Oregon Nordic Club introduces our ONC.org website developed for ONC and its associated Chapters. We use WordPress, a popular content management system (CMS) that gives authorized contributors direct editor access to the site through any web-connected browser. The roles and permissions for various levels of contributor access are customizable to the skills and needs of the contributors.
A key advantage of the WordPress CMS is the ability to keep all the content and other data in a single database, but to separately and independently parse relevant content and individual site control out to the various chapter pages. We have tried to keep the site management and content creation relatively straightforward and user-friendly. The primary purposes of the new website include:
- Maintain individual chapter identities while allowing ready sharing (when desired) of content and data,
- Distribute website responsibilities across as many interested/capable editors as possible, giving them direct access to add/edit content,
- Develop a common and contemporary thematic appearance, with features to keep members informed and to attract a broad spectrum of new members.
The new website includes a set of portal and general information pages (the State site) with links to subsites and webpages for each of the chapters. Chapters that use the new site framework will be able to directly share their events, news, trip announcements, etc., with other associate chapters and the State portion of the site. Chapter pages have an individualized appearance and have general autonomy in the appearance and content on their pages (other than content shared from other associate chapters). A white paper detailing procedures for adding and editing content is available here> ONC Website Guide.
The main developer and webmaster of the new site is Lloyd DeKay of the Columbia Gorge Chapter. Please contact him at Webmaster@ONC.org if you have any questions, or find any problems or issues, or if you would like to become a website contributor for your chapter.