WI Global Web System
Basic Presentation
April 2012
Wetlands International
The Global Web System is made with
DotNetNuke (freeware)
This system is aimed at:
• Having one ‘look and feel’
(it has been updated in 2011, and not all office websites joined in – although this needs to be
done soon)
• Easy usability
This means that:
• All websites share the same design
• All websites are connected to the global
homepage databases for:
- Projects
- Publications
- Images
• When updating the database on the
global website, automatically the subwebsites are updated too
Extra features:
• Send a newsletter
• Show photos in a slideshow
• Show video
• Show projects or points
on a GoogleMap
• Display news from other
websites through RSS Feeds
Design of a webpage
The Basics:
• The design of a web page is called a
“skin”
• The elements to fill a page are called
“modules”
• There are many modules;
each different module displays its
content in a different way
Design of a webpage
• The modules are placed in different
sections of a web page: a “pane”
• Generally, these are the sections or
panes:
BannerPane, Rightpane, ContentPane
(incl. Left- and RightBottom) and
Footer (-Left, -Middle, -Right) Pane
• You can move the modules from one
pane to another
Example
The panes
Example
Different
modules
Text
module
Image module
Multilanguage website
• A bilingual website has two “faces”; one
side for each language
• By using the
‘language’ button
(top right corner)
you can switch
between the
two “faces”
of the site
Bilingual pages
Bilingual pages can be made
in two ways:
• Double-sided page (simple):
use ML-HTML text modules for all
the text.
These you can make yourself!
• Double paged: two different pages
connected to each other (complicated)
Used for homepages with lots of modules,
made by HQ Comm. Officer
Placing bilingual text
Putting texts in two languages on a page:
• Use the ‘Multilanguage (MLHTML) text
module – it has two sides
Module titles
• Titles of many modules are not
bilingual.
• Therefore, on top of such a
(project, publication, etc.) module,
always place a MLHTML Text
module with the title text in both
languages
Making a simple bilingual page
Instead the MLHTML text module
above it does have a title
The Image module cannot be
bilingual, so it has no title.
Making a simple bilingual page
Page name translation
• Page titles can be made bilingual
on: ‘About Us – Page name
translations’
• You can select the page and
change the title in each language,
similar to using a MLHTML text
module
Page name translation
It is set to French: you can
see the French page title
Now switch to English:
add the English page title
WI Global Web System
After this presentation:
• Study the Website Manual for
Beginners and start practicing
• If you have any questions, direct
them at the responsible HQ
Communications Officer through
Skype, email or by telephone.
• Good luck in managing your own
website!
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