Clicklaw Website Contributor Guide

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This is a help page for contributors or users.

This Clicklaw Website Contributor Guide provides step-by-step instructions, support information, and training videos for organizations that contribute content to Clicklaw. If you are a contributor to Clicklaw Wikibooks, see these help materials.

Step-by-Step Guide


Getting started as a contributor

Managing your organization's resources

For content in the Solve Problems, Learn & Teach, and Reform & Research sections.

Managing your organization's services

For content in the HelpMap section.

Managing your contributor account

Creating thumbnail images for Clicklaw

Tools & Training

New: Best Practice Guidelines for Online PLEI

Best Practice Guidelines for the development and maintenance of online Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) in British Columbia.

Editorial checklist

Editorial checklist helps you maintain an accurate and current listing on Clicklaw. Use this tool when creating or updating your resources and services.

Training videos

If you find it easier to learn through video, try the Clicklaw contributor training videos to help you get started as a Clicklaw contributor.

Clicklaw widgets

Clicklaw uses widgets to allow contributor organizations (as well as others) to display portions of Clicklaw content on their own sites.

Google Analytics

Clicklaw uses Google Analytics (GA) to collect, report, and analyze data about its website usage. As a contributor, you can view the report to learn about traffic originating from Clicklaw to your website.

Resources for Creating and Evaluating Public Legal Education and Information

  • Best practice guidelines for the development and maintenance of online PLEI in BC outlines important tips to use when producing PLEI.
  • PLE Learning Exchange is an Ontario based initiative but includes many resources for PLEI producers on plain language, usability testing and evaluation.
  • PLEI Connectis an online community of practice for Canadian PLEI practitioners. It's a place where people can learn and share their experiencing with using technology to develop, deliver and measure PLEI.
  • Common Web Metrics What's the difference between a visit, a unique visitor and a page view? The Public Legal Education Working Group has developed a list of common metrics and provided definitions, and reasons for why you would choose to use that metric (or not).

About this Guide

This Guide is maintained by the Clicklaw site editors. For more information about this site, please read more here or send questions to

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