Evesham & District

Website Editors

Description Training, help and support for Group Leaders or group members who update their page on this website.
Where Zoom (or member's home)
When tbc
Cost free
Contact Website Team

Help when editing the u3a website

For training, help and information please contact the Website Team. We can offer face-to-face coaching, or on Zoom, for you or for someone else in your group, (as a Group Coordinator you don't have to do everything yourself!)

  • Website Login to edit your page.
  • Beacon Login to edit your details on u3a's admin system. Do remember to edit your group when you update the group in Beacon. There is no automatic connection with this website.

We're preparing how-to information for website editors, in the meantime:

What you SHOULD do when editing your group

This website is u3a's shop-window. Your group can be seen by your members, others in u3a, and by people who are interested in your topic who maybe know nothing about us. They probably didn't search Google for "u3a in Evesham", but they might have searched for "Table Tennis in Evesham". To make your group more attractive to those visitors, and to search engines like Google here are some guiding principles:

  • Add a table at the top of your page like the one above.
  • Use the curly brackets { } formatting to make headings. The robots which index our website (or convert it to audio for people who use screen readers) take special notice of headings ONLY presented this way.
  • Write meaningful headings, because those robots index the website looking specifically for this information. It's possibly the most important thing you can do to make your page show up in Google. E.g. instead of Special Equipment consider writing a heading like What special equipment should you bring for Yoga?
  • Add an email address to the Pigeon (contact field) for your page. When someone clicks the bird it opens a form they fill in to send to you. If you don't have an email address you can ask someone from your group who does.
  • Don't direct the reader to the Pigeon link "at the top right-hand corner of this page" etc. because when you look at our website on a tablet or a phone that Pigeon often appears elsewhere. The same applies to links or images, you often can't tell where on the scren the reader should look.
  • Think about personal information, like member's addresses. What you write on this page is visible to the whole Internet.

What you COULD do when editing your group

  • Try the 'Events' option to add 'Dates for your Diary'. (The event will automatically be removed when the date has passed.)
  • Don't use tables unless it is absolutely necessary to present your information clearly. The robots that convert the table to audio struggle on our site with tables which are more complex than the one mentioned before.
  • How do you take-in information on the Internet? E.g. break up blocks of text using bullet points and headings.
  • Write in plain-English so that someone not used to your topic will understand. If you write in an 'active voice' your words will also be more attractive.
  • Don't use CAPITALS, bold or italic text for headings, because those same robots, mentioned before, do not distinguish these from normal text so you will lose what you want to emphasise.
  • Add photos of your members actively involved in your group. (You must get their permission to put this online.)
  • Photos of things related to your group's activity can illustrate your page. The Website Team can help find images which do not infringe copyright.
  • Add one video from YouTube. Maybe you've spotted something which perfectly shows off your group's interest, even better maybe you have uploaded something yourself to YouTube?
  • Add links to useful information related to your group.
  • Think about sub-pages to organise information about a particular meeting, or trip, or competition.
  • Have you thought about sharing your group on our Facebook public group? This is a more visual shop-window than we can achieve with the Site Builder website. Anyone on Facebook can see what we do, and especially the 60+ members - some of whom haven't joined u3a yet. There's also the private Evesham and District u3a Facebook group page.
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