The District Hosted Website program will be discontinued at the end of the 2017 Rotary year, June 30, 2017-
Clubs with district hosted websites will receive an information package with suggested transition options.
When this program began, websites were the leading edge of social media, clubs needed support to get started. With the rapid advance of technology, clubs now have many simple and inexpensive web presence alternatives.
- Go to “Where Clubs Meet”
- Click on the name of the club to see the club information page.
- At the top of the club information page you will see a link to the website
- Clubs may or may not have an active link
DISTRICT HOSTED WEBSITES
District 5160 offers club template websites for the nominal cost of $100 setup and $60 per year for hosting. URL costs, if requested, are additional.
Club websites are based on easy-to-use WordPress technology. Club data pages are dynamically displayed from the District’s on-line directory. That is to say, club websites display club data from the on-line directory, doing away with double entry.
Club information pages for club activities come empty. All you do is add text and photos
Check out Danville Rotary and Albany Rotary
Take a look at WordPress. Anyone with broadband and basic internet skills can maintain text and photos within a website template using word-processor-like tools.
Contact Victor Georgiou to request a website setup.
Many pages are either boiler plate or database driven. The remainder are there for the needs of your club. You will find typical other-club information in the local club fields. You can also look at Danville at http://danville.rotary5160.org/ You will want to correct this information before going public.
Down in the lower right hand corner you will see an itty bitty Log In
That takes you to the Log In box
the ID is _____ all lower case
the Password is _____________ capped as shown, no spaces
Now you are in the back room. Chill. It only looks intimidating. You will be ignoring most of what you see.
In the left hand column click on the word PAGES. Now you see a list of all the pages in the site.
If at any time you think you have made a huge mistake, DO NOT PUBLISH. Sometimes you can recover with ctrl-Z You can always exit without publishing/saving. Clicking on PAGES will take you out. Your website is backed up nightly, so there is no danger of losing large amounts of work.
Hover the cursor over Home, you will see edit, click EDIT
There are two edit modes VISUAL and HTML. If you are looking at gibberish you are in HTML. The Visual/HTML button is top/right on the edit page. You want to be in VISUAL
You will see editing tools similar to those in word, though not exactly the same. Go to the meeting place box, fix your meeting day, place, time.
Now click the Preview Changes button. If you like the result, go back to the editing page and click publish .
Congratulations, you are now a web page editor.
In normal viewing mode, review every page in the website. Everywhere you find something about another club, edit the content to be appropriate for your club. You can also hide the page in edit mode by making it Private
When you are ready to go public, there are two options. You can enter your address in the club information box at the district database. Anyone using Where Clubs Meet will find your website. If you own a URL, we will tell you how to point it to your new site. If you do not have a URL and want one, Aaron Gobler at Pagepoint can provide one for a modest fee.
When you are happy with the content of the website, we can link it into the district website for all to see.
At the start, all of the sites look the same except for database information. There will be some appearance options available later.