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Notes

Standard process for posting a monthly update:
  • Under All Former Prayer-News Updates create a new page in the proper YEAR subfolder (2018... *see new year instructions below) and name the new page Month YYYY as in August 2010.
  • Before creating the page, change the URL to prayer-yyyy-mm (prayer-2010-08).
  • Post the content to the page as desired:
    • For messages sent out via MailChimp, do the following:
    • Type an intro message at the top of the page like:
      • This update was sent via email to our prayer supporters at the end of September 2015:
      • Set the text to Centered format.
    • In MailChimp, click the MailChimp Campaign (after it is sent) and select the Details tab.
    • Click the link for Campaign Archive.
    • In the window that opens, copy the URL from the browser to the clipboard.
    • In Google Sites on new Prayer update page choose the Insert menu, then More Gadgets
    • Search for the "Include gadget (iframe)" gadget and select it (The gadget written by Scott Johnson, link to gadget here.)
    • In the configuration window, paste the URL from your clipboard for the MailChimp Archive webpage
    • Set the width to 670 pixels and the height to 600 pixels
    • Uncheck the option to Display a title on the IFrame
    • Leave all other settings as-is and save the gadget
    • Set the gadget's configuration to Centered formatting so it appears centered on the page after the intro message.
    • Save the Google page.
  • Once the page is saved, modify the page settings to:
    • Remove the page title,
    • Remove the attachments option,
    • Remove the comments option.
    • Optionally, update the text in the Page Description box.  This is what search engines typically show, so it helps to be specific to the page's content, especially since the content of this page is only an embedded iFrame and search engines won't pick up those details.
    • (10/2015, after site update, no need to "Show the new page it in the Prayer Updates sidebar".)
  • Edit the Site Layout
    • Click in the Horizontal menu bar...
    • Remove the reference under the Latest News section to oldest month's prayer update (I try to keep the current month plus the two prior months there, as to match up with the latest 3 posts in What's New which appear on the Homepage.)
    • Add the new page which you just created to Latest News and position it at the top of that list.
    • Close the Site Layout view.
  • Create a What's New (Latest News) announcement indicating that the news/prayer update is now posted on the web site.
  • At the START of a new year only:
    • Add a new YEAR page underneath All Former Prayer-News Updates similar to the other YEAR pages.
    • On All Former Prayer-News Updates create a new sub-page listing pointing to the new YEAR page.
    • Future monthly update pages will go underneath this new YEAR page and appear in the top prayer updates page sublisting.
Various other notes, helpful for reference:

HTML to add a title to a photo is both:
  alt="This is the text to display"
  title="This is the text to display"
This is inserted in the img section, specifically alt before the src and title after.  Position probably is not important but that is the way I have seen it and it seems to work properly, in common browsers.

Inserting a centered table via HTML to center various content on a page -- note the float location (left / center / right) and the width / height values for the table box...
   Above the content:
     <div style="display:inline;float:CENTER;margin:0px 0px 0px 0px">
     <table border="0" bordercolor="#888" cellspacing="0" style="margin:auto;border-collapse:collapse;border-color:rgb(136,136,136);border-width:0px">
     <tbody>
     <tr>
     <td style="width:500px;height:650px">

     (content here)
 
 after the content:
     </td>
     </tr>
     </tbody>
     </table>
     </div>


Great site Steegle.com, with lots of Google Sites examples, FAQs, etc.

Excellent how-to for adding a custom domain to personal Google Sites (like my www.hankscott.net for this site.)  Google's instructions are lacking, and mostly point to G Suite content now, which doesn't apply to personal Google sites.  http://www.steegle.com/websites/google-sites-howtos/googlesites-frequentlyaskedquestionsfaq#TOC-How-do-I-change-my-site-s-address-URL-to-my-domain-name-www.example.com-

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