Creating notices for NZCN|Noticeboard

NZCNnoticeboard_buttonWe are excited to offer this space to members of the site to inform the church about news and events of importance and relevance for the benefit of the wider Network community. Please note that, in general, these notices will be of regional or national significance.

We ask that you do not post local news and events here as they would be best communicated via your local church notices or town/city ministers’ network.

We recommend that you take the time to look at other notices so that you have a better idea of what type information you are able to present.

Please note that notices submitted for approval may take a business day from the time it is submitted until it is posted on our site.

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Important information…

Please note that you must be a member and logged onto the site in order to create a notice.

Site membership is free and not only will your account be activated as soon as you create your account, but you will be logged in as well. So, if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so by clicking here.

If you are a member, but are not currently logged in, you can do so on any page of the site, via the login panel that appears when you click on the icon of two heads on the far right side of the main navigation menu, OR by entering your details in the NZCN|Connect login panel on the home page.

Tip: click ‘Remember Me’ once you have entered your details and you will be logged in on that device whenever you return to the site.

When you create your account, your will only have basic posting abilities… meaning, you can only:

  • post text (which you can format using a basic editor)
  • save a draft of your notice
  • preview your notice to see how it will look on our site
  • submit it for review

This is mostly for security purposes, but also so that we can help guide you through the process so you will be able to do so in the future without requiring much, if any assistance.

Although your account is initially set so that you are unable to include images or attachments, you are still able to include video clips hosted on YouTube, provide email contact details and a URL (web link) related to your notice such as a link to download a brochure from your own website.

The best notices are brief and direct the reader to your website for more information. Try to keep your word count down – between 70-90 words is preferable.

After you submit your notice for review, you can either wait for us to contact you or, send an email to  and we will help get your notice into shape and onto the site.

Your notice will only be words at this stage (unless you added a link to a YouTube video) but, because it is helpful to everyone to know who is posting the notice, we will create your ‘Feature Image‘ for you that you will need to include in future posts. Typically, we require an image file of your ministry logo to do this. Hopefully this can be gained via the Internet, directly from your ministry website, but sometimes we might just have to create one for you.

We might tweak the formatting of your notice and text to help it read better and, if you really do need an image other than your ministry logo on your notice, we’d be happy to upload it for you.

After you have posted a few notices, we may upgrade your user account so that you can upload media files (images and attachments) as well as publish your own notices directly onto the noticeboard.

Please note that notices which do not comply with the criteria set out in the opening will be removed and your account will revert to the default settings.

Frequently asked questions…

I can't see where to upload an image or attachment for my notice.

By default, all accounts are created so that users cannot upload files to our site. After you submit your notice for review, please contact us so we can help you get your current notice up with a feature image of your ministry and help format your notice.

Your account may be upgraded after you have posted a few notices. When this happens, you will have a few more options available when you are creating your notice. These include:

  • ‘Set feature image’
  • ‘Add Media’
  • ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’

Can I change/delete a notice?

Everyone has the ability to edit or delete notices that have been created on their account.

If you are logged into the site, you will find a black menu bar at the top of the screen. From here you have limited access to the site so that you can either edit or delete notices that you have created.

The simplest method is to already be on the page that displays your full notice. From here, the top black menu will have an item that says ‘Edit Post‘ with an icon of a pencil beside it. Simply click on ‘Edit Post’ and you will be taken directly to the editor so you can make the necessary changes. You can delete the notice by selecting ‘Move to Trash‘ by the blue ‘Submit for Review’ or ‘Publish’ button on the right hand side of the editor.

The other method – which works from any page on the site – is to go directly to site dashboard by clicking  on ‘NZ Christian Network‘ beside the icon of a house in the black menu. Once there, move your cursor down the left menu to ‘Posts‘ with an icon of a thumb tack. You will have the choice to look at a list of all the notices you have posted ‘All Posts‘ or to create a new one ‘Add New’. When the list of your posts appear, hover over the name of the post you wish to edit/delete and select ‘Edit‘ to edit it or ‘Trash‘ to delete it.

To return to the main website, simply click on ‘View Post‘, the ‘Preview‘ button or ‘NZ Christian Network‘ on the top black navigation menu – which will take you back to the home page).

Won't I get spam on email addresses included in my notice?

We have installed a feature on our website that protects all email addresses from being harvested by spam robots.

Please advise us if you feel your email address has been compromised by our site.

How do I insert a button?

Click in the edit box where you want your button to be placed and then hover your mouse over the editing buttons, looking for ‘All In One Buttons’ (a dark rectangle with an arrow pointing to it).

Click on it and follow the prompts in the boxes. A preview of your button will appear in the dialogue box.

When you are satisfied that you have everything set the way you want it, Click ‘CREATE BUTTON’ to create the shortcode that will produce your button.

If you want to change anything about your button, you either have to replace the text, following the convention in the shortcode, or delete it and start again.

How can I control the size of a video in my notice?

You can add a YouTube video to your post using  two different methods. The first is simply cutting and pasting the URL to the video into your text. This will result in a left justified video set according to YouTube’s settings. You can align the video or change where it appears by using the ‘Columns’ shortcode generator. See the “How to create a notice” video to see how this is done.

The other method is to use the ‘Insert/edit video’ button in the editor. It looks like a film strip with a play triangle in it. You can paste the YouTube URL in the appropriate spot of the dialogue box and adjust the video dimensions OR you can paste the embed code from YouTube into the box on the ‘Embed’ tab of the ‘Insert/edit video’ dialogue box.

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