Before we start with the administrative dashboard, it is important to understand how the website works. Some of the decisions you make on the administrative account will affect how your website looks to both your club members and potential Toastmaster members visiting your website for the first time.
From Article 2 to Article 6, we will discuss some of the important features that should appear in your menus. You create these pages under the administrative panel. If you know how to create menus, create logins for members, add meeting information, manage your club calendar, and complete the “Meet Our Members” section, then you can head to Article 7.
As you can see on your club website, you have two menus. You have the “Main Menu” which is the one that appears on the left-hand side of the club website above the login buttons. These items are all clickable and will link to pages on the club website. This particular menu below has been customized with “Custom Pages” to suit the club’s needs, but you will recognize some of the pages as they come automatically with the new website.
The other menu is the “Members Only” menu. If you are not logged in as the administrator, you will notice that you cannot click any of these menu options. These items are ONLY available to members who have been registered with the administrator. As soon as you log in as a member, these options will become clickable.
This is important now, as you will be presented this option when you start creating pages and designing your website. You will be asked whether you want a page to be in the “Main Menu” or in the “Members Only” menu. When you are ready, let’s get started on login information for members.