How To Post Board Items

These directions are for Board members and any members of the Online Committee the Board authorizes to post items. While tailored for posting Board items, these directions apply to other areas such as DPG and OC as well. We plan to continue refining this post so your comments are welcome, and we invite you to keep your own notes to share and/or post. We had already posted directions about Links (see Part B. below) here which you might also find helpful.

How to add a Board item to the SVMHA website:

A. Create A new Post

  1. Sign in to the svmha.wordpress.com web page.
  2. Click on New Post in the gray bar at top of page.
  3. In the small box at the top under Add New Post, type the title of your post.
  4. Copy and paste your document (from Word, etc.) into the main box.
  5. Format the document in the box, using the toolbar icons at the top.
  6. Click on the Publish button on the far right.
  7. Near top of screen, click on View Post.
  8. Highlight and copy the web address of the new Post, for use in Step B.7 below.

B. Create a Link to your new Post from the Board Page

  1. Click on the Board page tab of the SVMHA website.
  2. Click on the Edit Page tab or link so you can edit the Board Page.
  3. Find the section where you are going to post the document (like President’s page, or Secretary’s page).
    *NOTE: Do not change the Title of the Page, just edit the Page contents in the box below the line of icons.
  4. Add a line with the title of the document (if adding to previous titles , put the cursor at the end of the last line and add a new line).
  5. Highlight the new title, and click the “B” icon to make it Bold text.
  6. Click on the Link icon (looks like a chain link) to make the highlighted text a link.
  7. In the window that appears, paste in the web address you copied in step A.8 above.
  8. Click on Insert.
  9. Click the Update button at the far right.
  10. Click on the View Page link or tab to check your work.
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You Can Help

Please help us to get the word out about the Thursday (7pm) July 15 SVMHA Association meeting. Board members have offered to distribute printed reminders, and it will help if residents also spread the word before that so interested friends and neighbors can make plans to attend. We’ll post more information about the planned agenda, so for now please mark your calendar and pass the word.

Neighborhood Alert

This is a neighborhood alert for SVMHP residents, based on an unusual incident at Rancho SB.  Please be alert for any unusual activities or solicitors, and if you may have seen anything possibly related to this incident report it to any SVMHA Board member and to our park managers. We also welcome Comments below.

Incident summary as reported to SVMHA President by a Rancho resident

Location: Rancho SB, near the golf club house
Time: 9AM Mon 21 June 2010
Suspect: middle-aged male, average looking, sport shirt, regular pants.
Witness Reports:
1. My computer station overlooks the golf course.
I watched a middle-aged man walk from San Vicente
direction right into my neighbor’s carport and knock
on my neighbor’s door. [The resident] did not hear the knock …
so the man returned to the street and went around to the
other side of [the] home where there is a screen porch.
[The resident] answered the door there.

2. The man said something about an accident to [resident]
and asked if he could use [the] phone. Then the
man asked [resident] for $100 (yes, that’s right: one hundred).
[He] gave the man $100 and the man left … and walked
down the street from the golf course (stream side road).
The man told [him] that he lived ‘about four houses down’
which is [incorrect].
…I overheard another golfer
tell [resident] to report it to (Manager) Bob Jowers.
([resident] had talked with the golfers about it.)

3. [golfer] said that someone saw the man running away.
[golfer] got in his car and tried to find the man but did not
see him any where in his search.

Publishing Your First Post on SVMHA

At first you might just look around on this website, and you don’t need to register on the site to see most of it. But after a while we hope you’ll join the discussion. Maybe you’d even like to volunteer and pitch in to help. To get started, just contact us so we can send you the “Invitation” email. That’s a special email sent to you by WordPress with a link in it that you use to begin the signup process. That’s needed before you can add anything to the discussion here. Once you’re signed up and logged in, you’ll notice extra options at the top of your SVMHA screen. You’ll probably want to explore them a little to see what’s there, and eventually you’ll come to the item named “New Post” at the top of the screen. When you click that, something like the following appears in part of your screen:

New Post Screen (on Firefox for the Mac)

At the top is a box to type in the Subject of your Post. Below that is the box where you type in the content of your post. NOTE: The “Kitchen Sink” Extra Tools described below have already been turned on in this example. After you’ve typed in your Subject and the content, you just click on “Publish” at the right. Here’s an example of what your edit screen might look like after you’ve started:

Post Edit Screen with sample text

If you volunteer, you’ll probably want to learn how to edit Pages and will be pleased to discover it’s almost identical. The one extra thing you’ll want to learn is how to use the “Insert/edit Link” icon (looks like a chain link). That way you can add to the list of articles on any Page you’re allowed to edit, like the list of Minutes on the Secretary’s page.

Here’s more info on editing, and what some of that screen’s icons are for:

  • JavaScript (JS) should be turned On in your web browsing software to get the best features including the remainder of the tips described below, but you can do many things even with JS Off.
  • Photos can be included with anything you write on this site by clicking New Post (with JS On) and then clicking the “Add an Image” icon after the words Upload/Insert.
  • Editing Tools such as Bold and Italic icons are in a row beneath the Upload/Insert line and above the input window – pause your mouse on an icon to show its info.
  • Extra Tools playfully named “Kitchen Sink” are turned on/off by clicking the last icon on the main Editing Tools icon line to show another row of icons including those described below.
  • Format tools may be found in the pulldown menu box at the start of the Kitchen Sink row of icons, such as Paragraph for normal text and Heading types (1=Largest).
  • MS Word format files may be pasted into the Edit Page input window by clicking the sixth icon on the second (Kitchen Sink) row of icons.
  • Custom Characters such as the arrow ↑, copyright © and heart ♥ symbols may be inserted by clicking the omega Ω icon.
  • Help is available while you’re in the Edit Page by simply clicking the ? icon (question mark inside a circle).
  • Curved Arrow icons are for Undo and Redo so it’s easy to experiment with the two rows of icons and be able to undo/redo your changes one by one.
  • When finished just click the Publish or Update button on the right.

NOTE: As an extra safety measure this website automatically tracks every Published version of each Page and Post, and you can use the “Revisions” list at the bottom of the Edit Page/Post screen to revert to any previous version of changes you or anyone else with access has Published to that Page/Post.