is readable on the greatest number of devices. Please do NOT attempt to upload Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Publisher documents as these are usually not readable on phones and many tablet devices.

        • File Name: Spaces or special characters (*&%$) in file names can cause broken links to the file. It is best to remove or replace them with a dash or underline. For example: ‘First Church file & Things*.pdf’ should be revised to: ‘FirstChurchFileAndThings.pdf’ or ‘First-Church-file-and-Things.pdf’ or ‘First_Church_file_and_Things.pdf’

      2. Navigate to the page you want to add the document upload to and click the ‘Edit’ gear.

      3. When the page opens in the Content Editor, create and/or select the text you will want to link the file download to. Then click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

      4. Click the ‘Browse’ button, just to the right of the ‘URL’ text box.

      5. A ‘File Browser’ window will come up:
        ContentEditor FileBrowser

      6. From the ‘Folders’ listing on the left, click the folder relevant to your file, that you want to upload your document to. For example ‘Order of Service’ is for the weekly Order of Service.

          Available folders:
        • downloads: for pdf files related to the church in-general, rather than a specific program or event – such as: Facilities Use Contract.
        • event_Calendar: for files related to specific calendar events, such as promotional flyers, registration forms, etc.
        • home_Stories: for files related to stories highlighted on the Home Page.
        • Order_of_Service: for the weekly Order of Service
        • Religious_Education: for Family Programming files such as Registration Forms, Liability Waivers, etc.
        • Social_Justice: for flyers related to Social Justice events
        • Staff: staff photos for Staff page

      7. From the ‘File Browser’, click the ‘Upload’ button:ContentEditor FileBrowser UploadFileIcon

      8. 'Browse' to or ‘drag and drop’ the pdf file you want to upload. Then click the ‘ok’ button to upload it.

      9. After upload, you should see your file – highlighted in bold – in the files listing of the folder specific to your program. If the file is uploaded anywhere else, click and delete it then be sure to click on your desired destination folder and start the Upload again.

      10. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the link.
      11. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      12. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.



- Edit a Link

      1. To Edit an already existing link, select the text of the existing link, then click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

      2. When the Link dialogue box comes up, make your modifications.

      3. When done, click the ‘Update’ button to save your edits.
      4. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      5. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.

- Remove a Link

      1. To Remove a Link, select the text you want to remove the link from and click the ‘Unlink’ [broken chain button]. You can also delete the text containing the link and the link will be removed as well.

      2. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      3. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.




Working with Images


- Upload an Image:

      1. Prepare the Image: Typically photos taken with a digital camera or SmartPhone are of a much larger size than required for viewing on a website. Using images that are too large results in longer page-load times and greater data-usage for website visitors.

        • Format the Picture: Use a photo editor such as Windows ‘Photo Editor to make sure:
          • Image Size: not greater than 800 pixels wide/tall at 96dpi.
          • File Size: should be no larger than 1 megabyte (300kb)
          • File Format: save as a jpg or png.

        • File Name: Spaces or special characters (*&%$) in file names can cause broken links to the file. It is best to remove or replace them with a dash or underline. For example: ‘Challice (0003)*.jpg’ should be revised to: ‘Challice_0003.jpg’

      2. Navigate to the page you want to add the Image to and click the ‘Edit’ gear to open the page in the Content Editor.

        • To both ‘Upload and Insert’ an image: click to select the place within the article where you want to insert the image. Then click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

        • To just ‘Upload’ an image: just click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button.

      3. An ‘Image Manager’ window will come up:
        ContentEditor ImageManager

      4. Halfway down the window, in the ‘File Browser’ section, from the ‘Folders’ listing on the left, single-click to select the folder relevant to your file, that you want to upload the image to. For example: ‘BookCover_This Changes Everything.jpg’ for a Social Justice Event could be uploaded either to either folder: event_Calendar or Social_Justice.

