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Using Humap

Creating and managing collections

Collections are records grouped together along a common theme.

Examples:

To access the admin area, make sure you have the proper permissions and go to your-humap-url.humap.site/admin.

If you’re not already logged in you will be redirected to your-humap-url.humap.site/log-in and presented with this screen:

The log in screen for the Humap platform

You can then log in with your email and password.

This takes you to the home screen of Humap’s content management system:

A screenshot of the content analytics page in the Humap admin area

Click Collections in the menu on the left to get to the Collections Dashboard:

A screenshot of the collections dashboard

Here’s how to make collections:

  • Click New Collections or create one, if you haven’t made any collections yet.
  • You can save and exit this process at any time, and your collection won’t be added to the map until you press Publish. You can also come back and edit the collection.
  • Add a title into the Title Text Box. The slug (URL) will auto-generated based on your title.
  • If you aren’t happy with the slug, click Edit Slug to change it.

A screenshot demonstrating how to Name your collection and add an image and content

  • The Content text box will be the description of your collection’s content. Use the formatting options in the toolbar to make your text pop, and remember to use frequent paragraph breaks!
  • The Excerpt will show on the preview of your collection in Humap’s search results if the collection does not have an image, and on search engine results. If you leave it blank the system will use the first few lines of the content text.
  • Go the Location tab to place your pin.
  • You can use the text box in the map to search (via postcode or place name) or use latitude and longitude by typing coordinates into lat/long fields beneath the map.

A screenshot demonstrating how to locate content on Humap

A screenshot demonstrating how to locate content on Humap

  • When you’ve found the location, click the map to drop the pin. A collection pin has one location, but each record also has its own location too. You can come back and change the location of the collection pin at any point.
  • When you’re happy with the location, click Items.

A screenshot demonstrating how to add content to a collectiob

  • You can add any type of content into a collection – even other collections! Start typing into the box next to the type of content you’d like to add to start narrowing down results.

A screenshot demonstrating how to add content to a collectiob

  • Click the items you wish to add to your collection.
  • It doesn’t matter what order you select them in, as you’ll organise them in the next tab. You can come back and edit this at any time.
  • Click Create Collection to continue. This will put the collection in draft mode and means that you can now change the order of the items within the collection in the Item order tab.

A screenshot demonstrating how to Order collection items

  • You can order the items manually by selecting the Custom option. You can then drag and drop the items into the correct order.
  • Alternatively you can order the items my start date, end date, name (alphabetically), latest created, or by having collections show up first by selecting the appropriate options.
  • If you would like to create a QR code or permalink go the Sharing tab and click Create Permalink.

A screenshot demonstrating how to Create a permalink and QR CodeA screenshot demonstrating how to Create a permalink and QR Code

  • Humap will then generate a permalink and a QR code for this collection.

Calls to Action on Humap look like this and are used to get a specific reaction from your audience. This could be taking them to a different webpage, a donation portal, an invitation to contribute  anything, really.

A screenshot of a Call to Action

  • If you would like to add one to your collection click the CTA block tab.

A screenshot of the call to action creator

  • You can then add a title, description, button text, and a URL.
  • To delete your CTA click delete below the URL field and then Update collection.

Once you’ve created your collection you can change the URL. by returning to the Details tab and clicking Edit Slug.

A screenshot demonstrating how to change the URL of a collection

You can then type directly into the textbox to change the URL.

If you have the associated overlay group feature turned on, this button will appear in the menu:

A screenshot showing the 'associate overlay group' screen in the content management system

If you would like an overlay group to be associated with this record, click the drop down menu.

A screenshot showing the 'associate overlay group' screen in the content management system

You can then select which overlay group you would like to be associated with this record.

Click Create Collection or Update Collection.

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