Your site could also become much more interactive, making it a communications hub for people to share their opinions and ask questions through the use of wikis, bloggs, forums and much more. Please contact us with your bespoke software requirements.
When considering the use of interactive tools on your website, it is useful for you to make a policy about how you wish to moderate postings by the general public. Think about the following models and decide which is best for you, remembering you can always increase security later:
- Trust everybody: leave posting open to all – After a while you may end up advertising 'Viagra' thanks to the many spammers of the internet but this is often a good way to start a site in order to gauge who is likely to post.
- Trust until they are naughty – this is a nice way to do things but does require you to keep a close eye on the site, perhaps daily watch.
- Allow them to post as much as they like after their first post is approved by an administrator - this makes the site easier to manage than the previous options, although there is still some room for abuse.
- Check all the posts – a very common approach which provides absolute security of content but impedes live user interaction in cases such as web forums where a post might take 48 hours to be approved.