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How do I make an announcement?

You can make an announcement using one of the three methods described below:

Posting a locked and pinned topic containing your announcement:

  1. Log in to your forum with a moderator or administrator account.
  2. If you have multiple categories in your forum, enter the category you would like to post the announcement in.
  3. Click the New Topic link.
  4. Type your announcement subject and message.
  5. Check the Pin this topic checkbox to keep the topic at the top of the topics listing at all times. More information...
  6. Check the Lock this topic checkbox to prevent replies from being posted in the topic. More information...
  7. Click the Post Message button.

Inserting your announcement directly under the header on the main page of your forum:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Settings link.
  3. In the Settings menu, click the Display link.
  4. Next to the Welcome Message option, click the Compose a Welcome Message link.
  5. Type your announcement into the textbox.
  6. Save your changes.

Sending an automatic welcome email to new users:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Settings link.
  3. In the Settings menu, click the Notifications link.
  4. Next to the Welcome Email option, click the Compose a Welcome Email link.
  5. Specify the text for your welcome email.
  6. Save your settings.

Sending an email containing your announcement to all of your members:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Users link.
  3. In the Users menu, click the Email link.

More information regarding the Email Users feature is available by clicking here.


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