Web Master - Help write content and keep the site updated

Status: In progress

In order to attract potential donors, increase awareness and promote Kabondo, and allow for 'online' donation a website was developed at www.kabondopoverty.org.

We have webhosting for 2 years but now require a webmaster.

Duties include:

- Writing content for the website
- Posting updates at least monthly, but preferably every week
- Posting photos, videos and other links
- Maintaining a list of registered users that sign up on the site
- Developing new pages as the site grows
- Minimum 6 month commitment

Expertise or skills required:
- Experience in working with Joomla
- Experience writing
- Strong English writing skills
- Excellent internet skills
- Ability to add photos, videos and other resources to the site
- Experience in updating a website
- Able to maintain a spreadsheet

If this sounds like you then let us know asap!!!

stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100009 [vid] => 100022 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192613402 [changed] => 1217185571 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185571 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hi, I am from South Africa and can assist with the process of establishing a web presence. I suggest we tackle the website in phases. The first phase would entail a basic website perhaps 5 or 6 pages that give a general idea about the orphanage not too much interactivity we could always add more functionalities later. I could assist with the actual planning/designing and coding of the site. I would also see if the suggested names are taken, finding a host is a little more problematic. Christa [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 14087 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100009 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 01/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hi, I am from South Africa and can assist with the process of establishing a web presence. I suggest we tackle the website in phases. The first phase would entail a basic website perhaps 5 or 6 pages that give a general idea about the orphanage not too much interactivity we could always add more functionalities later. I could assist with the actual planning/designing and coding of the site. I would also see if the suggested names are taken, finding a host is a little more problematic. Christa

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 117797 [vid] => 117812 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1217401349 [changed] => 1217401351 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217401351 [title] => Website for Kabondo [body] => Hello Christa, Thank you very much for your offer to help with the website. This website development has gone very slowly and those who came in ended up leaving before it could pick up. One person, Chris Hoffman has made it his mission to ensure it takes off, and we are heavily indebted to him. He has moved us all the way to a stage where all we have to do is to add content and decide on which parts are necessary for the site. If you could help us with the design it would be great. May be i could give you information on the various categories and help us see how best to place it on the site. If this is okay with you. Thank you very much and welcome to Kabondo. Eric Local Representative [teaser] => Hello Christa, [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 7454 [name] => Reyna [picture] => [data] => a:1:{s:8:"sms_user";a:1:{i:0;N;}} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/website-kabondo [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( [1208] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 1208 [vid] => 7 [name] => internet link [description] => resource of the 'internet link' type [weight] => 0 [language] => en [trid] => 0 ) ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 117797 [pid] => 100009 [hostname] => 212.49.92.117 [thread] => 01.00/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 1 )

Hello Christa,

Thank you very much for your offer to help with the website. This website development has gone very slowly and those who came in ended up leaving before it could pick up. One person, Chris Hoffman has made it his mission to ensure it takes off, and we are heavily indebted to him. He has moved us all the way to a stage where all we have to do is to add content and decide on which parts are necessary for the site. If you could help us with the design it would be great. May be i could give you information on the various categories and help us see how best to place it on the site. If this is okay with you. Thank you very much and welcome to Kabondo.

Eric
Local Representative

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 120543 [vid] => 120573 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1219121138 [changed] => 1219121139 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1219121139 [title] => Website for Kabondo [body] => Hi Eric and Chris and everyone, Some progress has finally been made on the site! Eric has been adding content but we could use some assistance on this. I also have some photos from my visit to Kabondo, which could be put on the site. We have the basic structure and some text but we need to get it looking much better. Any help would be appreciated. Barb [teaser] => Hi Eric and Chris and everyone, Some progress has finally been made on the site! Eric has been adding content but we could use some assistance on this. I also have some photos from my visit to Kabondo, which could be put on the site. We have the basic structure and some text but we need to get it looking much better. Any help would be appreciated. Barb [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 11903 [name] => bbriggs [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"2";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/website-kabondo-0 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 120543 [pid] => 117797 [hostname] => 66.222.226.238 [thread] => 01.00.00/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 2 )

Hi Eric and Chris and everyone,

Some progress has finally been made on the site! Eric has been adding content but we could use some assistance on this. I also have some photos from my visit to Kabondo, which could be put on the site. We have the basic structure and some text but we need to get it looking much better. Any help would be appreciated.

