How do we create a detachment website?

There are many ways to create a web site, so this will be just some general suggestions:
Start with a domain name that identifies the detachment, such as detachment_name.org or involve the detachment number as in det-xxxx.com.

  • Domain names can be researched and purchased at many registrars, such as register.com, godaddy.com, namecheap.com, 1and1.com or domains.google.
    • As part of the configuration you'll need to enter DNS information that points to where the site is hosted. This can be updated later after you have a host.
  • Next you need a place to put the web site, called hosting.  In most cases that can be done at the same site where you get the domain name.

Once that is all finished you'll have a place to actually create the site.

For creating the site, you can

  • use tools at the hosting company
    • These can be sufficient for relatively simple sites
  • use Wix, Weebly or WordPress, or any of many other programs
    • many are free and there may be videos and tutorials to help learn how to use them
  • Hire someone to build it for you
    • This can be expensive, but it can be much easier than the learning process of doing it yourself
How do we update our detachment information on the web site?
For the detachment list, make sure your ROI is updated and submitted to the Department Adjutant.

For the detachment locator, please email any changes to admin@mclcal.com.
What’s the difference between “Events” and “Calendar?”
Events and Calendar are two ways to look at the same information.
Events shows everything scheduled in a list format in date order. An exception would be on the main page where only the next 5 events are listed.
Calendar is initially a standard 1 month display (from 28 to 31 days at a time), but can also be changed to a weekly or daily display by clicking on the icon at the top right - you can also switch back to the Events view there.