This is a draft of a WordPress managed South Loop Dog PAC site. It doesn’t look good yet, but it has all the text content of the original site. Notice that although WordPress is a ‘blogging’ enviroment, we can introduce Pages (see navigation at top) to structure the site as a website. We can also have a blog and RSS feed to update members and the community about events and issues.
The advantage of a site like this is that it can be managed from the web interface, rather than using desktop software. That means that multiple volunteer contributors can help maintain the site, rather than one dedicated web designer. In the future, we should be able to add a number of features to the site, and also be able to easily reconfigure the overall look. WordPress uses Themes to configure the overall look, and we can either download them or modify them for our own use.
By configuring the site on this server (MochaHost), we will be able to implement the long term vision of having a user database hosted here (implemented with MySql), and setting up the southloopdogpac.org email addresses. The cPanel control of the MochaHost site is actually pretty nice.