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Revision as of 18:37, 9 January 2020

Guide.png  Please see Nottinghack Rules/Guide - The Hackspace Online

The Nottinghack website provides information that is the public face of Nottinghack. We always need extra people to update the site and post on the blog, so if you are interested let us know! There are Web Editors who have access to update the site, but anyone can submit a change request via github.

Nottinghack github and documentation

The github is a repository for the space's documents and code, including its website:

The Rules and Members Guide:


Updating the Website

The members that maintain the website can be found on the List of Web Editors page.

The website's contents is updated via github see Website Version Control page. Anyone can submit a change request via github.

Writing a Blog Post

IF you have access and want to write a blog post, go ahead! Just remember the following points:

  • some stuff about how to talk when writing a post here.

If you want the post featured on the front page carousel, you need to take three extra steps:

  1. Write an Excerpt
  2. Tag as homepage
  3. Upload an image

Write an Excerpt

The text on the carousel is taken from the Wordpress Excerpt. If you don't define one, wordpress will take the first few words and it'll probably look terrible! To write your own, make sure you have an Excerpt box below the main post editing box. If not, click Screen Options at the top of the screen and tick Excerpt.

Write your excerpt in this box before you publish the post.

Tag as homepage

When you are tagging your post, inlcude the tag homepage. The carousel only includes posts tagged this way.

Upload an image

Finally, the carousel needs an image, obviously! Your image needs to be 590 x 400 pixels. Set it as the featured image using the option on the right hand side. If you can't see the featured image box, click on screen options at the top of the page and tick featured image.

Google Calendar

The public facing Google Calendar is on the website and embed on the wiki Events page.

Direct access is here.

Add Nottinghack Calendar to your Calendar (Import/Merge/Export)

To add Nottinghack Google calendar; login into Google, go to the calendar [page and add it to 'other calendars'. Alternatively, search for the address info@nottinghack.org.uk after going to Google Calendar.

Add an event to the Nottinghack Calendar

To add an event create the event on your own calendar then invite "info@nottinghack.org.uk" as a guest.


Trello is used for outstanding jobs, see Trello page. Their is also a Hackspace 2.5 Trello for downstairs AKA Hackspace 2.5.