About This Site
The Shaar Shalom Board of Trustees decided that it was important for Shaar Shalom Congregation to have an up to date and easily maintainable website, where members and other visitors could come and see all that is happening on a day to day basis. There is also a password protected area named "Members Only" which has available, items such as The Shaar Shalom Times, Yahrzeit Lists and other information. This folder can only be accessed by Shaar Shalom Congregation members.
We are using a web site design and management strategy called content management. Content management systems store individual pieces of content as well as style sheets in a data base and the database is used to generate the web pages. The database enables several things:
- Content (web pages, calendar events, news articles, etc.) can be created, edited and published by different people using only a web browser from anywhere they are connected to the Internet. Examples: the Education Committee, the office staff, Board of Trustees and the Times editor.
- Members logging onto the system with a password can see “private” content such as the Hebrew school calendar or copies of the Shaar Times in pdf form.
- We can assign start and expiration dates for any web page, event, news story, etc. The start date tells the system when to start displaying the item on the site and the expiration date indicates when to stop displaying it. All this is done automatically with no manual intervention. This eliminates the problem of outdated content.
- Web pages are dynamically generated from the database, enabling fast and timely updates and additions.