Add Event Listings
Important! The following sections must always be completed:
For Film listings the following must also be completed: Details (Director, Year, Performers, Genre, Duration) BBFC Age Category, Additional Info.
To add a still image to the body copy click the Add Media button and follow the process of uploading your chosen image(s).
Size: images in this section should be sized at 680px width, and should be optimized for the web.
Note: this is not the image that will appear in the homepage or What’s On page – you enter that in the Featured Image section.
To add an Event click on the arrow next to the Events box. You will then see the ‘Start time’ box – click on this and a calendar feature will pop up and you will be able to select the date and time from this.
Please ignore the following sections:
End time, Venue, City, Remark and Ticket status
Tickets URL – this is essential to complete. To do this, go to the Jack Roe index page:
Then find the particular screening / show that relates to the event you are listing (so if you are listing the Saturday matinee performance of a film – find that in the index page). Then click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button to bring that listing page up. Copy the URL in the browser bar and paste it into the listing page. Like so:
Once you have added one event listing you can add another by either clicking ‘Add a new event’ or the ‘Duplicate’ button next to existing events (clicking duplicate will save some of the settings, thus potentially saving time)
IMPORTANT: it is essential to select a category – the listing won’t show otherwise
600px width N.B. Very important this width!
However you can opt for smaller or larger height if the image doesn’t work on the above ratio (though for consistency it is best to stick with those figures wherever possible).
It is very important to optimise these images for the web. If they are unoptimised then the homepage will be very slow to load. Ideally the file size should be around 40KB, and no higher than 100KB.
Tip – when searching for film posters on Google images a handy way to find the high resolution versions is to use the Search Tools and search by size – select Large:
Edit Other Pages
Click on the page and the edit screen will come up – from there you can change the body copy and click Update to publish your changes.
All images used in the body of the page must be 740 pixels wide
You will find the 3 current areas where there is a slider
i.e. The ‘Restoration pictures’ slider sits on the ‘Restoration’ page.
The ones you will probably use the most are:
‘Music at the Electric Palace’ and the ‘Electric Palace Harwich’ on the ‘Gallery page’.
Select your slider by clicking the name which is a link – i.e. Electric Palace Harwich
To add a photo go to the ‘add slide’ + plus sign and go to upload files.
Here you can add a photo from your media library or from a file.
The photo image must be 740 pixels x 400 pixels!
Very important! as it will distort the slider if it is not the correct size.
* Jpegs or PNGs only
Load the photo image – either one you have loaded to the media library or from your desktop or ‘upload’ from file
After it loads – click on the photo thumbnail image it will highlight blue to show that this is the photo image selected.
To remove an image – click on the trash bin icon bottom right.
Remember to SAVE changes – button at the bottom of the page.
In the box underneath the photos – add a a short description in the text box.
Try and keep this to the point and about 3 lines max!
Include photo credits in italics. e.g. Photo: Dawid Czaja
Remember to ‘SAVE changes’ this at the bottom of the page.
If you want to remove an image just – select and click the thumbnail photo and click the trash bin icon.
If your image is portrait size use the template size and place it on a grey background for gallery or a black background for music.
It’s very important that the images are all the same size, 740 pixels x 400 pixels or it will distort the slider.
Recap clicks: Master Slider – Slides – add + and Upload photo – add Slide Info – Save Changes – at the bottom of the page.
Film and Jazz Alerts
Select the list you are sending to: Jazz Alert of Film Alert. Choose ‘Send to entire list’ and hit the Next button down in the bottom right hand corner.
Name your campaign – this is just for your own reference, so you can easily find the campaign in the Mailchimp archive (example: ‘Film Alert Nov 2015’)
Email subject – this is what the recipient will see in their inbox – so name it something useful such as ‘This weekend’s films at the Electric Palace’
Then hit Next in the bottom right hand corner
For this template there is some code already embedded – this will pull in all the listings for the next month.
If you want to see these listings, go to the top bar and hut Preview and test, then select Enter preview mode – you will then see the listings in the email.
To add additional text to this email just click on the ‘Next month at Electric Palace..’ part and an edit screen will come up on the righthand side and you can add text to that.
When you are finished editing, hit the Next button on the bottom right.
One Off / Weekend
For this template you simply cut and paste the event info from the EP website into the page. So – go to the event page, highlight with your mouse from the title down to the film stills or promo stills, hit copy, then go back to the Mailchimp page and paste it into that page. (Please note that trailers will not be copied, as they aren’t supported by many email programs).
You also need to add the dates and Buy tickets buttons – so go back to the events page, copy those and add them to the Mailchimp page.
When you are finished editing, hit the Next button on the bottom right corner.
You might want to send a test email to yourself to check it is ok – if so go to the Preview and Test link on the top bar, and select ‘Send a test email’ – enter your email address there to send a test.
If you are happy to proceed and send the email hit the Send button in the bottom right hand corner, then confirm the send on the next page.