Hi. I will answer questions and respond to comments that you both leave here as you traverse the site and experiment with its tools. I will also create a few screencasts, or short tutorial videos on how to use and when to use various tools on this site. I will post them here.
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Are there good site management practices UUCA c/should adopt to help 'content owners' (and site administrator) keep information fresh, i.e. so you don't hit a link and see 4 or 5 already past events posted as if they are something you still have the opportunity to join? Though I'd like to hope owners would stay current just because one should, I've never seen that model work on a corporate site. Wondering about routine (hopefully automated) reviews of calendar and like items? Thanks for considering. Sue
Old events will not appear on the main page of the site if they've been entered into the Events/Calendar tool. Yes. In beta I'm only refreshing the highlights area on the main page once a week. Also in beta, other content on the page is not changing because I haven't set the automatic controls to change it.
There will be very little that an individual has to do to keep the main page looking fresh.
Hi David. Tx for catching this all important aspect to a calendaring tool: repetition of event. I don't think the tool that comes with the platform has that. I'll check with guys I know at Ning. Meanwhile, the church has a new internet delivered tool that I think we can embed into this new site. I'll check to see if it allows more than just an administrator to enter items. --That's the nice thing about the Ning tool, everyone can enter items..but it may not be the best because it can't reserve rooms etc.
Again, tx for catching and I'll update you and everyone in a couple o' weeks. j
Groups do not currently have "Photos" specific to them
upload photos to the Photos gallery as you did with the Obama graphic image. Then, after individual photos are uploaded you can create an Album of them and give them a title. I did this for the VOICE july 20 action album. Then you put a link to that album into your text box on the Group page.
The SAC page you are looking at is being used as an example of how to pull pages from existing web sites into this new one for the church. I believe that Lavona Grow will be the Administrator of the Social Action Council Group, which I'll make in a minute. I'll also make her the editor of the SAC page because I think there are other things SAC will want to change. I'll go ahead and change the Chair to Jacomina. But once we roll out to the congregations, the leaders of groups and organizations will be the group administrators of group pages and they will then decide whether to bring over existing web pages into this network like the SAC page.....When the site rolls out, few if any of the existing sites will have their pages brought into this network.
I have been to the VOICE JUly 20th Action with Gov Kaine photo album and I do not see editing tools. I am ready to organize the album according to the program and add more tags ot identify the event pieces and players.
I went back and checked that I could find the commands and edit an Album that I started, on My Profile, after uploading my photos. So -- I can edit what I "own". We can rule out user error now. Problem persists with the July 20 Go Kaine Album, where I did not upload photos or create the Album -- no edit instructions show up for me.