Barb

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 239299 [vid] => 240656 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1253103526 [changed] => 1253103526 [comment] => 0 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1253103526 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => --FROM MICHEAL AND ESTHER DIRECTORS REVELATION CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL BUGEMBE VILLAGE JINJA UGANDA WE ARE ASKING YOU KINDLY TO HELP US GET A WEB SITE FOR OUR VILLAGE WE HAVE JUST JOIN NABUUR AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE A FACILITATOR TO HELP US IN THAT AREA THANKS YOURS IN NEED MIKE AND ESTHER JINJA UGANDA Thank you for your concern! [teaser] => --FROM MICHEAL AND ESTHER DIRECTORS REVELATION CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL BUGEMBE VILLAGE JINJA UGANDA WE ARE ASKING YOU KINDLY TO HELP US GET A WEB SITE FOR OUR VILLAGE WE HAVE JUST JOIN NABUUR AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE A FACILITATOR TO HELP US IN THAT AREA THANKS YOURS IN NEED MIKE AND ESTHER JINJA UGANDA Thank you for your concern! [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 24544 [name] => revelation children ministries international [picture] => [data] => a:15:{s:2:"op";s:18:"Create new account";s:6:"submit";s:18:"Create new account";s:7:"form_id";s:13:"user_register";s:16:"captcha_solution";b:1;s:13:"captcha_token";s:32:"ea975ff02f123d28532994649b5425fe";s:14:"validationdata";a:4:{s:7:"form_id";s:13:"user_register";s:10:"preprocess";b:1;s:6:"module";s:9:"recaptcha";s:4:"type";s:9:"reCAPTCHA";}s:7:"contact";i:1;s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:1;s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:8:"og_email";s:1:"1";s:29:"taxonomy_image_disable_images";i:0;s:8:"sms_user";a:1:{i:0;N;}s:8:"options1";s:1:"3";} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-14 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 239299 [pid] => 100009 [hostname] => 41.221.86.250 [thread] => 01.01/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 1 )
MICHAEL AND ESTHER

--FROM MICHEAL AND ESTHER DIRECTORS REVELATION CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL BUGEMBE VILLAGE JINJA UGANDA WE ARE ASKING YOU KINDLY TO HELP US GET A WEB SITE FOR OUR VILLAGE WE HAVE JUST JOIN NABUUR AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE A FACILITATOR TO HELP US IN THAT AREA
THANKS YOURS IN NEED
MIKE AND ESTHER
JINJA UGANDA
Thank you for your concern!

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 239363 [vid] => 240721 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1253120999 [changed] => 1253120999 [comment] => 0 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1253120999 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hi Michael and Esther This is the discussion space for Kabondo village in Kenya, so is not the correct place for you to post your request. If you are already in the process of registering your village with Nabuur, you will need to wait until it is visible to everyone, then you can make your request on your own village pages. If you are not registered and want to find out more about how you can do so, and what it involves to have a village on Nabuur, there is information at http://www.nabuur.com/en/assistance-your-community Mary [teaser] => Hi Michael and Esther This is the discussion space for Kabondo village in Kenya, so is not the correct place for you to post your request. If you are already in the process of registering your village with Nabuur, you will need to wait until it is visible to everyone, then you can make your request on your own village pages. If you are not registered and want to find out more about how you can do so, and what it involves to have a village on Nabuur, there is information at http://www.nabuur.com/en/assistance-your-community Mary [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 2698 [name] => MaryS [picture] => [data] => a:8:{s:8:"og_email";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:1;s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"2";s:29:"taxonomy_image_disable_images";i:0;s:8:"options1";s:1:"3";} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-15 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 239363 [pid] => 239299 [hostname] => 86.137.180.134 [thread] => 01.01.00/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 2 )

Hi Michael and Esther

This is the discussion space for Kabondo village in Kenya, so is not the correct place for you to post your request.

