|1. Username And Password Help|
|4. Weather Help|
|5. Gallery Help (Video Tutorial Walkthrough)|
|6. Video Help (Video Tutorial Walkthrough)|
|7. Contact Help|
|8. Recipe Help|
|9. Calendar Help|
Temporarily I have a generic username and password created for the whole theHARMONfam.com website. The goal is to get each of you your own username and password, so if you don't have one then email me, John, and I can quickly create you one. The temporary username and password are as follows:
The password hints are as follows:
Again, this is only temporary, so I will need each of you to email me or call me with your desired username and password. In the future I may password protect more sections of the website if I find they are being accessed/abused by 3rd parties.
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Chat is pretty straight forward. You will be required to enter your name. From there you can chat. Click on the icons to insert pictures. The hardest thing about chat is using some of the special text buttons. You will notice when you click on any of the buttons you will get TAGS. ie [s] [\s]
In order to get any of the special text tags to work you click on the tag, then you have to insert your text IN BETWEEN the two tags. The first tag is an opening tag, and the second is a closing tag. Below you will see a working example of each tag. You will notice I inserted JOHN in between each tag to show you the different flavors.
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The news section is very simple. To post news events click on the NEWS button and the scroll down to the very bottom of the page. There you will see 2 things. The first is a link for POST. The second is a link for ARCHIVE. Each month messages are archived. You can go back through the history if you want to look for something.
If you click on POST it will bring up a simple form. You are required to put in a title and name, but that is it. Don't worry about putting the other information in there unless you want to. Upon posting your message the system WILL EMAIL news_@_finishwork.com with the content of the post (ignor the underscores--they are just there to fake out web-crawlers so we don't get spammed).
If any of you wish to be added/removed from the news_@_finishwork.com then please unsubscribe to the email (instructions at the bottom of each email), or let me know and I can subscribe/unsubscribe you
Finally, you will notice that when you post things in the news forum that you can add special things; however, when you click on the button you get the text/html version of it. This simply means that if you try to BOLD your text you will see something like this:
THIS WILL NOT DO ANYTHING. HTML creates opening and closing "TAGS" and if you wish to BOLD anything then you need to put the tags around the text like this:
After posting then your text will look like this: hello world!
If that is confusing then don't worry about it. I can either give you one-on-one tutorials, or you can just ignore all of the "extras" and keep it simple.
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By default, the weather section pulls up Provo's weather. Provo is a more central point than anywhere for most of the family, so that is why I set it up to pull up Provo's weather. To pull up your local weather you can either enter your ZIP code, or your city and state: ie. Payson, Ut
The contact section IS password protected. I didn't want to just give out this information to anyone. Upon pressing CONTACT and entering your username and password you will see the contact screen (below).
Press the SUBMIT button and you will pull up the family's information. The basic family page will have the Name, Email Address, and Phone Number of each person. To the right of each field you will see the following buttons:
To get the address and more detailed information of each user, click VIEW. To edit your information (or others for that matter) click EDIT. Please do not click REMOVE. I am keeping it there, but just don't use it.
From the main page click on ADD RECIPE at the top of the "cookbook." Fill in the necessary fields. When complete click on ADD MY RECIPE at the bottom of the page. Not every field is required, so put in only what you want. One thing to note is the LEFT and RIGHT Column ingredients fields. You only need to use one in reality, but if you have a lot of ingredients (say more than 7 or 10) it wouldn't be a bad idea to separate the ingredients equally as possible for presentation purposes only.
Well, like much of the rest of the site, to protect it against random people bent on destruction, if you want a recipe removed you will need to contact me. Just give me the name of the recipe and I will remove it when I have a chance.
This is a little hidden, but is easy to do. Click on the recipe and toward the top you will see the following:
Click on the link highlighted in red above, and a new window will open. Hit CTRL-P and you can print the recipe in a printer-friendly version.
***Note: The Brief Description field is not included in the detailed recipe section, or the PRINTER FRIENDLY section. The brief description is something I added into the code. I tried to add it to the detailed section--but it looked pretty bad, so I cut it out.
Want to share recipes? Click on TELL A FRIEND at the top of the page and you will be presented with this:
In the first set of fields enter your name and email. Name in the left field and email in the right field. Do the same for up to 5 recipients at a time. If you need to email more then you will just have to repeat the process.
Each recipe can be given a rating from 1 to 10 and can have a review written for the recipe. Click on the links in red, as represented in the image below, and you can either rate, review, or do both to a recipe.
While the rating is easily displayed at the top of the red box represented above, you have to access any reviews on the right-hand side of the same screen. You will notice up above (in blue) that this recipe is unreviewed. If it had a review, there would be a link to view the reviews.
You can add a picture of the dish if you would like. To see an example click here. This is pretty straight forward. It is the last option while adding a recipe. The only thing to keep in mind is that I restrict the file size. If you picture does not meet the requirements outlined in the UPLOAD PICTURE description, then you will have to modify it to fit the given parameters.
The calendar is probably the most complicated section of the website--which is nothing to fear. I have tried to customize the calendar to make it as simple as possible. You can view any event without logging in. Just click on the event and a window will POP-UP with the event's details. You will notice that at the top of the calendar there are some graphics or categories (see below):
If you click on "ANNIVERSARY" then it will eliminate every other activity out of the calendar for simpler viewing. Same with the "BIRTHDAY" and "GENERAL" Categories. Personally, I find this feature most useful for the GENERAL category as the others are quite easy to see due to the graphics I put with them. You will notice, almost hidden, under the "ANNIVERSARY" category is an "ALL" category. If you click on this it will show you all events in the calendar no matter what category they fall under.
The ANNIVERSARY and BIRTHDAY events will occur each year as I made them repetative. We just need to add them as they come.
If you wish to ADD AN EVENT you must first login. The event will then post immediately when you are done. Login on the left-hand side:
After logging in press ADD EVENT. It is straight forward after that.
Let me know if you have any questions.
There is one feature I am trying to figure out still. It is the RSVP feature. When you look at an event (not when adding it) you can RSVP to the event if the creator of the event checked that as an option as he/she added the event. The system does not email an RSVP to the owner of the event, and I can't see it even put a tally on their account somewhere that tells them how many people RSVPd. I am working with TotalCalendar support on this to see if I can get one or the other to work.
New functionality has been added to the calendar. Before, when adding an event that spanned multiple days the calendar only posted an event for the starting day only. Now, you can choose the "Date Span" option when adding the event:
The resulting output will look as follows:
There is RSVP fuctionality built into the calendar. If I go and add an event, I have the option (as do you) to make the event sign-upable (see screenshot below):
On another users end, when they look at the event they will see the following link that will allow them to RSVP:
Click on the "RSVP for this event" and you are done. The person that submitted the event can check RSVPs by logging into
You will notice that those that have RSVP'd will show up under the "Attending Member" section.
There is a PRINT CALENDAR function, but it only allows you to print out on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. Most of the time you are going to want to just print out the particular activity you need. Here is what you need to do:
1. Find the event on the calendar and click on it.
Reminder: You can add maps to events like you would in a normal word editor. This can come in very handy for events.