Setting up a New Site

Last edited: 5/16/2011

If you're hosting on a third party (non Monk server), please refer to third party server requirements before continuing.

Add new site to backend

  1. Go to Admin > Click "Add A New Site"
  2. Enter new site information
    1. Site Name: (Required) Name of organization
    2. Home page: (Required) URL of staging site (including http://)
    3. Redirect: Leave unchecked
    4. Syndicate: Select “No”
    5. E-mail address: (Required) Enter organization’s email address
    6. Site Logo: Leave blank
    7. Scroll down and select “Create Site”
  3. Edit the FTP setting s for the new site by selecting the "File Transferring" tab on the right
    1. Enter in server details
    2. Ensure the "Test Status" succeeds.
    3. Click "Save Settings"
  4. On site list screen, click “Load Config” for site

Configure Site Permissions

  1. On the site listing screen, hover over the site and click the pencil icon to edit the site. 
  2. Click 'Permissions' on the right hand side.
  3. Put in "0" to make a module visible and "-1" to hide. Visit the Admin > Permissions help page for more information on these fields.
  4. Click "Change Permissions" to save changes.
  5. If the site will be utilizing Event + RSVP (with or without payment) - go to the "E-Commerce" tab on the right.
  6. Scroll down to "Event RSVP" and select the checkbox.
  7. Save E-Commerce settings.

Create an Admin User for the New Site

  1. Go to People > Members
  2. Click “Add New Member” link
  3. Add administrator details:
    1. First Name: user’s first name
    2. Last Name: user’s last name
    3. E-mail address: user’s email address
    4. Sites: Important! Be sure to select a site for this user
    5. Click "Auto-generate username and password" or fill in a unique username and secure password yourself.
    6. Click Save
  4. On the permissions tab, check "" and "This user is a site administrator" boxes.
  5. Hit "Save"
  6. "Send login information" should now appear next to "Set login details." Hit that link to email the admin their new user credentials.