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Jul 282012

A Tag is simply a keyword.

All pages and posts on the site have been tagged with hopefully relevant keywords for quicker access to the items of interest.

The list of tags on each page is a “cloud”, so those keywords appearing more than others are in larger type.

In this list, it can be a little confusing where one tag ends and another begins, but two things can aid that:

  • most tags begin with a capital letter
  • hover your mouse over the word you are interested in and the whole link will be underlined
 28 July 2012  Posted by at 11:30 am Uncategorized ,  No Responses »
Jul 202012

Kapiti Genealogy is officially the Kapiti Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists (NZSG).

However, membership of the two organisations is separate, with many advantages in having membership of both.

Under the current constitution of the NZ Society of Genealogists, only those members of the Branch who are also members of the NZSG

  • may be nominated as, nominate or second the nomination of, a candidate for election to the committee
  • vote on any resolution at the AGM, or any Special General Meeting.

Your membership card therefore shows your membership status as either NZSG or Associate.

This distinction makes absolutely no difference to your treatment within the branch, eligibility for services provided, or your ability to volunteer in helping run the branch – only to the two points above.

The NZSG constitution is currently under review, and the relationship with Branches is likely to change.

We do however need to keep our current records up to date.

If you belong to the NZSG, please take a moment to review your profile (need to be logged in), and ensure that we have your NZSG membership number recorded accurately.

Likewise, if you no longer belong to the NZSG, please remove your membership number from your profile.

 20 July 2012  Posted by at 9:20 am Uncategorized ,  No Responses »
Jul 182012

This post is only of use/interest to those Kapiti Genealogy members who have a shared email address recorded in our membership database.

Unfortunately, as per most online sites, email address based registrations require a unique email address over all registrations.

At the moment, this means that where two people shared an email address, only one has been registered with this site, although both are of course still recorded in the membership database.

There are several ways around this so that both members can log in, update their membership details, contribute comments etc. should they wish too.

  • simply decide between yourselves to share the login – no changes necessary by anyone, any comments will show under the username, or nickname, associated with the shared email address
  • advise us of an additional email address you may already have that we don’t know about
  • set up an alias on your existing email address.  Most providers allow you to have more than one email address associated with your account. Contact your provider for further details.
  • use one of the many excellent free email address providers to obtain a second email address independent of your current provider.
    This approach has many reasons to recommend it as it gives you freedom to switch providers without losing your email address, often along with generous storage and many other useful capabilities. Google’s gmail, and hotmail are two of the more popular. Your email program is configurable to read both old and new addresses if necessary.

Do let us know (Contact us) of any updates necessary to your membership details if you decide to use individual email addresses.


 18 July 2012  Posted by at 8:16 am Uncategorized ,  Comments Off on Shared email addresses
Jun 282012

This post explains how to change the file behind an existing link, if you have edit privileges.

Go to the page concerned and select Edit in the footer



Position your cursor at the beginning of the link/file to be updated


Scroll up and select the Upload/Insert button


Find, and select, the replacement file from your computer


Click Upload

Adjust the title to what you want the link to read


Click the “Insert into Post” button at the bottom of the screen.

Highlight the old link and delete it.

When satisfied with the result, click the Publish button on the right of the screen


 28 June 2012  Posted by at 3:37 pm How to , ,  No Responses »
Jun 282012

Your initial password will be advised once your registration is complete.

It should be changed at your first site log in by visiting your profile.

At the same time you may select a nickname that will be shown with any of your edits or posts, as opposed to your formal username.
NB login names are not case sensitive, but passwords are.

Go to the head/shoulders icon top right of the page

Select Edit My Profile

To alter the name associated with your posts, change the nickname, and if necessary, select it in the “Display name publicly” pulldown box.

Scroll down to the bottom and input, and verify, your new chosen password.

When finished editing, click on

at the bottom of the screen.

 28 June 2012  Posted by at 3:34 pm How to , ,  No Responses »
Jun 282012

Only logged in, registered, users may post or comment, but all such content is visible on the internet.

All financial members of Kapiti Genealogy are/will be registered with default information and their passwords advised individually once registration is complete. (See separate post about changing your password etc.)

Clicking on the +New above (top left of your screen) will open a list of items you are able to add.

Alternately, hover your mouse over Kapiti Genealogy to activate the menu shown above.

Both will open the new post screen.




 28 June 2012  Posted by at 10:17 am How to , ,  No Responses »
Jun 282012

Use a Post to start a “conversation” on a topic, adding a keywords from the content to the tag list bottom right of the screen so people can jump to the topics of interest to them.

Comments added to an existing Page or Post haven’t the ability to be tagged with keywords for quick access from the menu

 28 June 2012  Posted by at 10:13 am How to , ,  No Responses »
Jun 282012

How to add a page

    1. Decide where it will go in the menu structure before adding the title
    2. Change the parent menu item in the box in rhs from none to it’s parent
      If you don’t do this before naming the page the link to the page misses a level
    3. Add a short title suitable for a menu
    4. Add the content
    5. If a long page, provide a table of contents at the top linking to the headers by using anchors (find a link that explains this!)
    6. Add appropriate categories and tags in the boxes on the rhs so others can find the content.
      Category, the overall description of the type of content
      Tag, keywords within the content.
      The latter show up in the Tag list below the rhs sidebar for quick reference
 28 June 2012  Posted by at 9:56 am How to , ,  No Responses »