Help

We've designed Our Lodge Page to be intuitive for even the most novice webmaster. However, here are some directions and tips to make setting and maintaining your lodge page simple. Here's a list of topics:

Basics

Create your account and go to the dashboard.
All about the webmaster's dashboard.
How the layout of the home page is managed.

Features

Manage your calendar
Upload and serve files
Create and categorize links
Upload photos and group them into albums
Post news stories.
Display current officers and their contact information.
Display past officers.
Display a map and author written directions.
Display and author a written history of your lodge.
Display a page about your organization.
Display a page with instructions about joining your organization.
Display a page with information about your organization's charitable works.

Support

If you have unanswered questions or concerns email us or give us a call at 866.895.8189 (M-F 9:00 - 5:30 ET)


Getting Started

To access your lodge's website as webmaster, do the following:

  1. Ensure that you're indicated as a webmaster for you lodge in MORI
  2. Go to your lodge's Our Lodge Page website.
  3. Select 'Sign in' from the menu.
  4. Click 'create account' and enter the requested information.

It is important that you complete the account creation process in one sitting. You will need a cell phone or email address in MORI to verify yourself during the process.

Once you've created your account, if you're a webmaster, you'll see 'Dashboard' in the footer menu for your lodge's website.

Dashboard

The dashboard is accessible through the footer menu of your lodge's website.

On the dashboard, you'll see a table of features with either an 'X' or a '✓' to indicate whether that feature is enabled. Click the manage link next to a feature to modify that setting. Each feature exists as one or more of the following:

  • Block - displayed on the left or right side of the home page.
  • View - displayed in the center of the home page.
  • Page - appears in the menu and is its own page.

Layout

The home page is laid out in as many as three columns: left, center, and right.

The "center" column contains 'views' from different features always starting with a basic information view. Other views are displayed if enabled via the dashboard in the order specified on their manage screen.

The "left" and "right" columns contain 'blocks' from the different features if enabled through the dashboard. Which column the block is in and in what order is determined by settings on each feature's manage screen. If there are no blocks assigned to a column, that column is not used in the layout with the center expanded to fill the void.

Calendar

The calendar feature is implemented as both a page of its own as well as a 'block' and 'view' previews on the home page.

Once the calendar is enabled via the dashboard, manage events on the calendar on the calendar page itself. Calendar events have the following attributes:

  • Members Only
  • Name
  • Start time
  • End time
  • Description
  • Post on time

If the "post on time" is populated, a News Post will be created at that time announcing the event.

Member only events are only visible to members who are logged in.

Files

The files feature is implemented as a page.

Once the files feature is enabled via the dashboard, folders and files are created through the files page itself.

Folders exist to contain files and have the following attributes:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Access (public or member)

Folders that are limited to member access, along with their content, are only visible to logged in members.

Files have the following attributes:

  • Title
  • Description
  • File (the actual upload)
  • Access (public or member)

Files that are limited to member access are only visible to logged in members.

Links

The links feature is implemented as a page.

Once the links feature is enabled via the dasboard, headings and links are created through the links page itself.

Headings group together links for presentation and have the following attributes:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Order (the order in which the headings should be listed)

Links have the following attributes:

  • Link Heading (under which it will appear)
  • Name (if blank, the URL will be displayed)
  • Description
  • URL
  • Order (the order in which the links will be listed under the heading)

All links are publically visible.

Photos

The photos feature is implemented as both a page of its own as well as a 'block' and 'view' on the home page.

Once the photos feature is enabled via the dashboard, albums and photos are created through the photos page. (Note: The photos block and view will not appear until there are photos to display.)

Albums group together photos and have the following attributes:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Order (the order in which the albums will be displayed)

Photos have the following attributes:

  • Album (in which they will appear)
  • Caption
  • Image (the actual upload)
  • Order (the order in which the albums will be displayed)
  • Featured

All photos are publically visible.

If any photos are flagged as 'Featured', the block on the home page displays the most recent Featured photo and the slideshow view on the front page shows all the Featured photos, newest first.

News

The past officers feature is implemented as both a page of its own as well as a view' on the home page.

Once the news feature is enabled via the dashboard, posts can be authored via the news page. A post has the following attributes:

  • Subject
  • Body
  • Access (public or member)

Posts are displayed newest first.

Current Officers

The current officers feature is implemented as both a page of its own as well as a 'block' and 'view' on the home page.

Once enabled, the current officers page, block and view display the current officers of the lodge. The MORI membership server authors all data, and the ordering of that data. Any errors/omissions should be corrected there.

The content of the current officers page is publically visible.

You can determine what, if any, contact information is displayed through the dashboard.

Past Officers

The past officers feature is implemented as both a page of its own as well as a 'block' and 'view' on the home page.

Once enabled, the past officers page, block and view display the past officers of the lodge. The MORI membership server authors all data, and the ordering of that data. Any errors/omissions should be corrected there.

The content of the past officers page is publically visible.

Directions

The directions feature is implemented as a page.

The directions page is for directions to the lodge. The page is both enabled and authored through the dashboard using a WYSIWYG editor (like an embedded word processor.) In addition, if a Location address is provided, a Google Map will be displayed focused on that address.

The content of the directions page is publically visible.

History

The history feature is implemented as a page.

The history page is for history of the lodge. The page is both enabled and authored through the dashboard using a WYSIWYG editor (like an embedded word processor.)

The content of the history page is publically visible.

About

The about feature is implemented as a page.

The about page, once enabled, displays information authored by the organization to which the lodge belongs and is publically visible.

Join

The join feature is implemented as a page.

The join page, once enabled, displays information authored by the organization to which the lodge belongs and is publically visible.

Charities

The charities feature is implemented as a page.

The charities page, once enabled, displays information authored by the organization to which the lodge belongs and is publically visible.