A Team Approach

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A Team Approach
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Each team member can be responsible for a specific area of the website to keep updated.

Each team member
can be responsible
for a specific area
of the website to
keep updated.

Updating the website can be done by just one person, or for a large organization such as a church, business or school, you may authorize as many people as you need to keep the site current. Giving out various levels of authorization is very simple!

There are six groups or classifications of web site visitors - You can use as many or as few of them as you want:

  • Public (non authenticated)
  • Guests
  • Members
  • Authors
  • Editors
  • Administrator

The last five have a login which allows them advanced access to site features and editing rights. They can also customize the way the site looks, by customizing their profile.

If you have only a simple website and the website will be available only to the public and you will be the only one editing it, you would use only Public & Administrator (otherwise known as Web Master).

However, in a larger organization such as a church, you can have various leaders responsible for the various aspects of the website.

Public
Public may view pages that are available to the public. They do not have to log-in to see the public pages. They may not view members-only pages and may not make submissions of information. The site design will default to the choice made by the administrator.

Guests
Guests may view member's only pages, but will not have the ability to have their own profile settings or vary the design layout for themselves. They are not able to make updates or changes.

A church may use the guest profile temporarily as they are adding new members to their membership list, or to individuals / friends of the church who are needing to view members-only pages, but would not be added to the church directory.

Members
May view members-only areas of the website, including membership directory, set their own preferences and profile.

  • Have the ability to set their own preferences and own profile.
  • May view a Member directory, Photo Gallery, Calendar of Events, and other such modules that can be marked "members only".
  • May view areas of the website that are not available to public.

Authors
In addition to the items mentioned above, Authors have the ability to submit pages or events which must then be approved by an editor or administrator. They cannot make revisions to existing pages or events.

Editors
Editors have all of the functions mentioned above, but also have the ability to edit the site content and pages for areas of the site for which they have been given control. They may approve the submissions from "authors" for areas under their control.

Administrator
The Administrator has unlimited access and ability within the entire system. There should be very few Administrator accounts in the system, unless the additional person should have absolute access to all aspects of the website.