There is a tutorial available under the menu Community/Tutorials/Classified Ad Tutorial that details image size requirements and limitations of the Classified Ad area.
To summarize, image specs are: Size requirements are a maximum 200KB file size and 900 pixels max per side. Which means you could use an image 900px X 900px or 600px X 900px or 900px X 400px. No side can be larger than 900px and the file size must be under 200KB.
If you do not have access to an image processor such as Photoshop, we have provided a link to Pixlr Express under the Community/Image Editor menu buttons where you can upload, resize and save your images for import in the Classified Ads.
There is an issue with placing a period (or any other non-letter or non-number character) in the title of an ad.
If your ad title is something like "2002 Volvo XC70 3.2 AWD", then it is possible that when the system converts the title, the period between the 3 and 2 causes the issue. The quick fix is to simply remove the reference to the engine size (3.2) and place that in the description of the ad.
Only site Administrators, Managers and Chapter Representatives have access to the Events Calendar posting editor. If you have been granted one of these permission levels then you must be logged in and navigate to Events/Calendar/Create New Event. A page will open with the editor displayed where you can create or paste in your event description.
Note: when using this editor Do Not paste text formatted with Word or other word processor. Paste in only raw text from Notepad or a similar text editor. Do all formatting with the site editor.
Complete all drop-down fields and the fields below the editor under the Common tab. The Extra Info field is optional. Click the Calendar tab and complete the information for scheduling. Save and verify your new listing on the calendar.
For additional exposure, post the event listing on the Forum under the appropriate Chapter region with the chapter name in brackets followed by the event title, e.g.; [Southern New England Chapter] Event title. Putting the chapter name in brackets will make the listing immediately identifiable. All VCOA members have the ability to post events in the Chapter Regions on the Forum.
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