Evan’s Guide to Developing this Website
This website was all built off of the GivingPress Lite Theme; the Kiwanis built a derivative template off of that and generated this for us. Currently, only Katie and I have developer access to this website.
The work I have done so far has not been extremely difficult, but not everything has been straightforward. Fortunately, Kiwanis has created a very comprehensive guide here that does not assume any prior experience
Even more helpful, they have built their tutorial website on the template to serve as an example. Kiwanis also responds to all technical website questions here
My main message: If you would like to put any articles or photos here, please send them to me. Katie and I can add them fairly easily, but I do not believe there is a way to provide more people with write access (or the ability to submit/delete pages).
An Overall Rundown:
- The current domain, citrusheightskiwanis.org, is simply configured as a URL redirect. In reality, the website is hosted on WordPress
- The Facebook integration is, in my opinion, one of the more complicated aspects of this template. Fairly recently (as of October 2020), Facebook changed their security features. The facebook feed currently relies on a token linked to my personal page; if this goes away for any reason, we could also use Katie’s, or any other admin for the Facebook Citrus Heights Kiwanis group
- Google Calendar is more simple. Everything you see in the calendar is linked to a personal Google Calendar I set up; I can add anyone with a Gmail account to it and give them editing access, with the caveat that anyone will get calendar notifications until they disable it
- Currently, everything in the contact form goes to my personal email; anyone else who wants to be added can be added. The form does not use reCAPTCHA v3 – I tried that, but it was simply blocking everyone. Instead, it has a honeypot running in the background. Before I modified the form there was a lot of spam coming in, but this seems to have subsided (either because of the honeypot, or because of a few silly questions I added to the form like “are you a bot?” that I added)
I have also written a little more about this on my personal blog, but the comprehensive guide is the one produced by Kiwanis