Shelter Help – Ferret Events – Add and Edit
There are two ways to add a Ferret Event. If you maintain a Facebook Community page (not applicable to a group or personal page), see the section about Using the Facebook Automated Ferret Events Publishing Function and save a lot of duplicate effort by automating the process! Otherwise, follow the instructions under Add or Edit Events.
Why add Events to the Directory you might ask? Because it will give your event a boost in Google rankings. The more your event is published across the intenet, the additional “merit” it is given by Google and other search engine. Do not discount attracting people doing internet searches for ferret events on the internet who know nothing about your organization!
Remember the Big Blue Buttons! Nothing happens until you click a Big Blue Button. Whether you are trying to Log In, Submit A Listing, Update a Listing, Submit an Event Listing, Update your Profite (for a Password Change or Email Address), or any change, you must click a button for it to “take.” If you leave a page without doing so, your work will disappear, never to be accessed again. So look for them. They may be at the bottom of the page. Or you may have to scroll back to the top and to the right side of the Publish column. We didn’t design it – that’s just the way it works.
Here’s an example of what some look like.
Some screens will change over time from the ones shown below. This site is evolving. We are adding and modifying as shelter, SOS, F.E.R.R.E.T. needs and technology changes. When there are significant changes, we will try to update the images and instructions. Please pardon any unintended “blips.”
Using the Facebook Automated Ferret Events Publishing Function
If your shelter or organization maintains a Community or Business Page on Facebook (not a Group or Personal Page), please Contact Us upon registration and provide the exact Facebook name or/or link to your page. Any events that you have already posted on Facebook or that you post in the future can be automatically posted to the Ferret Shelters Directory. The process will take between 24 hours to 72 hours and is fully automated. This feature works for events worldwide. If it isn’t functioning within that timeframe please Contact Us so we can troubleshoot the issue.
We suggest drafting the details of your event on paper first, before you log on and enter it. At a minimum you need to know where it will be held, when, and where. You can come in and edit or add additional details later.
Add or Modify Events – the Dashboard
1 – If you are not already logged on, you must log onto the Ferret Shelters Directory site. Use the Manage Your Shelter Lisitng link shown in the footer on almost every page on the site. If you need information on the process, please visit Log In, Edit Your Pofile, Passwords for details.
2 – After Log In you arrive at the Dashboard. The image below is very similar to what you will see.
3 – Click on Events on the black Navigation bar on the left. You will see the option to Add New. If you click Events you will see all the Events you have access to view. You will only be able to edit those you created.
1 – The editor is very simple. Add your Event Title as it will appear in the Ferret Events listing.
2 – Continue to add details in the free form text area.
3 – Here is a Guided Tour of an Example Ferret Event Listing to assist you.
4 – Reminder: To Submit or Publish the Event you must click the BIG BLUE BUTTON on the right side of the screen! The button may say Submit for Review depending on if you have had your Ferret Shetlers Directory Listing approved. This is to prevent spam directory and event listings. Once your directory listing is live, come back to your event listing and PUBLISH it if it was only in Draft or Sumit status (Admins are not regularly advised of pending events)! Or better yet, please wait until your Directory listing is approved and your have received Publishing rights to the Directory.
5 – Log-out by mousing over your “username” in the upper right corner to the right of Howdy, and clicking Log Out..
Note: Editing a listing follows the same procedure. Just log in, make the changes you need to make and click the Big Blue Button to Pubish. Publish means it is live on the site. Draft means you are still editing it and it is not yet live.