All Chapter sites are now accessible through http://chapters.oame.on.ca/xxxx (where xxxx is the acronym for the chapter – e.g. MAC2 is accessible through http://chapters.oame.on.ca/mac2). Users will either access the new sites on this server or will be redirected to external chapter sites. Chapters can choose to either migrate their website content to this new server or maintain their site separately.
The work of building chapter sites have begun.
The goal of this project is to provide a website for OAME chapters. Each chapter can be accessed through the http://chapters.oame.on.ca/xxxx (where xxxx is the chapter acronym – MAC2 will be http://chapters.oame.on.ca/mac2).
Some chapters already have existing sites. Those chapters can chose to continue to maintain their existing site and OAME will continue to link to them. A redirect to those existing will be created here so that users end up in the existing site.
Those chapters without sites will have “skeleton” sites created for them which will include
- their logo
- the boundary map
- executive listing
- contact info
There will be a Home page, purchase About Us page. and Executive page.
Chapters can update their site through a simple web interface. Chapters can post news, ask events, and meetings information through the blogging software. Once a site is up and running, for sale it will be relatively easy to maintain. Getting a site set up takes some work (choosing the theme, modifying theme items so that it matches the needs of the chapter, etc.).
For chapter admins, find there will be a tutorial on how to select and change the theme of a chapter site. These were just added
- Sail Away
- Glowing Amber
- Green Apples
- Blue Clouds
- Crafty Cart
New themes added
- Blue Sky
- Sharp Orange
- Soft Green
The following themes were added to the system last night:
- 2010 Weaver
- Acid Rain
- Arjuna X
- Desk Mess Mirrored
- Twenty Ten
More themes will be added. Themes are made available to chapter sites by the site admin. If you are a chapter admin, nurse you can suggest that a theme be added to the list. Please go to http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ to view more themes.
Chapters can now publish their websites on this WordPress 3.0 installation.