The Community Microsites are very simple websites for official TT initiatives who don’t or can’t have their own website but want to stay in touch with their members. They consist of editable pages (like the current wiki but better, a news blog, events diary, community newsletter, and simple membership management.
All members of the microsite are able to add their own news items and community events. Only community microsite administrators can add or edit the pages and send newsletter announcements to all the members.
Here is a diagram outlining the Community Micro-site offer:
Here is a screengrab of a community microsite in action:
What will happen when?
We will be rolling these out from September 2010, with some ‘early adopters’ to settle them in. Then we will open them up to people who want them.
We will be archiving the old wiki pages from December 2010 – from then on, no-one will be able to edit the wiki pages.
If you are interested in using a Community Microsite, send Ed an email and he’ll add you to the list.