The SNO Report: Tasks to End the Year

Whether your school’s still making up for a bunch of snow days or you’ve already been dismissed for the summer, we hope we can ease your brain a little bit with a straightforward list of tasks to do before your website goes to sleep.

  • Turn your site’s departing staff members into subscribers. Doing this retains all the great content those students produced this year but takes away their access to the backend of the website.

  • Run any available updates. Check to make sure your site is running the latest version of WordPress and your plugins are up-to-date as well. Doing this protects the site over the summer and gives you fewer updates to run when you get back.

  • Save a Snapshot of your site. It can’t hurt to save a Design Snapshot of the design of your site that you’re ending the year with, especially if you’re planning on testing out some design changes over the summer.

  • Departing adviser? Tell us. We’d love to welcome the new adviser to the SNO community in proper fashion. So if you’re leaving the job, notify us.

  • Put us to work. Summertime is the best time to order a SNO Site Review or SNO Site Overhaul. We’ll make it a summer project, and you’ll have a newly refurbished site or detailed written analysis ready to review when you get back.

  • Maybe think about a training. Our trainer conducts personalized hour-long virtual sessions for advisers, students, students and advisers, advisers and their pets — whatever. Think about when you want your incoming staff trained. Order a training session and schedule it whenever it makes sense, before the end of the year, during summer downtime or hold onto it until the fall.

  • Join us on the road. SNO will be at several regional summer workshops and you can be, too. See you there?

As always, we want to express our sincere appreciation for letting us build and support your websites this year. We hope you enjoy your summer break and we look forward to another great school year just around the corner.