           Available folders:
          • event_Calendar: for images related to specific calendar events, such as photos, book covers, etc.
          • home_Stories: for images related to stories highlighted on the Home Page.
          • Page_Content_Images: for images used throughout the website to represent the church in general.
          • Religious_Education: for Family Programming files such as Registration Forms, Liability Waivers, etc.
          • Social_Justice: for flyers related to Social Justice events
          • Staff: staff photos for Staff page
      5. From the ‘File Browser’, click the ‘Upload’ button. ContentEditor ImageManager UploadImageIcon

      6. Browse to or ‘drag and drop’ the .jpg image you want to upload. Then click the ‘ok’ button to upload it.

      7. After upload, you should see your file – highlighted in bold – in the files listing of the folder specific to your program. If the image is uploaded anywhere else, click and delete it then be sure to click on your desired destination folder and start the Upload again.

      8. The image is now uploaded.
          • If you don’t want to do anything further with the image at that time, click ‘Cancel’ to leave the Image Manager.
          • If you want to ‘Insert’ the image into the page, click the ‘Insert’ button.
      9. Click ‘Save’ to save your page edits.

      10. Preview the edits while logged out of the Editor section of the website.





Events Calendar

      This section relates to the public Calendar of Events on the website – NOT to the internal 'churchDB' calendar used to manage events and room usage at the church. The Calendar of Events is accessible both from the 'Events' main link, and via the Calendar of Events on the home page and in sidebars throughout the website. When you add/manage an event, the changes automatically apply to all the relevant website calendars.



- Create A New Event


      1. x1. Click on the ‘Calendar - Create New Event’ button in the Site Editor Sidebar.

      2. x2. From the ‘COMMON’ tab:

        1. Enter the Title for the event. Please follow these naming standards:
          • Church Services: begin with ‘Service:’ followed by the ”Title of the Service or Sermon” in quotation marks. For example: Service: “A Beautiful Life”
          • Social Justice Events: begin with ‘SJ:’ followed by the ‘Event / Presentation Title’ or ‘Book Discussion: Book Name.’ For example: SJ: Book Discussion: A War of Words
          • Non-Program-Specific Church Events: such as game nights or parties list only the ‘Event Title’ or ‘Book Discussion: Book Title.’ For example: Breakfast with Santa
          • Program-Specific Church Events: begin with the ‘Program Name’ followed by the ‘Event Title’. For example: First Church HUUmanists: Book Discussion: Title Here
          • Inner-Church Activities such as Congregational Meetings, Meet the Minister, New Member Signing, New U Orientation: just list the ‘Activity Title’. For example: Especially for Visitors! New U Orientation.

      3. Category: From the Category dropdown menu, select the relevant category for the event from the following options:
        • Church Service: for church services including Sunday and Holiday services such as Christmas.
        • First Church Event: for church events that are not a Service or Social Justice.
        • Social Justice Community: for Social Justice specific events – weather within the church, or outside in the community.
      4. Access Level: Leave at ‘Public’

      5. State:
        • Leave at ‘Published’ to put the event live when you save it.

        • Change to ‘Unpublished’ to save the event but not put it live immediately.

      6. Description: Type or copy/paste a text description of the event using language understandable to the General Public not just persons within the church.

      • From the CALENDAR tab:

          1. All Day Event or Specified Time: check if ‘all day event’

          2. 12 Hour: check

          3. Start Date: select event start date

          4. Start Time: select event start time

          5. End Date: select event end date

          6. End Time: select end time OR check ‘No specific end time’ if no end time is known.

          7. Repeat Type: use to repeat exactly the same event automatically. For example a generic ‘10am Church Service’ event repeats weekly every Sunday many months into the future.

            • No repeat: select if a one day, one time event

            • Daily: select if event is on multiple days.

            • Weekly: select if event happens every week on the same day.

            • Monthly: Don’t recommend using this. It is better to create a new, specific, single event for each month.

            • Yearly: Do not use this! If event is once a year, create a new, specific, single event for it each year.

      • Save: When done, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Save’ button to save the new event.

      • Preview: After Saving, preview the new event while logged out of the Editor section of the website:

          • In the Monthly Event Calendar.

        • In the Detail Page for the new event.


