Posted By Paras Doshi,
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Step by Step for Jain Centers
Welcome to Jainlink!We are very happy you have taken the time to begin setting up your
Center’s group page on Jainlink. The following is a step by step to help you
set up your group page.
you haven’t already, please register as a member on www.jainlink.org Next, join the Center’s
page which you are affiliated with and will be setting up. Once you have been
verified as a member, you will be made an administrator for your Center’s page
you are made an administrator you will see a red bar, such as the one shown
I have a screenshot here with admin bar circled
This has a drop down menu which
has many options. The four categories are:
Let’s start with the first option, content management. Content management includes:
-Group Descriptions – This category allows
you to edit what people see on the welcome page. You are able to add both text
and pictures. Please be sure to add the name of your center, address, phone
number, and website URL.
-Custom Pages – These pages can be
accessed from the home page from the drop down menu labeled “More In This
Group…”These pages can be used to add
information such as Patshala homework and curricula, Calendar of events
occurring at the JainCenter, and other
pertinent information you would like to add to your site.
I have a screenshot here with menu circled
Library - Here you can create collections of files that can placed within
any of your group custom pages. File collections can be placed in "collaborative"
mode, which will allow other group members to add their own files to the
collection. Once you have created a
collection, simply go to "custom pages" (within group admin options),
select the page in which you would like the collection to appear, then
associate the collection. You can associate multiple collections with custom
The next category in the drop down
list is Photo Management. Here you
can create albums of photos of your JainCenter, events occurring at your JainCenter,
etc. You can also accept or reject photos posted by other members.
The next category is Blog Management. A blog is a place
where members can post their thoughts in a journal style for everyone to see.
As an admin, you can see the existing blogs and add new blogs if you wish.
The last category is Member Management. Here you can see and
manage who is currently part of your Center, who is still pending to be
accepted to your Center, and what each member has done chronologically.
This is the end of the tutorial! I
hope you learned how to set up your Center’s group. If you have any questions
please feel free to email me, Paras Doshi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Yogendra Jain (email@example.com)- 781-856-0769
If you have not done so already,
please send us an excel spreadsheet of the names and addresses of all the
members in your Center so we can invite them to Jainlink and to your newly
created group page!