This website is based on a server software system called Drupal. It uses an SQL database to store all the text, configuration data and metadata, and generates web pages on the fly using predefined 'views' that select particular items of stored information. The actual appearance of the web page is determined by a 'theme'.
Information about how this website works
In nearly 3 years since it was set up, this website hasn't suffered from serious spam attacks until the last couple of months - the simple security of requiring a valid email address for registration seemed to be sufficient. However spammers recently started registering and posting comments about existing articles in which they included advertising links.
The 'coming soon' list on the right replaces the 'upcoming events' and shows the actual time and date rather than the remaining time till the event start. Hope you find this more useful - I originally set up the website using the default upcoming display included in the event-handling module, but actually it didn't take much effort to change it, which is one of the reasons for using a flexible content management system (Drupal CMS) on the server.
Adding pictures to a page is not quite as simple as I would like, and I'm looking at other solutions, but here is the procedure you need to follow at present
- Put the editing cursor at the point in your text where the picture should appear
- In the 'Body' editing box click the button with a green tree (insert/edit image)
- Popup window appears (Insert/edit image)
- Click the red-dotted button to the right of 'Image URL'
- Another popup appears (Image/File Browser)
- Click 'Browse' button at the bottom
- Find and select your picture
- Click 'Upload' in the window
- The picture filename should appear in the list at the top, and a preview of the picture below it
- Click on the picture name in the list and click 'Add'
- The Image/File Browser window closes
- In the Insert/edit image window enter a description for your picture (this will be shown when the cursor is hovering over a picture)
- Choose the alignment of text around the picture. Leaving it as 'Not Set' will put the picture in a space by itself with text above and below
- Click 'Insert' to close the window and your picture should appear in the page
We use Drupal version 5.1 and the following modules:
- event, basic event and event views