- Manage (Modify/Unpublish) an Existing Event

 

      1. Click on the ‘Calendar - Manage Events’ button in the Site Editor Sidebar.

      2. If helpful, adjust ‘With Instances’ to a specific date range to show Events you are interested in.

          • Unpublish: To immediately remove an event from appearing on calendar, click ‘Unpublish’ to the right of a specific event listing. (If you accidentally Unpublish an event, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with Event details so we can set it to ‘Publish’ again.

        • Modify: To make edits to a current event – such as changing a date, description, etc., then update as instructed in the ‘Create a New Event’ instructions.






Preview Changes


      After making all your changes, it is important to preview them in the ‘live’ website – outside of ‘Editor’ mode – so you can review the edits as typical site visitors will see them.


      1. Logout of the Site Editor section. Upon successful logout, you will be automatically be redirected to the website Home page.

      2. Use the website navigation to go to and review the Page you have created/edited.

         

- With Calendar Events, preview the Event Listing in:


      • Main Calendar of Events

      • Calendar of Events sidebar (for events within the next 10 days)
      • Event Detail page: review by clicking the event in the Calendar of Events or the Calendar Sidebar.


- If you don’t see your changes:

Use the following steps to Clear Browser Cache (Memory) while on the edited page.

        1. Hold down the Control Key (the one to the left of your space bar) and AT THE SAME TIME hold down the F5 key (from the top row of buttons on your keyboard). After you do this, you should see the page start to reload itself. If it does not reload, or after the page has reload you don’t see your updates, proceed to solution 2.


        2. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, and AT THE SAME TIME click the Reload/Refresh (Circling Arrow) icon in your web browser. (This is usually just to the left of where you see the website address ‘www.firstuu.org. This should reload the page in your web browser. After the page has reload, you should see your updates. If you don’t, proceed to solution 3.


        3. From the dropdown menu within Internet Explorer (IE):

            1. IE 8: From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.

            1. IE 9: In the upper right corner, click the small gear icon (to the right of the star icon) and choose Internet Options.

            1. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.

            1. Un-check the Preserve Favorites website data box.

            1. Check the Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History boxes.

            1. The Form data, Passwords, and inPrivate Filtering data boxes may be left un-checked. You can check them to delete this data if you so choose.

            1. Click Delete.

            1. When finished, click OK to return to your Internet Explorer window.

            1. Close the Internet Explorer window and reopen.


        4. From the dropdown menu within Internet Explorer (IE):

          1. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options

          1. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Settings.

          1. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages" make sure "Every time I visit the webpage" is selected.

          1. Click the OK button.


If one of the above 4 solutions work for you, then use just that one solution (rather than always starting with 1, 2, 3, etc) in the future after you have updated a web page and are not seeing the changes on the live website.

          If none of these solutions work for you, then email me and let’s set a time to talk via phone and I can personally walk you through troubleshooting this to arrive at a solution.


 

- Review in Content Editor:


      1. Log back into the Website Editor.

      2. Navigate to the page/event you modified and review to confirm they were previously saved.







Managing Errors

- 'Forbidden' Error

If you ever experience a ‘Forbidden’ error, it’s likely you will only get this while ‘saving’ or ‘canceling’ editing an article. This shows up as a plain white screen with the following:
 
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /index.php/social-justice-monthly-update on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Regretfully, if you see this when trying to save an edited article, you will lose your edits. Typically this error is caused by something (usually a date or time range, or a website, or email link) in the article content that conflicts with the website coding. As of February 2016, I am still trying to discover more specificity on this. When I do, I will post it here.
 
In the meantime, if you get a ‘Forbidden’ error and have other edits to make on other articles, just use your web browser’s ‘back’ button to return to the previous page. Then select a different article/section to edit from the Editor sidebar and proceed with your edits. Also, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details about the specific article you are trying to edit. Also include any new content you would like me to add at that point, especially if it will help me remedy the bug for you and get a revised web page live asap for you.


THINGS TO ADD (in progress):
 

- How to edit sidebars

- How to edit Home Page stories (and their page/menu titles)


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