We understand that many of you will have protocols in place to update your websites and keep your communities informed of any steps you may be taking during this period of mourning.
We are currently receiving high volumes of requests for help with changes to websites, following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so wanted to offer some quick and easy solutions, to help our customers at this time. Here are a few suggestions that may be of help:
Adding a News Banner to your homepage
Updating your slideshow to reflect your school’s status of mourning
Create an image to replace your usual Slideshow images, this could simply be a plain black background, or changing some of your other images to black and white.
Depending on your website set up, you can choose to update either your homepage slideshow through custom data, your default and inner page slides through the File Manager, or both.
Update your homepage welcome message
Most sites will have a 'Welcome Message ' visible on the homepage. This can usually be updated by clicking into the content area, and overtyping the message, however some sites are configured to pull the content from another page, for example the About Us page. In the case of the second option, you can update the wording on the secondary page to affect the homepage message.
If you have had a custom pop-up box added to the homepage of your website, this can usually be updated through Custom Data. If you do not already have this functionality, it cannot be quickly added to your site, as it will require our development team to code this element and will need to be booked in with them at an additional cost.
In light on the number of requests we have received, to add a notification to express condolences on the passing of the Queen, we have implemented a pop-up facility which can be switched on within your website. Click here to find out how to switch this on.
If you have any other requests, these would need to be submitted to our development team to be quoted and scheduled into their diary, and are unlikely to be actioned quickly for you.