How do I log in to my mini-site?
When the Backing Bassetlaw administrator first creates your mini-site, your log-in details will be sent to you by email. Click on the link in the email, or click here and enter your username and password (you can change your password to something you’ll remember once you have logged in). This will take you to the control panel for your mini-site.
Can I change the details on my mini-site Company Profile?
Yes. The administrator will have created your About Us page from the details you gave on the application form. However, you can change the details by clicking on Pages and Edit. Then hover your cursor over the page name (ie. Profile) and some options will appear. Click on Edit. Now you can edit the text in the box. You should only edit the text not in bold. You don’t need to change any of the other settings. When you are happy with the changes you have made to the text, Click on Update Page (top right), and you’re done.
Can I link to my Company Profile from another site?
Yes. You shouldn’t make a permanent link to any of your offers, as older/expired ones will be deleted from the system as newer ones are added, but your Company Profile page will always be there as long as you are participating in the Bassetlaw Loyalty Card Scheme. Visitors will be able to click through to your offers by visiting your Company Profile page, so you can link to this from your own website, or from forum posts, etc. To find the correct link, log in and click on Pages and Edit, hover your cursor over the name of the page and click Edit from the options which pop up. Between the title of the page and the main text you will see thePermalink. Highlight and copy that and then go to where you want to post it and just paste it in, or write it down for future reference. It’s important you don’t change the Permalink, as this is how your page is found (by Google, or another site linking to you).
How do I enter an offer?
To enter a new offer, log in and then click on Posts and Add New. In the long horizontal box at the top of the screen, type in a titlefor your offer (eg. 20% Off Widgets, Free Glass of Wine with Meal… etc). Keep this as brief and succinct as you can.
Now click in the main box to enter the details of your offer. It is recommended that you include your company name in the first line of this text (eg. Danny’s Deli offers……) as the details of your offer will be pulled out of the database and advertised in a number of sections of the site as well as on your own mini-site. Having your company name very visible like this is useful for the card-holders scanning the offers, and gives you extra exposure.
Stick to the facts of the offer and include any Starting or Expiry Date and/or any conditions like spending over a certain amount.
Once you are happy you have entered the details correctly, you need to put the post/offer into some categories to get it to show up on the site. Look on the right side of the screen and scroll down to “Categories”. This contains a list of possible categories with checkboxes. Take the tick out of “uncategorized” and put one in “Offers”. This is the minimum you need to do to make the offer appear on your own mini-site and in the Offers page on the main site.
However your offer will be more easily found if you also click on an area category and a type of business category. You can chose more than one area or offer type (eg. If you sell shoes, but the offer refers to sports shoes in particular there are two categories which apply). Check your work by clicking on Preview. Once you are happy, click on Publish.
How do I edit an offer which has been published?
Log in, Click on Posts and Edit, find the post you need to edit, hover your cursor over it and choose Edit from the options which appear. Make the appropriate changes and click Update Post.
How do I delete an offer?
Follow the instructions for editing an offer above, but when you hover the cursor over the post/offer name. Choose Delete instead of Edit. You should delete expired offers when you are adding new ones.
How do I change my username, email or password?
You can’t change your username. The administrator will have set this when creating your mini-site for you, and it will reflect your company name.
To change your email address or password, log in. You should now be on your admin profile page, but if you’re not click on “Profile”, which is the bottom section on the left of the page. Scroll down to see your registered email. If you need to change this, type in the new email and scroll to the bottom of the page to click Update. To change your password, scroll to the bottom of the page and type in the new password in both password fields and then click Update.
I’ve forgotten my password – help!
On the log in screen, you can click to say you’ve forgotten your password. A new random one will be emailed to your registered address. Once you have that you can log in and change it to something more memorable to you by following the instructions above.