OVM Website Implementation Notes
- build out the current wpengine.com site
- re-theme in line with design from Alice
I can hack a Wordpress theme as well as most. I am no expert though and I am relatively expensive. Other options are:
- Wholegrain Digital: experts, high-medium price, based Hub Westminster
- Outsource: I know two options in India, low price, maybe useful ongoing
We need to capture emails for mail outs and to host discussions.
- for casual interest, we have an email list and use mailchimp / etc.
- for community discussion we use a public google group
Core team publish events on a consistent meetup or eventbrite. Wider members
publish events wherever. All events aggregated on our blog using an
category, with the
publish date set to the event date, so they're viewable
on a calendar UI.
Three options for Wiki software:
Pros and cons:
- MediaWiki: fully featured, familiar, ugly, requires separate login
- Gollum: minimal, stores plain text docs in a public git repo, separate login
- WordPress: basic wiki pages on a WordPress site, shares login with website
Note that with Gollum, we either run our own instance, or we use a public repo
- pro: allows us to build a public repo of open documents
- con: requires a GitHub password to edit content