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Would like to have multiple signs to do website modifications but only one of these to have account access. We are a large non-profit with volunteers who are not personally connected doing website modifications. These individuals should not have access to personal information of the owner.
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Great Idea! Thanks for sharing.
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Hi Chris!

Sorry but my question is for another issue. I've been trying to add a favicon to my website, and it still isn't showing up. From the forum, it seems like you're an expert on getting this to work. Please help! :)

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_can_i_setup_a_favicon_for_when_my_website_is_bo...


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Sueanne4523  

There is a help topic for setting up a favicon.
How can I setup a favicon for when my website is bookmarked?

I see you've uploaded the .ico file but you have not yet placed the necessary code in the head section.

Please visit the following page and post any follow up questions to that page.

Thanks!

Mike


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Sorry we currently don't offer this as an option. Please click the +1 button so that we can see how much interest this is for this idea.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can I create different admin accounts for each website i own?.


For example I have more than one website, and i want different people to administrate the websites, how do I create separate admins for each particular website?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
can i build a sub account for a web site designer so that person can login but NOT have accerss to my info and security??.


I'm going to allow access to an individual to build website design, but don't want them tohave access to my personal information
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Sorry, this is becoming a popular request but not possible at this time.
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When?  It has been two years since your post.  I NEED this.... otherwise I am stuck doing all of the updates myself, when I have employees who could do it.  I need each web site to have a separate log in.
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Since we were sold, we have been updating systems and have not been able to work on enhancing, but this is under consideration, but not planned, so unfortunately, there is no ETA or at this point a guarantee it will be added.. I am sorry for the news.
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I am kind of in the same boat - most of my pages are for non-profits and have volunteered to do another one. However the fellow running this non-profit did all his pamphlets, postcards, business cards etc. on a Mac and everything has to up-loaded from there, and I am not a Mac User and don't plan to be.

Now I understand that my personal info will be available if I give this fellow access to the site (and No ETA)

But is it possible for two people (at the same time) to be working on separate sites ?

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This seems like a common feature that other website services offer.  It is really a shame that while it was being "built up" that it was overlooked by the original developer.  This is a critical feature (obviously by the majority of responses to this topic) that many businesses and industries typically depend on.  I might have reconsidered my subscription with you if I wouldn't have made the mistake of assuming that like most of the other website service providers out there that you too would have offered it.  Please consider this feature important enough to make it a priority.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Webmaster Log In.


I have an e-commerce web site and would like to hire an employee to manage the site. Is there a way to give them their own log-in or do they have to use mine?
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We currently don't have this option but if you would like to click the +1 button our developers can gauge the interest.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
can I have more then 1 website manager with there own login?.


I want 3 login ids to manage my account, how do I make that happen?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Make Sitebuilder and www.homestead.com passwords different..


Homestead should allow to have two different Login passwords: one to access Sitebuilder and a different one to access www.homestead.com. By doing so, we could allow a person to make changes to the website but not to the homestead account such as email passwords. Presently, giving access to a person to make updates to a website allow that person to change the password of an email account and access this email using the new password. For my situation, I make updates to a small municipality website so I have the password to Sitebuilder. However, this password gives me access to the account and email passwords. This is not legally acceptable because I am not an employee of the municipality. Enforcing a different password to access the account would allow that extra security and also more flexibility. >Thanks André Patry
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Hello,

I am still desperately waiting for this function to be implemented by Homestead. I see that there are more and more interest in this feature. We should at least get some feedback from Homestead as to why they do not want to do this.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Administrative capabities for more than one website under my id.


I maintain 2 website thru homestead. Can I set it up as an administrator and give another person a logon id and password, different than mine, to just update one of the websites while I still maintain the other website?
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WHEN will this happen? Any time soon? I am just starting to build a site with Homestead and this is a BIG problem as mentioned above
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Hello DonnaWeber9360, to be completely honest, I don't forsee this feature getting added in the near future. As much as I would like to see it myself, I know that our developers are working on some other issues that are higher priority. If we can keep having everyone click the +1 button at the top, this is on way we gauge interest and demand for feature upgrades.

Mike
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perhaps this would help alleviate some of the excessive spam email issues if we had at least a 2nd login for folks to assist with site maintenance but not have access to ALL account information like email passwords
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Having multiple account logins actually has no relationship with the recent spam issues. Each individual email account already has it's own unique password. One of the biggest factors is that many people are simply not using strong enough passwords and are being hacked and those accounts are then being used to send spam. This creates an issue as it gives our email servers a bad reputation. Our new servers and spam filters which are still being worked on are going to be more restrictive and not allow as much spam on both the sending and receiving side. There are still more updates to come on our email system.

Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Separate Administrator Passwords??.


Does homestead make available separate administrator passwords (separate than the owners password) for it's accounts? (particularly business accounts).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I transfer editing rights to my website client?.


I am building sites for others using Homestead. How can I give the client the ability to do his own editing without using my account?
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Sorry but the account does not have the option for creating multiple users. If you need to give that person editing permissions, the only option would be to open a 2nd account and have the site & domain transferred into the new account.


Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
is it possible to add a user to one of my domains but keep the other domain private?.
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Unfortunately it isn't at this time, but I have added you to this topic which will aid the developers.

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Granting Users Limited Access to Change Specific Pages.


I am the webmaster for our church's site. It would be terrific if I could limited access to others (eg, the youth minister, music minister, etc.) to update their specific pages. I really don't want to give them total access, as I know that an accidental deletion or addition could cause me hours of problem solving. Any hope of seeing a software change for this type of limited access?
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Hi M2630,

I realized we had duplicate topics so I added you to the other.

Drew
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I belong to a club where allowing limited access to others will enable timely updates. It will also give others an opportunity to see the benefits of Homestead websites.
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Thanks for liking the topic.  It will help our developers prioritize.

Drew
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I see the original post was a year ago, I need this too.  How much longer is it going to take?  I know that I would not survive if I didn't deliver what seams to be a need for my customers.

HOW MUCH LONGER?  Or should I start looking for a different host?
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It took me a little while to figure out how to find a topic about this, but I knew there had to be one.  I have the same issues as others have written about, It seems to me that there would be LOTS of need for this feature and I can't believe it has not become a working part of Homestead.  If users were offered this, I believe that there would be many people who use the feature. It should be seriously considered.
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Thanks for your comments. I do hope to see this feature someday.  We do understand it would be very helpful for some users. 
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I have over 19 sites I have for my clients and desperately need this option because when I allow them to make adjustments to their site they are also able to see all of my other homestead info.  Please let us know the second this becomes available:0  Thanks so much. 
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Thanks for your comments Desiree3755,
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Right Desiree.. that is a huge problem.  I literally have to do ALL of my web updates myself because of this flaw.  I can't have someone having access to another group's web site!  It makes it impossible for me to expand my business on Homestead.  
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I have had a Homestead account for a long time and have built several sites for my church and voluntary organisations. I have other people who want to help me to update some of these, so would like a means of issuing a limited login for specific sites.
Thank you
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Thanks for your added input.  I too hope they implement this some day. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Password for Webpage.

I have 2 websites, one for my non profit and one for the state non profit. Currently I manage both.
I need to have help with the State one and want to give the person access to it but not mine.  Is there a way to set passwords for each one?  In other words, I want to allow someone to help with one of the sites, but don't want them to have access to the other.
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Darlene6405,

Unfortunately not at this time. You have to either allow them access to both, or have separate accounts.

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Additional users.

How do we add a person to have limited or complete editing capabilities with their own log in info?
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I add a second site administrator account?.

It appears that only one user has rights to administer the site.  I would like to add another user to the account that could also update content - is there a way to do that?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Access restrictions based upon individual web sites, rather than entire account..

I have several domains under my account. I have had someone volunteer to do updates to one of our web sites, but don't want them to have access to any of the others. Is there a way to limit a person's access to just one domain under an account?
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I have the same problem and unfortunately am starting to look elsewhere as I have volunteers and employees who could help on my websites, but I too don't want them to have access to all.  
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About a year ago I posted the ugly details of having our organizations homestead website hijacked for a YEAR by a disgruntled ex-employee, due to this issue of not providing separate owner and admin passwords. 
It took us pursuing legal action against the employee to get the main password back.
My post here was deleted by the mod here because I squarely placed the blame on homestead, and while I was not coarse, I was *profoundly* angry.  Particularly at the flippant and offhand manner homestead regards this issue (which is what "company boilerplate" responses amount to).
The amount of time effort and money it cost us was ridiculous.  We are a 600 seat banquet facility and had no web presence for that entire period. 
Our facebook page allows 5 different categories of administrative rights (https://www.facebook.com/help/289207354498410) .... the idea that Homestead can not produce a separate, second login for an admin with limited rights, for an account is preposterous. 
After all this time, though my guess is that the moderators of this forum can not make the suggestion directly, the best course of action is probably to make direct complaints to whatever parent company owns Homestead now.  We have seen here, firsthand, how little results YEARS of complaining about this ridiculous issue has produced.
For what it's worth, we too are unable to utilize additional homestead hosting in upgrading our website because of this issue.  We are being forced to look to an alternative hosting company if we want to move forward in building-out our web presence.  This issue is a total non-starter.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled User Accounts.

I have several websites. Is there a way to allow others to maintain my websites without giving them my access codes
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Barry3347

Unfortunately not at this time. You have to either allow them access to both, or have separate accounts.

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow others access.

I have a baseball site that has a page for each coach at different age groups. I want to be able to allow each coach access to the site. I have several other non-related sites and do not want them to have access to each of my other sites. Can I do this?
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There is no direct line of communication to the developers. This is the best place to request things to be done. As I said earlier, this is under consideration, but at this time it is not being done. We have recently released a few new items that have also been requested for a long time.

The work that had to be done after the sale from Intuit took all developer time until recently. We are starting to get on track again
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How do we get in touch with upper management?
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You may call support and ask to speak with a manager.
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What is the corporate number? 
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I am sorry for the news on this, but if you would still like to speak with someone, I will have them call you on Monday.

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