New post: From Local Unit Websites to a Suite of Tools

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New post: From Local Unit Websites to a Suite of Tools

Postby johnsonth » Thu May 10, 2012 4:23 pm

New post: From Local Unit Websites to a Suite of Tools

The Tools menu provides a suite of applications, fully replacing the old “Local Unit Website” interface.

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Postby jdlessley » Thu May 10, 2012 9:16 pm

I noted that the article shows "Lesson Schedules" in the list of Tools, yet it is not available, not for me anyway. I was logged onto the site.
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Postby aebrown » Thu May 10, 2012 9:56 pm

johnsonth wrote:The Tools menu provides a suite of applications, fully replacing the old “Local Unit Website” interface.


That statement does seem a bit premature. I'm excited by the progress, but as JD noted, Lesson Schedules is not on the Tools menu. Neither is the Newsletter, which isn't even out of beta yet.

So the claim that apps on the Tools menu are "fully replacing the old 'Local Unit Website' interface" is a bit weak. And by the way, it's been called "Classic Ward and Stake Websites" for well over a year (not Local...).
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Postby jdlessley » Thu May 10, 2012 10:56 pm

Does this announcement mean there is not going to be a home page for stakes/districts or wards/branches? Are units going to loose the public facing page they had with classic LUWS or is there a replacement/alternative coming?
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Postby russellhltn » Fri May 11, 2012 2:16 am

jdlessley wrote:Does this announcement mean there is not going to be a home page for stakes/districts or wards/branches? Are units going to loose the public facing page they had with classic LUWS or is there a replacement/alternative coming?


I was going to ask the same question. That was discussed in the Are all the pieces of Classic LUWS really soon to be in place on LDS.org? thread. In re-reading that, it's sounding like the classic site will be retired before the "unifying site" is in place. But hopefully they still plan on doing that.

Personally, I'd be happy (for now) with just a page of links. Just to get people into the habit of going there. Sort of a Rev 0.1.
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Postby kisaac » Sun May 13, 2012 3:59 pm

Thanks for articles like this. We had a chuckle that the tools in the letter have been out for two years, but just now the letter is arriving. I wish THIS ARTICLE was sent to every leader, and lets not wait another two years to do it! Can you make a copy for the bulletin boards and send it to us!

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Postby jdcr256 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:02 am

Currently there is a plan to replace the landing page feature of the old classic site with a unifying app that will bring all the other pieces together, however, this project is still in the concept phase. I'm not sure if the classic site will hang around until this piece is implemented, or if the plan is to decommission it sooner. I don't think that has been set in stone yet.


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