CharityBlog has been around in various different guises since January 2006, when it was added to the VolResource ecosystem providing practical information for those involved in the voluntary sector. An opportunity for occasional commentary and thoughts from VolResource’s John Howes.

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A few WordPress ideas

CharityBlog has always used WordPress, an open source web content management systems. It has previously explored built-in features, themes and plug-ins aimed at (or useful for) voluntary organisations – see Links page. Also read about the theme (overall design) used here, Ixion – styled for charities.

WordPress add-on modules are known as plug-ins. Key ones used here:

  • Admin Dashboard Last Edits – keep a list of latest items at hand, to view or update.
  • Akismet. Spam management is essential if you allow commenting.
  • BackWPup – back-up database, plugins and/or media.
  • Broken Link Checker to automatically spot web links which no longer work.
  • JetPack from WordPress – security, shares, stats and more.
  • Simple History logs actions such as publishing, log-in, updates.
  • ‘smart User Slug Hider’ obscures user names in various places, a log-in related security measure.
  • TinyMCE Advanced. TinyMCE is the ‘visual editor’ for content creation, this adds some extra features/tidying.

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