If you are already in the process of registering your village with Nabuur, you will need to wait until it is visible to everyone, then you can make your request on your own village pages. If you are not registered and want to find out more about how you can do so, and what it involves to have a village on Nabuur, there is information at http://www.nabuur.com/en/assistance-your-community

Mary

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100038 [vid] => 100051 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192656235 [changed] => 1217185660 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185660 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Dear Eric and Barb and Christa I think that Christa is saying best to get the structure right first. Name later. As regards name, I would like to suggest that the name needs to be: [1] something that a reader anywhere can look at and remember [2] affirmative, looking to the future, not the past or even present. What name would the children like? As regards structure, that does need very clear vision, and clear vision in the strategic perspective of the community. I have struggled with structure for www.ourcongo.net because -- well, to be honest, because the need to design has been there longer than CMS as a design option and because I have not myself made the leap to CMS. Also many of the CMS solutions have seemed very unattractive. In the end, www.ourcongo.net becomes one central sign post to different places of interaction. You need something solid, in the middle, the sign post of purpose. you need other elements which can be readily updated. We are dealing there, I should note, with a situation where the support is coming largely from OUTSIDE Nabuur, or from people who find the Nabuur page of interest but want to work away from this site on their own projects with the local representatives. In the past week, I have been reeling at the new ideas arriving. The question is of presenting the local community with a capacity to do projects... it all comes back to that. The content must be driven by their plans and personalities, in their words. I will be watching to see what you can devise! Hosting: I use www.ipower.com - about $100 a year allows hosting of six domains. On one of these I have www.aplaceof.info www.newzof.us www.tomerong.org www.newbushtelegraph.net www.truereconciliationdecade.net (in construction) and another reserved for a friend. On the other so far just www.ourcongo.net - with the subdomain (any number of those) of www.womenof.ourcongo.net Please note that I have made a very simple, easy start to web presence for another project here: http://nairobiyouthsports.blogspot.com/ Took minutes to make the start with that, a little longer to get the local representative confident to write. Frankly, when I think about it, that would have been a much easier way to begin with web presence! The blog option wasn't there when I started. You can use a blog to practice how you want to speak to the world. And it quickly becomes a place you can point people to, an indication of community life in an environment with which people are increasingly familiar. best wishes Dennis [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 11281 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:0:{} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-0 [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => http://nairobiyouthsports.blogspot.com/ [title] => http://nairobiyouthsports.blogspot.com/ [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => http://www.ourcongo.net [title] => http://www.ourcongo.net [attributes] => N; ) [2] => Array ( [url] => http://www.ourcongo.net [title] => http://www.ourcongo.net [attributes] => N; ) [3] => Array ( [url] => http://www.ipower.com [title] => http://www.ipower.com [attributes] => N; ) [4] => Array ( [url] => http://www.aplaceof.info [title] => http://www.aplaceof.info [attributes] => N; ) [5] => Array ( [url] => http://www.newzof.us [title] => http://www.newzof.us [attributes] => N; ) [6] => Array ( [url] => http://www.tomerong.org [title] => http://www.tomerong.org [attributes] => N; ) [7] => Array ( [url] => http://www.newbushtelegraph.net [title] => http://www.newbushtelegraph.net [attributes] => N; ) [8] => Array ( [url] => http://www.truereconciliationdecade.net [title] => http://www.truereconciliationdecade.net [attributes] => N; ) [9] => Array ( [url] => http://www.ourcongo.net [title] => http://www.ourcongo.net [attributes] => N; ) [10] => Array ( [url] => http://www.womenof.ourcongo.net [title] => http://www.womenof.ourcongo.net [attributes] => N; ) ) [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100038 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 02/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Dear Eric and Barb and Christa

I think that Christa is saying best to get the structure right first. Name later.

As regards name, I would like to suggest that the name needs to be: [1] something that a reader anywhere can look at and remember [2] affirmative, looking to the future, not the past or even present. What name would the children like?

