Well, here we are with the all new Wessex Speakers website update. The main aim has been to incorporate a blog on the site and to integrate some Social Media buttons and functionality to make everything more interactive, both for members and for visitors to the site.
Improving the interactivity and, therefore, the engagement that the site has should help the club attract more guests and, as you know, we love to have guests at our meetings. Of course, the Social Media side of things should help us to get a lot more visitors to the website, in the first place, which will help with the guests.
Here’s the technical bit – but it’s very short ……. Promise!
Essentially, the site has been moved from a static html site onto a Content Management System or CMS for short, and if that all sounds like gobbledygook to you, then let me explain what that means in real terms and the benefits that will result from this change.
The Main Advantages of Our Website Update
- Firstly, it means that we are now able to easily make a website update without having to run to a web professional every time we want to add or change something. This is particularly important as ‘content is king’ in the world of the web.
- Secondly, we now have our very own blog incorporated into the website, although I’m sure you realised that, given that you’re reading it right now. This is a great way to reach out to people and to share some of our skills, knowledge and experiences with the world.
- We’ll now be able to have a Members Area which is not accessible by the general public and that will be coming soon. It’s a great way to be able to share information that’s specifically for the members.
- This change also means that any member may have access to the website, if they wish, and will be able to participate and contribute by writing their own blog posts to share useful and interesting information, tips and stories. I can’t wait.
Anyway, that’s enough on our website update, for now, but there will be more to follow over the next few weeks and months and I’ll be encouraging as many members as possible to take an active role in the website.
Have a great day,