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SiteViz Websites

Hints, tips, and tutorials

After the initial creation of an "almost ready" website by CAWG PAO and the CAWG Webmaster

The completed websites will be reviewed by the Group PAO/IT, then published by the CAWG Webmaster.

You need to customize and add local pages, news, events, and public calendar (visible to the cadets, parents, sponsors, patrons, and the community).

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 or add the content pages/boxes like the commander's info
  4. Add news, events, and new content
  5. Continue customization as desired but publish as soon as possible.

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

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

IMPORTANT: After any change/edit to the website, clear the cache by using Manage Caches and Clear. Also, remove your browser cache for a "hard refresh." You might have to refresh several times to see your changes.

1. Links to tutorials 

Specific Tutorials:          Slide Show             Content Boxes           Page Tabels               Page Content            Links                Page and Menu Setup                 Site Access

2. Focus on the calendar

You should add your recurring meeting events. This new calendar should replace any other calendar. 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. See the instructions on managing your calendar on the right side of the page.

3. 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 regulations require users 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/PAOs and approved by their commander. Group ITOs can perform the update too. While on the Internet Operations page, please remove/delete any other obsolete websites registered with NHQ.

4. CAP Locator

You should also update the CAP Locator so potential members can find your new website: Here for more information on updating your CAP Locator locator.

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