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Multiple Sites Management

Multiple Sites Management

Hi! This is Betsy from Blackbaud in this
video I’m going to provide an overview of multiple websites management. Multiple
websites can benefit your organization in several ways. You can create sites for intranets,
chapters, various schools, and large campaigns. When you do this you can customize the
content and appearance for each site and you can target security for each
site’s audience. When you host multiple websites, you host a
default site, parent sites, and child sites. You also
establish global tasks and settings that apply to all sites, as well as site specific tasks and
settings for each default, parent, and child site. The program always includes 1 default
website and you can create an unlimited number of additional sites. Any
combination of parent and child sites can be created because the hierarchy structure
is not limited. For example, you create multiple parent and child
sites. Some of the child sites are parents to
additional child sites. To manage multiple websites, go to Aministration, Sites & settings in the program. Your global site is always listed at the
top of the tree view. The tasks and settings you create for
this site apply to all additional websites. For example you configure merchant
accounts for all sites to use from the Tasks tab and you schedule process
frequencies for all sites to use from the Settings tab. The default website is your primary site
and you identify it by the unique web page with a checkmark icon beside the
site name. You design the default site and select
site settings for it just like any other site. The only difference is that the program
redirects users to the default site when they click URLs the program cannot
render. All parent and child sites are identified
by the Earth icon with an arrow in the tree view. Icons that display in color indicate the
site is live and icons that display in grey indicate
the site has not been published online. Tasks and settings you create for a
parent or child site are site specific. For example, you create a new web page our
part specifically for a site from its Tasks tab and you select the supported languages
for a site from its Settings tab. You create a new website Administration
in 3 easy steps. Before you do this, you need a SSL
certificate. If Blackbaud hosts your site, you can obtain one from your Account
Manager. If not, you must obtain it on your own. After you have the SSL certificate, click New site on action bar and enter the site name, select a parent site, and enter the
site’s URL. You can structure the URL in 1 of 3 ways. You can enter a new domain URL, such as You can also enter URLs such as or To confirm the domain maps to the location of your program’s installation, click
Validate. If it does not validate, a message appears to inform you the URL is not valid and you should check your Domain Name System (DNS) configuration. When you complete design of a new website, you can publish it online by selecting the site in the tree view and clicking Publish on the action bar. To archive an old website that should no appear on the Internet, select a site in the tree view and click
Archive. There are several ways to navigate to a website. After you create the site, you can access it by clicking the change link under under the View site & Create buttons on the menu bar. A list of the available sites appears for you to access. You can navigate to a site by selecting the site in the tree view and opening an administrative section on the Tasks tab. To go to the Home page for the site, click Go to site on the action bar. That’s all for this demonstration For more information about multiple
websites, be sure to review the Administration Guide and the program’s
help file. Thanks for watching!

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