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Frequently Asked Questions

At Going Legal, we receive a high amount of enquiries regarding advice on different aspect of the site. Below, you will find the most popular questions which are asked about which you can refer back to if you require some assistance. If you have an enquiry which has not been answered below, please do not hesitate to email us and we will do what we can to assist you.

How do I become an author with Going Legal?
You can register with the site and become one of our many authors by clicking on the red 'Register' button which is situated on the main tool bar across the page. Alternatively, you can use the link below to register with us:

Registering with the site takes only a few minutes to complete and is completely free. In signing up with us, we guarantee that we will respect your privacy and will not disclose any of your personal details with any third parties.

How do I submit an article on to the site once I have registered?
Once you have registered with us and received confirmation of your login details, you can start submitting articles to us. You can do so by logging on to your account and then selecting 'Submit New Article' which can be found on both the menu on the left and on the bullet-pointed list on the re-directed page.

How long does it take for my article to be approved on to the site?
Here at Going Legal, we receive around 4,000 articles a day which are approved individually by our editors. Due to this high number, it can take between 2-7 days for your article to be approved on to the site. If you wish to check the status of a submitted article, you can do so by logging on to your account and selecting 'My Articles' from the menu on the left which will give you a tally of live and pending articles.

Can I edit my articles once submitted to the site?
Once an article has been approved to the site, you can easily edit it by:

  • Logging on to your account on Going Legal and selecting 'My Articles' from the menu on the left
  • Select 'more' next to the 'live articles' option and then 'Search All Articles from the re-directed page
  • Find the required article and select 'edit' from the right of its title
  • Make the necessary changes and select 'Update' from the bottom of the page

Once you have made amendments to your articles, these changes will appear on the site within 2 days. Please note: you cannot edit articles which are pending approval.

Can I include links within my article and how do I do this?
Here at Going Legal, we allow links within articles, as long as they are not added excessively within the article body. These can be added by using the example coding below
<a href="">Your Text</a>
When using the coding, ensure that you do not alter the address in anyway with upper case letters for example. You should also include the dull address which appears in the browser on the desired page when entering the section of the link or this will not link to the correct page.

What is a resource box and how do I edit mine?
A resource box is ultimately your author's biography box and appears at the bottom of every article you submit on to the site. You can add this or edit it by logging on to your account and selecting 'My Profile' from the menu. Here, you can add a link to your site which helps increase traffic to your site; add a small bio about yourself, and if you wish to have a different display name to your actual name, you can change this here too.

Please note that due to the amount of information required to create your resource box, the changes made here will unfortunately not register on the site automatically and so when doing this, please be aware you may have to wait a few days. Alternatively, you can add your bio as a new paragraph underneath your article body when submitting new content to the site.

Can I have multiple pen names and resource boxes on my account?
No. Every time you change your name and/or resource box, this will be changed on all of your existing and new articles, which may not be the desired effect. In order to have different pen names, you will need to create a new account for each desired 'author'. Please note that in order to do this; you will also need to have a different email address to your existing one due to the registration for the new author name/s.

My submitted article has been rejected from the site, why is this?
At Going Legal, we reserve the right to reject or remove any article from the site which we deem to be a violation of the guidelines or if we are notified of any copyright violations. If an article which you have submitted has been rejected from the site this will be because the editor has felt it does not fit within the guidelines. If you feel that your article has been wrongfully rejected, you can email us regarding your issue with an attachment of your article and we will give you feedback where necessary.

If you have any question which has not been answered, please feel free to email us. Please note that we can only give advice on matters which relate directly to Going Legal and cannot give any advice regarding purchases from companies advertised on our site. In these instances, you will be required to contact the said companies directly. Although the site covers matters of a legal nature, we also cannot advise on any matter which relates to the law as the content which is shown on Going Legal is submitted by our many authors and not by any member of the Going Legal team.