Hey everyone, as many of you know we have educational sections on BYC that we are always updating with good information in the form of members pages submitted by members of our community. These pages can be found in the Learning Center and the Coops section. We often start new contests in an effort to collect even more great pages from our community and decided to put together a quick tutorial to explain exactly what we are looking for and how to go about creating these pages. Please reply to this thread with feedback and questions. First off, let's look at how to create a member's page. If look at the brown header at the top of your screen, for "Articles" Now click on the "Articles" tab, then look for Create Article: You will be asked to select a category for your article. For Coop pages, select Coops, for recipes, select Recipes, for member pages, select Member Page. (These options may be different for you guys - I'm in Admin view) After selecting the category, proceed to the template where you can create your page. Choose a catchy title for your page, fill the "contents" section with whatever text and images you choose and here is where it gets interesting! Scroll down and check this out: When you're ready, Create Article and have it published The Learning Center is the section where we put great educational and informative articles on the different aspects of chicken keeping. For this reason we have a list of criteria for articles to be included in that section. 1. Is the article covering an important topic/aspect of poultry keeping? (I.e a brilliant article on chicken names is not necessarily a topic a new chicken owner may find helpful when researching the hobby. The gaol of the Learning Center is to make a go-to for people looking for good advice quickly. So, if you would like to write an article for the Learning Center, a good place to start would be to find a topic that we do not have a great article on already. 2. To continue on that note, we need the articles to be accurate, informative, facts checked, information given true, reliable and up-to-date. 3. We all know the saying "a picture is worth a 1000 words" In our Learning Center articles we want at least two, but preferably more good quality photos illustrating the topic(s) covered in the article. If you do not have suitable pics, please do a search on BYC and ask the members if you can use their photos (I have done this a few times and no-one refused me yet). Do not pull photos of the internet and use them without permission! 4. We want the articles to be written in a neat, easy to read and follow format. This include easily readable fonts. 5. We want links at the minimum to relevant forum sections, but ideally also to threads/ other articles on the topic, or topics addressed in the article. For example an article on feeding should have a link to the Feeding & Watering forum section and ideally some to threads on aspects of feeding as well.