How Can Local Associations Set Up Site on CEA?
Local Affiliates have two options of setting up a site and having it linked on our Web site.
1. CEA Hosts Your Content
CEA will host Local Affiliate sites for free, however, each association is responsible for creating and maintaining
their content. All content should be in HTML only and will be forwarded to CEA's Webmaster
for review. If there are no rendering or technical issues, then the content will be uploaded and published to our server.
Subsequent updates to files should also be sent to the Webmaster.
What Software Do I Need to Create My Web Page?
There are a variety of HTML/Web editing programs that have been used to maintain content (ex. Adobe Dreamweaver). A few users have
also used MS Word and Publisher, but that is discouraged since excess code is added 'behind the scenes' and may not make the page viewable
in some Web browsers.
2. Use a Third Party Hosting Provider
Locals also have the option of having their site hosted outside of CEA. Some of the affiliates that host their own
website include the Berlin Education Association
and the West Hartford Education Association. Although the content doesn't reside on our servers,
CEA will still provide a link to your association Web site.
WordPress is a free and popular blogging tool that can be 'tweaked' to look like a traditional website. WordPress provides a
simple interface and a variety of features including pre-built themes and reporting functionality. No software is required -
other than a web browser. Additional features, such as custom domain names and extra storage space are available at varied rates.
For additional info, visit wordpress.com.