Setting up a website for your meeting
Related pages: Quaker websites
This set of pages is intended as a guide for those interested in creating their own website for their meeting. The idea is to explain some of the options available and some of the pros and cons without being too technical. There isn’t really a right or a wrong way to go about making a website – it’s entirely dependent on the needs of those visiting it and those writing it.
Many local and area meetings have set up their own websites. Depending on the size and makeup of the meeting, they have been used for various purposes including publicising events, providing practical information about the meeting, keeping in touch with members or as a forum for news and discussion. Current meeting websites have made use of different types of websites such as blogs, email groups, static HTML pages and content management systems (CMS).
Web space - information about hosting your website.
Address - how having your own domain name may be beneficial.
Free options - services available to use to make a website that won’t cost anything.
- Content management systems - this page explains what they are and why you might use them and some examples of software that you can use to develop these.
- Writing your own pages - less difficult than it sounds! A quick explanation of what it entails and why it might be a good idea.
- Content ideas - examples of how meetings have used their websites and useful services that might work on your website.
- Useful software and websites - lists of software and services that will help you develop your website.
- Glossary - explanations of the technical terms used in these pages.
If you have any queries about how you might approach building a website for your meeting you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please look at this guide first as it may answer some of your queries or suggest ideas that you could try.