Below is a tutorial on how to create an event in the Lowell.com Calendar or to add an article for the Community Updates section of Lowell.com.

1) Register for an account: http://www.lowell.com/register
2) Log in to your account: http://www.lowell.com/login
3) Under Community Updates tab or Upcoming Events, click the Submit link
4) Once logged in to the Dashboard, On the upper left side under Posts, click Add New
5) Write the title in the top empty bar and the article or event description in the bottom section
6) If it’s an Event, click “yes” under the description section and tick off the Event check box under Categories on the right. If it’s Community Updates article, keep the Event button on “no”, and click the Community Updates check box under Categories on the right.
7) If it’s an event, when you click “yes” other options will appear below the description. This will allow you to select the date, time, location, and contact info, so be sure to do that otherwise the event won’t be listed.
8) Add post tags if you’d like, such as umass lowell, lowell spinners, lowell news, lowell event ..etc (up to 10)
9) Click “Publish”

As you might expect, I am more than happy to help you if you run in to any trouble at all (contact us). The website is based on the WordPress platform, so if you are familiar with it, creating event listings and articles should be a piece of cake! The publisher will manually approve all posts, so if your post isn’t live on the site within a few hours, feel free to¬†contact us.

Before posting your articles and events, please see the Lowell.com User Posting Guidelines.