As regards structure, that does need very clear vision, and clear vision in the strategic perspective of the community.

I have struggled with structure for www.ourcongo.net because -- well, to be honest, because the need to design has been there longer than CMS as a design option and because I have not myself made the leap to CMS. Also many of the CMS solutions have seemed very unattractive. In the end, www.ourcongo.net becomes one central sign post to different places of interaction. You need something solid, in the middle, the sign post of purpose. you need other elements which can be readily updated. We are dealing there, I should note, with a situation where the support is coming largely from OUTSIDE Nabuur, or from people who find the Nabuur page of interest but want to work away from this site on their own projects with the local representatives. In the past week, I have been reeling at the new ideas arriving. The question is of presenting the local community with a capacity to do projects... it all comes back to that. The content must be driven by their plans and personalities, in their words.

I will be watching to see what you can devise!

Hosting: I use www.ipower.com - about $100 a year allows hosting of six domains. On one of these I have www.aplaceof.info www.newzof.us www.tomerong.org www.newbushtelegraph.net www.truereconciliationdecade.net (in construction) and another reserved for a friend. On the other so far just www.ourcongo.net - with the subdomain (any number of those) of www.womenof.ourcongo.net

Please note that I have made a very simple, easy start to web presence for another project here:
http://nairobiyouthsports.blogspot.com/

Took minutes to make the start with that, a little longer to get the local representative confident to write. Frankly, when I think about it, that would have been a much easier way to begin with web presence! The blog option wasn't there when I started. You can use a blog to practice how you want to speak to the world. And it quickly becomes a place you can point people to, an indication of community life in an environment with which people are increasingly familiar.

best wishes

Dennis

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100042 [vid] => 100055 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192666569 [changed] => 1217185671 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185671 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hi all, the work of selecting a domain name can take a parallel route. meanwhile let the designing begin. you can point a domain at a later point also if the name has to be changed. there is not information in the wiki. i am a designer myself and also a hosting person. so somebody kindly update me as to how to go ahead with the content. i can copyright but need some more insight. [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 13634 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:1;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"1";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:1;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-1 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100042 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 03/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hi all,
the work of selecting a domain name can take a parallel route. meanwhile let the designing begin. you can point a domain at a later point also if the name has to be changed. there is not information in the wiki. i am a designer myself and also a hosting person. so somebody kindly update me as to how to go ahead with the content. i can copyright but need some more insight.

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100045 [vid] => 100058 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192679335 [changed] => 1217185680 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185680 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hello Everyone, Thank you for all the input and suggestions! I also have 4 other volunteers lined up to assist. To answer the question regarding the wiki, there is no content as of yet. We are just in the planning stages and we want the community very much involved in deciding on content and structure and design. The comments on name are well taken. Barb [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 11903 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"2";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-2 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100045 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 04/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for all the input and suggestions! I also have 4 other volunteers lined up to assist.

To answer the question regarding the wiki, there is no content as of yet. We are just in the planning stages and we want the community very much involved in deciding on content and structure and design.

The comments on name are well taken.

Barb

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100054 [vid] => 100067 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192691593 [changed] => 1217185709 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185709 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hi All, It seems that we might get a Hosting sponsor, will keep you updated. :-D [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 14087 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-3 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100054 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 05/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hi All,
It seems that we might get a Hosting sponsor, will keep you updated. :-D

