Steps to Creating Your Tendenci Community Website
We know you are busy and Tendenci has so many features and tools to help you make a great website - it can be a little hard to pick which to start with first!
We've put together this step-by-step list of help files, videos, and resources to help you get started and set-up your new website. We recommend you take an hour or so each day to walk through these activities, in order, and in about a week - you'll have a great looking Tendenci website.
Our Always Updating Training Videos
We have a YouTube Playlist that we are always adding new videos that show you how to set-up and use your Tendenci Community Website. Subscribe to our playlist and you'll get email notifications each time we add new videos.
Step 1) Pick your Theme
Here's a quick video to help you decide which theme. http://tendenci.com/videos/select-theme/
Interested in one of the themes we haven't launched yet? Contact us and let us know. We are prioritizing which themes are designed in order of your requests.
Step 2) Add your Logo
Here's a video demonstrating how to upload your logo and a Help File with Image sizes to help you resize your images and upload them to your website.
Step 3) Update your Site and Theme settings
Step 4) Start Adding Homepage Content
Check out our video on Using Tendenci's Spaces feature to automatically add dynamic content to your homepage like Rotator banners, recent news, upcoming events, and more.
Our video on Adding Content to Your Tendenci Website will get you started adding content to your site including Pages, Articles, and News.
Our Help File on Uploading Files will show you how to upload documents, images, and other files to your website.
Step 5) Customize Your Navigation Menu
Learn to edit and make changes to your site's Navigation Menu in this video on editing menus.
Step 6) Start Adding Events to Your Calendar
This quick video will show you how to create custom event types.
Then watch our video on adding new events to your Tendenci Events Calendar.
Step 7) Take a Break and Come Back Next Week for More Steps
We don't want you wearing yourself out - setting up a website can be hard work. It is important to take a break, go do something else, and come back to your website later on.
Keep in mind that most websites take about 6 weeks to 3 months to completely finish setting up, then require ongoing maintanence for things like content marketing, events management, and keeping up with your members and online community.