Site editors provide the following essential roles:
- Set up of new groups in the web site
- Maintenance of web pages specific to HI U3A as a whole (rather than group pages)
- Promotion of group news items and articles that are of general interest to the U3A pages
- Linking of items to multiple groups (for example, to create a joint social event)
Site editors can also maintain content on behalf of individual groups. However, groups that create a lot of content or that make frequent changes should try to build the capability to make their own changes. It's not particularly difficult and does not require specific IT expertise.