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Component Group Best Practices

This category contains resources meant to aid ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, and other component groups set up and maintain a website on the ACS Network. Content posted here can help you build a successful online presence for your community.
Mtdavis7
Community Manager
Community Manager

With the termination of the Webs.com web-hosting service, we have seen a large migration of Local Section Websites to the ACS Network. The majority of these transitions took place rather smoothly last summer, and since then, a few local sections have done

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

With the pending shutdown of the service with webs.com (*.sites.acs.org), many folks have moved or relaunched their website.  We have some hints as to what you can/should do in terms of making sure your new website is found. 

  • Make sure that links to your w
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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

We have seen many groups try to preserve the history of their group on their website. As a professional who has worked in the web field for many years, I can say this is generally not a good practice. It can clutter your site and make it difficult for bot

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager
Check your permissions

If we set you up with a new forum, it is likely that you will have to change the permissions on the forum once you are ready to go public. You should try accessing your forum without being logged into the ACS Network. If it i

 

 First, only admins will have

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

As mid-May approaches, we want to remind you that we the deadline to have websites off of Webs.com is drawing near.  We would like to request that groups who have done so, please let us know where your new website is.  Even if you if you have not moved it

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louisevoress
Contributor
Using the ACS Network To Host Your Website

As you evaluate options for hosting your website, you may want to consider using the ACS Network as an interim or permanent host. Several members have asked us for information about what a website on the ACS Network might look like. In this post, we're sh

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louisevoress
Contributor

As you begin to plan your website, you may be wondering about the content you should provide and best practices for making those decisions. We recommend that you start with 5 critical pages: Home, About Us, Contact Us, Officers, and Activities.

Home page

On

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hopefully you have taken time to inventory your web content and to understand the strategy for your website as you move forward with creating a new site or migrating your current one. You should have an understanding of the type of content, frequency, so

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

Now that you have an idea of how your website has been structured in the past and what you would like to accomplish, we would like to help you think about resources.

Resources are key to maintaining an effective website. You may want to consider creating a

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

Last week, we suggested you create a content inventory of your current website. This week, we will think more about the future state of your website. You may want to discuss these questions with your executive team or other engaged members of your local s

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Chrisbb
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Updated 2/19/19)

Now that you know you must move or redo your website, where do you begin?

We recommend first doing an assessment of your current website.

  • What information do you have on it?
  • What types of files are there?
  • How current is the material?
  • Are all o
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