We wanted the Connexion website to be user-friendly and simple to use for everyone - and that meant we have worked hard to make sure adding a community event is as straightforward as we can make it:
The first thing you will need to do is log in. You will find the login section at the top right of the website. If you have not logged in before, you will need to register (to do so, click Register and fill out the simple form, or your Facebook or Google Plus details).
Then, click on the Community tab.
At the bottom of the Events panel, you will see a blue arrow labelled Submit Your Event - click on it.
You will be taken to a new page, with a number of fields that need completing.
The first is the title. Give your event a name.
The second is the start time. Click on the grey square to the right to reveal an interactive calendar. You can set events several days, weeks, or even months in advance.
You can also indicate the time the event is scheduled to begin - using the 24-hour clock to the right of the calendar. To change the numbers, click on the up and down arrows as necessary.
Repeat with the next field, to add the date and time your event ends - once events have finished they will be automatically deleted from the website.
Then, you can add where the event is taking place. A map, set by default to the centre of Paris, will change when you click the search (magnifying glass) icon to the right of the field in which you have entered the address - you can be as vague, as you like, and enter just the name of the town, or more specific and include street names.
The map will change to match your input, and you can move the red 'pin' on the map to make it more accurate still.
In the next field, write a brief summary - up to 20 words, to promote your event. This will appear on the Events panel on the main Community page of the website.
The following field allows you to include more in-depth information, such as whether food and drink will be available. This is your main sell and appears on its own published page, when users click on the title you have that appears in the Events panel on the Community page. You can also add contact details as necessary.
Add a website in the next field, if your event has one.
Just one more field to complete - the department. This helps highlight your post more prominently among readers living in the same geographical location. You can add more than one department if the event demands.
Finally, click Submit Your Event.