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100062 [vid] => 100075 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192709122 [changed] => 1217185735 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185735 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hi everyone, I seem to be listed as one of the neighbours here. Didn't realise that. Thanks. Well, I run an internet consultancy and have always recommended PHP-Nuke or Joomla for community sites, preferably PHP-Nuke. I could register a domain, set up the hosting and install a PHP-Nuke on it within the next few days if all agree to a domain name. All this at no cost at all. I have done this for a few other villages on Nabuur. For those who are not familiar with PHP-Nuke, it is an easy to manage Content Management System (CMS) and updating and adding material (articles, pictures, news, etc) is quite simple. There is also a module for fund raising. Just say the word. Again, let me say again that ALL IS FREE!. Regards to all, Onye [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 8330 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:0:{} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-4 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100062 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 06/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hi everyone, I seem to be listed as one of the neighbours here. Didn't realise that. Thanks. Well, I run an internet consultancy and have always recommended PHP-Nuke or Joomla for community sites, preferably PHP-Nuke. I could register a domain, set up the hosting and install a PHP-Nuke on it within the next few days if all agree to a domain name. All this at no cost at all. I have done this for a few other villages on Nabuur. For those who are not familiar with PHP-Nuke, it is an easy to manage Content Management System (CMS) and updating and adding material (articles, pictures, news, etc) is quite simple. There is also a module for fund raising. Just say the word. Again, let me say again that ALL IS FREE!. Regards to all, Onye

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100063 [vid] => 100076 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192710506 [changed] => 1217185737 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185737 [title] => Re: Website Development [body] => Hello again. On the name, and further to my earlier post, I have since searched the following domains: kenyaorphans.org (not available) yatima.org (not available) kiye.org (available) kenyayatima.org (available) kabondorphans.org (available) kabondoorphans.org (available) kabondo-orphans.org (available) kabondo.org (not available) I feel that kabondo-orphans.org would be the best to go for as it very clearly ties in with the project. So let me know what the choice is and we could have this up and running by Tuesday 23rd October, 2007. Regards to All. Onye [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 8330 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:0:{} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-5 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100063 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 07/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hello again. On the name, and further to my earlier post, I have since searched the following domains:
kenyaorphans.org (not available)
yatima.org (not available)
kiye.org (available)
kenyayatima.org (available)
kabondorphans.org (available)
kabondoorphans.org (available)
kabondo-orphans.org (available)
kabondo.org (not available)

I feel that kabondo-orphans.org would be the best to go for as it very clearly ties in with the project. So let me know what the choice is and we could have this up and running by Tuesday 23rd October, 2007. Regards to All. Onye

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100081 [vid] => 100094 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192760585 [changed] => 1217185792 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185792 [title] => Re: Website Development - steps and more info [body] => Hello Onye and everyone, Thank you for taking responsibility for this task. I just have a few questions. Website design and hosting is not my area of expertise, so please forgive my ignorance of what is involved. Could you please provide some more information on the PHP and CMS and some of the other items you mention? What exactly are they? Is this something that once established, a member of the community could learn how to upkeep and maintain? I ask because this is very important for the community. They would like to be involved in the development, providing content, pictures, etc., and ultimately teaching one of the orphans to maintain the site, as this would be a valuable skill to learn and share. It also means they have control over the site and a sense of ownership. If you could provide examples or links to information on CMS and PHP, it would be appreciated. Regarding the process for developing the site, if we break it down into phases or tasks that we can focus on, that would be good, so as I am not an expert, would some neighbours provide input on what steps need to be taken to develop the site. However, we also need to keep in mind the overall purpose, vision and overall design of the website so there is continuity and it serves the purposes of the community. Regards, Barb [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 11903 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"2";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-steps-and-more-info [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100081 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 08/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hello Onye and everyone,

Thank you for taking responsibility for this task. I just have a few questions. Website design and hosting is not my area of expertise, so please forgive my ignorance of what is involved. Could you please provide some more information on the PHP and CMS and some of the other items you mention? What exactly are they? Is this something that once established, a member of the community could learn how to upkeep and maintain?

I ask because this is very important for the community. They would like to be involved in the development, providing content, pictures, etc., and ultimately teaching one of the orphans to maintain the site, as this would be a valuable skill to learn and share. It also means they have control over the site and a sense of ownership.

If you could provide examples or links to information on CMS and PHP, it would be appreciated.

Regarding the process for developing the site, if we break it down into phases or tasks that we can focus on, that would be good, so as I am not an expert, would some neighbours provide input on what steps need to be taken to develop the site. However, we also need to keep in mind the overall purpose, vision and overall design of the website so there is continuity and it serves the purposes of the community.

