This Webtrees Manual covers usage and administration for one of the most used self hosting family tree website creation software in the world. There are several reasons users find Webtrees so great.
- The software is free.
- It is well designed.
- It is configurable.
- It is easy to use.
The only thing that lets the software down is the lack of a comprehensive manual. The software has comments and its own website, forum, and wiki, but there is little that is comprehensive. The English language wiki, for example, is full of pages that conclude with notes that the page has not been edited since xxx or version xxx and may be out of date. In most cases, it is out of date.
This is not a criticism of the software creators. They have created great software, are constantly updating it, and respond quickly to questions asked in their forums. How they conscientiously undertake those essential services leaves them precious little time to update the online instructions.
Comprehensive Webtrees Manual
We created a manual of our own with sections for:
- First Time Webtrees site visitors
- New Family Tree members
- Webtrees Editors
- Family Tree Managers
- Webtrees Administrators
- Webtrees Webmasters
If, once you have looked through the manual, you feel we have missed anything vital, or if something is unclear or confusing, or if there is any other information or help you would like us to add, please let us know and we will do our best to incorporate your suggestions.
We created our own manual because we have our own Webtrees Family Tree site, and we want to make it as easy for users of our own site to find their way around. We hope in due course some of our users will become editors, moderators, managers, or administrators of our own Webtrees site.
Together we hope the Manual will be of value not only to us but to many other Webtrees Users, whether you are new to the family tree software or just looking for a little extra guidance.