I hope to do this for Council 4208 (DecorahKnights.tk) in the near future. Our web hosting service (catholicweb.com) will soon discontinue its free web hosting. Is setting up a council profile page, etc., a good replacement for a council website, or should I look for another web hosting service? In other words, is it possible for the public to view the council profile and yet, perhaps, have some private sections for members only?
Thanks in advance. Vivat Jesus!
This message is for Brother Knights who wish to set up a Council profile/website on the IowaKofC.org platform. In addition to contacting Brother Marty Stratton with questions, as indicated here on his profile page, please feel free (as mentioned again below) to contact the Council 4208 webmaster with questions. Setting up a Council website/profile is, as I have recently learned, actually quite easy and, thus, EVERY Council and Assembly should have a profile/website on the IowaKofC.org platform. (By the way, I am NOT some sort of computer whiz; rather, I just know the basics of email and accessing websites and, given this limited background, I have been able to get the Council 4208 website/profile running. Anyone can do it!)
I hope you’ll take a look at the Council 4208 website; all you need to do is go to DecorahKnights.tk or http://iowakofc.org/profile/decorahknights and just scroll up and down to see all the information about the Decorah Knights of Columbus; it's that simple.
If it hasn’t already been done, I hope you or one of your fellow Council members will take the time to set up a website (aka profile) for your Council on the IowaKofC.org website. Website training is at http://iowakofc.org/page/website-training Feel free to use DecorahKnights.tk as a model.
And please don’t forget to give us feedback (or just say hi to us) on our website in the comment box at the very bottom of DecorahKnights.tk, by sending us a message via the IowaKofC.org message system (click on the “Inbox” link near the top right of your profile), or by sending email to DecorahKnights@gmail.com
Don't hesitate to contact me via DecorahKnights.tk or via my personal profile should you have questions.
Please add us as a "Friend" if we’re not already friends on the IowaKofC.org website. :-)
--The Council 4208 webmaster
DecorahKnights.tk = http://iowakofc.org/profile/DecorahKnights
I'm attaching a pdf on "How to Create a Council Profile;" it was produced by brother Marty Stratton, and it's an alternative to the fine video he has also produced.
How to add calendar events to a profile page (website): http://iowakofc.org/video/01-adding-events-to-website
How to import calendar events onto a profile page (website): http://iowakofc.org/video/02-importing-events
How to add news updates (news articles) to a profile page (website): http://iowakofc.org/video/03-adding-news-updates
"Establishing Your Digital Footprint" This talk was presented at the 2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention in Des Moines. The goal of the talk was to enable Councils to utilize the IowaKofC.org web platform to develop and maintain their own FREE Profile Page (website). For the other seminars that were presented on unrelated topics, click here.
How to set up a Profile Page (website):
I think the Waukon Knights have a nice Profile Page (website) to use as a model: http://iowakofc.org/profile/WaukonKnights
I am the State Profile Page (website) chairman for IowaKofC.org. Let me know if you have questions about your Profile Page (website) and/or the IowaKofC.org website platform.
Ok, so you've got a personal Profile Page (website) here on IowaKofC.org. What do you do with it? http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/ok-so-you-ve-got-a-personal-prof...
How to enliven your Profile Page and by showing all of the activity from the entire IowaKofC.org website on your own Profile Page: http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/how-to-show-all-of-the-activity-...
Another way to see all of the activity across IowaKofC.org is to click on the Activity tab in the "Update Central" box in the middle column on the main (home) IowaKofC.org webpage.
If you want to get a Profile Page (website) operating for your Council, Assembly, and/or District, go to http://iowakofc.org/video/iowa-kc-council-profile-set-up for an instructional video. For more information and discussion on this issue, go to http://iowakofc.org/forum/topics/set-up-council-profile-page
Catholic gentlemen these days EXPECT to see a council website AND facebook page, and they're not difficult to set up. IowaKofC.org is *THE* place for a council, assembly, and/or district Profile Page (website) because it is easy to use, interactive, and FREE!