OFATV Network FAQ

What is the OFATV Network

The OFATV Network is a cloud based network used to serve multiple websites with one dedicated administration team. It is hosted and managed by the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs and supports many of the OFATV Member Clubs. The Network also supports the purchasing of OFATV Trail Permits for all OFATV Clubs through its secure interface.

Why do I want an OFATV account

An OFATV Network account provides access to all club websites that are on the network. Having an account allows you to comment on club posts or to add and reply to topics in club forums. If club websites have content restricted to club members then you must have a network account in order to see it.

What user levels are there on the OFATV Network

There are five different user levels on the OFATV Network. They include subscriber, contributor, author, editor and administrator.

Administrator
An Administrator has full power over the site and can do absolutely everything. Administrators can create more Administrators, invite new users, remove users, and change user roles. They have complete control over posts, pages, uploaded files, comments, settings, themes, imports, exports, other users – the whole shebang.

Editor
An Editor can create, edit, publish, and delete any post or page (not just their own), as well as moderate comments and manage categories, tags, and links.

Author
An Author can create, edit, publish, and delete only their own posts, as well as upload files and images. Authors do not have access to create, modify, or delete pages, nor can they modify posts by other users. Authors can edit comments made on their posts.

Contributor
A Contributor can create and edit only their own posts, but cannot publish them. When one of their posts is ready to be published, or has been revised, the Administrator needs to be notified personally by the Contributor to review it. Furthermore, once a Contributor’s post is approved and published by an Administrator, it can no longer be edited by the Contributor.

Subscriber
A Subscriber can add comments to posts or create and reply to topics in forums.

I need more access to my club website. What do I do?

When you sign up for a network account your are automatically set as a subscriber on all network websites. To become a contributor, author , editor or an administrator on your club’s website you must request this change from your club’s website administrator or from a Network administrator. These additional account levels are granted to users who have been approved by their club executive.