9/13/2023 - How to Add a News Update AND to notify users

To create a new “news update” and to send an email notification about it, you’ll want to do the following.

  1. Click on “edit Content” on your news and updates page.
  2. Add a new bullet point at the top
  3. Enter in the date plus title – something like “9/8/2023 – Taxes Due This Month”
  4. Highlight all that text, then click on the chain link (insert link)
  5. A new window will pop up. Choose the bottom option: Create New, and choose “freeform” in the dropdown.
  6. Click on Continue.
  7. Save the page.
  8. It should take you back to the news and updates page with a freshly created link. Click on the page. It should be blank.
  9. Click on Edit Content and here is where you will add your news update.
  10. Save.
  11. Once you have your new news page with your text and data, go back to the original News and Updates page.
  12. Down at the bottom, you should see a check box that says “Send Email Notification?”
  13. Check yes, and a box will appear. Put something in here like, “Taxes are due this month, visit our news and updates page for full details”
  14. Then hit save. This sends off an email to whoever is subscribed to your page for news and updates.
Ask Merry if you have questions or need more help.