Contribute to BigGameHunt: Help and Information

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Let's get started!

First you will need a BigGameHunt.net account. It is free and easy to sign up. Each page at the very top has a "Create Account" link. After you have signed up and verified your account, you're all set to go!

Most of the input areas are similar in functionality. Each has editing and formatting tools to help you make your submitted content look great. You can access all your tools via the custom link box available on many of the webpages on BigGameHunt. It will be on your right side with your username at the top. Or you can click on the "My Account" link at the top left corner of each page, and this will take you to your entire profile area. Here you can keep track of your posts, photos, and of course upload your content.

How do I post a photo gallery?

In your custom link box on the right side of the webpage, you will see "Contribute" and underneath will be links to areas you can contribute to.

  1. Click on the "Photo Gallery" link.
  2. Enter a name for your photo gallery.
  3. Then enter a description. It can be brief or several paragraphs if you like. Along the top of the input box you will see tools for formatting your text.
  4. Select categories such as "whitetail deer" or "elk" and/or "regions" that apply to your photos. Your photos will rotate through the areas you select. If you do not select any categories, your photos will not show up in any specific sections on the site.
  5. Click "preview" at the bottom, to preview your text. If you are satisfied with the text, click "save." If you need to edit, go back and make your corrections then preview again before saving. The background of the preview screen will be yellow. This means the content has not been saved yet, and you must click the "save" button to save what you have written.
  6. After saving the text portion, you are ready to upload your photos. Click on the "upload images" link.
  7. Browse your computer and select the images you wish to upload to the gallery you created. You can upload 5 at a time.
  8. Now you can add captions and descriptions to each photo. Also select the image you would like for the "cover" of your gallery. Don't forget to click "save" when you're done.
  9. If you wish to add more photos, simply click "upload images" and add more photos to the gallery.
  10. You can edit, delete, sort, and rearrange your photos. The edit and sort interface is "drag & drop" - simply grab the + (plus sign with handles) in front of each row with your cursor, then you can move up or down and drop it in the position you would like.
  11. Thumbnails are created automatically, and all images are resized. Enjoy!

How do I post my stories?

In your custom link box on the right side of the webpage, you will see "Contribute" and underneath will be links to areas you can contribute to.

  1. Click on the "Photos and Stories" link.
  2. Enter a title for your story and the author's name.
  3. Upload the photo that will be used for the thumbnail. Click "browse" to search your computer for the photo, then click "upload."
  4. Now enter the text for your story. Please proofread; use proper punctuation, grammar, capitalization, etc., so your story is easy for everyone to enjoy.
  5. Select the areas (under vocabularies) that your story would be relevant to. You can select more than one area, such as a game species and state.
  6. To add photos to your story, click on the "file attachments" link at the very bottom of the page. Browse your computer and then click "attach." You can attach more than one. NOTE: All stories require at least one photo to be published.
  7. Below each uploaded image, you will now see a full URL (link) to the image.
  8. To place your photo in a specific spot in your text, scroll back to the text input box. Click on the "image" icon (when hovering over the icon, it will state "insert/edit image"). A small input window will pop-up. Copy and paste the URL/link into "image URL" field. Here you can also add a description to the photo, set the alignment, add a border, as well as the size and any spacing you would like around the photo. TIP: Size your photo to a max of 600 pixels wide. It will look better and fit into the content area. You only need to enter a width in the dimensions, the height will be automatically adjusted. To edit your photo, click the photo, then click the photo icon.
  9. To move your photo to a different spot in your story, simply click the photo and then drop to the new point in your story.
  10. Click "preview" at the bottom, to preview your story. The background of the preview screen will be yellow. This means the content has not been saved yet, and you must click the "save" button to save what you have written. If you are satisfied with your story click "save." NOTE: Once you click save, you cannot go back and edit. To continue adding to your story and editing, make sure you click the preview button each time. Once you click "save" your story is then sent to our editorial team for approval to be published.
  11. Your story will not be automatically published. It must be reviewed and approved by our editorial team.
  12. We try to review stories daily, but it could take up to a week to publish. After your story is published, you will see it posted in your profile/account area, as well as under the respective categories you selected, and in the general "photos & stories" section on BigGameHunt.

How do I post my hunting tips?

In your custom link box on the right side of the webpage, you will see "Contribute" and underneath will be links to areas you can contribute to.

  1. Click on the "Hunting Tips" link.
  2. Enter a title for your tip and the author's name.
  3. Now enter the text for your tip. Please proofread; use proper punctuation, grammar, capitalization, etc., so your tip is easy to read.
  4. Select the areas (under vocabularies) that your tip would be relevant to. You can select more than one area, such as a game species and state.
  5. To add photos to your tip, click on the "file attachments" link at the very bottom of the page. Browse your computer and then click "attach." You can attach more than one.
  6. Below each uploaded image, you will now see a full URL (link) to the image.
  7. To place your photo in a specific spot in your text, scroll back to the text input box. Click on the "image" icon (when hovering over the icon, it will state "insert/edit image"). A small input window will pop-up. Copy and paste the URL/link into "image URL" field. Here you can also add a description to the photo, set the alignment, add a border, as well as the size and any spacing you would like around the photo. TIP: Size your photo to a max of 600 pixels wide. It will look better and fit into the content area. You only need to enter a width in the dimensions, the height will be automatically adjusted. To edit your photo, click the photo, then click the photo icon.
  8. To move your photo to a different spot in your tip, simply click the photo and then drop to the new point in your text.
  9. Click "preview" at the bottom, to preview your hunting tip. The background of the preview screen will be yellow. This means the content has not been saved yet, and you must click the "save" button to save what you have written. If you are satisfied with your story click "save." NOTE: Once you click save, you cannot go back and edit. To continue adding to your tip and editing, make sure you click the preview button each time. Once you click "save" your tip is then sent to our editorial team for approval to be published.
  10. Your hunting tip will not be automatically published. It must be reviewed and approved by our editorial team.
  11. We will try and review submitted tips daily, but it could take a day or two. After your tip is published, you will see it posted in your profile/account area, as well as under the respective categories you selected, and in the general "hunting tips" section on BigGameHunt.

How do I post a blog?

To enable blogging for your account, please contact us with your request. Text and photo input will be the same as for stories and hunting tips.