How Storago Works
Storago is a Content Management System (CMS) and helps you manage your web content without having to learn HTML or mess around with any programing code.
The Design Process
There are three steps to creating your website with Storago: Design, connecting it to Storago and the Content (that's the paragraphs and photos and products on your site).
Designing your web page
There are many businesses and graphic designers who will design your website for you. Feel free to choose one that meets your needs as an organization.
See the next section for some considerations in choosing a graphic designer.
If you already have a website, and you want to add the Storago content management system to it, contact one of our certified web developers (below) and depending on how your site was designed, they may be able to convert it over to Storago-compatible code. Keep in mind that they may need to make some minor changes to the design in order to facilitate the CMS.
Adding Storago Capability
Once you have a design, you will need to add in the Storago Content Management system. Think of Storago as the engine in a car, and the design as the paint and chrome.
Storago comes with its own limitations and takes special knowledge to incorporate into your site. Below is a list of Web Developers who are certified to work with Storago:
* Jeff and Susie Day, 541-440-9032,
When choosing a graphic designer, make sure let them know that you will be using a CMS, and put them in touch with your web developer so that you won't run into trouble during this step. Most of the web developers above also do graphic design, so you may want to simplify things by having them do both parts.
You are responsible for creating all of the content of your website. Content includes any text, photos, diagrams or product information. No one knows more about your business than you do.
Your graphic designer creates the look of your site, how the letters look, what background to use, embellishments and flourishes. They are able to do this without knowing too much about what you do, as long as they know who your target audience is, and any stylistic preferences you might have.
Your web developer is in charge of making sure the whole thing works and you can move from page to page, enlarge images and so forth. They will work with you, helping you decide what content to add, and how to organize it, and even spell checking your text, but they shouldn't write about your business for you.
We recommend that you make a list of all the information you want to include on your website. Try to sort it into logical categories, and then let your web developer look it over and make any suggestions they might have. If there are any gaps in information (for example, your businesses hours), you will need to provide that information. Your web developer will help you put all of your initial information and photos onto your new website, and will provide you with training on how to use the Storago CMS.
After your website has been completed, it will be your responsibility to either update the website yourself, or hire someone to do it for you.
How easy will it be to update my site?
We have been improving the way Storago works for the last four years, and continue to add new features and usability on a regular basis. Every time we make an upgrade to the system, all of our websites are able to enjoy the benefits without doing anything extra, they just show up!
We are working on creating a booklet that will guide you through each step of updating your website or adding new content. If you are having trouble remembering what to do, we suggest getting a copy of this book to keep by your computer when you do your updates.
How to Update an Existing Page Element
- Log in to Storago
- If you have more than one website, choose your site from a list
- On the left-hand side of the page, you will see a list of all the pages on your website, click on the page that has the information you want to change.
- Click on the section of the page you want to change.
- Go ahead and edit the text, then click Save & Close.
- That's it, you've updated your website!