About The Website
The purpose of this website is twofold. Firstly it enables visitors to discover your town and browse pages you have created for it. Secondly, it enables members to promote their town in any way they see fit, including advertising.
Finding a town is simple. Just click on the Towns menu link, and an alphabetical list of all the current towns is displayed. Clicking on the town’s name will take you directly to the pages its owner has created.
When you buy a town, you have total control over how you promote it. No one else can buy the same town as yours.
You will be given a Home page and a Contact page, which sends the form contents to your email address. Your email address is not shown anywhere on the site or its code, and other members cannot see the member list.
You can add extra pages for your town at any time. There is no limit to how many you can add. What you put on your pages is entirely up to you, subject to the site’s Terms of Service.
Some people may merely wish to show off their town, with articles and pictures. Others may wish to add links to news or other local sites. The major benefit to members, is the ability to control what advertising they include.
If you own a small business, you can promote it for visitors, knowing all your competitors are locked out. This feature alone is worth its weight in gold. You may even find a business willing to pay you a small fee to advertise them on your pages.
To become a Town Owner, simply use the Contact form, and I will get back to you so we can get things started.
The site uses WordPress and when you log in, you see a cut down version of the regular Admin area. You only have the ability to add or edit your own pages and upload images or files. You cannot make posts.
If you can use a word processor, then you will have no trouble understanding how to work with your pages. There is no way you can damage the website or edit or delete another member’s pages or images. Guides have been made to help you with editing tricks and fine tuning your pages.
The website has two main levels of security. Firstly all members are given the same login details to access the Admin area. Each member then has their own username and password to log in. This makes it extremely difficult for hackers to force their way in.
Various other methods have been installed or created to protect both the site itself and your personal information. The database is automatically backed up daily, so if someone does manage to bypass all the security, the site can be restored easily. I manually backup the entire site should it be necessary to restore it.
There are very few sites that do what this one does, and the ones that do charge far more than I do for the privilege. The site is a great way to get all the benefits of WordPress, without having to create and manage it yourself.
As the site becomes well known, people will know they can find information about towns from all over the world in one place.
Because you are free to make your pages yourself, the information about your town will be totally different from any other online.
Most of all, have fun! If you can use your work to earn some extra cash, then that’s just icing on the cake.