Website – Current Prototype

Purpose:

1. To demonstrate the proposed feature set.

2. To coordinate the startup.

3. To promote our idea.

4. To learn how to create a website and blog, so that we can teach others & exemplify that anyone can do it!

Note: Created Jan 18, 2017, this is our first website that’s more than a very simple html page.

Note: Currently not spending time to optimize the look & feel, just testing the basics.

 

Technical:

CMS: WordPress  (WP) https://wordpress.org/

WP Structure: Multisite Network https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network 

WP Theme: GeneratePress Pro  $39  https://generatepress.com/  https://wordpress.org/themes/generatepress/

 

Current WP Plug-ins:

Backup:  BackUpWordPress  https://wordpress.org/plugins/backupwordpress/   (free, wordpress.org)

Backup:  UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore  https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/   (free, wordpress.org)

Spam: Askimet  https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/  (free for non-comercial, wordpress.org)

Forms:   Contact Form 7   https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/   (free, wordpress.org)

Columns:  Lightweight Grid Columns  https://wordpress.org/plugins/lightweight-grid-columns/    (free, wordpress.org)

Social: Lightweight Social Icons  https://wordpress.org/plugins/lightweight-social-icons/  (free, wordpress.org)

CSS:  Simple CSS  https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-css/   (free, wordpress.org)

Slider:  Slide Anything – Responsive Content / HTML Slider and Carousel  https://wordpress.org/plugins/slide-anything/  (free, wordpress.org)

FAQ: Arconix FAQ https://wordpress.org/plugins/arconix-faq/  (free, wordpress.org)

 

Definite Future WP Plug-ins:

Forum: BBpress  https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/  (free, wordpress.org)

Social Community: BuddyPress https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress/  (free, wordpress.org)

https://www.designwall.com/blog/make-website-sociable-buddypress-bbpress-wordpress/ 

 

Planned Future Wiki

Wiki: MediaWiki   https://mediawiki.org/  (free)  Because we have the tools to convert it for offline use.

 

Website – Required Improvements

Better mobile experience:  The theme is responsive (changes with screen size) but the menus, font sizes, bullet indenting, paragraph pacing and video embedding need refinement.

Better presentation:  The theme customization, such as colors and title fonts can be improved.

 

Website – Future Considerations

Project Management:

Progress tracking graphics: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/project-panorama-lite/ 

Looks good: https://wordpress.org/plugins/sp-client-document-manager/

To Do List: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cleverness-to-do-list/ 

Kanban: https://wordpress.org/plugins/kanban/ 

Task Manager: https://wordpress.org/plugins/task-manager/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wedevs-project-manager/ but mixed reviews

 

Support tickets:

Simply use BBPress Forums?

Add to BBPress: https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddy-bbpress-support-topic/ 

or Q&A Platform:  https://wordpress.org/plugins/dw-question-answer/

https://www.designwall.com/guide/dw-question-answer-plugin/buddypress-integration/ 

https://wordpress.org/plugins/software-issue-manager/

 

FAQ:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/dw-knowledge-base/ 

 

Volunteer sign-up & task management?

How to do within BuddyPress?

https://wordpress.org/plugins/sign-up-sheets/ 

https://www.dlssoftwarestudios.com/sign-up-sheets-pro-wordpress-plugin/ 

https://wordpress.org/plugins/pta-volunteer-sign-up-sheets/    https://stephensherrardplugins.com/pta-volunteer-sign-up-sheets/ 

 

Job Posting Management for Volunteer or paid roles? (or just use Q&A or knowledgebase plugin?)

https://wordpress.org/plugins/job-manager/ 

https://wordpress.org/plugins/erp/

 

Events calendar:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/

 

Appointments:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-appointments/ 

 

Maps:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-google-maps/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/mappress-google-maps-for-wordpress/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-maps-widget/

For school/club locations: https://wordpress.org/plugins/lava-directory-manager

 

Translation:

https://wpml.org     The best. Free for non-profits.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/qtranslate-x/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/polylang/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-language-translator/

https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/tools/glotpress-translate-wordpress-org/

 

Table of Contents / Sitemap:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/table-of-contents-plus/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/list-category-posts/

 

Glossary:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/enhanced-tooltipglossary/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/terms-descriptions/

 

Formatting:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tablepress/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/meta-box/

 

WP Management:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-check/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/child-theme-configurator/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-tasks-after-install/ 

 

Security

 

Visitor statistics

Google analytics

https://wordpress.org/plugins/count-per-day/

 

Social Media Integration:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-comments-plugin/

twitter

Share buttons

 

Media management:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/youtube-embed-plus/  advantage ?

https://wordpress.org/plugins/media-library-assistant/

 

 

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