Webtrees Manual

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 why users find Webtrees so great.

  • The software is completely free
  • It is very well designed
  • It has highly configurable
  • It is extremely easy to use.

The only thing thing that lets the software down is the lack of a comprehensive manual. The software itself is well commented and it has 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is full of pages that conclude with notes that the page has not been edited since xxx or version xxx and may be out of date. In most cases, it is out of date.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 any questions asked in their forums. The way in which they conscientiously undertake those essential services leaves them precious little time to update the online instructions.

Comprehensive Webtrees Manual

Webtrees ManualWe decided to create a Manual of our own, including information for managers, administrators, and webmasters as well as the current information for site visitors and registered users.

The manual has several sections for:

  • First Time Webtrees site visitors
  • New Family Tree members
  • Webtrees Editors
  • Moderators
  • Family Tree Managers
  • Webtrees Administrators

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 Underwood Family Tree site, and we want to make it as easy for users of our own site to be able to find their way around. We hope in due course some of our users will choose to become editors, moderators, managers or administrators of our own Webtrees site.

Together we hope these pages will form a comprehensive Manual 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.

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