Using Team WSD Lite for Mars Society Chapters

This quick reference covers basic web site maintenance tasks for those maintaining web sites for Mars Society chapters on the web site.  These tasks include basic document (HTML files, text files, images, etc.) functions such as uploading to the web site, downloading  from the web site and deletion as well as creation, deletion and maneuvering through directories.  I assume for this reference that the user is familiar with basic web page design, knows how to incorporate images into pages and knows how to link from page to page.

Step 1:  Obtain a user name and password

To sign on to WSDLite and begin maintaining you chapter page you must first obtain a user name and password through your chapter president or webmaster.  If your chapter would like to start a web site, or if your webmaster is not available to give new accounts, see below.  Once you have this information you can begin creating or maintaining your site.

Step 2:  Sign on

Use your web browser to go to the WSDLite sign on screen at:

When you try to access this page you will be prompted to enter your user name and password.  Type in the user name and password that you were given by your chapter president and hit the "OK" button.  If you are prompted with a box that says "Authorization Failed" then try to sign on again carefully typing the user name and password you were given.  If you still can't sign on then you will need to contact your chapter president to make sure that you have the correct account information.

Step 3:  Select the data repository (web site) you would like to maintain

Once you make it past the initial authorization you will see a page titled "User Data Repositories".  These are various sites in which you are authorized to work.  Most users will see only their local chapter site listed, e.g."Michigan Chapter" or "Florida Chapter".

Select the site that you wish to maintain by clicking on it and then clicking the "Go To Repository" button.  You will be prompted once more to sign in with your user name and password.  Use the same user name and password that you used in step 2.

Step 4:  Main Menu Options

At this point you will see the main menu for WSDLite which has a row of buttons down the left side and information about your current directory such as documents that reside there and any subdirectories.  This is where you will load your chapter's web pages starting with the initial page which must be called "index.html" or "index.htm".   This is the file that web browsers will load as the default starting point when a specific file name is not included in a link.

A brief explanation of the options on the left side of the page follows:

Lists all the documents for this site and shows which directories they reside in.

Select a document from the window and click the "view document" button to get a preview of the selected document.

See who created a document and when it was last updated, last accessed, etc..

Upload, download, add, delete, copy, move, edit and rename documents in the current directory.

Create, copy, move, rename and delete directories.

Add, delete and change users who can access the web site for maintenance.

Maintain your preferences.

Logs the user off and then displays a sign on box.

HELP (Red help button at the top right of the page heading)
Run the WSD Lite Help menu.

Step 5:  Quick Reference

Uploading a Document

Downloading a Document

Deleting a Document

Changing Directories

Creating a Directory

Deleting a Directory

That should get you started.  If you have any questions, comments or feedback then feel free to contact me.  Also, special thanks to CyberTeams, Inc, and Randall Severy for generous support.  Please help support CyberTeams by referring any company which might need workflow-based applications for web site and web content management to:

Phone: 301.829.6144
Fax: 301.607.9105

Good luck,

Tony Galdikas


Obtaining an Account or Starting a New Web Site

If your chapter would like to start a web site, or if your webmaster is unable to give new accounts for any reason,
contact Bruce Mackenzie, cc: Robert Dyck at:

Please be sure to include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. E-mail address
  3. Preferred user name
  4. Phone number (for emergencies)
  5. Chapter or other pages you are responsible for
  6. Put  'WSD' in the subject
Note, to maintain pages on Enter CyberTeams WebSite Director (for requires a separate account and has a slightly different method and additional approvals required to load pages.
 [recovered using's cache,   Jan. 22, 2001, by Bruce Mackenzie ]