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Public-Facing Unit Websites (SiteViz)

Hints, tips, and tutorials

After initial creation of an "almost ready" website by wing IT

The completed websites will be reviewed and approved by the Group PAO and ITO, then published by Wing IT.

You need to take care of the customization and addition of local pages, news, events, and public calendar (visible to the cadets, parents, sponsors, patrons, and the community). You secure internal calendar is in Office 365.

Looking at the initial website, you should:

  1. Edit the basic pages
  2. Find and correct errors: this a “cloned” website; it is not perfect
  3. Customize the content boxes like the commander’s info
  4. Add news, events and new contents
  5. Continue customization as desired but publish as soon as possible.

It is possible finish the initial changes in a couple of days.

There is a link to the SiteViz manual on each editing page – “Need Help?”.

IMPORTANT: After any change/edit to the website, click on CTRL+F5 for a “hard refresh”. You might have to refresh several times to see your changes.

Links to tutorials

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/cap-national-hq/information-technology/cap-web-site-tutorials 

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/cap-national-hq/information-technology/cap-web-sites 

Specific Tutorials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUWW_fvOUL0          Slide Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJZMsNqojFk             Content Boxes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXDNy7cWMI0           Page Tabels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSo-Ej9c7ww               Page Content

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqQwlaKPRg            Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylJaxu7p8Yk                Page and Menu Setup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXT2j9-uj3U                 Site Access

Linking within our Florida Wing organization websites

Since the new wing website and group websites are now in SiteViz, please make sure that the links to the wing or group pages are picked in the SiteViz dropdown of page links, rather than “hard-wired” i.e. entered as an explicit URL:

 

This method allows for automatic link updating by the system, in case the referred to page moves or changes title. Please make sure that the links to Group or Wing pages follow this method.

Focus on the calendar

You should add more information in the recurring meeting events. This new calendar should replace your current Google calendar, which is being phased out for security reasons. The new calendar is accessible to the cadets, parents, sponsors, and the community. Please use it to show all of your non-OPSEC events and meetings. The internal calendar and shared document storage is in Office 365 SharePoint – see links under Members.

eServices unit website update

Many of your units either received or are about to receive a new web address for their published SiteViz public-facing website. We are required by regulations to register our Internet presence – websites, Facebook pages, etc. – in the Internet Operations on eServices. The page will look like this:

Typically this update is performed by the unit ITOs and approved by their commander. Group ITOs can perform the update too. While you are on the Internet Operations page, please remove/delete any other obsolete websites registered with NHQ.

 

 

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