Support Storytelling Online in the Alamo Area Council
by Angel Zuniga Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: 1/7/2019
This is a meet up for registered adult Scouting leaders that either are, have been in the past, or have been identified as a ‘webmaster’ in support of the website www.AlamoAreaBSA.org of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA).
We will be discussing and training on our soft launch to a mobile optimized, Council WordPress (WP) theme site that still utilizes many of the back-end processes provided by our existing National BSA website vendor, Councilware a.k.a. Scout Tools.
Representatives from Councilware will be in attendance to provide support!
Our new Council site will also be setup on the Genesis WP framework with the most recent National BSA WP child theme to provide us with future growth and flexibility!
What’s a WordPress framework? And while we’re at it, what’s a child theme?
A framework (the one we will be using is called Genesis) is a powerful type of WordPress theme — the frame and body of the car — that acts as a design, security, and SEO foundation for our website. It also “future-proofs” our site customizations, so there’s no hassle when it comes time to upgrade our software with one click.
A child theme is the pure design element that rests on top of the framework — the cherry red paint job on that car. Or black. Pink. Green. Or Scouting Blue!
Please register and share you continued interest and support of the Council site!
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging, but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use. (source: WIKIPEDIA)