I am planning few changes to the website and reorganisation.
Sharing here each point I plan to do, so @wadestriebel but of course anyone else too can baptise or object as required. Some of the changes I cannot do my self.
This I cannot do on my own:
- On the footer of https://forums.classicpress.net, it has a link to Committee. I can’t edit those links thus someone with rights please:
- delete that link
- change the link next to it that says
Aboutand link it to the https://www.classicpress.net/about/ page because right now, it links to https://forums.classicpress.net/about. The content of https://forums.classicpress.net/about is indeed what should be linked in
Committee, if anything.
Perhaps we can leave the Committee link (but change the href) and rename it to “Team Leaders and Forum Admins” or simply include that section in the main about. I don’t think both forum and main site need a separate about.
- I find the design of CP Site unappealing.
The least we should do is remove the overhead. We have 3 things looking like a menu/header.
We really need only one.
This is true on all pages. I am aware that the section I propose to remove is the page title, but it suffices totally to put the page title as a h1 element without background in same container as the actual post.
The menu should not be confused with the heading of content. The top bar (share and donate) should be as tiny as possible and stick, on scroll. The main menu should scroll away (as it does already). Do these change cost lot of work? Specially the color mix is somewhat hurting my eyes
And I just think it is about content, not about coloured headings. Perhaps I see this wrong.
This I can and will do on my own
On https://www.classicpress.net/about/, I will remove the
Management Committeesection entirely.
On the same page under the
Our Historysection I will link to ClassicPress governance proposal explaining that the
Management Committeewas dissolved and also link to ClassicPress Organizational Structure, which explains some of the history.
I will delete the section
Committee Memberson https://www.classicpress.net/democracy/
Edit the page https://www.classicpress.net/democracy/ to remove all references to “Committee” in the
ClassicPress Responsibilitiescolumns, if any.
This is a proposal I want to ask opinion about and wether I can go ahead with it, or not, and what the process of “review” would be:
I propose at least biweekly blog posts on https://www.classicpress.net/blog/. Topic is at minimum a summary of new plugins, new milestones achieved (freely gathered from any available) and other on-topic stuff. I will write those blogposts myself and partially deploy my army of writers for some of the research and copywriting.
I propose topics in a broad range of “Develop websites” if we miss any more on topic content temporarily (however the main focus shall be the “progress of CP and CP”
I think this is also a good place to share financial reports, quarterly team reports, and the like.
I also propose a new category “Built with CP” to introduce each post a new site built, or rebuilt, with CP. This can serve as a kind of showcase too.
Given discussion slack CP main DOC will likely live in Git (to my frustration, because it means to play around with new tools).
But it will eventually save some hustle in setting up a new sub-WP install.
Note, that DOC section should not be editable other than (hopefully) in some form of “user contributed notes” because the doc itself will be generated from code docblocks.
We would need the ability to enable “comments” on each page generated by that GIT driven doc.
I will run the code doc sniffer over a CP install and generate all related posts, then we need to replace all links pointing to doc site of CP, and then we need to convert all that to MD format for git.
I am truly not sure this is the best idea, given the tools are there already to manage this on a CP CMS, but I will try.
Please let me all know your thoughts, I will be starting with this work over the coming weekend.