Essential website maintenance: 3rd-7th August 2020 | Global Connections

Essential website maintenance: 3rd-7th August 2020

A lot of clever little processes occur behind the scenes of every website and every now and then it is important to give your website a little TLC in order to ensure that it is functioning smoothly.

 

From Monday 3rd August until Friday 7th August, the Global Connections, Christian Vocations and MAP websites will undergo some essential background maintenance.

 

The public-facing side of the sites will not change and users will still be able to view content in the usual way. However, users and members who have a login to the site will not be able to log in between 3rd and 7th August since this login function will be temporarily disabled.

 

As a result, various functions will also be disabled, and users will not be able to post certain content on to the sites during this time period. 

 

Event bookings

To ensure every event booking is captured correctly and our records are up to date, we will temporarily disable booking forms for our events between Monday 3rd August and Friday 7th August. Events will reopen again the week beginning 10th August 2020, so please do check back to book your place.

 

I’m a GC or MAP Member, how will this affect me?

Member organisations and churches will not be able to access their account areas and submit or edit content between 3rd and 7th August 2020.

If you need to complete any of the following, please do so by 2pm on Friday 31st July:

  • Posting an event
  • Updating or editing your member profile
  • Adding a prayer point
  • Submitting a UK job. If you miss this deadline, you can still submit your jobs using this form - see below for more details.
  • Submitting a UK voluntary opportunity
  • Posting or editing an international opportunity
  • Posting of editing a short-term programme
  • Adding to, editing or signing up for a short-term online package
  • Adding to, editing or signing up for iServe package

 

I have a website login, how will this affect me?

 

> Job alerts

Users will not be able to sign up for job alerts between the 3rd and 7th August. Those with an existing Job Alert Profile will also not be able to amend or disable their profile during this week. Job alerts and Job Alert Profiles will be fully functioning from the 10th August 2020.

 

> UK jobs

Organisations and churches that wish to submit UK job opportunities will need to do so by 2pm on Friday 31st July if you want the role to be advertised on the Christian Vocations website during the week of the 3rd August. If you miss this deadline, you can still submit your jobs using this form; however, any job submitted using this form will not appear on the Christian Vocations website until the week beginning 10th August 2020. Please note that there may also be a backlog of job submissions for us to post that week and we will do our best to publish them as quickly as possible once the website maintenance has been completed.

 

> UK voluntary opportunities

Organisations and churches that wish to submit UK voluntary opportunities will need to do so by 2pm on Friday 31st July (if you want the programme to appear on the Christian Vocations website during the week of the 3rd August). If you miss this deadline, you will be able to post your opportunity from the 10th August 2020.

 

> International opportunities and short-term programmes

Organisations that wish to submit or edit international opportunities or short-term programmes will need to do so by 2pm on Friday 31st July (if you want the programme to appear on the Christian Vocations website during the week of the 3rd August). If you miss this deadline, you will be able to post your opportunity from the 10th August 2020.

 

> Short-term online and iServe package

Organisations that wish to submit a short-term online or iServe package, or add or edit anything on an existing package, will need to do so by 2pm on Friday 31st July. If you miss this deadline, you will be able to submit your information from the 10th August 2020.

 

Thank you for your understanding and do feel free to email info@globalconnections.org.uk if you have any concerns.