Regards,
Barb

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100085 [vid] => 100098 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192780298 [changed] => 1217185804 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185804 [title] => Re: Website Development - steps and more info [body] => Hello everyone, this is Giri from India. If someone is taking up the actual designing of the Website, I can help in writing and editing the content. I would also like to get involved in any discussion on the "branding aspects" of the web site (such as positioning, choice of links, colors, and so on). Regards, Giri. [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 14136 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:0:{} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-steps-and-more-info-0 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100085 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 09/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hello everyone, this is Giri from India. If someone is taking up the actual designing of the Website, I can help in writing and editing the content. I would also like to get involved in any discussion on the "branding aspects" of the web site (such as positioning, choice of links, colors, and so on).

Regards,
Giri.

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100102 [vid] => 100115 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192820143 [changed] => 1217185855 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185855 [title] => Re: Website Development - steps and more info [body] => Hello Giridharan, Thank you for joining this discussion! Yes that would be great if you could assist with the editing and branding aspects. I will be breaking this task into smaller parts or steps once I have a better idea of what all the aspects are. Barb [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 11903 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"2";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-steps-and-more-info-1 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100102 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 0a/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hello Giridharan,

Thank you for joining this discussion! Yes that would be great if you could assist with the editing and branding aspects. I will be breaking this task into smaller parts or steps once I have a better idea of what all the aspects are.

Barb

0
stdClass Object ( [nid] => 100104 [vid] => 100117 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1192833310 [changed] => 1217185862 [comment] => 2 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1217185862 [title] => Re: Website Development - steps and more info [body] => Hello Barb, information on php-nuke can be found at [url=http://www.phpnuke.org]PHP-Nuke[/url]. The following are a few examples of php-nuke sites: [url=http://www.newhallfc.com]Newhall FC[/url] [url=http://www.christianpoems.co.uk]Christian Poems[/url] [url=http://www.gaeia.co.uk]Ethical Investment[/url] A php-nuke site is one that can be updated and maintained by anyone with an internet connection who can type. It does not require any special skills. For instance Christian Poems has been managed by my daughter since she was 11. The community can take over the site from day 1. If I am asked, I will register the chosen domain, set up the hosting and install php-nuke all in one go. Once php-nuke is installed, I will guide the local rep or whoever is designated to begin customise the site to their needs and to add content to the site. They should be able to take over the site and run it on their own. If there are any design issues, then Giri and a few others have offered to help with design and content. But as I said, the community will be quite able to operate and maintain the site. It will only take a few hours to get them started. Moreover, I am available 24/7 to help with any problems. I hope I have given you enough information. Regards Onye [teaser] => [log] => [format] => 0 [uid] => 8330 [name] => [picture] => [data] => a:0:{} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-website-development-steps-and-more-info-2 [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => http://www.phpnuke.org [title] => PHP-Nuke [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => http://www.newhallfc.com [title] => Newhall FC [attributes] => N; ) [2] => Array ( [url] => http://www.christianpoems.co.uk [title] => Christian Poems [attributes] => N; ) [3] => Array ( [url] => http://www.gaeia.co.uk [title] => Ethical Investment [attributes] => N; ) ) [field_embedded_video] => Array ( ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 100104 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 213.84.9.94 [thread] => 0b/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 93986 [depth] => 0 )

Hello Barb, information on php-nuke can be found at PHP-Nuke.

The following are a few examples of php-nuke sites:
Newhall FC
Christian Poems
Ethical Investment

A php-nuke site is one that can be updated and maintained by anyone with an internet connection who can type. It does not require any special skills. For instance Christian Poems has been managed by my daughter since she was 11. The community can take over the site from day 1.

If I am asked, I will register the chosen domain, set up the hosting and install php-nuke all in one go. Once php-nuke is installed, I will guide the local rep or whoever is designated to begin customise the site to their needs and to add content to the site. They should be able to take over the site and run it on their own.

If there are any design issues, then Giri and a few others have offered to help with design and content. But as I said, the community will be quite able to operate and maintain the site. It will only take a few hours to get them started. Moreover, I am available 24/7 to help with any problems.

I hope I have given you enough information.

Regards

Onye

0