easy-Speak for TM Web Masters

A series of chapters containing instructions on the setup of a club site on easy-Speak

6. Managing the website

Editing the page layout and content

Note: Edit page layout currently will not work correctly with some versions of Internet Explorer - please use Chrome or Mozilla

Once your Club's easy-Speak site is created, it will activate its own website, front page and data base, as part of the overall installation.

To get you started easy-Speak provides you with these standard six pages:

  • Home: Words about the Club, your links to Social Media sites, the most recent image from your Club Photo Album, the Toastmasters Mission, a block of Toastmaster promotional text, and an invitation to your next Club meeting - a clickable thumbs up icon to put the user onto your attendance list for your next meeting.

  • Our blog: a blog containing your recent entries, archive and word cloud of older entries. (In a District installation your blog may optionally include blogs from your Area & Division etc - for example about the Area contest)

  • Meet Our Members: Contact details and e-mail buttons for selected Club officers. It also contains a photo gallery of your members once they have uploaded their image to their own profiles.

  • Members Page: An invitation to comment in the Club discussion Forum, Recent Club news (in a District installation there may also be additional news items in the District hierarchy), references to several sources for quotes and word-of-the-day. It also contains a list with links to all your forthcoming meetings and hints for members to get the most out of easy-Speak.

    Note: This page is only visible to full members of your club.

  • Directions: This segent contains your regular meeting location with directions of how to get there, where to park etc and a map. All of these details will need to be set by the Webmaster.

  • Contact Us: Details of where you meet and contact information for your VP-Membership, an e-mail form which will allow a user who is not registered on the site to send a message to your President and VP-Membership without disclosing their e-mail addresses.

Most items listed above have options which may be varied for your club by a club officer with the appropriate system permission.

There are three levels of system permission for your website:

  • The regular user may see all the pages that you have made public but may not make changes to them

  • A Club officer with system permission to edit the content may change text and blog entries on the pages (generally VP-PR).

  • A Club officer may also be granted system permission to alter the page layout and add new pages (generally President and IT Support)

Note: You may change the system permission for officers in the Club Control Panel. Instructions here.

  • If you are a Club Officer with the system permission to edit text you will see the edit text link on text items and a spanner (wrench) on the blog.
  • Click there and you will be presented with an editor on the screen.
  • Use the Submit button when you have finished your changes

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