Creating a Web Site (Public and Private)


#1

How to Get There

You can edit your web pages from the Share badge and you can get there in a couple of different ways. Share > Latest Content or Share > *Specific Page to edit*

Your public pages are visible to anyone over the internet, so you want to be careful to only post pictures and information that are appropriate for public consumption. 

Set the Subdomain for Your Public Site

You can define a custom location for your public web site, such as http://troop-123.trooptrack.com. Doing so will make it easier for your troop or pack members to remember where the public site is, and non-members will be able to find it to learn more about your scouting program.

A "subdomain" is a web site that is part of another web site. Take http://troop-123.trooptrack.com for example. The subdomain in this case is troop-123. You can choose anything you want for your subdomain, as long as it follows these simple rules:

  1. It cannot contain any spaces, commas, exclamation points or other characters that are not letters, dashes, or underscores.
  2. It has to be unique - if your pack number is 555 and someone else has already snagged pack555.trooptrack.com, then you'll have to try something else, like pack-555.trooptrack.com.

To set your subdomain, go to Manage > Settings > Edit Troop Settings, Webmaster Tools tab and enter your subdomain as shown below.

What about Private Pages?

You don't have to do anything special to set up private pages. They are only visible to logged in members of your scouting unit by visiting the Share badge.

Editing a Web Page

When you visit one of your web pages, whether they are public or private, you will see a screen like this:

You can add a new page by clicking "Add Child Page", or you can edit this page by clicking "Edit". Either way, the form for editing a web page looks like this:

Set the title of your page, edit its contents and format it using the formatting tools, and save it. Ta-day! You have created a web page.

Add a photo to your public or private pages

To add a photo on the public or private pages, click the photo icon in the editing toolbar. Here, there are two ways to add a photo.

  1. The first is to Upload a photo from you local hard-drive. To do this, click the Upload tab in the pop-up, click Choose File, and find the file on your computer. Next, click "Send it to the Server." This should take you back to the Image Info tab, where you can see a preview of the photo.
  2. Option two is to find the URL of a photo that is already on the web. This includes photos that you already have uploaded to TroopTrack. You can see your TroopTrack photo's URL by going to Share-->Photo Albums. Here, select the desired album, and then find the desired photo. Under the photo, click the "details" link. This will take you to a page with different sizes of that photo, with a URL under each one. Copy the URL you want, and you're good to go. Once you have the URL of the photo you want, return to the page you're editing, and click the photo option in the editor's toolbar, and paste the URL right in the "URL" box on the "Image Info" tab.

Now, after doing either of those two options, your photo is ready to be posted. You can change it's size in the "Width" and "Height" boxes to suit your fancy. You can always click the photo afterwards while editing the page to return to this editing box.


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#2

Request to update the “Set the Subdomain for Your Public Site” section be renamed to:
Your Subdomain for your Public Site

Then remove all of the content and images under that section and replace with:

Your troop subdomain for your public website will be created automatically by Troop Track when you choose your Home Page Type under Webmaster Tools page to be:

Troop Track Pages
I want to use Troop track to build my public website.

You can find the Webmaster page by logging into Troop Track, then choose Manage, Settings, Edit Troop Settings, Webmaster Tools tab.


#3

What about using an HTML editor like Dreamweaver to create a website? Is that possible? Is CSS supported? If so, where is the file(s)?


#4

I’m afraid we do not offer these features at this time. We do have plans to enhance our web page functionality in the future.

Thank you.


#5

I’d like to add some sort of contact us form on our public site. Is it possible to add either an iframe pointing to a url that hosts our form. Or, using a service like www.coffeecup.com, which uses javascript to display a form hosted on their servers.

If I want possible new scouts to see the page, I need to be able to recruit them and have them contact us.

Thanks


#6

I have been working on this exact issue this week. I decided to create a Google Form and embed it in a public page within TroopTrack. You can see it in action here: https://pack1455.trooptrack.com/share/pages/32555

Here is the source code for the page. Simply replace the src URL for the iframe to display whatever page you want:
TroopTrack-iframe

Hope that helps!


#7

Hi there,

Does anyone know how to collapse all the child pages of a given page? It appears that all of them will have to be shown and they may take a lot of space when there are a large number of child pages.

Also, I wonder if there is a way to create a page without having it listed explicitly, i.e., a hidden page that only gets linked from other pages.

Regards,
Alex


#8

Our troop still sends out a lot of emails and we are trying to cut it back a little bit. I thought it would be great to have a website for each level as well as the whole troop. I was wondering if there was thoughts of making a private website and inviting who can see that page. I hope that makes sense.


#9

There is a way to create a private page for your troop but not for a specific level. However, you could have pages on that private site specific to each level if you would like. If that doesn’t answer your question, let me know!