How do I do website documentation and maintenance tracking
July 14, 2014 6:49 PM Subscribe
I need a systematic way to track and show that sites are up to date, links checked, content updated or deleted.
posted by b33j to Technology (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have one (mostly static) website with 81 pages at the moment. It's hosted by Weebly, so nice and easy CMS for my non-techo type editors/bosses (if anyone else ever is brave enough to edit, which they're not, but they would like to be able to see overview of what's done, what needs to be done, etc).
I have another (quite dynamic) website with similar number of pages, using WordPress with about 800 users (who don't have editing rights).
Whichever system I use needs to be able to be read by absolute Luddites. So, probably a Word or PDF document as these people even struggle with Excel. It's okay if it's as thick as a book.
But how do I structure it and what do I put in it? Are there some good lists somewhere? Some nice templates? Or should I set up a database that creates reports, showing current pages, old content that's been archived, future tasks?
Added difficulty - I can't keep this in my head, I have ADHD. Also, I'm working on it now, so would prefer online resources to books, however excellent they are.
I did search here, but ?!? so many links and I couldn't find relevant questions.