scion wrote:I would like to see guest logins made available to church members. This would be helpful in the following situations:
- A YSA who sometimes attends a YSA ward and sometimes a family ward. Because records can only reside in one ward, the YSA members cannot login to see the calendar and ward/stake lists unless the YSA and family wards are in the same stake.
- Single adult members are often in the same situation as YSA members.
- Multilingual individuals (or students of another language) who would like to attend meetings/activities from time to time, such as ASL students attending a deaf ward.
- Individuals who reside in more than one place, such as snowbirds, or folks whose business or pleasure travel causes them to have multiple "home" wards.
It seems to me that a member of the bishopric or their designee should be able to allow for this. I have no idea how to implement it from a tech standpoint, but would use it if available to me.
Need not fear there is a non-resident option that you can give to YSA or other types of people.
BillyBoJimBob gave a good explination of it:
Each Stake or Ward administrator has the option of providing a phone number under the physical address on the unit's home page. Usually, this is the unit's office phone number. Since mail can usually not be accepted at the church house (No official mail stop), this leaves only the content the administrator choses to leave on the unit's home page as a contact resource.
Member's can currently be setup to be able to sign in to up to two units: their home ward and any LUWS-participating ward or branch. The "Non-Resident" member option has to be entered by the non-resident stake administrator.
This is most commonly done for married leaders of YSA (Young Single Adult) wards or branches whose home ward is not usually within the boundaries of the YSA unit. Students and service missionaries also find this useful.
Functionality is limited to only the home ward and one non-resident ward. This will not be changed until the Stake and Ward Web Site is redesigned.