Manuel, I am in the process of migrating the site to a new host after we agreed that we could not afford the current hosting. We are paying roughly $100 per year. I will be able to finalize with the process and test within the next few days.
David. On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Manuel Schneider < manuel.schnei...@wikimedia.ch> wrote: > Dear all, > > Am 17.06.2012 07:38, schrieb Limoke Oscar: > > I love the idea of a blog but however qm skeptical we need one.We > > already have a wiki website that we still struggle to update and > > which could serve as a portal and blog for informing the whole world > > about us. Am sure if we start a blog, we might just as well be > > duplicating content from our wiki....just my 2cents > > allow me to chime in for a moment. > > Technically, we can set up on your website whatever you need and add > so-called "subdomains", for instance: > > * www.wikimedia.or.ke - a website, built with a blog software such as > Wordpress or Drupal > > * members.wikimedia.or.ke - current wiki, used for members to publish > reports, document / manage projects, work on concepts etc. > > * board.wikimedia.or.ke - closed wiki for the board to be able to > discuss internal issues, develop resolutions, internal documentation > such as passwords of mailinglists, websites and wikis, bank details etc. > > * <projectname>.wikimedia.or.ke - specific wikis for bigger projects, > can be public or only disclosed to a specific project team > > the wikis can all be integrated into the members wiki by using the same > user database and user preferences, so everybody just needs one account > and based on the user role she or he can access specific wikis or not. > > For smaller chapters I have seen wikis as websites for a while, we also > did that for Wikimedia CH and I think Wikimedia Sweden and Wikimedia > Israel still do that. > > On the other hand both Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Austria at one point > decided to have a "real" website, both are using Drupal now. > I think it is correct to argument about the ability to update the > website - does an association already have so much information and > therefore a need for a website? > Better start low and grow bigger as your association and the needs grow. > > The Drupal website has another side-effect: Several Wikimedia chapters > use it for CiviCRM, which is a module on top of Drupal. We maintain our > contacts, finances, event registrations etc. withing CiviCRM. So the > website and the central contact management system is basically the same > thing. > > You can always start by using the current wiki / website as your > website, add Drupal CiviCRM later as you need it, build a new website > based on Drupal, once it is ready we move the wiki to the "members" > subdomain and move Drupal to www.wikimedia.or.ke. We are flexible with > that. > > Regards, > > > Manuel > -- > Regards > Manuel Schneider > > Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens > Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge > www.wikimedia.ch > > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake > -- ------------- David Mugo, Adviser to Kenya's VP on Digital Media & Technology, CEO & Board Chairman, Wikimedia Kenya http://mugo.me Twitter: @raidarmax
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