In May 2017, we had a quick look at wordpress to see if it could be used for a committee like Melbourne PC. We found in recent years changes have been made to wordpress that would certainly make it suitable for a committee like Melbourne PC. The most significant change is it’s multisite capabilities.

Multisite’s means a wordpress installation can run multiple site’s on one website, this is especially useful for committee’s like Melbourne PC, as it can host individual website’s and logins for each SIG that are all held on the same website. In the past, if such a thing was required a plugin would need to be made to create access to certain pages for individual SIG’s. Out of curiosity we also looked at a host of plugins that a committee like Melbourne PC would need, it seems they too have come a long way.

For more information on Multisite take a look at the article The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Multisite https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ultimate-guide-multisite/

Many new and or improved plugin’s include Access level’s (for user’s that login), Newsletter plugins, membership plugins, Calendar plugins.

For More information on Calendar Plugins have a look at

  1. The Events Calendar https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/#description
  2. The All in One Events Calendar https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/