It’s one thing to get a fantastic school website design, but it’s a whole different ball game managing the site once it’s up and running.
School website management entails the day-to-day maintenance of the school’s website and its content, ensuring that the website does not become irrelevant and that any issues such as broken links are addressed timeously.
Some institutions might opt to hire an external service provider to conduct website management. However, this approach is often not preferred owing to its higher cost and slower turnaround times.
It’s often quicker and more efficient – not to mention more cost-effective – to manage the school’s website in-house. Let’s take a look at what that might take.
School Website Managment – Choose Someone That Is Passionate!
You will need to appoint someone keen on doing the job. Once you’ve decided on who will be the principal website manager, time must be set aside in their schedule to do the job. It’s no good assigning the task to someone who is already swamped with work and cannot find time in their day to attend to the website.
Moreover, the person chosen to manage the website content should be passionate about it and should be in touch with the school’s many agendas, activities and events. They should have a finger on the pulse of the school community to keep the website content relevant and up to date.
School Site Press Content Management System
Get A Good Content Management System
The first thing that you’ll need to ensure is that your school’s website has an easy to use content management system built into it. A school website specialist such as School Site Press could advise you on the various options available.
A good content management system will make it easy for administrators to upload and remove all manner of content – from blogs to videos to photos and everything in between – tutorials and training for your School Site Press website can be viewed here.
Appoint A Good Website Management Team
Understand that school website management can be a big job at times. Allow the principal website manager to delegate tasks to a team of people who are trusted within the organisation to contribute to the content and assist with the management thereof.
For example, the website content for academic, sporting and cultural activities can each e managed by different staff members while the principal website manager oversees them. If you’ve got a good content management system, then you needn’t worry about training any new team members.
Finally, if you do need assistance adding content to your school website, we also provide a Web Admin package. This consists of 4 hours you ca use within a three month period.
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