How to manage a team subsite
If you are the coach/manager of a team, your club may have set you up with a subsite to use as a team site. Team sites are subsites of the club's site. A subsite is a mini Sporty site that only has two pages and a gallery.
When a team is created on Sporty, a subsite is automatically created from the parent site that created it.
Subsites are useful for distributing news and notices to your team/group, and uploading images to the gallery.
Each team site has it’s own URL on the Sporty domain (otherwise known as an Easy Web Address), for example www.sporty.co.nz/myclub or www.sporty.com.au/myclub
When you first view your site, it will look like the image below. There are some placeholder widgets which you can remove or modify. Most people prefer to delete them and start afresh.
To log in, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Admin Login. Note that advertising only appears on subsites of sites which are on a free plan.
Enter your username and password, and click Log in. You will now be viewing your site in edit mode, so you will be able to begin adding content.
If you do not have a username and password, contact the main website’s administrator.
Editing your site
The image below shows a team subsite in edit mode.
1. Edit site settings
Clicking on Site Settings brings up the many settings available for your site.
Under Look and Feel you can customise the look of your site, such as adding header and background images. Under Organisation, you can upload images, documents, and sponsors.
2. Section settings
Clicking on the section settings cog allows you to change the layout of the section.
3. Add Widget (content)
Click ADD CONTENT to add a widget in a position. Choose a widget from the widget list depending on the content you want to insert. Once inserted, widgets can be dragged and dropped in positions in sections using the arrow icon.
For further help on the different widgets see https://support.sportsground.com/hc/en-us/sections/201132418-Widgets
4. Add section
Click ADD SECTION to add a new section. Adding sections and customising their layouts is how you can layout your web page. You can drag and drop widgets between them until you like how your page is laid out. Note sites on a free plan are restricted from adding more than two sections.
5. Menu settings
Clicking the menu settings button lets you manage the menu. You can reorder the page, ad styling to the menu, and edit the page names.
5. Send push notifications to team members
You can communicate directly with your team and supporters via push notification using the Notices widget.
- Ask your organisations website manager to show your teams page in the mobile app.
- Ask your team members to download the Sporty NZ App or your clubs custom app, and then click the Alerts Icon, then the settings cog to subscribe to notifications from your team.
6. Send emails to team members
You can communicate directly with your team and supporters via email using the Notices widget. Your team members can click the Email me notices link to opt in to receive email notices or you can manually add email address to this list by clicking into the settings cog of the Notices widget then clicking Add subscriber.
Then when you send the notice it will send it via email to everyone on the list.
For a more detailed support article on the Notices widget please see https://support.sportsground.com/hc/en-us/articles/215033088-How-to-Send-a-Notice
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