Add New Pages to Build a Custom Site for your Team
GroveSite offers a full suite of collaboration tools such as Wiki Web Pages, Discussion Forums, File Libraries, Calendars, Project Plans, Member Lists, Links to external websites. Links to Other GroveSites, and more.
GroveSite also offers custom online databases for your teams: select from a list of GroveSite's 'pre-built' database tables, or build your own custom database formats.
Use the Add Page Wizard to add the features your team needs, labeled with your own terminology.
Simply login > click "Turn on Edit" > click [new page]. See the example below!
Watch the Video on Adding Features to Your Site
Add Page Wizard Example: Step 1
Login, then click "Turn on Edit'
Click the [new page] link that appears at the top of your left-hand navigation. The ADD PAGE WIZRD will appear.
Select the type of page you wish to add to your site.
- Collaboration Suite page types:
Wiki Web Pages, Discussion Forums, File Libraries, Calendars, Project Plans, Member Lists, Links to external or internal sites
- Online Database page types:
Pre-built Database Tables offered by GroveSite
Custom Database Tables you have already defined
Database Quickstart - an easy step-by-step method to create a new database table and add it to your workspace
Add Page Wizard: Step 2
Enter text to appear in left-hand navigation and select other settings
The Navigation Text field will appear in the left-hand navigation area of your site.
The Page Heading field appears in the large white body of the page.
The Page Text field is optional. Many users like to use this field to put a line or two of instructions for their team members.
The setting options depend on the type of page you selected in Step 1.
Add Page Wizard: Step 3
Select Page Access/Security
This setting determines which enrollees can see this page, and whether (for those enrolled as 'Participants), they can just see the page, or whether they can also upload information.
You can fine-tune each individual Participant's access using the 'Set Participant Exceptions' link.
Add page Wizard: Step 4
Determine where the page will appear in your site's custom navigation.
This form displays all the pages that currently exist in your site's left-hand navigation.
Your new page will appear below whichever page you select on this form.
Continue Reading for Detailed Information on Pages Types and Security
(for Site or Organization Administrators)
Typically, the Site Administrator and Moderator(s) sit down and discuss the type of information that will be on the website, how it should be organized into 'pages' and who should be able to view and update each type of information. Don't feel like your decisions have to be perfect. You may add, delete, and edit pages at any time.
PAGE TYPES: GroveSite offers different types of pages:
- Wiki Web Page (default): This is a standard 'blank' page on which Moderators or Site Administrators will be able to add all types of information - text, images, bulleted or numbered lists, attached files, and so forth.
- Discussion: This is a specialized page type for asynchronous discussion forums. Participants will post in to discussions, and reply to other’s postings.
- Project Plan: This page type is a project task list, and details steps to be taken in a project, with fields for priority, member responsible, status of task, start and due dates. It also has room for notes, specification of deliverables and an attached file in the expanded view of the task list.
- File Library: This page type lets you organize posted files by category, track status and owner, and access viewing history. You can allow Participants to post files by setting page security to 'Participants can see and update this page.'
- Calendar: This page type lets you add a team calendar to your site. Add event information including date, time, location, agenda. Choose traditional month view or easy-to-print list view.
- Link to another web page (external): This type of ‘page’ has no page content, but is a way to put links in the Site Navigation Area.
- Link to another GroveSite: This type of ‘page’ also has no page content, but allows you to link to other GroveSite-powered websites within your organization. This capability allows you to transparently ‘nest’ related websites.
- Link to one of your Library Pages: This type of 'page' also has no page content, but allows you to link to library pages on another GroveSite.
- List of All Site Members: This is a specialized page type which lists all enrolled users in a site. It also displays other information about each user (if the user has entered it) such as display name, title, company, email address, phone, bio and picture. Users can browse the Participant list and send email from it. Each website only needs one of these pages.
- List of Related Sites: If you have a site structure with a 'main' site and 'subsites,' this page will automatically build the links to allow easy site-to-site navigation.
- Navigation Heading: This type of page has no content but allows you to format your left-hand navigation area by adding headings among your list of pages.
PAGE SECURITY: Your site was created as 'Private,' which allows access to enrolled members only, or 'Public,' which allows access to anonymous viewers that are not enrolled in the site. Page security settings allow you to more narrowly define the security for each page. There are four settings.
- ‘Anonymous visitors can see this page’: For 'Public' sites, viewers that are not logged in (anonymous) can view this page. All other choices require that members be enrolled and logged in. This page security option is not displayed for sites set as 'Private.'
- ‘Participants can see this page’: People enrolled as Participants can see this page, read all its content, and download files; Participants may not upload or edit the page. Moderators and Site Administrators can see and edit the page.
- ‘Participants can see and update this page’: People enrolled as Participants can not only see this page, they can update it. If it is a Discussion page, a Participant can add postings and replies. If it is a File Library page, a Participant can upload files, and then edit/replace/delete any file that he/she have uploaded. If it is a Calendar page, a Participant can add an event. If it is a custom database page, a Participant can add a new row to the database, and manage the content of any database row that he/she is the Member Responsible for. Moderators and Site Administrators can see and edit this page.
- ‘Only Moderators/Administrators can see this page’: Participants will not even see this page listed. This setting is useful if you may have restricted group information (budgets, management documents, etc.) that you want to share with a subset of the group but not share with all Participants. You can enroll that subset of users as Moderators in that case, and define the pages that are for their use only with this setting.