Website Details

These are unpublished (no outside links, but not password protected) notes on the maintenance of the site.

Setup

Currently running WordPress with the following plugins:

We’re using the Iconic One Pro theme by Themonic.  Updates are manual and emailed.  Simple, but very effective for our needs.

Custom CSS

Some custom CSS makes this theme perfect.  These are adjusted through the “Editor” on the “Appearance” left sidebar, then select “custom.css” on the right sidebar.

Changes link colors to “WWDXC Green”:

a {
outline: 0;
color: #009933;
text-decoration: none;
}
 This changes the link colors in the widgets (right sidebar and in Page Builder pages’ widgets) to match the fantastical WWDXC Green:
.widget-area .widget a {
color: #009933;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 100%;
}
Shrinks the footer (copyright and postal address) to smaller grey fonts:
footer[role=”contentinfo”] {
background: #f2f2f2;
width: 100%;
border-top: 1px solid #ededed;
border-bottom: 1px solid #E9E9E9;
clear: both;
font-size: 10px;
height: auto;
line-height: 2;
margin-right: auto;
margin-bottom: 0px;
padding: 24px 0;
}

 Posts and Pages

We’re sticking with the WordPress typical use of Posts and Pages.  In short, if it’s an ephemeral thing (meetings, minutes, or “news”), it goes in a Post.  If it’s something that will persist and we’d want a clean, simple, and stable URL, it goes in a Page.  The Page hierarchy is pretty self explanatory, but I’ll duplicate the top level pages and describe their use:

Pages

  • About: The “About” page itself is also the “Front Page” of the site.  The child pages should be topics that answer the “What is the club” and a little of the “What do we do” questions.
    • Bylaws
    • Club History
    • DXpedition Funding
    • William Bennett, W7PHO Scholarship
  • Membership: This should be the majority of mechanics around the “what do I get for being a member and how do I go about joining?”
  • Meetings: As this is the most tangible and visible aspect of the club, references to it are woven throughout the site.  The Monthly Membership
  • Totem Tabloid
  • Awards
  • Salmon Run

Posts

  • Updates