How to Set-Up & Use Your Account's Announcement Bar
While it is a simple feature, the Announcement Bar packs a big punch for your MV Site and provides you with a method to update your people in a manner that is very noticeable and front-and-center.
To set-up your Announcement Bar:
- Click on 'Announcement Bar' in the Appearance section of your navigation menu.
- To create your Announcement Bar, complete the noted color fields and add your text in the 'Announcement Text' area. We recommend keeping your text short so it remains on a single line in desktop view and only 2-3 lines in mobile view.
- Once you've completed these settings, make sure you set the 'Show Announcement Bar' setting to 'Yes' to have it displayed on your site.
When you've enabled your Announcement Bar, it will appear at the very top of your site. If someone would like to close the announcement bar, they can do so by using the 'x' in the far right corner. This will stop the Announcement Bar from showing for a full 7 days or until you make changes to the Announcement Bar's settings (whichever comes first).
The Announcement Bar can serve many purposes for you. Have fun with it and change it up regularly so you keep drawing the attention of your people each time they visit your MV Site.
If you'd like additional guidance on all of the available 'Appearance' Settings, here is a great video walk-thru that was created for pre-existing members to help them make the transition from MV's old design to our new design. While a few slight things have changed (or been added) since this video was done, it will still offer you some additional insight into these various areas that are available to you under your 'Appearance' settings.