You may have noticed a new look and layout to www.HambledonSurrey.co.uk. This is the look of the re-launched website after some substantial changes to the platform that underpins the workings of the site. The Website Development Team, along with a new volunteer from Hambledon resident Jon Petersen, have been working on migrating the website to a new design and publishing system. After 7 years the old Joomla software was not able to be updated and was proving difficult to keep secure and efficient. We have now migrated to WordPress software which is a popular and more modern platform.
It brings significant benefits –
It is more intuitive and easier for residents to add content, articles, events, photographs
It has a greater flexibility for design changes to the look and function of the site
It integrates well with Twitter & Facebook.
It allows residents to Subscribe – they are sent emails when News is added.
Residents can add Comments to many articles.
It is easier to upgrade to combat potential hackers.
It has a number of added functions such as galleries, forums, and Twitter feeds
Finding volunteers to help contribute to the site may be easier as WordPress is a popular platform.
Over the next few weeks we will be showing how these new features will work. In addition we will be offering one-to-one training to residents who have expressed interest in adding articles and updates to the site. In the meantime, take the first step by following us on Twitter or Facebook or Subscribe by email – see the blue buttons and options in the righthand column.
For a video overview:
The Web Development Team