For quite some time now, I have been managing our web site and it’s content. Much of this time I have been using software that not everyone has and that has made it difficult to either have people directly contribute or for some to assume the overall responsibility of the web site.
Well, starting today, that has changed. I have completely changed the web site over to a different technology that has actually been around for quite some time, namely WordPress. Our Yahoo! hosting site has WordPress available as part of their server services and we are now taking advantage of that.
One of the important differences is that the site has the capability of becoming more dynamic in terms of content, with the ability to allow others to contribute. This will hopefully get me out of being the bottleneck for updating the site when it needs to be.
Another difference that will now be available is the ability to make comments on posts made in the news section. However, you have to register with the site to be able to post comments and your initial comments will be held in moderation until your registration request is approved. Those familiar with blogs or web sites that allow comments are probably familiar with the process. You do not need to register to be able to just read any part of the site.
I will continue to control the site, but will, over the course of time, train certain individuals on how to make updates in some of the more dynamic areas of the site and help with administering it. So, take a look around. We will continue to tweak the content and add additional capability as we become more proficient with WordPress. For me, even as a hardened veteran of the computer industry and web sites in general, this site revamp was an adventure, indeed!
Gary Lewis, WG5L